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Additional Orthopaedic Surgeon joins the Medical Staff at MTMC

SAN ANDREAS, CA (August 26, 2022) – Mark Twain Medical Center (MTMC) is pleased to announce the arrival of Faisal M Mirza, MD, FRCSC, fAAOS, fAOSSM Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon.

Dr. Mirza is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and was prior Faculty at Stanford University and VA Palo Alto. He grew up in Ottawa and graduated medical school from the University of Western Ontario (UWO), London, Canada, followed by his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency and Fellowship, at McMaster University. Dr. Mirza gained further expertise in patient safety and patient-specific outcomes as Medical Officer at the FDA and Global Bone Health Medical Director at Amgen. He is currently appointed to the AAOS Committee for Devices, Biologics, Technology Committee and the AAOS Scientific Review Group. His experience inspires patient value as the principal driver of better care.

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“I am excited to join the staff and this remarkable community and get acquainted with everyone, remarked Dr. Mirza, “This is a gorgeous place to live and enjoy the rural lifestyle it offers, and still have access to exceptional health care. Dignity Health is a very large, exceptional health care system. It is wonderful to see their reach extend to MTMC and the Family Medical Centers and Specialty Care Centers supporting needed resources and technology in small communities such as Calaveras. This environment supports my philosophy and highly motivated commitment to help healing by focusing on the patients’ needs, as an individual.”

"We have been searching for an additional surgeon to join our existing and highly skilled Orthopaedics Team and we are thrilled to announce the arrival of Dr. Mirza. He brings a high level of expertise and patient centered approach that will be a great benefit for our community."

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About Mark Twain Medical Center
Founded in 1951, Mark Twain Medical Center is a 25-bed, Critical Access Hospital providing inpatient acute care, outpatient services and emergency services. The Medical Center’s Medical Staff represents a broad range of specialties that ensure access to high quality medical care in a rural community. In addition to being a major provider of health services, Mark Twain Medical Center is also one of the area’s largest employers. More than 300 people are employed at the hospital and its five Family Medical Centers. The Medical Center is a member of Dignity Health, the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in the nation. For more information, please visit our website at Mark Twain Medical Center is also on Facebook.


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Friday, August 26, 2022

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