Padres Medical Staff

Catherine M. Robertson, MD

Catherine M. Robertson, MD

Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Dr. Robertson is the Padres head team physician.
  • Is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in treating injuries of the shoulder, knee and hip using minimally invasive techniques for restoring joint function and to treat complex ligament, tendon, cartilage and meniscus injuries.
  • Completed her residency training at UC San Diego School of Medicine and her fellowship training in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.
  • In 2013, Dr. Robertson was named associate team physician for the San Diego Chargers. She is also team physician for the San Diego Sea Lions women's professional soccer team and UC San Diego Tritons, as well as the lead physician for the partnership between UC San Diego Health and the US Olympic Committee.

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Kenneth S. Taylor, MD

Kenneth S. Taylor, MD

Board Certified in Family Medicine
  • Dr. Taylor is a Padres team physician, serving as the lead primary care physician for the club.
  • Is a board-certified family medicine doctor who specializes in sports medicine. His expertise includes diagnosing, treating and preventing athletic injuries. Dr. Taylor has a special interest in using musculoskeletal ultrasound to perform diagnostic and therapeutic treatments.
  • Dr. Taylor completed a fellowship and residency at UC San Diego School of Medicine, where he also earned his medical degree.
  • He is a co-team physician for the San Diego Sockers and the head team physician for UC San Diego intercollegiate and club athletics. Dr. Taylor also serves as the medical director for the International Surfing Association.

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Matthew Meunier, MD

Matthew Meunier, MD

Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Dr. Meunier is a Padres associate team physician.
  • Is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand and microvascular surgery. He holds a Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery and specializes in managing unique injuries and disorders of the hand, elbow and shoulder.
  • Dr. Meunier completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, and his fellowship training in hand surgery at Washington University in St. Louis.
  • Has served as a consultant physician for the San Diego Chargers.

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Daniel Slater, MD

Daniel Slater, MD

Board Certified in Family Medicine
  • Dr. Slater is a Padres associate team physician.
  • Is board-certified in both family medicine and integrative medicine, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (FAAFP).
  • Dr. Slater completed a fellowship in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona and a residency in family medicine at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. He earned his medical degree from UC San Diego School of Medicine.
  • A professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, Dr. Slater trains medical students and residents at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

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Suraj A. Achar, MD

Suraj A. Achar, MD

Board Certified in Family Medicine
  • Dr. Achar is a Padres associate team physician.
  • Is a board-certified family medicine doctor who specializes in sports medicine. His expertise includes diagnosing, treating and preventing injuries associated with athletics. He is highly experienced in ultrasound guided diagnostics and procedures.
  • Dr. Achar completed his residency and fellowship training at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (FAAFP).
  • Is the head team physician for the San Diego Sockers and a team physician for UC San Diego intercollegiate athletics, Canyon Crest Academy and Kearny High School. He is also one of the medical directors for the California State Games, an amateur youth competition involving 5,000 athletes in 20 sports.

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Bryan Leek, MD

Bryan Leek, MD

Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Dr. Leek is a Padres associate team physician.
  • Is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in caring for sports and upper extremity injuries, including arthroscopy and reconstruction of the knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand. He has expertise in treating shoulder injuries, performing arthroscopic and open techniques in repair and reconstruction.
  • Dr. Leek completed a fellowship in sports medicine and arthroscopy at San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, and a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at Columbia University in New York City. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at UC San Diego School of Medicine.
  • Serves as a faculty member of the San Diego Shoulder Institute's international course in shoulder arthroscopy, arthroplasty, and fractures.

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UC San Diego Health

UC San Diego Health has been caring for the San Diego community for more than 50 years. As one of five academic medical systems with the University of California system, it is committed to improving patient care while also researching new treatments and training tomorrow's doctors. UC San Diego Health's renowned physicians and scientists have made contributions in numerous fields, including minimally invasive surgeries, personalized cancer therapy, cardiovascular treatment and surgery, transplantation, and the early detection of autism. Its specialty care is consistently ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report.

The multidisciplinary UC San Diego Health team caring for the Padres also includes many other specialists and staff in orthopedic surgery, family and sports medicine, emergency medicine, neurology, psychiatry, internal medicine, cardiology, gastroenterology, nephrology, endocrinology, general surgery, otolaryngology, urology, ophthalmology, radiology, anesthesia, sleep medicine, infectious diseases, hyperbaric medicine, dentistry and more.

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