Michael J. Oechsel, MD

Michael J Oechsel MD
About Provider

Dr. Michael J. Oechsel has been practicing as a board-certified orthopedic surgeon for the last 25 years. He has conducted an array of research on various subjects which has been published in a national orthopedic journal and has presented related research at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery’s annual meeting. He has also co-authored manuals on arthroscopy care and has taught as an instructor in courses covering orthopedic surgical technique and anatomy.

Dr. Oechsel maintains hospital privileges at multiple locations including MarinHealth Medical Center and Kentfield Rehabilitation and Specialty Hospital. He has been recognized by his peers at as both a Marin Top Doctor and a San Francisco Super Doctor.

Dr. Oechsel believes in the nonoperative treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and aids many patients can achieve optimal results with this approach. At the same time, he utilizes up-to-date surgical techniques when surgery is necessary. He believes in keeping his patients well informed about their diagnoses and encourages his patient’s participation in their own care.

Primary Services
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
Board Certification
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center - Orthopedic Surgery
Medical School
  • Georgetown University
  • Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center - General Surgery
Professional Societies and Affiliations
American Academy of Orthopedics Fellow; MarinHealth Medical Center - Chief of Surgery - 1999-2003; Kentfield Rehabilitation Hospital Active Staff 1990-present
Honors and Awards
Top Doctor Marin Magazine 2014; Top Physicians San Francisco Chronicle 2012; Los Angeles County, University of Southern California Department of Orthopedics Outstanding Orthopedic Resident; Top Doctor Marin Magazine 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2020