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Dr. Anthony Abene

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

Dr. Abene began his road to medicine at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, where he graduated with honors before continuing on to Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, where he graduated in 1994, also with honors. At Georgetown, he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He then completed a five-year residency at the University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The next three years were spent with the Air Force and included assignments in Germany, the Azores, and the Persian Gulf. He received several decorations during this time, including both the Army and Air Force Commendation Medals. During this time, he was also appointed as a clinical professor in surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Additionally, he obtained his MBA in Health Care Administration from Touro University in Cypress, California while still on active duty. After an honorable discharge, Dr. Abene spent a year in a sports medicine fellowship at Stanford University, working side-by-side with Drs. Dillingham and Fanton, learning cutting-edge arthroscopic techniques. The fellowship allowed him to work with world-class athletes, including those at Stanford and Santa Clara Universities on the collegiate level and the 49ers and Giants on the professional level. This has led to my clinical focus in sports medicine. Currently, he provides care for Division One athletes at San Jose State University, the San Jose Barracuda and the San Jose Sharks.

Caitlin Rugg, MD


An orthopedic surgeon that specializes in the management of sports medicine and shoulder injuries. Dr. Rugg attended Stanford University for undergrad, where she studied Human Biology with a focus on Human Performance and then received a Master’s degree in Biology. There, she joined the women’s ultimate frisbee team, and continued to compete nationally in the sport for over a decade. In medical school at UCLA, she had the opportunity to work closely with the sports medicine physicians in the orthopaedic surgery department, rotating in the clinic and operating room, performing research, and accompanying the team physicians to the training room. She returned to the Bay Area to complete a five-year orthopedic surgery residency at UCSF, where she continued sports medicine research and served as a team physician for high school football in San Francisco. Her interest in sports medicine led me to pursue specialty training at Duke University, where she completed a 1-year Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery Fellowship. As a fellow she honed skills in arthroscopy, cartilage surgery, and shoulder replacements and worked as a team physician for Duke Basketball, Duke Football, Duke Soccer, North Carolina Central University sports teams, and local high school teams. In her practice, she focuses on injuries of the shoulder and knee. Many of the surgeries I perform are done arthroscopically, which is a minimally invasive technique involving placing a camera and tools into the joint through small portals. Shoulder and knee injuries can affect patients of all ages including young athletes, weekend warriors, and grandparents! My research interests include the effect of sports specialization in young athletes, sports injury risk factors in college athletes, and outcomes after ACL reconstruction.

Kevin Ting, MD

Emergency Medicine

Born just outside Seattle, WA., Dr. Ting grew up in Vancouver. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology at Pomona College before moving on to medical school at Keck School of Medicine of USC, where I graduated in 2011. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at SUNY Downstate / Kings County Hospital Center in 2015. And then went on to pursue fellowship training in sports medicine at Presence Resurrection Medical Center. I joined Kaiser Permanente in 2016..

Robert Dixon, MD

Emergency Medicine

Born and raised in Northern California, Dr, Dixon received his undergraduate education at the University of California, Davis earning a B.S. in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior with a Minor in Psychology. I completed my medical degree at New York Medical College graduating in 2017. Following medical school, I completed my residency training in emergency medicine at Stanford University and a fellowship in sports medicine at Medstar Washington Hospital Center/Georgetown University. I joined Kaiser Permanente in 2022 at the Santa Clara Homestead location.