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Kyle Natsuhara, M.D.

Fellowship-Trained Orthopedic Surgeon Foot and Ankle Specialist

Kyle Natsuhara, MD is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon with a focus on the treatment of the foot and ankle. His specific interests include ankle arthroscopy, ankle cartilage repair, foot and ankle arthritis treatment-including total ankle replacement, tendon repair/reconstruction, ankle instability, treatment of flatfoot and high arch foot, bunions, hammertoes, Morton’s neuroma, and lower extremity fracture care.

Dr. Natsuhara is a native of Stockton and is honored to be able to give back to the community he grew up in. After graduating from Lincoln High School, he attended UCLA and graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in physiological science. He stayed at UCLA to obtain his medical degree at the David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Natsuhara then completed his orthopedic surgery residency at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. He obtained additional subspecialty training at the prestigious orthopedic foot and ankle surgery fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.

Dr. Natsuhara’s training and experience have allowed him to treat a diversity of
orthopedic issues, and he is able to implement the latest treatment techniques. He can treat simple foot and ankle conditions, as well as complex problems and large foot and ankle deformities. He further specializes in correcting failed foot and ankle surgery and revision procedures. Dr. Natsuhara strives to take the time to understand each patient’s needs. This is vital so that patients can be treated appropriately to maintain the level of activity and quality of life they desire.

Dr. Natsuhara is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS). He is a board-eligible diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS). Personally, Dr. Natsuhara enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, hiking, snowboarding, and being outdoors. He is also an avid fan of UCLA athletics, San Francisco Giants and San Francisco 49ers.

Education

Medical School

UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine (Los Angeles, CA)
MD

Residency

University of California Davis Medical Center (Sacramento, CA)
Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship

Baylor University Medical Center (Dallas, TX)
Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgery

Undergraduate

University of California Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
BS, Physiological Science
Magna Cum Laude
Phi Beta Kappa

Hospital Privileges

  • Joseph’s Medical Center – Dignity Health (Stockton, CA)
  • Dameron Hospital (Stockton, CA)
  • Ambulatory Surgery Center of Stockton (Stockton, CA)

Professional Societies

  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Licensure

  • State of California

Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Examination – Part I complete
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Examination – Part II eligible
  • United States Medical Licensure Examination – Step III
  • United States Medical Licensure Examination – Step II CS
  • United States Medical Licensure Examination – Step II CK
  • United States Medical Licensure Examination – Step I

Publications

Delman C, White C, Natsuhara K, Kreulen C, Giza E. Treatment of Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus With Matrix-induced Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (MACI). Techniques in Foot & Ankle Surgery. 2020;19(4):184-189. doi: 10.1097/BTF.0000000000000276

Natsuhara KM, Sarcon A, Kreulen C, Giza E. Treatment of Osteochondral Lesions of Talus With Extracellular Matrix Cartilage Allografts. Techniques in Foot & Ankle Surgery. 2019;18(2):61–67. doi:10.1097/BTF.0000000000000222

Natsuhara KM, Boutin RD, Lee MA, Meehan JP. The prevalence of fracture extension in displaced femoral neck fractures in the elderly. OTA International. 2019;4(2):e033. doi:10.1097/OI9.0000000000000033

Natsuhara KM, Shelton TJ, Meehan JP, Lum ZC. Mortality During Total Hip Periprosthetic Joint Infection. The Journal of Arthroplasty. 2019;34(7, Supplement):S337-S342. doi:10.1016/j.arth.2018.12.024

Lum ZC, Natsuhara KM, Shelton TJ, Giordani M, Pereira GC, Meehan JP. Mortality During Total Knee Periprosthetic Joint Infection. The Journal of Arthroplasty. 2018;33(12):3783-3788. doi:10.1016/j.arth.2018.08.021

Eliasberg CD, Dar A, Jensen AR, Murray IR, Hardy WR, Kowalsky TJ, Garagozlo CA, Natsuhara KM, Khan AZ, McBride OJ, Cha PI, Kelley BV, Evseenk D, Feely BT, McAllister DR, Pealut B, Petrigliano FA. Perivascular Stem Cells Diminish Muscle Atrophy Following Massive Rotator Cuff Tears in a Small Animal Model: The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 2017;99(4):331-341. doi:10.2106/JBJS.16.00645

Eliasberg CD, Dar A, Jensen AR, Dar A, Kowalsky TJ, Murray I, Khan AZ, Natsuhara KM, Garagozlo CA, McAllister DR, Pealut B, Petrigliano FA. Perivascular Stem Cells Diminish Muscle Atrophy and Retain Viability in a Rotator Cuff Tear Model. Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine. 2016;4(7_suppl4):2325967116S00147. doi:10.1177/2325967116S00147

Khan AZ, Kowalski TJ, Garagozlo CA, Eliasberg CD, McBride OJ, Cha PI, Natsuhara KM, Sukhija K, Petrigliano FA. Establishing a Mouse Model to Evaluate Mesenchymal Stem Cells as a Potential Preoperative Adjuvant in the Management of Massive Rotator Cuff Tears. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2015;24(8):e244-e245. doi:10.1016/j.jse.2015.05.027

Natsuhara KM, Yeranosian MG, Cohen JR, Wang JC, McAllister DR, Petrigliano FA. What Is the Frequency of Vascular Injury After Knee Dislocation? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014;472(9):2615-2620. doi:10.1007/s11999-014-3566-1

Samagh SP, Kramer EJ, Melkus G, Laron D, Bodendorfer BM, Natsuhara K, Kim HT, Liu X, Feeley BT. MRI quantification of fatty infiltration and muscle atrophy in a mouse model of rotator cuff tears. Journal of Orthopaedic Research. 2013;31(3):421-426. doi:10.1002/jor.22233

Liu X, Laron D, Natsuhara K, Manzano G, Kim HT, Feeley BT. A Mouse Model of Massive Rotator Cuff Tears: The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery-American Volume. 2012;94(7):e41-1-10. doi:10.2106/JBJS.K.00620

Lindgren AG, Natsuhara K, Tian E, et al. Loss of Pten Causes Tumor Initiation Following Differentiation of Murine Pluripotent Stem Cells Due to Failed Repression of Nanog. PLoS One. 2011;6(1). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0016478

Liu X, Lee DJ, Skittone LK, Natsuhara K, Kim HT. Role of gelatinases in disuse-induced skeletal muscle atrophy. Muscle & Nerve. 2010;41(2):174-178. doi:10.1002/mus.21463

Presentations

Natsuhara, K. A Comparison of Tibiotalocalcaneal Hindfoot Fusion Nails:
Dynamic Nitinol Compression Versus Static Compression. Presented at: UC Davis Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Graduate Research Symposium. June 2020; Sacramento, CA.

Natsuhara, K. Total Ankle Replacement versus Ankle Arthrodesis:
Is the Gap Closing? Presented at: UC Davis Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds. April 2020; Sacramento, CA.

Natsuhara K, Lerman J. Treatment of Scoliosis in Diastrophic Dysplasia Case Presentation. Presented at: R. Kirklin Ashley Lectureship at the Shriners Hospital for Children Northern California. May 2018; Sacramento, CA.

Eliasberg C, Kowalski T, Garagozlo C, Natsuhara K, Murray I, Khan A, McBride O, Cha P, McAllister D, Feely B, Petrigliano F. Perivascular Stem Cells Diminish Muscle Atrophy Following Massive Rotator Cuff Tears in a Small Animal Model. Presented at: Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting. March 2016; Orlando, Fl.

Liu X, Manzano G, Laron D, Natsuhara K, Kim HT, Feeley BT. A mouse model of massive rotator cuff tears. Poster presented at: Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting; January 2011; Long Beach, CA.

Natsuhara K, Lindgren AG, Tian E, Vincent JJ, Li X, Jiao J, Wu H, Banerjee U, Clark AT. Loss of Pten causes tumor initiation following differentiation of murine pluripotent stem cells due to failed repression of Nanog. Presented at: UCLA Science Poster Day. May 2010; Los Angeles, CA.

Awards/Scholarships

  • American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Resident Scholarship Program Award, 2018
  • David Geffen School of Medicine Community Service Award, 2013
  • West Los Angeles Japanese American Citizens League Hattori Scholarship, 2012
  • Magna Cum Laude at University of California Los Angeles, 2010
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society at University of California Los Angeles, 2010

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