Dr. Riopelle has a long history of treating patients for orthopedic and sports medicine injuries. The doctor has assisted in hundreds of orthopedic knee and hip surgeries. He is a member of the American Society of Anti-Aging Medicine and a member of the Amertican Society of Cosmetic Surgery. He trained with Dr. Joseph Perito, the physician who first brought the stem cell joint procedure to the US and who performed the procedure on New York Yankees pitcher Bartolo Colon. Dr. Riopelle was one of the first physicians in the US to perform stem cell joint rejuvenation procedures.
Donna Riopelle was born in Southern California and grew up in Huntington Beach. She attended Mater Dei High School where she was Valedictorian of her class in 1976. She continued her education at Cal State University, Long Beach, obtaining a Bachelor’s in Nursing with Honors in 1984, then to UCLA earning a Master of Science in Nursing and Board Certification as a Nurse Practitioner in 1987. She has worked with multiple physicians and specialties over her twenty-five years’ of clinical experience. More recently in 2013, she completed a Master of Science in Regenerative and Nutritional Medicine from the University of South Florida Medical School, obtaining Board Certification in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine.