David Cortese, MD


Practicing at:

Orthopedic Center

1025 East Ocean Ave #A

Monday - Thursday 8 am – 5 pm
Friday 8 am – 12 pm
Saturday - Sunday Closed

(805) 735-7621 Learn More

Dr. Cortese is no stranger to the Central Coast. After completing his undergraduate and graduate training in Engineering Physics and Optical Science, he moved to Goleta, where he worked at the former Santa Barbara Research Center designing and analyzing optical systems and developing technologies for infrared sensors. He lived and worked in the area for six years and fell in love with the region’s climate and relaxed lifestyle. However, he found the research lacked a human component since he worked with machinery in a lab setting.

Certifications and Licenses

  • Orthopedic Surgery - The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Licensed Physician and Surgeon - Medical Board of California


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine


Type School Name Location Completed
Medical School University of California, Irvine: College of Medicine Irvine, CA United States 2000
Residency University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM United States 2005
Fellowship Southern California Orthopedic Institute Van Nuys, CA United States 2006

Languages Spoken

  • English