About Michael Klassen, MD, FAAOS


About Michael Klassen, MD

Michael Klassen, MD, in Monterey, California, specializes in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Klassen takes a restorative approach to care, providing rehabilitative treatments to help patients regain function.

Dr. Klassen is also an expert in medical legal evaluations and testimony and provides medical advice, evaluations, and direction to attorneys, insurers, and government entities across California. 

Medical legal evaluation services available from Dr. Klassen include independent medical examinations (IMEs), agreed medical evaluations (AMEs), and qualified medical evaluations (QMEs).

Dr. Klassen also offers medical record reviews and standard of care reviews, as well as opinions of causation, impairment ratings, and medical care and treatment reviews and recommendations. He also provides expert witness testimony according to the standards of professionalism set forth by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

As an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Klassen provides medical legal evaluations and expert testimony for both defense and plaintiff attorneys for injuries stemming from motor vehicle accidents, athletics, or industrial incidents. 

Dr. Klassen’s clinical care focuses on upper and lower extremity surgeries, such as knee anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, knee meniscus surgery, shoulder labral reconstruction, and shoulder rotator cuff repair. He also provides expert evaluations and care for spine injuries and offers treatment with biologics

Dr. Klassen is available for those seeking a medical legal evaluation throughout the state of California. 

For expert medical legal evaluations, advice, or testimony, call the office of Michael Klassen, MD, or request a consultation online.


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