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Harpreet S. Bawa, MD

Orthopedic Surgery
Primary Location
Southern California Orthopedic Institute - Porter Ranch
19950 Rinaldi Street
Suite 100
Porter Ranch, California 91326
Phone
Fax
818-360-4305

About

Dr. Harpreet Bawa is a fellowship-trained joint replacement surgeon specializing in the treatment of arthritis and other degenerative joint conditions of the hip and knee. Through his extensive training and experience, he has developed an expertise in joint replacement surgeries, such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, anterior and posterior hip replacement, and hip resurfacing procedures. Dr. Bawa also treats patients who require revision hip or knee replacements and those who have had a previous surgery or deformity requiring complex joint replacement surgery. He specializes in robotic-assisted anterior hip replacement, total knee replacement, and partial knee replacement surgery. By using cutting edge computer-assisted technologies, minimally invasive techniques, and protocols specifically tailored to each patient he is able to not only relieve his patients of their pain but also restore them to their previous level of function—or better.

Dr. Bawa completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California in Los Angeles, where he graduated magna cum laude with majors in economics and neuroscience. He earned his medical degree at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated among the top of his class, receiving honors in all clinical clerkships, and he was elected to the highly esteemed Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Bawa completed his internship and orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Chicago. Following his residency, he underwent additional specialty training through a hip and knee reconstruction and joint replacement fellowship at the prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) of Cornell University in New York City.

Dr. Bawa is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. He has presented and published in multiple areas of orthopedic research, and his papers have been published in top peer-reviewed orthopedic journals, such as the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, The Journal of Arthroplasty, and Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research®. Dr. Bawa is also a reviewer for The Journal of Arthroplasty. Furthermore, his research has been featured in a variety of media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal.

Dr. Bawa's treatment philosophy revolves around the importance of caring for the whole patient. He firmly believes that, in addition to treating a patient's orthopedic condition, it is imperative to address the emotional and social aspects of his or her life as well. He also believes in the value of evidence-based medicine, as it gives his patients optimal outcomes.

Dr. Bawa was raised in the San Fernando Valley. When he is not seeing patients, he enjoys traveling, playing golf, and spending time with his family.

Dr. Bawa is available to see patients at the Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, and Porter Ranch offices.

Education

Medical Board Certification

Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2020

Fellowship

Hospital For Special Surgery, 2018

Residency

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, 2017

Degree

Case Western Reserve Univ School of Medicine, MD, 2012

Locations

Southern California Orthopedic Institute - Porter Ranch

Southern California Orthopedic Institute - Thousand Oaks

Southern California Orthopedic Institute - Simi Valley

Southern California Orthopedic Institute

Southern California Orthopedic Institute

Research

Publications

  1. Bawa H, Weick JW, Dirschl DR, Luu HH: Trends in deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis and deep vein thrombosis rates after total hip and knee arthroplasty. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2018;26:698-705.
  2. Weick J, Bawa H, Dirschl DR, Luu HH: Preoperative opioid use is associated with higher readmission and revision rates in total knee and total hip arthroplasty. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2018;100:1171-1176.
  3. Weick JW, Bawa HS, Dirschl DR: Hyaluronic acid injections for treatment of advanced osteoarthritis of the knee: utilization and cost in a national population sample. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2016;98:1429-1435.
  4. Bawa HS, Weick JW, Dirschl DR: Gender disparities in osteoarthritis-related health care utilization before total knee arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty 2016;31:2115-2118.
  5. Weick J, Bawa HS: The potential utility of patient-reported range of motion after total knee arthroplasty. Ann Transl Med 2015;3:193.
  6. Bawa HS, Wera GC, Kraay MJ et al.: Predictors of range of motion in patients undergoing manipulation after TKA. Clin Orthop Relat Res 2013;471:258-263.

Awards

  • Super Doctors® Southern California Rising Stars 2021