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Gerald Yacobucci, MD

Gerald Yacobucci, MD

Dr. Yacobucci is an expert in the field of orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has specialty training in sports medicine and additional training and experience in surgery to restore damaged or deficient cartilage in the knee. Dr. Yacobucci also has expertise in non-biologic resurfacing of damaged areas in the knee, as well as partial and total knee replacement. He has published articles in orthopedic and sports medicine journals, presented on numerous topics, and participated in clinical research.

Dr. Yacobucci has served as the team physician and orthopedic surgeon for the Arizona Rattlers arena football team. He also treats athletes from numerous schools in the Valley.


  • Fellowship: Sports Medicine 1987-1988 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency: Orthopedic Surgery 1983-1987 State University of New York at Buffalo Buffalo, NY
  • Graduate: M.D. 1982 State University of New York at Buffalo Buffalo, NY
  • Board Certification: The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery 1991, 2001, 2010. Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine 2010 American Board of Independent Medical Examiners 2010
Matthew Cocking, PA-C

Matthew Cocking, PA-C

Matt has been working as a PA with Dr. Yacobucci since 2001. He did his PA training locally at Midwestern University. He has a great understanding of orthopedic and sports medicine related conditions, particularly of the knees and shoulders. He is a skilled surgical assistant and performs many of the procedures carried out in the clinic, such as joint injections. He is also trained in using Ultrasound to guide in some of these procedures. He has co-authored articles and participated in clinical research on orthopedic topics.

Matt has spent time as a preceptor for medical students in the clinic and surgery settings, and has also served as a guest speaker and instructor to medical students and professionals teaching proper technique for intra-articular joint injections. In addition, he has helped provide medical coverage for the Arizona Rattlers arena football team as well as several local high schools. Matt was a recipient of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Arizona’s Finest Award in 2003.

About Matthew Cocking PA-C


B.S. Medical Science 

Midwestern University Physician Assistant Program
Glendale, AZ. 2001


NCCPA Physician Assistant Certification 10/2001
Arizona State License for Physician Assistants 11/2001

Clinical Experience

Orthopedic Surgery Physician Assistant

The Orthopedic Clinic Association


Physician Assistant Student

Midwestern University Physician Assistant Program