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Evan E. Vellios, MD, FAAOS

Specializes in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy, with Comprehensive Surgery of the Shoulder, Elbow, and Knee, Including Ligament Reconstruction, Tendon Repair, Joint Replacement and Fracture Care.


Fellowship-Trained Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgeon

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Dr. Evan Vellios is a Fellowship-Trained Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgeon specializing in open and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, and knee. Dr. Vellios was born and raised in Los Angeles and attended UCLA for his undergraduate degree where he graduated magna cum laude as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. He attended medical school at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA where he graduated amongst the top in his class and was selected as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Vellios then completed his orthopedic surgery residency at UCLA Medical Center where he was selected as administrative Chief Resident by his peers and faculty mentors.  

After his residency training, Dr. Vellios then completed a fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at the prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, which has been rated the number one orthopedic hospital in the country for the last 12 years. There, he learned expertise in the latest, proven treatments for sports-related injuries and shoulder conditions, including minimally invasive techniques and computer-assisted technology to allow his patients to have faster recovery times and superior results. While in New York, Dr. Vellios served as an assistant team physician for the MLB’s New York Mets. 

Dr. Vellios has a passion for helping athletes of all ages and levels return to what they love. In his practice, he tailors all treatment decisions to each of his patients to provide them with the best care. He also performs orthopedic research, which allows him to better treat his patients as he is up to date with the latest treatments. He is on the editorial board for Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery and is an invited journal reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine, The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, and The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Dr. Vellios has also authored numerous textbook chapters and technique guides and presented his research at both national and international orthopedic conferences. 

Dr. Vellios is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) including a subspecialty certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. He is an active Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (FAAOS) and is also a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), the American Shoulder and Elbow Society (ASES), and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM).

During his time at SCOI, Dr. Vellios has been routinely named a Castle Connolly Top Doctor as well as a California Super Doctor Rising Star.

Dr. Vellios also has a special interest in shoulder arthroplasty and prides himself on being at the forefront of innovation. He currently uses the only shoulder arthroplasty system on the market with live computer navigation to assure the utmost accuracy and precision for his patients.

Dr. Vellios is active in sports medicine on the community level, acting as the team orthopedic surgeon for The Master's University as well as Canyon, Golden Valley, and Bishop Alemany High Schools in the Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys. 

What Dr. Vellios enjoys most about being an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine is working with patients who are motivated and eager to get better. In addition, he values the opportunity to be a part of a larger care team, including other doctors, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and nurses. 

When he isn’t providing consultation and care to his patients, Dr. Vellios enjoys spending quality time with his wife and daughter.  He also stays active and likes to hike, weight train, and play basketball.

Dr. Vellios is available to see patients in Van NuysValencia, and Porter Ranch.


  • Sports Medicine
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Replacement (Anatomic, Reverse and Revisions)
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Ligament Reconstruction of the Shoulder, Elbow and Knee
  • Cartilage Restoration
  • Patellofemoral (Kneecap) Instability
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Fractures
  • Qualified Medical Exams (QME)
  • Agreed Medical Exams (AME)


Practice Coordinator: (661) 254-6364 Ext. 6571

Fax: (818) 909-3929

“It is always a good experience with Dr. Vellios and his staff.”
– Janice B.
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