Paul Chin, MD, PhD
Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Arthroscopic, Trauma, & Reconstructive Surgery
Dr. Chin is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, complex shoulder reconstruction, and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, hip, and knee. He has extensive experience in cartilage restoration procedures, joint replacements for arthritis including robotic-assisted knee and hip replacements, and fracture care. Dr. Chin is passionate about providing excellent, patient-centered care and he seeks to provide patients with the information necessary to make informed decisions. Patients appreciate his friendly, open, and individualized approach.
Dr. Chin is a native Texan and former collegiate tennis player. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Colorado State University in Pueblo where he was a Presidential Scholar and NCAA Academic All-American. Dr. Chin went on to complete a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Texas at Dallas where his published research resulted in multiple awards and a coveted National Institute of Health grant. He continued his education by completing medical school and orthopaedic surgery training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas. During residency, he received multiple research grants, a distinguished teaching award, and had the privilege to provide care for the Dallas Stars Hockey team, Grand Prairie AirHogs professional baseball team, Southern Methodist University athletes, and multiple Dallas area high school football teams.
Following residency, Dr. Chin was selected for the prestigious San Diego Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Fellowship and trained with pioneers and innovators of knee, shoulder and hip arthroscopy, knee ligament reconstruction, complex shoulder reconstruction, cartilage restoration, osteochondral allograft transplantation, and elbow reconstruction including the Tommy John procedure. Dr. Chin had the distinction of treating athletes from the San Diego Padres, San Diego State University athletic teams, and other San Diego collegiate and high school athletes.
Dr. Chin is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic Research Society, and Orthopaedic Trauma Association. He also is a reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine, the #1 ranked journal in Orthopaedics and Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Research.
Dr. Chin, his wife, and two children are excited to join the community. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time outdoors with his family, traveling, and all sports, particularly tennis, golf, and soccer.