About Synergy Orthopedic Specialists

Synergy Orthopedic Specialists Medical Group was founded to bring individual surgeons together to provide patients the highest standards of excellence in orthopaedic care.

Our physical therapy specialists understand our surgeries and protocols for rehabilitation through close communication with us. This leads to better patient outcomes

Tal David, MD

President

Dr. David is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a subspecialty certification in Orthopedic Sports Medicine.  His practice focus is arthroscopic and sports medicine surgery.

In addition to his private practice, Dr. David is a Volunteer Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at UC San Diego Health and a Faculty Instructor in the San Diego Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Fellowship. He serves on the Board of Editors of the peer-reviewed scientific journal, Orthopedics. Dr. David is an active member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) and a member of the Council of Delegates for the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM). He is a Past-President of the San Diego Orthopedic Society and a member of the Board of Directors for the California Orthopedic Association.

Jay Berenter, DPM

Vice President

As a member of Synergy Orthopedic Specialists, Inc. San Diego’s largest independent Orthopedic group, Dr. Berenter provides excellence in all aspects of foot and ankle care.

Dr. Berenter is a recognized leader and innovator of cutting-edge techniques in bunion and forefoot surgery. For over 25 years, Dr. Berenter has brought world class foot and ankle care to Southern California and was the first Podiatrist to operate at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California where he served as the first Chief of Podiatry in the Orthopedic Department. Dr. Berenter has developed a reputation as a” Doctor’s Doctor” providing kind and compassionate medical care to all in the community including many fellow physicians and their families who he works with.

Michael Lenihan, MD

Secretary

Michael R. Lenihan, M.D., has been in private practice in San Diego since 1992 and is a Founding Member and Medical Director of Otay Lakes Surgery Center in Chula Vista. He is also a Founding Member and President of Synergy Orthopedic Specialists, Inc., a twelve-physician orthopedic group.

He completed his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Southern California where he graduated at the top of his class. After an Orthopedic Residency at the Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center, he subsequently completed a Sports Fellowship with the prestigious Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic for Sports Medicine where he assisted physicians attending to professional athletes engaged by the Los Angeles Lakers, Dodgers, Rams, Kings, Angels, PGA Tour, Senior PGA Tour and Hollywood Park Racetrack. He also served as Team Physician for LMU as well as the NCAA Women’s Basketball National Championship Tournament.

Alejandro Fernandez

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Fernandez has over 25 years of experience in leading multi-site physician practice management companies. Most recently advising private equity and medical groups on integration, growth and medical practice management.  He has a masters degree in business from University of Miami, Florida and is a certified practice management executive.