Patrick St. Pierre, M.D.

Director, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Patrick St. Pierre, M.D.
Patrick St. Pierre, M.D.

“My goal each day is to help patients alleviate pain, restore function and to stay active and healthy so they can stay fit for life.”

Committed to the care of athletes of all ages, Dr. Patrick St. Pierre is the team physician for College of the Desert, Palm Desert High School and Palm Springs Power Baseball. As Medical Director for the BNP Paribas Tennis Open, he cares for the world’s best tennis players on a yearly basis. He has also served as team physician for Army Athletics (West Point), Tacoma Sabercats (AA Professional Hockey) West Coast Hockey League, Tacoma Rainiers (AAA Professional Baseball) Pacific Coast Baseball League and Marymount University. He is a nationally recognized shoulder expert and as such, is the only Coachella Valley member of the prestigious American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons and one of only 200 nationwide.

Dr. St. Pierre is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. After completing his Orthopedic surgery residency at Madigan Army Medical Center, he completed fellowships in Medical Research at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and in Orthopedic Sports Medicine at West Point. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, the Arthroscopy Association of North America and The American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine and the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons.

Dr. St. Pierre is very involved in Sports Medicine and Shoulder research and has been recognized with several international and national awards. He has written numerous articles and book chapters, and has edited four books on Sports Medicine. He frequently lectures around the world on sports medicine, shoulder and arthroscopy topics.

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Tennis Channel interview with Patrick St. Pierre, MD
Introduction Video for Post Shoulder Surgery Patients
Post Shoulder Surgery Early Rehabilitation - Part 1
Post Shoulder Surgery Early Rehabilitation - Part 2
Post Shoulder Surgery - Intermediate Rehabilitation
Post Shoulder Surgery - Advanced Rehabilitation
Management of Shoulder Pain
Total Shoulder Replacement
Patrick St Pierre and Tennis Channel
Jim Rose Interview
Tennis Channel 2016 - Keep Minimized
Innovative New Treatments and Techniques for Shoulder Injuries
My Bibliography on PubMed
Patrick St. Pierre's Bibliography
World Class Sports Medicine Shoulder Work Ahead
The Season Shoulder Solutions
Shoulder Replacements DJO® Announces Release of AltiVate Reverse® Short Stem
Publications by Dr St Pierre about Shoulder Rehabilitation
Shoulder Rehabilitation Rehabilitation & Activity Expectations Following RSA
Patient Out Come and Shoulder Arthroplasty Hall of Fame
One Year Post Operative Videos for Shoulder Replacements


Return to Sports after Shoulder Replacement
Golf Swimming 1
Swimming 2


Home Therapy
Stretching & ROM Exercises Scapular Rows
Theraband Exercise Program Wall Slide Progression


Shoulder Conditions
Rotator Cuff Bursitis Rotator Cuff Tear
Biceps Tendon Rupture Clavicle Fracture
Shoulder Procedures
Shoulder Arthroscopy Arthroscopic Sub-acromial Decompression Surgery
Shoulder Joint Replacement Minimally Invasive Shoulder Joint Replacement
Platelet Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)