Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Matthew Meunier, MD

Clinical Professor

Hand & Microvascular Surgery

Academic Profile

A board certified orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Meunier was a resident at top-ranked Hospital for Special Surgery in New York and completed his fellowship training in hand surgery at Washington University in St Louis.  Along with holding a Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery (CAQ), Dr Meunier has additional training and expertise in the medical and surgical treatment of the elbow and shoulder.  This allows him to manage unique hand, elbow or shoulder injuries/disorders that require a comprehensive view of the function and treatment of the entire upper extremity.  He is the Fellowship Director of the Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship at UC San Diego Medical School.

Dr Meunier played high school soccer and tennis and then competed in rugby and squash at Wesleyan University.  He continues to stay active through running, cycling and surfing.  In 2007 he and his wife, Cathy, followed the Tour de France and rode the Pyrenees stages after the riders had passed through.

Dr Meunier believes that it's important to listen carefully to a patient's concerns and then discuss treatment options.  He finds it very satisfying to help patients return to full function, whether that means a casual round of golf or competitive swimming.


Medical Degree

University of Arizona College of Medicine

Tuscon AZ


Hand & Upper Extremity Fellowship

Washington University

Barnes-Jewish Medical Center

St. Louis MO

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency

Hospital for Special Surgery

New York NY

General Surgery Internship

Rush-Presbyterian-St Luke's Medical Center

Chicago IL

Hospital Affiliations:

UC San Diego Thornton Hospital, La Jolla

UC San Diego Medical Center, Hillcrest

UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, La Jolla

Office Addresses:

Perlman Ambulatory Care Center

9350 Campus Point Drive

La Jolla, CA 92037

Phone: (858) 657-8200

FAX:  (858) 657-8269

UCSD Medical Center North

200 West Arbor Drive

San Diego, CA 92103

Phone:  (619) 543-6312

FAX:  (619) 543-7480


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