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Harry Skinner, MD
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Harry Skinner, MD

(714) 626-8630
Primary Specialties
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    (Board Certified)
Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • St. Jude Heritage Medical Group
  • Additional Languages Spoken

Primary Office

St. Jude Heritage Fullerton - Orthopedics
2141 North Harbor Boulevard
Suite 35000
Fullerton, CA 92835
(714) 626-8630
(714) 626-8681
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Physician Bio

Harry Skinner, MD is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon practicing at St Jude Medical center as orthopedic hospitalist. After an initial grounding in engineering, culminating in PhD in Biomedical Engineering at UC Berkeley, he went on to graduate from Medical University of South Carolina, and Orthopedic residency at UC Davies. Dr Skinner has a wealth of experience in sports, joint replacement surgery and research. He is widely published in peer reviewed journals related to his extensive research in joint replacement and materials design and sciences, lectures across the nation and internationally. He has taught biomedical engineering and orthopedic surgery in numerous prestigious universities, Tulane, UC Berkeley, UCSF, UC Irvine to name but a few. He is currently Professor Emeritus in Orthopedic Surgery at UC Irvine dedicated to teaching and publishing.

He has been recognized multiple times as Physician of Excellence by the Orange County Medical Association and has been voted “Best Doctor” by his peers for the last 15 years.

Dr. Skinner is actively trying to improve hip fracture care as part of the Geriatric Fracture Care Program at St Jude Medical Center by decreasing the time to surgery and the time in hospital to reduce deconditioning and speed the return to full function. Dr Skinner strives to deliver the highest quality orthopedic care, tailored to meet the specific needs of each unique person.


  • Medical School:
    Medical University of South Carolina
  • Residency:
    University of California, Davis
  • Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery


2009 - 2010, 2012, 2016, 2018 Physicians of Excellence, OCMA, Selected for "Best Doctors in America" for eight consecutive years, including 2010 Selected as one of the Top Doctors in Southern California by Los Angeles Times, 2009

Areas of Interest

Surgery, Joint Replacement, Hip Specialist