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UCI HealthDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is committed to patient care, education and research. We utilize an interdisciplinary team approach, catered to each individual as we provide exemplary patient care. Our surgeons are consistently recognized as “Super Doctors”, “Physicians of Excellence”, and “Top Doctors" by their colleagues and patients. As professors, we are at the cutting edge of modern and successful techniques, and our research is recognized world wide as evidenced by the numerous awards won by our group.

Meet Our Team

Our orthopaedic surgeons are not only board certified, but also are recognized as national/international authorities in our field.
Our surgeons are consistently recognized as “Super Doctors”, “Physicians of Excellence”, and “Top Doctors" by their colleagues and

  • Nitin N. Bhatia, M.D.

    Nitin N. Bhatia, M.D.

    Spine Surgery

  • Vincent Caiozzo, Ph.D

    Vincent Caiozzo, Ph.D

    Research - Skeletal Muscle Adaptation

  • Stuart Green, M.D.

    Stuart Green, M.D.

    Post-Trauma Reconstruction/ Ilizarov Surgery

  • Ranjan Gupta, M.D.

    Ranjan Gupta, M.D.

    Shoulder, Elbow & Hand Surgery

  • Gregory Hamid Rafijah, M.D.

    Gregory Hamid Rafijah, M.D.

    Hand & Wrist, Elbow Surgery

  • Andrew R. Hsu, M.D.

    Andrew R. Hsu, M.D.

    Foot & Ankle Surgery

  • Jesse Kaplan, M.D.

    Jesse Kaplan, M.D.


  • P. Douglas Kiester, M.D.

    P. Douglas Kiester, M.D.

    General Orthopaedics & Spine Surgery

  • Brian Y. Kim, M.D.

    Brian Y. Kim, M.D.

    Primary Care Sports Medicine

  • Christopher Kroner, M.D., MPH

    Christopher Kroner, M.D., MPH

    Primary Care Sports Medicine

  • James R. Learned, M.D.

    James R. Learned, M.D.

    Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery &
    Surgical Hip Preservation

  • Dean Wang, M.D.

    Yu-Po Lee, M.D.

    Spine Surgery

  • Philip Lim, M.D.

    Philip Lim, M.D.

    Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery

  • William C. McMaster, M.D.

    William C. McMaster, M.D.

    Hip & Knee Arthroplasty

  • Andrew Nobe

    Andrew Nobe

    Primary Care Sports Medicine / Affiliate Faculty

  • Charles D. Rosen, M.D.

    Charles D. Rosen, M.D.

    Spine Surgery

  • John A. Scolaro, M.D.

    John A. Scolaro, M.D.


  • David H. So, M.D.

    David H. So, M.D.

    Hip & Knee Arthroplasty

  • Russell Stitzlein, M.D.

    Russell Stitzlein, M.D.

    Orthopaedic Oncology

  • Martin C. Tynan, M.D.

    Martin C. Tynan, M.D.


  • Dean Wang, M.D.

    Dean Wang, M.D.

    Sports Medicine Surgery

Latest News & Events

Dr. Ranjan Gupta wins the 2019 Charles S. Neer Award

Dr. Ranjan Gupta was chosen to receive the prestigious Charles S. Neer Award from the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons for recognition of his outstanding clinical investigations contributing to the understanding, care and prevention of injuries to the shoulder

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Dr. Dean Wang chosen for the ICRS/Vericel Lars Peterson Clinical Travelling Fellowship

Dr. Wang was chosen for the ICRS/Vericel Lars Peterson Clinical Travelling Fellowship, which selects future leaders in the field of cartilage regeneration and joint preservation.

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