Christopher S Proctor, MD

Sports Medicine Specialist & Orthopaedic Surgery located in Santa Barbara, CA & Solvang, CA

About Dr. Proctor

Through his own athletic participation, experienced sports medicine specialist Christopher Proctor, MD, understands that his patients want to get back to their normal activities as quickly as possible. At Alta Orthopaedics, with locations in Solvang, Santa Barbara, and Oxnard, California, Dr. Proctor is committed to keeping his patients fully informed to help make their healing process smoother. For him, high-quality care begins by taking the time to listen carefully so that he can be sensitive to his patients’ individual needs. Then he can provide the best recommendations and treatment to promote the most rapid and complete healing possible.

Dr. Proctor graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science from the University of California, Los Angeles, yet it wasn’t until he was introduced to orthopaedics at Columbia University that he found his true passion. After that, his own interest in athletics led him to become a Sports Medicine specialist. He completed his orthopedic residency at New York Orthopaedic Hospital, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. 

He was later selected as the prestigious Frank E. Stinchfield Fellow in Orthopaedic Surgery at Columbia University and also conducted postdoctoral research in biomechanics. He furthered his training with an advanced sports medicine fellowship with the renowned Southern California Center for Sports Medicine.

Dr. Proctor is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, California Orthopaedic Association, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America, which named him as a Distinguished Arthroscopy Leader.  

In addition to private practice, Dr. Proctor is currently the team physician for the Santa Barbara Foresters Baseball team of the California Collegiate League and for Santa Ynez High School, and a consulting physician for the US Ski Team and UCSB Team. He was previously the stadium physician for the New York Yankees and Madison Square Garden, and for the Santa Barbara Breakers professional basketball team. 

Dr. Proctor has also published numerous articles and book chapters on sports medicine, in addition to conducting and presenting his extensive research findings across the United States and Europe. Additionally, he has developed and patented devices that prevent and rehabilitate sports injuries. Dr. Proctor previously served as an editorial reviewer for leading orthopaedic journals and is currently investigating novel techniques for repairing shoulders and knees.

A native of Southern California, Dr. Proctor has been part of the Santa Barbara community for over 25 years. His greatest satisfaction in life is being a father and husband. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, hiking, biking, and stand up paddling.

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Through his own athletic participation, experienced sports medicine specialist Christopher Proctor, MD, understands that his patients want to get back to their normal activities as quickly as possible. At Alta Orthopaedics, with locations in Solvang, Santa Barbara, and Oxnard, California, Dr. Proctor is committed to keeping his patients fully informed to help make their healing process smoother. For him, high-quality care begins by taking the time to listen carefully so that he can be sensitive to his patients’ individual needs. Then he can provide the best recommendations and treatment to promote the most rapid and complete healing possible.

Dr. Proctor graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science from the University of California, Los Angeles, yet it wasn’t until he was introduced to orthopaedics at Columbia University that he found his true passion. After that, his own interest in athletics led him to become a Sports Medicine specialist. He completed his orthopedic residency at New York Orthopaedic Hospital, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. 

He was later selected as the prestigious Frank E. Stinchfield Fellow in Orthopaedic Surgery at Columbia University and also conducted postdoctoral research in biomechanics. He furthered his training with an advanced sports medicine fellowship with the renowned Southern California Center for Sports Medicine.

Dr. Proctor is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, California Orthopaedic Association, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America, which named him as a Distinguished Arthroscopy Leader.  

In addition to private practice, Dr. Proctor is currently the team physician for the Santa Barbara Foresters Baseball team of the California Collegiate League and for Santa Ynez High School, and a consulting physician for the US Ski Team and UCSB Team. He was previously the stadium physician for the New York Yankees and Madison Square Garden, and for the Santa Barbara Breakers professional basketball team. 

Dr. Proctor has also published numerous articles and book chapters on sports medicine, in addition to conducting and presenting his extensive research findings across the United States and Europe. Additionally, he has developed and patented devices that prevent and rehabilitate sports injuries. Dr. Proctor previously served as an editorial reviewer for leading orthopaedic journals and is currently investigating novel techniques for repairing shoulders and knees.

A native of Southern California, Dr. Proctor has been part of the Santa Barbara community for over 25 years. His greatest satisfaction in life is being a father and husband. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, hiking, biking, and stand up paddling.


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