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Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

James Patrick Tasto , MD

San Diego Sports Medicine And Orthopedic Center Inc
6719 Alvarado Rd Ste 200
San Diego, CA 92120

(619) 229-3932


Dr. James P. Tasto graduated from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine and completed his Orthopaedic Residency at the Harvard Combined Program in Boston, Massachusetts. Following his internship and a general surgery residency he served as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy from 1967 through 1970. He served in Japan, South Vietnam, Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego, as well as USS Oklahoma City. He is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery, a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons as well as Past President of the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He is a Clinical Professor at the University of California at San Diego. Dr. Tasto is the recipient of many prestigious awards and honors including three times being awarded the Francis West Award for the Best Clinical Teacher at the University of California at San Diego Medical School. Dr. Tasto has made over 500 presentations at national and international meetings and has published over 35 articles and book chapters in the field of arthroscopy, sports medicine and orthopaedics. Dr. Tasto is considered an expert among his colleagues in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Tasto lives in San Diego with his wife , four children, and seven grandchildren. He enjoys golf, mountain biking, volleyball, writing, and traveling.

Gender: Male

Years in Practice: 57 Years

Languages Spoken: Spanish and English


Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • Alvarado Hospital LLC
  • Sharp Grossmont Hospital

Education and Training

Medical School
Loyola University Of Chicago Stritch School Of Medicine Graduated in 1965

Main Location

San Diego Sports Medicine And Orthopedic Center Inc
6719 Alvarado Rd Ste 200
San Diego, CA 92120
(619) 229-3932

Fax: (619) 958-2286
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Medicaid Accepted: Yes

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Other Locations

Va Mission Valley Outpatient Clinic
San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 400-5000

Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Tue7:00 AM-6:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM-4:00 PM

Insurance Plans Accepted

Please verify insurance information directly with your doctor’s office as it may change frequently.
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Savings Plus of CA
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aexcel PPO
  • Anthem Advantage HMO
  • Anthem BC Pathway X EPO Network
  • AWH Southern CA Elect Choice
  • AWH Southern CA Managed Choice
  • BC CA California Care Small Group HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
  • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
  • Blue Cross CA California Care Large Group HMO
  • Blue Cross CA Pathway X PPO
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
  • Blue Cross CA Priority Select HMO
  • Blue Cross CA Select HMO
  • Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Cross CA Select PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
  • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
  • Blue Shield CA PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
  • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
  • CIGNA LocalPlus
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Cigna Southern CA Select
  • First Health PPO
  • Health Net CA CommunityCare Network HMO
  • Health Net CA HMO
  • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
  • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
  • Health Net CA PPO
  • Health Net CA Salud HMO Plus y Mas
  • Health Net PureCare HSP Individual and Family Plans
  • Health Net PureCare One EPO Individual & Family Plan
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana National POS
  • Molina Mrktplace CA
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • Sharp Health Blue Choice
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Nexus Open Access
  • UHC Options PPO
  • UHC Signature Value Focus
  • UHC SignatureValue Flex1
  • UHC SignatureValue Focus
  • UHC SV Flex Tier 3
  • UHC West SignatureValue Advantage HMO Value Network
  • UHC West SignatureValue HMO