Dalal, Aliasgar

Dr. Dalal is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee replacement. He graduated Summa Cum Laude in molecular cell and developmental biology from UCLA and received his M.D. from the UCSD School of Medicine.

After practicing in Arizona for several years, Dr. Dalal is excited to be closer to his family in the Central Valley. He brings a wealth of experience in the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of hip and knee arthritis. Dr. Dalal served as a sub-investigator on 10 clinical trials in the treatment of arthritis in addition to his clinical practice at his prior appointment.

Dr. Dalal completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a fellowship in hip and knee replacement at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute. At both locations, he worked with world-renowned joint replacement specialists who have been responsible for the development of surgical techniques and joint implant design.

As a personal philosophy, Dr. Dalal always exhausts nonoperative treatments, including bracing, cortisone, viscosupplementation, and regenerative techniques, when treating arthritis.

When surgery is necessary, Dr. Dalal believes in improving outcomes through precise surgical techniques and the use of cutting-edge technology. Dr. Dalal is the only surgeon in the Central Valley performing fully custom Conformis knee replacement. He also performs computer-navigated knee replacement and anterior hip replacement.

When he is not caring for patients, Dr. Dalal enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, skiing, bicycling, and a great cup of coffee.


Lee, Julia

Phone: 290-7052
Fax: 256-5309

1630 E. Herndon Ave.
Fresno, CA 93720

Dr. Julia Lee specializes in Orthopedics.

Knedel, Matthew

Phone: 559-450-2663

4770 W. Herndon Avenue, Ste. 105
Fresno, CA 93722

Dr. Matthew Knedel specializes in Orthopedics.

Simons, Matthew

Phone: 559-256-5200
Fax: 559-256-5376

Sierra Pacific Orthopedics Center
1630 E. Herndon Avenue
Fresno, CA 93720

A native of Clovis, California, Matthew J. Simons, M.D., is a fellowship-trained adult hip and knee reconstruction surgeon who specializes in joint replacements. His introduction to medicine came from his father, who is a practicing neurosurgeon in Fresno.

After obtaining an undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley in Berkeley, California, Dr. Simons earned his medical degree and completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Illinois in Chicago, Illinois. During medical school, he completed rotations and earned a scholarship from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Simons’ training includes significant time at two of the country’s busiest trauma centers.

Dr. Simons completed fellowship training in adult hip and knee reconstruction at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, New York where he was mentored by several elite joint replacement surgeons. He is an expert in hip and knee replacements, hip and knee joint revisions, arthroscopic knee surgery, and caring for lower extremity fractures.

Dr. Simon has experience treating the elite athletes of the Chicago Sky women’s basketball team and the baseball, gymnastics, and soccer athletes of the University of Illinois. He is passionate about providing the highest quality of care with open, honest communication. Dr. Simons specializes in lower extremity reconstruction with the goal of restoring motion to those affected by injury and joint degeneration.

Education, Training, and Affiliations 

  • Undergraduate Degree, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
  • Certification in Healthcare Ethics, Rush University, Chicago, IL
  • Medical Degree, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Fellowship, Adult Reconstruction, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY
  • Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Member, International Congress of Joint Reconstruction


Shantharam, Sanagaram

Phone: 559-322-0887
Fax: 559-322-0888

7065 N. Maple Avenue, Suite 102
Fresno, CA 93720

Watson, Timothy

Phone: 449-1622
Fax: 261-1906

1630 E. Herndon Ave.
Fresno, CA 93720


Timothy C. Watson, M.D., graduated from the University of California at Davis with a Bachelor of Science degree in animal physiology and received his medical degree at Rush University in Chicago, Illinois. His surgical internship was at the North Chicago VA Hospital, and his orthopedic residency followed at the University of Hawaii. Dr. Watson’s residency included terms of training at Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation Hospital (rehabilitation) in Los Angeles, the University of Washington (trauma), and the Shriners Hospital (pediatric). Dr. Watson also completed a year of fellowship training in spinal surgery at the University of California at Davis.

Following his training, Dr. Watson traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he practiced spinal surgery until the end of 1989, when he moved his practice to Fresno in order to be closer to family. Since that time, Dr. Watson’s focus has been on spinal disorders of children and adults. He has special interests in minimally invasive spine surgery and in children’s spine problems and participates in the care of scoliosis and deformities at Children’s Hospital of Central California.

The predominance of his work, however, is in the treatment of degenerative/traumatic disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine.

Dr. Watson is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, California Orthopaedic Association, North American Spine Society, Sequoia Orthopaedic Association, and is licensed to practice medicine in the State of California. He has been board-certified with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery since 1989, and was re-certified in 1999 and 2009.

Dr. Watson is married and has two children. His hobbies include woodworking, automobile restoration, amateur automobile racing, and flying helicopters.

Dr. Watson accepts patients, both adults and children, with spine disorders. He also deals with medical legal issues in patients with spine problems and treats workers’ compensation as well as non-work related spine injuries and disorders.

Telles, Connor

Phone: 256-5393
Fax: 256-1699

1630 E. Herndon Ave.
Fresno, CA 93720


Dr. Connor Telles specializes in Orthopaedic Spine Surgery.  He is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon.

Dr. Telles earned his undergraduate degree in engineering at Dartmouth College in 2001.  He then went on to complete his medical degree in 2006 from Yale University School of Medicine and completed his orthopaedic residency there in 2011.

He completed fellowships in spine surgery at St. Mary’s Spine Center in San Francisco and with the Orthopaedic Spine Surgery Department at Stanford University from 2011-2012.  He has been practicing in Fresno, his hometown, since 2012.


Nuzzo, Michael

Phone: 365-7145

1630 E. Herndon Ave
Fresno, CA 93720


Michael Nuzzo, MD, is a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and is Fellowship trained in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery. He specializes in minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures to treat injuries of the shoulder, knee, hip, and ankle.

  • In the shoulder he treats rotator cuff tears, labrum tears, shoulder instability, fractures, and also performs shoulder replacements, including reverse shoulder replacement.
  • In the knee, he treats ACL and other ligament injuries, meniscus tears, and performs cartilage restoration procedures.
  • In the hip, he performs hip preservation surgeries with hip arthroscopy to treat pain caused by femoral acetabular impingement (FAI), labral tears, and damaged cartilage.
  • In the ankle, he treats damaged cartilage and instability from ligament tears.

Dr. Nuzzo received his master’s degree from Georgetown University and a medical degree from Rutgers University Medical School. He completed his residency training in orthopaedic surgery at Texas Tech University and William Beaumont Army Medical Center and completed a Fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, California.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, Dr. Nuzzo was appointed Chief of an Army Orthopaedic Surgery Department. While deployed in Iraq in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, he served as the orthopaedic trauma consultant for Iraq joint operations, and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal.

Dr. Nuzzo is the Head Team Physician for Fresno Pacific University, and a consulting physician for Clovis Unified School District and Fresno Unified School District.

Touton, Charles H.

Phone: 441-1424
Fax: 237-0100

213 N. Valeria St.
Fresno, CA 93701

Dr. Charles Touton specializes in Orthopedic Surgery. He is Board Certified for Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Touton has also earned inclusion on the Healthgrades Honor Roll.

Dr. Touton earned his medical degree in 1972 from Stanford University. He completed an internship and a residency at Stanford University.

Thomas, Thomas

Phone: 451-0451
Fax: 440-1318

1630 E. Herndon Ave.
Fresno, CA 93720


Dr. Thomas practices general orthopedic surgery. He has extensive experience and expertise in joint replacement, sports medicine, and surgery of the hand. Dr. Thomas is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Thomas is proud to be a member of Sierra Pacific Orthopedics, which he joined in March of 2001.  Prior to that, he was with Kaiser Permanente for eight years where he was a staff orthopedic surgeon and chief of the orthopedic surgery department. Dr. Thomas is a consulting orthopedic surgeon for several university, college, and high school athletic teams. Before coming to Fresno, he was in private practice in Washington State.

Dr. Thomas graduated from medical school at the University of Utah in 1986. He did training in general surgery at the University of California, San Diego, and then completed residency training at the San Francisco Orthopaedic Residency Training Program in 1991.

Dr. Thomas is originally from Ogden, Utah. He married Ellen Mathias of Porterville. They have six wonderful children. Dr. Thomas’ interests are family, church, outdoor activities, and sports of all kinds.