UCLA Orthopaedic Surgery

Proud to be among the nation's top hospitals in orthopaedic surgery.

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About UCLA Orthopaedic Surgery

We are an alliance of UCLA Health and Orthopaedic Institute for Children, joining programs with long traditions of patient-centered care, academic excellence, and scientific advancement.

Our program creates a platform for unparalleled contributions to adult and pediatric patient care and scientific discovery in orthopaedic surgery and musculoskeletal medicine. We strive to create a new standard of musculoskeletal care and be a destination for patients, world-class faculty, and inquisitive students.

Find Your Care

To find out more about our orthopaedic surgery services, call 310-319-1234.

Meet Our Expert Team

Combining the best in orthopaedic medicine and surgical care, along with strong rehabilitation and diagnostic imaging programs, our practice is nationally recognized for outstanding orthopaedic care and innovative research.

Our Locations

Most patients prefer to visit a site that is convenient to home or work. We have offices in multiple locations all over Southern California.


You Can Make A Difference

Thank you for your kind consideration. Your gift will help ensure that the Department can continue as a leading institute for the education and comprehensive treatment of patients with these complex disorders.

UCLA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Santa Monica

Clinical Programs

The UCLA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is dedicated to comprehensive, state-of-the-art care of musculoskeletal disorders, delivered in a safe and compassionate manner that focuses upon the needs and expectations of our patients.

Academic Programs

The educational environment at UCLA Health is truly world class: A top-tier research institution, dedicated and experienced faculty, talented trainees, a superb hospital system, and an incredibly diverse multicultural environment. These are key ingredients for extraordinary learning.

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Founded in 1951, UCLA is one of the leading, public research institutions in the world, ranking 13th out of the top 100 global universities in a 2014 survey published by US News & World Report. UCLA consistently ranks among the top 10 institutions for research funding in the United States, and 1st among public universities. In fiscal year 2019-2020 $1.2B in extramural research funds were awarded to UCLA, 2/3 of which ($847M) came from federal or state resources.

After-Hours Clinic

The UCLA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery offers an after-hours orthopaedic clinic that is available to patients Monday - Thursday evenings. The After Hours Clinic provides high quality Orthopaedic care in a timely and convenient manner and is great alternative to emergency department care.

Orthopaedics After Hours

Orthopaedic News

Operation Mend NYC Veterans Day Parade 2021

Dr. Sharon Hame and Dr. Kodi Azari marched in the NYC Veterans’ Day 2021 parade for Operation Mend

Thomas J. Kremen, MD

American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine selected Dr. Thomas Kremen as its traveling fellow

Dr. Don Young Park endoscopic discectomy

Dr. Don Young Park had successfully performed the first L5-S1 dual portal endoscopic discectomy

Dr. Adam Sassoon

Dr. Adam Sassoon appointed to the Diversity Advisory Board for American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Request an Appointment

Our goal is to provide a prompt response and to create an appointment that is convenient for you. We value your time. Many of our providers have advanced fellowship training in orthopaedic specialties and sub-specialties. But remember, we also provide great general orthopaedic care.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UCLA Health

Dedicated to comprehensive, state-of-the-art care of musculoskeletal disorders.

Get in Touch

To find out more about our Orthopaedic Surgery services, call 310-319-1234.