Matthew Zapf, MD, MSC

Sports Medicine

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1180 N Indian Canyon Dr.
Suite W201
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone: (760) 416-4575
Fax: (760) 416-4577


  • Fellowship: ACGME Accredited Sports Medicine Fellowship, Taos Orthopaedic Institute, Taos, NM
  • Residency: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Medical School: New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
  • Graduate: Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
  • Undergraduate: University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA


Matthew Zapf, MD, MSC is a board-certified Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in complex sports-related, degenerative and acute injuries to the shoulder, hip and knee. He emphasizes individualized treatment plans and guides patients through all non-operative, evidence based, treatment options before surgical intervention is discussed. If surgery is indicated, he works with the patient to determine the appropriate options for their lifestyle demands. Dr. Zapf is one of only two ACGME accredited sports medicine surgery fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeons in the Coachella Valley. His goal is not just to treat a specific injury, but to optimize the patient’s health as a whole and get them back to the activities they love. Dr. Zapf is a United States Ski, Snowboard & Freestyle team physician. As a Southern California native he enjoys outdoor sports and is an avid cyclist and skier. When he is off the bike, he is trying to keep up with his wife on the tennis court, hiking with their dog, reading and spending time with his family.


  • Arthroscopic Management of Complex Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Shoulder Replacement when indicated
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Complex Knee Injuries including Multi-Ligamentous Knee Reconstruction