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Undergraduate: Stanford University
Medical Education: University of California Irvine
Internship: University of California Irvine Medical Center
Residency: University of California Irvine Medical Center
Dr. Ballinger provides general orthopedic care specializing in trauma, arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery, Oxford partial knee replacement, and total joint replacement for the hip, knee and shoulder.
Before becoming an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Ballinger was a student-athlete at Stanford University, where he played defensive tackle. His team won the 1978 BlueBonnet Bowl. After receiving a bachelor’s degree, he spent several years teaching high school biology, geometry and sculpture. He also coached football.
In his free time, Dr. Ballinger likes to make wood furniture, play guitar, paint pictures and garden. He is fluent in Spanish.