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Samuel R Rosenfeld, MD

Dr. Rosenfeld is on staff at CHOC Orange & CHOC Mission

(949) 600-8800

Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certified:
Orthopaedic Surgery

Special Interests:
Dr. Rosenfeld has been the Director of the Muscular Dystrophy Clinic as well as having a clinical focus on spina bifida and spasticity.

1310 West Stewart Drive
Suite 508
Orange, CA 92868
phone: (714) 633-2111
fax: (714) 633-5615
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25982 Pala Drive
Suite 230
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
phone: (949) 600-8800
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Physician / Researcher Bio

A nationally recognized expert in pediatric neuromuscular diseases, Dr. Rosenfeld specializes in spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, scoliosis, cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus, spasticity, other pediatric neuromuscular diseases and rehabilitation. He was the first orthopedic surgeon on the West Coast to use a remote control device, with minimal incision surgery, to perform limb lengthening.

For more than 20 years, Dr. Rosenfeld has been an active staff member at CHOC Children’s and CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital. He has provided leadership expertise and has served as president of the medical staff at CHOC Children’s, as well as leadership roles in the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Spina Bifida Association, Muscular Dystrophy Association, and Clinical Faculty Department of Orthopedic Surgery at UC Irvine.

A highly-regarded physician in his field, Dr. Rosenfeld is consistently named a "Physician of Excellence" from the Orange County Medical Association. .Dr. Rosenfeld is affiliated with Adult and Pediatric Orthopaedic Specialists Medical Group, American Medical Association, Orange County Medical Association, California Medical Association, California Orthopaedic Association, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, Western Orthopaedic Association, American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, Society for Research into Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida, American Orthopaedic Association and the Association of Children’s Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics.

Dedicated to clinical excellence, Dr. Rosenfeld is board certified in orthopaedic surgery. He received his medical degree from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. He completed an internship in general surgery at UC Irvine Medical Center followed by a residency in orthopaedic surgery at UC Irvine Medical Center. Dr. Rosenfeld served his fellowship in pediatric orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Downey, CA.

Administrative Appointments

  • Director, Spina Bifida Clinic
    CHOC Children's Hospital, Orange County, California
  • Director, Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic
    CHOC Children's Hospital, Orange County, California
  • Director, Spasticity Clinic
    CHOC Children's Hospital, Orange County, California
  • Director, Spina Bifida Clinic
    Rancho Los Amigos, national Rehabilitation Center

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    University of California, Irvine


  • Medical School
    Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine
    Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
    Hershey, Pennsylvania
  • General Surgery Internship
    University of California, Irvine Medical Center/Long Beach VA Medical Center
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency
    University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA
  • Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Fellowship
    Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Downey, CA

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Organizations

  • American Medical Association
  • Orange County Medical Association
  • California Medical Association
  • California Orthopaedic Association
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Western Orthopedic Association (WOA)
  • American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America (POSNA)
  • Society for Research into Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida
  • American Orthopaedic Association
  • Association of Children's Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics

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