When the University of California, Berkeley football team, the California Golden Bears, takes to the field, Dr. Robert Eppley is there. A sports medicine physician and orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Eppley has served as the lead Orthopedic Surgeon for the university’s athletic teams for the last 18 years. He heads the orthopedics department at the university’s Student Health Service. Robert Eppley, MD, also holds the position of President of the California Sports and Orthopaedic Institute (CSOI), a full-service practice that delivers its patients a comprehensive set of services, ranging from diagnosis and treatment to physical therapy. Dr. Robert Eppley began his practice in the Bay Area as an Orthopedic Surgeon with Berkeley Orthopaedics, where he served for 14 years before joining CSOI. Dual board certified, he focuses on surgical treatment for injuries to the shoulder and knee. Over the past two decades, he has performed approximately 10,000 of these delicate procedures. Prior to earning his Doctor of Medicine at the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Robert Eppley studied at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania and at Yale University in Connecticut. Following a seven-year program of residency and fellowship at Case Western, Harvard University, and Tufts University, he completed an Aufranc Fellowship at New England Baptist Hospital and a fellowship in arthroscopic surgery at the Southern California Orthopaedic Institute.Dr. Robert Eppley’s consistent performance throughout his career has earned him the recognition of his peers through inclusion in the Best Doctors program. This initiative calls on the expertise of the top doctors in the nation to review difficult cases referred to them from other physicians worldwide and to issue second opinions.