Photo of Michael RubinsteinMichael P. Rubinstein, M.D., F.A.A.O.S., F.A.C.S.

Orthopedic Surgery

680 Langsdorf Dr., Suite 103 
Fullerton, CA 92831
Phone: (714) 879-0050
Fax: (714) 879-0249


  • Undergraduate: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • Medical School: New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
  • Surgery Internship: Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY
  • Pediatric Orthopaedics Residency: Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Boston, MA
  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Chief Resident: Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship: Brigham and Women Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • Orthopaedics, Participating Resident Physician: New York Jets Football Club, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY
  • Team Physician: High School Football: Yorba Linda and Esperanza High Schools, OC Lawmen Football Club;
    East Coast: Greater Boston and New York Areas


  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery
  • QME – Qualified Medical Examiner
  • X-Ray and PA Supervisor

Special Interests

“I chose to go into the field of orthopaedic surgery for the opportunity to affect people’s lives – the ability to return them to their normal-functioning selves after an injury. Seeing patients recover function is very gratifying to me.

“I like to treat my patients in an open, listening and friendly manner – as if they were friends or family. I approach each patient’s case with thoroughness and a compulsion for perfection. Performing the best surgery possible is my goal every day, and I make changes in my methods as the technology of orthopaedic surgery continually changes.”
  – Michael P. Rubinstein

In his leisure time, Dr. Rubinstein enjoys sports (skiing, fishing and hiking), travel (ocean cruises), physical fitness and time with his family.


  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • Member, American Society of Surgery of the Hand
  • Medical Advisor, Orange County Athletic Directors Association
  • Member, Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Member, California Orthopaedic Association
  • Member, Western Orthopaedic Association
  • Member, American Medical Association
  • Member, Orange County Medical Association
  • Member, AOSSM (American Society for Sports Medicine)
  • Member, Orange County Hand Society
  • Alumni Association of New York Medical College
  • Alumni Association of Harvard/Radcliffe College
  • Harvard Varsity Club
  • US Ski Education Foundation

Community Involvement

  • Team Physician, Placentia–Yorba Linda Unified School District High Schools
    Volunteer Physician, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team

Articles by Dr. Rubinstein

  • Surgical Re-Focus, The New Field of Upper Extremity