Dr. Alexandra Stavrakis is a board-certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with specialized training in hip and knee joint replacement and complex revision joint replacement. She provides surgical treatment for hip and knee pain secondary to arthritis conditions as well as for hip fractures and other lower extremity trauma. Dr. Stavrakis has extensive experience in robotic assisted joint replacement surgery and uses robotic assistance when indicated. She also specializes in complex arthroplasty revisions, which are sometimes required for failed hip and knee replacements.
A native of Portland, Oregon, Dr. Stavrakis attended the University of Southern California as an undergraduate and UCLA for medical school. She completed her residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery at UCLA where she also served as an administrative chief resident. She then did fellowship training in Adult Reconstruction/Joint Replacement at the prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) at Cornell University in New York. She has also completed further fellowship training, including an orthopaedic surgery research fellowship and Biodesign fellowship, both at UCLA. Her primary research interests include both clinical and basic science research on prosthetic joint infection prevention and management. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed research articles and book chapters and regularly presents at national meetings. Dr. Stavrakis is a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Dr. Stavrakis is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at UCLA and is the Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Los Angeles VA. She sees patients in clinic and performs surgery at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital.
Medical Board Certifications
- Prosthetic Joint Infection Prevention
- Prosthetic Joint Infection Management
- Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Outcomes
- Super Doctors® Southern California Rising Stars 2021