Richard V. Ravalin, MD is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and the treatment of shoulder, elbow, and knee disorders. Fellowship-trained through the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles, he is a proficient arthroscopist and skilled in minimally invasive procedures. He can address orthopedic needs from basic to complex reconstructive procedures.
Dr. Ravalin completed his Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry at California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo. He fulfilled his medical degree training at Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Neb., where he was recognized to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Ravalin completed his orthopedic residency at the University of Connecticut in Farmington, Conn.
Dr. Ravalin has served the Monterey Peninsula since 2001. He was a nationally ranked Division 1 wrestler and team captain of the Cal Poly Wrestling Team in 1990-91. He was also recognized as the Scholar-Athlete of the Year at Cal Poly in 1991. Dr. Ravalin and his wife, Laura, have two boys, Vincent and Luke.