Faculty 2016-12-22T10:59:24+00:00

Faculty supervision is a key component strength of the program, not only in the high quality of the teaching staff, but in the faculty execution of department philosophy regarding the faculty role. In the operating room, members of the academic staff truly serve in the lee—not to dictate care or to perform the procedure.

<strong>Louis Kwong, M.D.</strong>
Louis Kwong, M.D.Chairman/Program Director
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SCHOOL: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA,
Los Angeles, CA
-Primary Degree Awarded: MD
-Year Completed: 1984
GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS:
Massachusetts General/Harvard Medical School
-Specialty/Field: Joint Arthroplasty/Adult Reconstruction
-Date From: 7/01/1989 To: 6/30/1990
LAC Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
-Specialty/Field: Orthopaedic Surgery
-Date From: 6/24/1984 To: 6/30/1989
Concise Summary of Role in Program:
Department Chair, Program Director, Orthopaedic Clinic Medical Director, Chief of the Orthopaedic Arthritis Service (Joints I Clinic). Designing format and content of didactic teaching program. Oversight of all aspects of Orthopaedic residency training. Responsibilty for organization and operation of all Orthopaedic Outpatient Clinics and Services. Training of residents and medical students in joint arthroplasty/arthritis surgery.

<strong>Daniel Zinar, M.D</strong>.
Daniel Zinar, M.D.Chairman Emeritus
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SCHOOL: University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA
-Primary Degree Awarded: MD
-Year Completed: 1981
GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS: 
UCLA Medical Center for the Health Sciences
-Specialty/Field: Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedics
-Date From: 7/1/1982 To: 6/30/1983
LAC Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
-Specialty/Field: Orthopaedic Surgery
-Date From: 1982-1987
Concise Summary of Role in Program:
Chairman Emeritus, Chief, Orthopaedic Trauma Service
<strong>Anthony Ahn, M.D.</strong>
Anthony Ahn, M.D.Chief, Hand Service
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SCHOOL:  Brown University/ Alpert School of Medicine
-Primary Degree Awarded: MD
-Year Completed: 1998
GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS:
Tufts University Combined Hand Fellowship 2003-2004
New York University- Hospital for Joint Diseases 1998-2003
-Surgical internship, New York University/ Bellevue Hospital, 1999
Concise Summary of Role in Program:
Chief of the Hand Service
<strong>Arash Aminian, M.D.</strong>
Arash Aminian, M.D.Co-Director, Foot and Ankle Service
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SCHOOL: University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY
-Primary Degree Awarded: MD
GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS:
-Orthopaedic residency, Northwestern University, Chicago.
Concise Summary of Role in Program:
Attending, Foot and Ankle Surgeon
<strong>Amandeep Bhalla, M.D.</strong>
Amandeep Bhalla, M.D.Director, Spine Trauma
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SCHOOL: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA,
Los Angeles, CA
-Primary Degree Awarded: MD
-Year Completed: 2010
GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS:
Massachusetts General Hospital & Brigham and Women’s Hospital
-Spine Surgery Fellowship
Concise Summary of Role in Program:
Director, Spine Trauma
<strong>Stuart Gold, M.D.</strong>
Stuart Gold, M.D.Chief, Fracture Reconstructive Service
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SCHOOL: McGill University Faculty of Medicine, Montreal, Quebec
-Primary Degree Awarded: MD
-Year Completed: 1983
GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS:
University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center
-Specialty/Field: Orthopaedic Trauma
-Date From: 9/1/1986 To: 12/1/1986
Katonspital Chur, Switzerland
-Specialty/Field: Orthopaedic Trauma
-Date From: 3/1/1988 To: 5/1/1988
Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute
-Specialty/Field: Ilizarov Total Joint Reconstruction
-Date From: 7/1/1988 To: 12/1/1988
Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute 1983-1988
Concise Summary of Role in Program:
Chief of Fracture Reconstruction, Problem Fracture Reconstruction, Small Wire Fixation
<strong>Thomas G. Harris, M.D</strong>.
Thomas G. Harris, M.D.Chief, Foot and Ankle Service
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SCHOOL: Georgetown University, Washington, DC
-Primary Degree Awarded: MD
-Year Completed: 2000
GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS:
UCLA-Harbor / Balance Orthopaedics Foot & Ankle Fellowship 
2005-2006
Pennsylvania State University – Hershey, PA
-Specialty/Field: Orthopaedics
-Date From: 2000-2005
Concise Summary of Role in Program:
Chief, Foot and Ankle Surgery, Orthopaedics
<strong>Willaim Hohl, M.D.</strong>
Willaim Hohl, M.D.Chief, Pediatric Orthopaedic Service
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SCHOOL: Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY
-Primary Degree Awarded: MD
-Year Completed: 1987
GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS:
Boston Children’s Hospital – Clinical Fellowship
-Specialty/Field: Pediatric Orthopaedics
-Date From: 1/1/1993 To: 2/28/1993
Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Training Program 1988 to 1992
Concise Summary of Role in Program:
Pediatric Orthopaedics and Adolescent Sports Medicine
<strong>Max Hoshino, M.D.</strong>
Max Hoshino, M.D.Assistant Chief, Orthopaedic Trauma Service
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SCHOOL: University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
-Primary Degree Awarded: MD
-Year Completed: 6/2007 – with Honors
GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS:
Fellowship – Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery – R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore, MD
08/2012-08/2013
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA
07/2007-07/2012
Concise Summary of Role in Program:
Orthopaedic Trauma, Pelvic and Acetabular Reconstruction
<strong>Jennifer Hsu, M.D.</strong>
Jennifer Hsu, M.D.Chief, Microvascular Upper Extremity and Hand
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SCHOOL: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
-Doctor of Medicine
-Year Completed: May 2006
GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS:
The Mount Sinai Hospital,
New York, NY
-Residency 2008-2011
State University of New York, Downstate, Brooklyn, NY
-Internship 2006-2008
Concise Summary of Role in Program:
Disorders of the Hand, Upper Extremity Microvascular Surgery
<strong>David Lee</strong><strong>, M.D.</strong>
David Lee, M.D.Foot and Ankle Surgeon
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SCHOOL: University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI
-Primary degree awarded: MD
-Year Completed: 2007
GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS:
Fellowship: Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD
 Specialty/Field: Foot & Ankle Surgery
Date From: 2012-2013
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center,
Torrance, CA 2007-2012
Concise Summary of Role in Program:
Attending, Foot and Ankle Surgeon
<strong>Brian Magovern, M.D.</strong>
Brian Magovern, M.D.Chief, Shoulder and Elbow Service
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SCHOOL: Georgetown University Medical School – Washington, DC
-Primary degree awarded: MD
-Year completed: 2001
GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS:
Thomas Jefferson University, Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship 2007-2008
Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, IL 2002-2006
UC San Francisco
-Internship, Department of Surgery 2001-2002
Concise Summary of Role in Program:
Specializes in the treatment of diseases and injuries of the shoulder and elbow
<strong>Elliot Mendelsohn, M.D</strong>.
Elliot Mendelsohn, M.D.Chief, Orthopaedic General Surgery Service
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SCHOOL: University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine
-Primary degree awarded: MD
-Year completed: 2008
GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS:
Thomas Jefferson University/Rothman Institute of Orthopaedics
-Sports Medicine Fellowship 2013-2014
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
, Torrance, CA 2008-2013
Concise Summary of Role in Program:
Sports Medicine, Trauma, General Orthopaedics, Arthroplasty

 

<strong>Soheil Najibi, M.D.</strong>
Soheil Najibi, M.D.Director of Pelvic and Acetabular Trauma
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SCHOOL: Boston University School of Medicine
-Primary Degree Awarded: Ph.D., Physiology
-Year Completed: 1995
Boston University School of Medicine
-Primary Degree Awarded: M.D., Medicine
-Year Completed: 1997
GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS:
University of Iowa ( 2002-2003)
Fellowship Sports Medicine
Hip and Pelvis Institute (Joel M Matta) (2008-2009)
Fellowship Pelvic and Acetabular Trauma, Anterior Total Hip Reconstruction
Boston University School of Medicine, 1997-2002
Concise Summary of Role in Program:
Director of Pelvic and Acetabular Trauma
<strong>Kevin Rolfe, M.D.</strong>
Kevin Rolfe, M.D.Director of Orthopaedic Basic Science and Assistant Chief, Spine Service
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SCHOOL: Tulane School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
-Primary degrees awarded: MD, MPH (epidemiology)
-Year completed: 2002
GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS:
Stanford-St. Mary’s Hospitals
-Spine Surgery Fellowship
-Date 2007-2008
Kaiser Oakland Medical Center
-Spine Deformity Fellowship
-Date 2008-2009

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA
-Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery 2002-2007
Concise Summary of Role in Program:
Attending spine surgeon, resident education in Anatomy and Basic Science
<strong>Thomas Schmalzried, M.D</strong>.
Thomas Schmalzried, M.D.Director, Orthopaedic Research
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SCHOOL: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA,
Los Angeles, CA
-Primary Degree Awarded: MD
-Year Completed: 1985
GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS:
Harvard University
-Specialty/Field: Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedics
-Date From: 8/1/1990 To: 7/31/1991

University of California, Los Angeles
-Specialty/Field: Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedics
-Date From: 8/1/1986 To: 7/31/1987
University of California, Los Angeles
-Residency, Orthopaedics 1985-1990
-Internship 1984-1985
Concise Summary of Role in Program:
Director of Research
<strong>David Slutsky, M.D</strong>.
David Slutsky, M.D.Chief, Reconstructive Hand Service
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SCHOOL: University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine, Winnipeg, Manitoba
-Primary Degree Awarded: MD
-Year Completed: 1981
GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS:
Loma Linda University Medical Center
-Hand & Microsurgical Fellowship, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, 1988-1989
Visiting Overseas Associate to the Plastic Surgery Unit
The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia
April 1988 – May 1988
Postgraduate Course in Orthopedics
The University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
July 1, 1982 – June 30, 1987
Concise Summary of Role in Program:
Assistant Chief of Hand Surgery
<strong>Clint Soppe, M.D.</strong>
Clint Soppe, M.D.Director, Sports Medicine Service
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SCHOOL: University of Texas-Houston
-Primary Degree Awarded: MD
-Year Completed: 2004
GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS:
Sports Medicine Fellowship
-Santa Monica Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group 2009-2010
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA  2004-2009
Concise Summary of Role in Program:
Sports Medicine
<strong>Gregory Yoshida, M.D.</strong>
Gregory Yoshida, M.D.Chief, Spine Service
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SCHOOL: University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA
-Primary Degree Awarded: MD
-Year Completed: 1988
GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS:
Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center
-Specialty/Field: Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine
-Date From: 8/1/1993 To: 7/31/1994
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA 1988-1993
Concise Summary of Role in Program:
Director of Spine Surgery

CLINICAL ATTENDING STAFF

Ivan Garcia, M.D. – Co-Director, Sports Medicine Service
Nosrat Javidan, M.D.- Spine Attending
Norman Nakata, M.D. – Hand Attending
Ronald Smith, M.D. – Foot and Ankle Attending

 

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