The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California, Irvine, is founded on a commitment to the highest caliber of clinical care, cutting edge research, and innovative education. The Department’s has expanded in recent years to include all aspects of musculoskeletal medicine including minimally invasive joint replacement, hip preservation services, cartilage regeneration, and other services frequently not available elsewhere in Orange County. This year, we are proud to announce the addition of experts in sports medicine/complex shoulder surgery (Dr. Tyler Johnston) and minimally invasive joint arthroplasty including anterior total hip replacement (Dr. Steven Yang).
Representing the only University-based orthopedic providers in Orange County, our faculty have been selected by their peers for membership in exclusive international organizations including the Cervical Spine Research Society, the Scoliosis Research Society, the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, and the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons. As members of these organizations and others, the department presented or published over 50 peer-reviewed research projects in the past year, by far the most of any group in Orange County, and we continue to receive awards and competitive funding for our ongoing work.
Additionally, the department is particularly proud that our faculty are frequently asked to take care of other physicians’ families and friends. As a result, our surgeons have been selected for a variety of peer-nominated awards including:
2020 Orange County Medical Association Physician of Excellence Award: Nitin Bhatia, M.D., Ranjan Gupta, M.D., Andrew Hsu, M.D., Yu-Po Lee, M.D., Greg Rafijah, M.D., John Scolaro, M.D., David So, M.D.
2020 Southern California Super Doctors: Nitin Bhatia, M.D. (Hall of Fame, 10 consecutive years), Ranjan Gupta, M.D., Greg Rafijah, M.D., John Scolaro, M.D., David So, M.D.
2020 Southern California Rising Stars Award: Andrew Hsu, M.D., Jesse Kaplan, M.D., James Learned, M.D., David So, M.D., Russell Stitzlein, M.D., Dean Wang, M.D.
If you have an orthopedic problem, or if you need a second opinion, please contact the UC Irvine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. We look forward to getting you back to the highest quality of life possible.
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