babakBigDr. Babak Samimi began his undergraduate studies at UCLA where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Psycho-Biology and graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He continued his graduate studies at the UCLA School of Medicine where he graduated with Honors in Surgery. He then successfully completed his internship and residency at the University of Southern California and Los Angeles County specializing in Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Samimi has been an author on multiple published peer- reviewed papers and has presented his research on numerous occasions.

Dr. Samimi is actively involved in academics through his role as Clinical Instructor of Orthopaedic Surgery for residents at both LAC/USC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Doctor’s Hospital of West Covina Podiatric Residency program. Dr. Samimi is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America and California Orthopaedic Association.

 

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • General Orthopedics (General Orthopaedic Surgery)
  • Joint Reconstruction
  • Hip and Knee Replacement
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Injuries: Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Hand, Hip, Knee, Ankle, Foot
  • Orthopaedic Trauma and Fracture Management

 

Education

  • Undergraduate
    • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA
      BS, Magna Cum Laude, PsychoBiology 1996-2000
  • Medical
    • UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
      M.D. 2000-2004
  • Internship
    • Los Angeles County / University of Southern California (LAC/USC), Los Angeles, CA
      General Surgery / Orthopaedic Surgery 2004-2005
  • Residency
    • Los Angeles County / University of Southern California (LAC/USC), Los Angeles, CA
      Orthopaedic Surgery 2005-2009

 

Hospital/Academic Affiliations

  • Hospital
    • Doctor’s Hospital of West Covina | West Covina, CA
    • Citrus Valley Medical Center/Queen of the Valley Hospital / West Covina, CA
    • Inter-Community Hospital / Covina, CA
    • Saint John’s Hospital / Santa Monica, CA
    • Monrovia Memorial Hospital / Monrovia, CA

 

Society Memberships

  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • California Orthopaedic Association (COA)
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)

 

Community Activities

  • Health for Humanity (International non-profit organization working towards global health)