Dr. Mario Quesada, MD was raised in Antioch, CA. He attended University of California, Santa Barbara where he received a BS in Biology in 1996 and his MD from the University of Southern California in 2001. Dr. Quesada moved to Jacksonville, Fl where he completed his Internship at the University of Florida, Shands Jacksonville in 2002 and a Fellowship in Orthopaedic Trauma the following year. In 2007, Dr. Quesada completed his residency at Louisiana State University, New Orleans. Following LSU, Dr. Quesada was accepted to the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopaedics in Baltimore, Maryland where he completed a Fellowship in Joint Reconstruction specializing in early intervention of Hip, Knee and Shoulder disorders under the direction of Drs. Michael Mont and Ron Delanois. After a year in Maryland, he took his practice in orthopaedics to join a multi-specialty group in New Mexico. Here, he pioneered the Direct Anterior approach for hip replacements in the city of Albuquerque. This approach provided his patients with a faster recovery while allowing for minimal restrictions of motion. The reports of these outcomes caused patients to come from all over the state to receive a Direct Anterior hip replacement.