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

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.