About Dr. Bugbee

My practice is built on providing the best care imaginable. I believe in an active lifestyle and help my patients to maintain that priveledge.

My advanced studies program in cartilage generation and implantation techniques continues to grow, creating the latest trends in alternative medicine - not following them. Continually improving standards is my ultimate goal. Listening to you, the patient, keeps me focused on that goal.

The advanced studies I pursue have established my place in medicine and research. My continuing focus on research and cutting edge treatments allows me to make a substanative and meaningful impact in my patient's lives.

Dr. Bugbee recieved his medical degree from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and his undergraduate degree in biology at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Dr. Bugbee completed his internship in surgery and residency in orthopaedic surgery at the UCSD Medical Center.

He Completed his fellowship in Adult Lower Extremity Reconstruction at the Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute in Alexandria, Virginia. Dr. Bugbee is a member of many professional societies including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and he is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Prior to joining Scripps Clinic Dr. Bugbee was the chief of arthritis surgery and joint reconstruction and the director of the Cartilage Transplantation program at UCSD.