Practice Coordinator: (818) 901-6600 Ext. 3605
Fax: (818) 901-4583
Fellowship-Trained, Board Certified Sports Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist
Robert Gazmarian, MD, was born and raised in Los Angeles and received his undergraduate degree in kinesiology at the University of California, Los Angeles.
He then earned his medical degree at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Gazmarian completed his formal medical training with a general surgery internship at UCLA-Harbor General Hospital. His interest in musculoskeletal disorders led him back to UC-Irvine, where he completed his residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation. He is Board Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Sports Medicine.
Dr. Gazmarian then completed a fellowship in sports medicine at the Hughston Clinic in Columbus, Georgia, which included experience for national level high school, college, and minor league athletes.
Dr. Gazmarian joined Southern California Orthopedic Institute in 1998. He is currently active in the care of high school and college student athletes in the greater Los Angeles area, and has been the Team Physician for St Francis High school in La Canada since 1998.
As a fellowship-trained physician, Dr. Gazmarian enjoys the challenges of treating multiple nonsurgical orthopedic conditions. His goal in patient treatment is to maximize daily function and activity and to provide his patients with excellent service and compassionate care so optimal musculoskeletal health may be restored. Dr. Gazmarian utilizes the latest advancements in musculoskeletal ultrasound technology to diagnose conditions, as well as treat the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and ankle with ultrasound guided injections.
Dr Gazmarian has an interest conservative spinal care and rehabilitation, for the more difficult conditions he performs spinal injections (epidurals/facet blocks) under flouroscopy for sciatica and spine arthritis. He also performs electrodiagnostic (EMG/NCS) testing to assess neuromuscular injuries.
In his free time, Dr. Gazmarian enjoys spending time with his four children who are involved in club soccer, football, and basketball. He also enjoys playing golf and riding motorcycles.
• Sports Medicine-Board certified
• Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation-Board certified
"The doctor did a great job on treating my plantar fasciitis. He use an ultrasound machine to guide the Cortisone injection, it was pretty much pain-free afterwards. In the past, I had to take two or three days off to recover from the injection. The doctor was friendly and informative. Great job and great personality." – Heath G.