Address: 8670 Wilshire Blvd #202 Beverly Hills CA 90211
 
Telephone: (310) 855-0751
 
Email: info@lapeerhealth.com
 
Website: http://www.towerorthopaedics.com/
 

Rajan M. Patel, M.D. is a board-certified orthopedic surgeonand sports medicine doctor at La Peer Health Systems. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, and Arthroscopic Association of North America. He is Fellowship trained in Adult Reconstruction. Along with primary and revision joint reconstruction, Dr. Patel’s other clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, alternative bearings for joint reconstruction, CAS (computer assisted surgery), and orthobiologic applications in orthopedics surgery.

Originally from Orange County, Dr. Patel graduated from University of California at Berkeley with honors with a degree in molecular cell biology. He taught biology, volunteered at medical clinics, and was active participant in the Alumni Association and University Healthcare Worker program. Afterward, he attended the prestigious Cornell Medical College in New York City where he received various awards, including the Papanicolaou Fellow in Anatomy Award.

Next, Dr. Patel completed his surgical internship at UCLA Medical Center and his orthopedic residency at Albert Einstein/LIJ Medical Center in New York. During his residency, Dr. Patel served as team physician for professional league athletes. His interest in adult reconstruction led him to complete an additional year of fellowship training in joint reconstruction at the University of Pennsylvania where he crafted his skills in complex adult reconstruction of the shoulder, hip, and knee.

A member of the staff at Cedar Sinai Medical, Dr. Patel is also on the teaching faculty for orthopedic surgery. In addition to that and his private practice, Tower Orthopaedics, he also serves on the surgery executive committee at Olympia Medical Center and is a Qualified Medical Examiner (Q.M.E) for the State of California Industrial Medical Council.

EDUCATION:

College University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Bachelor of Science: Molecular and Cell Biology with Honors, 1995
Medical School Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY
Doctor of Medicine, May 1999
Internship UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Surgical Internship, June 2000
Residency Albert Einstein Medical College
Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY
Orthopedic Surgery Residency, May 2004
Fellowship University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Adult Reconstruction Fellowship 2004-2005

Certifications

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery  2007
Qualified Medical Examiner 2006

Memberships

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

COMMITTEES 

Medical Executive Committee Olympia Medical Center  2007
Cedars Sinai Joint Practice Committee 2007

RESEARCH/WORK EXPERIENCE:

2005 Clinical Research Assistant, Department of Orthopedics, University of Pennsylvania. Early two year results of trabecular total knee arthroplasty.
2002 Clinical Research Assistant, Department of Orthopedics, North Shore/LIJ. The potential of Sonic Hedge Hog gene for gene modified/tissue engineered cartilage repair.
2001 Clinical Research Assistant, Department of Orthopedics, North Shore/LIJ. The utility of fever workup following postoperative total knee arthroplasty.
1999 Clinical Research Assistant, Department of Orthopedics, Hospital for Special Surgery. Primary investigator in studying N Telopeptide levels during healing of major fractures.
1998 Clinical Research Assistant, Department of Orthopedics, Hospital for Speical Surgery. Primary investigator in studying collagen degradation products in patients with Colles’ fractures.
1996 Research Assistant, Department of Orthopedic, Hospital for Special Surgery. Developed research protocol for flow cytometry assay of monocyte uptake of particulate debris found in total joint arthroplasty.
1995 Manager, Animal Kingdom. Responsible for purchasing, sales, public relation, and general accounting.
1994-95 Research Assistant, Department of Molecular Cell Biology, U.C. Berkeley.  Research involved characterizing the development and transgenic potential of Laevis  Tropicalis for developmental studies.
1994-95 Biological Science Tutor, U.C. Berkeley Education Center. Responsible for programs development and coordinating/leading group and individual biological science tutorial sessions.
1992 Research Assistant, Department of Medicine, U.C. Irvine. Assisted in cloning and sequencing a FGF growth factor and studying its relationship to pancreatic cancer growth and regulation.

PRESENTATIONS:

The utility of fever workup following postoperative total knee  arthroplasty.  American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery 2001
The potential of Sonic Hedge Hog gene for gene modified/tissue engineered cartilage repair. Orthopedic Research Society 2002
The potential of Sonic Hedge Hog gene for gene modified/tissue engineered cartilage repair. Western Orthopedic Meeting 2004
Management of Infected Total Joints. Cedars Sinai Orthopedic Grand Rounds 2006

HONORS/AWARDS:

Papanicolaou Fellow in Anatomy
Phi Beta Kappa
UCB Alumni Association Leadership Scholarship 1991-1995
UC Berkeley Education Center Teaching Award 1995
Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Scholarship 1994
National Tylenol Leadership Scholarship 1991
“Choices” National Photo Contest 1991

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: 8670 Wilshire Blvd #202 Beverly Hills, CA, 90211
Office#: (310) 855-0751
Email: info@lapeerhealth.org
Website: http://www.towerorthopaedics.com