Dr. Petrie is a native of Cape Town in the Republic of South Africa. His
family includes three generations of physicians: his grandfather, both
parents and Dr. Petrie. His family moved to the United States when he
was a toddler and he grew up in Rochester, Minnesota in the shadow of
the Mayo Clinic. As a child he would accompany his father during school
holidays on rounds at the Mayo Clinic, and this early exposure set the
tone for his adult career.
“What is gratifying is to return someone to their life’s passion
by fixing what is wrong. That to me is why I’m here.”
As for his specialty in sports-related knee and shoulder injuries, he says,
“I liked sports and ended up in doctors’ offices because of
Dr. Petrie lives in Newport Beach. He enjoys cycling, scuba diving and surfing.