Dr. Ronald N. Chaplan has specialized in Orthopedics for more than 24 years in Monterey, California. He is proficient in all areas, but specializes in minimally invasive joint replacement surgery and arthroscopic surgery of the ankle, knee and shoulder.

Dr. Chaplan earned a Bachelor of Arts in Bacteriology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, where he earned his medical degree in 1975.

Dr. Chaplan continued his education with a general surgical internship and first year residency at the University of Colorado, followed by an orthopedic residency and chief residency at the Harvard Combined Orthopedic program from 1977-1981. While in Boston, he was the first Orthopedic Chief Resident of the Combined Brigham & Women’s Hospital.

Dr. Chaplan was board certified in 1982, and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons. He is a past board member of the Monterey County Medical Society and past chairman of the Mediation Committee. He was also a past board member of the Arthritis Foundation.

Dr. Chaplan has shared his knowledge and skills at local, regional and national conventions and conferences, including the esteemed California Medical Association Conferences. Guest speaking appearances include the Arthritis Foundation and the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula Grand Rounds and Knowledge Is Power Lecture Series.

The focus of his medical practice has been dedicated to caring for problems associated with the musculoskeletal system, excluding the spine. His focus of interest is joint replacement surgery and arthroscopic surgery of the ankle, knee, hip and shoulder.

His patients include children, adults, professional athletes, and weekend warriors. During his medical training, he has worked with leading knee and hip replacement surgeons, and has been at the forefront of performing minimally invasive joint replacement surgery.

Dr. Chaplan continues to provide his patients with the expertise and technologically advanced procedures that may dramatically reduce complications, pain and recovery time. Patient testimonials detail numerous quality-of-life improvements from undergoing needed joint replacement surgery.

Patients no longer need to travel outside Monterey to obtain highly skilled and qualified medical personnel to perform these procedures. Dr. Chaplan is an expert in the field of arthritis care, both medical and surgical, as well as arthroscopic surgery of the ankle, knee and shoulder. He is adept at treating and caring for sports-related injuries, including complex reconstructive surgery of the hip and knee.

Dr. Chaplan and his wife, Terri, have been married for 33 years and have three grown children.


Monterey Joint Replacement and Sports Medicine

Ronald N. Chaplan, M.D      Peter Gerbino, M.D.

900 Cass Street, Suite 200
Monterey, CA 93940
Tel: 831.655.2122
Fax: 831.655.5477


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