Scott A. Hacker, M.D., M.S.

Dr. Scott Hacker is a practicing board certified orthopedic surgeon in San Diego, California.  Serving patients for the past 16 years in private practice, he is a sports medicine expert who specializes in knee and shoulder conditions. His career started in orthopedic biomechanics and basic science research at the University of California, San Diego where he earned a bachelors and master’s degree in engineering.  He then was the director of an orthopedic research lab for two years before attending the University of California Irvine School of Medicine.  He accepted an orthopedic residency program in Seattle, Washington and sub specialized in Sports Medicine at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colorado.

Dr. Hacker returned to his home of San Diego in 2003 and has since established a busy respected orthopedic private practice.  With a lifelong interest in orthopedic research, he served as a principal investigator for a phase III cartilage repair clinical trial, and has since expanded his clinical trial experience to explore new innovations in orthopedics over the past five years.  Both Dr. Hacker’s clinical practice and research trial experience continue to grow today.

Mona K. Hacker, M.D.

Dr. Mona Hacker is a board certified family practice physician also in San Diego, California.  She has vast experience in clinical trials and has participated as a principal investigator and sub-investigator on over 100 clinical trials in a wide range of therapeutic areas.  Dr. Hacker completed her medical training also at the University of California, Irvine (where she met her husband !) and went on to accept a family practice residency in Seattle, Washington.  Since returning to San Diego, she has spent over 10 years in the clinical trial space.  She also frequently appears on local media to provide a valuable perspective on new developments in the medical field.


The synergy of these two physicians has led to a strong team leading research in San Diego with a vast patient database and a history of typical over-enrollment.