David Kruse, MD, attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego, after completing his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He did his residency in Family Medicine at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. After residency, he obtained a second board certification in sports medicine with the completion of fellowship training at the University of Notre Dame. After fellowship, Dr. Kruse held dual faculty appointments at UC Irvine with the Departments of Family Medicine and Orthopedics, and he currently practices as a sports medicine specialist with the Orthopaedic Specialty Institute. In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Kruse enjoys teaching through a volunteer teaching appointment with UC Irvine and as an Associate Faculty member of the Long Beach Memorial Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship.

Dr. Kruse currently serves as the USA Gymnastics Medical Director. He is also a team physician for multiple sports teams in the Orange County area, including Mater Dei High School, Biola University, and the USL Orange County Soccer Club.

His personal athletic history includes: 6-time NCAA Gymnastics All-American, NCAA Team Championship, Pac 10 Medal Winner, and a 4-time member of USA Gymnastics National Team.

Dr. Kruse is an active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), and the American College of Sports Medicine.

Dr. Kruse’s outside interests include spending time with his family, yoga, surfing, and playing guitar.

Dr. David Kruse

Medical Director

We love dogs, and there is one on-site! A lovable dog is part of our family here at the MedFit Center. Our canine companion is a team member and may greet you upon arrival as part of our welcoming environment. If you have any concerns about our canine companion or other dog visitors to the Center during your visit, please notify a team member, and we’ll do our best to take any necessary precautions.

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