Matthew C. Shillito, MD

Matthew C. Shillito, MD, is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in complex hand and upper extremity reconstruction.

His expertise includes treating hand, elbow, and wrist trauma, nerve and tendon injuries, fractures and degenerative conditions; some of which include: arthritis of the elbow, wrist, and hand, carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren’s Contracture, fractures, and sports injuries of the elbow, forearm, wrist, and hand. He is also an expert surgeon with advanced training in upper extremity surgery including removal of masses around the hand and arm, ganglion cysts, and peripheral nerve compression conditions.

Dr. Shillito grew up in Central California and has been in Southern California for the past 20 years. He graduated with honors from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego and went on to graduate with honors from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Southern California.

Dr. Shillito completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of California San Diego including a dedicated year of basic science research in orthopaedic surgery. Following his residency, Dr. Shillito completed a fellowship in orthopaedic hand and upper extremity surgery at Lahey Clinic in Boston, MA, where he learned to treat common and complex pathology of the upper extremity. He spent 3 ½ years at Kaiser in Riverside where he gained additional significant experience treating a variety of orthopaedic and hand patients and conditions. Dr. Shillito is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

Dr. Shillito understands that physical pain, injury, and disability affects every aspect of his patient’s lives. He offers a range of surgical and non-surgical therapeutic options including physical and occupational therapy, splinting and bracing, and injections. He strives to educate and empower his patients so they can make informed choices about their individual health and understand all the options available to treat their condition.

Practice Locations

College Area – CC12
6719 Alvarado Road, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92120

Phone: (619) 229-3932