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Wade Faerber, D.O.

Sports Medicine

Wade Faerber DO, FAOAO. is a fellowship-trained sports medicine board-certified orthopedic surgeon based in Riverside, California. He has been in practice since 1992. Dr. Faerber graduated from SUNY at Oneonta in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, New York Institute of Technology medical school 1986. He completed an Orthopedic Residency in June 1991 at Cuyahoga Falls Hospital/Ohio University, and a one-year Orthopedic/Sports Medicine fellowship at Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, in July 1992. Dr. Faerber has been in practice in Southern California since 1992.


Service and Accomplishments

Dr. Faerber served as a Team Physician and Orthopedic Consultant for Cypress College from 1992-2003. He also worked as the Team Physician for Temescal Canyon High School and Western High in Anaheim, CA.

As a Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopedics at Western University, Dr. Faerber co-developed an Orthopedic Residency Program in conjunction with OPTI-West in 1998.

He currently serves as the Program Director since 2000 and currently oversees 15 Orthopedic residents, which help care for the underserved population of the Inland Empire.


While being a Clinical Instructor for Riverside CC/PA program he developed and maintained an Orthopedic PA Fellowship program since 2005 and served as the Orthopedics Department Chairman at Riverside County Regional Medical Center. He is the past Chief of Staff of Riverside County Regional Medical Center.


Dr. Faerber is on the forefront of the Orthopedic Sports Medicine/Shoulder/Knee cases in Riverside, CA. He is familiar with and performs various state-of-the-art (Carticel, Osteochondral Autograph, and Allograph) procedures. Also, he is one of the few Southern California Orthopaedists who regularly considers and uses minimally invasive resurfacing arthroplasty procedures (arthrosurface) for those individuals whose age and pathology would make them candidates to preserve as much of their joints as possible.


As a top Sports Medicine Orthopedist, Dr. Faerber is a former competitive wrestler and has been a recreational triathlete since 1986, and continues to compete today. He’s an avid skier and snowboarder and routinely maintains a golfing index below 10.


From a national orthopedic standpoint, Dr. Faerber serves as a board member of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics. He also serves as co-chair of the Orthopedic Educators Program. His private practice currently is with Arrowhead Orthopaedics based in Riverside, CA, one of the largest and most respected orthopaedic groups in Southern California.


In addition to his work in Southern California and on a national level, Dr. Faerber routinely participates in mission trips to underserved countries, such as The Dominican Republic, and Haiti.


Being a progressive thinker, he is open to newer technologies by relying on evidence-based medicine such as; PRP. (both peripheral and bone marrow), which is considered a promising treatment option for those suffering from soft tissue inflammatory/degenerative joint and soft tissue conditions.


Dr. Wade Faerber serves as a physician advisor for AlignMed, the only evidence-based apparel company that is F.D.A. approved to enhance an individual’s biomechanic alignment performance related to shoulder and back dysfunction.




“Very satisfied.. had been to see two other Drs and no one had given the care like Dr and his staff so far very satisfied and hoping results will improve over time.”


-Tamara M.




“Everyone has always been very kind and helpful. The Dr was extremely thorough and was very easy to communicate with throughout my care. I would definitely recommend him to anyone.”


-Laurie B.




“Dr Faerber has been my Dr over 20yr! Wouldn’t see anyone else.”


-Jenny B.

*Reviews taken from satisfaction surveys*

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