John A Schlechter, DO
Office and Contact Information
1310 W Stewart Dr
Orange, CA 92868
phone: (714) 633-2111
fax: (714) 633-5615
map & directions
25982 Pala Drive
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
phone: (949) 600-8800
fax: (949) 600-8813
map & directions
Physician BioRecognized as a leader in pediatric sports medicine and orthopaedic fields, Dr. Schlecter is an active part of the clinical faculty for the Western University of Health Sciences. He serves as team physician for several local high schools. Dr. Schlecter has participated in several orthopedic mission trips to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and remains interested in international orthopedics. He is a member of the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America as well as the Arthroscopy Association of North America.
Dedicated to clinical excellence, Dr. Schlecter is a board-certified pediatric orthopaedic surgeon. Prior to joining CHOC Children’s, he attended medical school at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine at the New York Institute of Technology. He served as chief intern at Peninsula Hospital Center, part of the North Shore University Health System in New York. Dr. Schlechter completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Riverside County Regional Medical Center. He completed a pediatric orthopedic and scoliosis fellowship at Children’s Hospital San Diego as well as a post-fellowship preceptorship in sports medicine and arthroscopy at the Orthopedic Specialty Institute in Orange, CA.
- Medical School
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
- Rotating Internship
Peninsula Hospital Center, Far Rockaway, NY
- Orthopedic Surgery Residency
Riverside County Regional Medical Center, Moreno Valley, CA
- Pediatric Orthopedic & Scoliosis Fellowship
Children's Hospital San Diego, CA
- Orthopedic Surgery
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- American Osteopathic Associations
- American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics
- Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
- California Orthopedic Association
- Arthroscopy Association of North America
- Western Orthopedic Association
Dr. Schlechter, CHOC Children's, Preventing Sports Injuries in Female Athletes
In this segment from American Health Journal, Dr. John Schlecter, CHOC Children's, discusses how to prevent sports injuries for female athletes. ...
Preventing Sports Injuries: Dr. Schlechter and Mollee Smith, CHOC Children's
In this segment of American Health Journal, Dr. John Schlechter and Mollee Smith, CHOC Children's, speak about preventive measures that can be taken to prevent injuries while taking part in sports and ...
CHOC Articles & Publications
|CHOC Sports Medicine Program Opens Irvine Office
Physician Connection: Fall 2010
Comprehensive, sports physical therapy services are now available much closer to home for young South Orange County athletes. The CHOC Children’s Sports Medicine Program has opened a new office i...
|Focus on Sports Safety this Fall
Kid's Health (Archive): Fall 2009
For many children, fall means more than getting back to school-it's also the beginning of the fall sports season. While fall sports injuries are common, making sure your child is prepared can help pre...
|CHOC Safety Show on American Health Journal May 2014
May 19, 2014
Rubin BD, Schlechter, JA Principles of Shoulder Examination and Rehabilitation in AANA Advanced Arthoscopy: The Shoulder, Elsevier 2010, ISBN: 978-1-4377-0663-5
Gottschalk H, Sagoo D, Glaser D, Doan J, Edmonds E, Schlechter JA, Biomechanical Analysis of Pin Placement for Pediatric Supracondylar Humerus Fractures:Does Strating Point, Pin Size and Number Matter? - In Press Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics (2012)
Schlechter JA, Summa S, Rubin BD. The Passive Distrac tion Test: A Clinical Exam MAneuver to Diagnose Superior Labral Pathology, Arthroscopy Vol 25, No 12, Dec, 2009: pp 1374-1379
Lectures and Presentations
- "Shoulder Examination in the Adolescent Athlete"
- "Osteochondritis Dissecans in the Adolescent Athlete"
- "The use of physician extenders in a Pediatric Orthopedic Pratice"
- "Fractures of the Child's Elbow"
- "Upper Extremity Fractures in Children"
- "Pediatric Foot Conditions"