At Southern California Orthopedic Institute, our specialty-trained doctors are recognized experts in the diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic conditions and injuries. When you are seen by one of our experts, you know that you are being treated by an experienced doctor who is focused and dedicated to providing you exceptional orthopedic care.

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  • David M. Auerbach, MD
    Fellowship-Trained

    Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Reconstructive Microsurgery, and Arthroscopic Surgery of the Hand, Wrist, Elbow, and Shoulder.

  • Richard J. Spelts, DO
    Fellowship-Trained

    Specializes in the Nonoperative Medical Treatment of Sports/Orthopedic injuries in athletes and non-athletes, including the Pediatric, Adult and Geriatric populations, as well as Regenerative Medicine.

  • Trevor P. Lynch, MD, FACS
    Fellowship-Trained

    Specializes in Hand and Upper Extremity Reconstructive Microsurgery.

  • Andrew M. Blecher, MD
    Fellowship-Trained

    Board Certified in Primary Care Sports Medicine, specializing in Sports Medicine and nonsurgical treatment of orthopedic and musculoskeletal injuries, including the shoulder, knee, ankle, hip and elbow with a special focus on Regenerative Medicine for joints, ligaments and tendons of athletes and non-athletes of all ages.

  • Jonathan S. Jaivin, MD, FACS
    Fellowship-Trained

    Specializes in Medical and Surgical Management of all problems related to the Foot and Ankle.

  • Patricia C. McKeever, MD
    Fellowship-Trained

    Specializes in Pediatric and Adolescent Orthopedic Injuries (including Sports Injuries), Spinal Deformities, Scoliosis and Congenital Deformities of the Hip.

  • Jonathan Falakassa, MD
    Fellowship-Trained

    Specializes in the Spine and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery.

  • Stephen J. Snyder, MD

    Founder of the SCOI Shoulder Team and CLASroom Arthroscopic Training Center

    Specializes in Arthroscopic Surgery and Reconstructive Procedures of the Shoulder Joint.

     

  • Mark H. Getelman, MD
    Fellowship-Trained

    Specializes in Arthroscopic and Minimally Invasive Reconstructive Surgery of the Shoulder and Knee, and Sports Medicine.

  • Ronald P. Karzel, MD
    Fellowship-Trained

    Specializes in Arthroscopic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Shoulder, Knee, and Sports Medicine.

  • Babak Barcohana, MD
    Fellowship-Trained

    Specializes in the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of Spinal Disorders involving the Neck, Back, and Spine, utilizing Microsurgical and Minimally Invasive Techniques.

  • Christopher D. Hamilton, MD
    Fellowship-Trained

    Specializes in Arthroscopic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Shoulder, Elbow, Knee, Sports Medicine, and Joint Replacement of the Shoulder and Knee.

  • Fadi S. Saied, DO
    Fellowship-Trained

    Specializes in Arthroscopic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Hip and Knee, Unicompartmental or Partial Knee Replacements, and Knee Arthroscopy for torn cartilage.

  • Todd D. Moldawer, MD
    Fellowship-Trained

    Specializes in surgical and nonsurgical treatment of Disorders of the Spine.

  • Todd J. Molnar, MD
    Fellowship-Trained

    Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, with emphasis on Sports Medicine.

  • Joseph P. Burns, MD
    Fellowship-Trained

    Specializes in Comprehensive, Minimally Invasive Reconstructive Shoulder Surgery, Arthroscopic Reconstruction of the Knee, and Sports Medicine. 

  • Eric I. Ferkel, MD
    Fellowship-Trained

    Orthopedic Surgeon, Fellowship-trained in Sports Medicine and Foot and Ankle Surgery.

  • Jared A. Niska, MD
    Fellowship-Trained

    Specializes in Hand, Wrist, and Elbow Surgery in Pediatrics and Adults with a Special Interest in Fractures and Sports Injuries, Arthroscopic Surgery, and Microsurgery.

  • Michael S. Bahk, MD
    Fellowship-Trained

    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.

  • Richard L. Masserman, MD

    Specializes in Agreed Medical Examinations, Independent Medical Examinations, and Qualified Medical Examinations involving workers' compensation cases.

  • Karl R. Balch, MD
    Fellowship-Trained

    Specializes in the Hip and Knee, Joint Replacement, and Revision.

  • David K. Wahba, MD
    Fellowship-Trained

    Specializes in Pain Management

  • Mark L. Schamblin, MD
    Fellowship-Trained

    Specializes in Arthroscopic and Reconstructive Surgery of the shoulder, knee, and elbow with a special interest in Sports Medicine and the treatment of the injured athlete.

  • Todd Shapiro, MD
    Fellowship-Trained

    A fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine with special focus on shoulder and elbow surgery.

  • Richard D. Ferkel, MD
    Fellowship-Trained

    Specializes in Arthroscopic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Knee, Shoulder, Foot, and Ankle, Cartilage Restoration of the Ankle, and Sports Medicine.

  • Steven A. Schopler, MD
    Fellowship-Trained

    Minimally invasive spine surgery, scoliosis, microsurgery of the spine, pediatric orthopedics, biomechanics, spinal devices and implant technology.

  • Edmund H. Choi, MD
    Fellowship-Trained

    Specializes in Comprehensive Spine Care, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Adult and Pediatric Spinal Deformity

  • Brian S. Grossman, MD
    Fellowship-Trained

    Specializes in surgical and nonsurgical treatment of conditions of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine of children and adults including scoliosis/spinal deformity surgery.

  • A. Elizabeth Blozé, MD

    Specializes in nonsurgical Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the nonsurgical treatment of musculoskeletal and sports related injuries, and the diagnosis and treatment of spinal and peripheral nerve injuries.

  • Deborah A. Castañeda, MD
    Fellowship-Trained

    Specializes in surgery of the foot and ankle and has extensive experience in the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of foot and ankle injuries and conditions.

  • Jaime D. Hernandez, MD
    Fellowship-Trained

    Board Certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee replacement. Each year, he performs over 500 joint replacements. He was specialty trained in hip and knee replacement at Harvard Medical School's Brigham and Women's Hospital.  He is a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS), the specialty society for surgeons focused on hip and knee replacement.

  • John L. Etcheverry, DPM

    Specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of the foot and ankle.

  • Robert Gazmarian, MD
    Fellowship-Trained

    Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, specializing in Sports Medicine, Disorders of the Musculoskeletal System, and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

  • Carlos A. Guanche, MD
    Fellowship-Trained

    Specializes in Arthroscopy of the Shoulder, Hip and Knee, Traditional and Reverse Shoulder Replacement, and Sports Medicine.

  • William H. Mouradian, MD
    Fellowship-Trained

    Specializes in Treatment of Spinal Disorders, including Conservative Treatment and all aspects of Spinal Surgery, with special emphasis on Minimally Invasive Procedures and complex Revision Spinal Surgery.

  • Kamil Erfanian, MD
    Fellowship-Trained

    Specializes in surgery of the Hand, Wrist, and Microvascular Surgery.

  • Gregory J. Hanker, MD
    Fellowship-Trained

    Specializes in both traditional orthopedic surgery and arthroscopic surgery of the Hand, Wrist, and Elbow; Fracture care; and Medical-Legal Upper Extremity evaluations.

  • Harpreet S. Bawa, MD
    Fellowship-Trained

    Specializes in Hip and Knee Replacement and Revision

  • Brian Dierckman, MD
    Fellowship-Trained

    Specializes in Arthroscopic Procedures of the Shoulder, Hip, and Knee.

  • Paul M. Simic, MD
    Fellowship-Trained

    Specializes in Surgery of the Hand, Wrist, Elbow, and Shoulder, Microsurgical Reconstruction and Arthroscopic Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity.

Emeritus/Retired Doctors