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Dr. David Burnikel, MD

Dr. David Burnikel, MD

Age 43 Orthopedic Surgery M
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Dr. David Burnikel, MD is a orthopedic surgery specialist in San Diego, CA. Dr. Burnikel completed a residency at Oshsner Clinic. He currently practices at SAN DIEGO SPORTS MEDICINE & ORTHOPEDICS CENTER and is affiliated with Alvarado Hospital Medical Center. He accepts multiple insurance plans. Dr. Burnikel is board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.


  • New England Baptist Hospital, Fellowship Hospital
  • Oshsner Clinic, Residency Hospital
  • TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, Medical School
  • Notre Dame, Undergraduate School

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Sharp Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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I went to Dr. Burnikel for ACL reconstruction on my right knee three years ago. I was super scared because I wanted to go back to playing soccer after this surgery. Dr. Brunikel explained the surgery and exactly what he was going to do. I haven't had any problems since. He was great.
Ibrahim — May 27, 2022
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Dr. Burnikel frequently treats Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery.  

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Hospital Affiliations

  • Alvarado Hospital Medical Center
  • Sharp Coronado Hospital
  • Sharp Grossmont Hospital


  1. San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopedics Center

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      James P Tasto MD Inc
      6719 Alvarado Rd Ste 200, San Diego, CA 92120 (619) 229-3932