Oke A. Anakwenze, MD.Orthopedic Surgeon & Pain Management Specialist

Dr. Anakwenze is a leading orthopedic surgeon in the San Diego and Los Angeles County. He specializes in reconstructive and sports surgery. He is also excellently trained in trauma surgery. He was one of only a handful of candidates in the country who was awarded a place at Mayo Clinic's prestigious College of Medicine, one of the top medical schools in the country. He completed his Orthopedic surgery training at the University of Pennsylvania. He spent a year at Columbia University in New York, completing specialty training in shoulder, elbow and sports surgery. While at Columbia, he worked and assisted head team physician of the New York Yankees. In addition to this, he worked with the Columbia D-1 athletic teams.

He is one of the few surgeons in the region that performs outpatient joint replacement surgery at most advanced surgical centers. He is trained in robotic shoulder, hip and knee replacement surgery and uses this to give his patients the best outcomes. He is an advanced shoulder surgeon and frequently deals with failed surgeries and patients flying in from out of the region. He has options for failed repairs and irreparable rotator cuff tear and is trained in techniques such as superior capsular reconstructions to help these patients. Similarly, he deals with complex shoulder replacements, instability and trauma.

Despite being an active surgeon, he understands that many patients can be healed without surgery and offers cutting edge regenerative options such as stem cells and platelet rich plasma (PRP) to his patients when indicated.

An active researcher, he has authored over 60 peer review publications and has won numerous research awards and grants. He continues to teach and mentor the next generation of orthopedic surgeons.


  • Undergraduate - University of California, Davis
  • Medical School - Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  • Residency - University of Pennslyvania
  • Fellowship - Columbia University

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons - Fellow
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons - Candidate Member
  • Arthroscopic Association of North America
  • Mayo Clinic Alumni
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, University of California, San Diego
  • San Diego Albions Professional Soccer Club - Head Team Physician

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Oke A. Anakwenze, MD.
  • San Diego, CA Office

    3750 Convoy St
    Suite 201
    San Diego, CA 92111


  • Oceanside, CA Office

    3907 Waring Road
    Suite 3
    Oceanside, CA 92056

  • San Diego, CA Office

    8901 Activity Road
    Suite 205
    San Diego, CA 92126

  • Temecula, CA Office

    27699 Jefferson Ave
    Suite 305
    Temecula, CA 92590