Dr. Schillen is an Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery. Dr. Schillen is the Head Team Physician for Shasta College and Simpson University.
Dr. Schillen joined Shasta Orthopaedics in 2006 to pursue his special interest in the treatment of sports-related injuries of the shoulder and knee. Dr. Schillen has extensive training in the arthroscopic treatment of injuries such as rotator cuff tears, ACL injuries, shoulder instability, and other injuries of the joints.
Dr. Schillen has significant experience working as a sports medicine physician. In addition to being the Head Team Physician for Shasta College and Simpson University, Dr. Schillen is also a Team Physician for the Justin Boots Sports Medicine Team for PRCA (the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association). He was the team physician for the NCAA Division One athletic programs of the United States Air Force Academy. This included the Falcon Football team that finished in the top 10 of the USA Today Coaches Poll. Dr. Schillen has also been the team physician for several high school football teams in Texas where he helped organize and run physical exam and safety programs. Formerly, he worked as an orthopaedic surgeon with the Heavenly Ski Patrol and Heavenly Ski Teams. Additionally, Dr. Schillen has also worked as an assistant team doctor for the University of Texas at San Antonio, the University of New Mexico, and the United States Snowboard and Men’s Alpine Ski Teams.
Before arriving in Redding, Dr. Schillen spent four years in service to the military: two years as a flight surgeon and two years as an orthopaedic surgeon. During his military service he spent four months in Iraq as the orthopaedic surgeon on a mobile forward surgical team.
Dr. Schillen grew up in Southern California as one of eight children. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Brigham Young University and graduated Magna Cum Laude.
He began medical school in 1992 at George Washington University, and graduated in 1996 a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He then completed an internship year at University of Washington in the surgery department and went on to complete his residency at the University of Texas in orthopaedic surgery in 2003. Dr. Schillen has completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine with the Lake Tahoe Orthopaedic Surgery Institute. He is also a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Dr. Schillen enjoys many outdoor activities such as wakeboarding, snow skiing, hiking, camping and fishing. He also enjoys basketball and volleyball. Dr. Schillen enjoys working with youth and participates in many scouting activities with his sons. Dr. Schillen and his wife Tonya have 4 children: 3 sons and 1 daughter.
David Schillen, MD, Sports Medicine
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