University of California • Irvine
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is committed to patient care, education and research. The field of orthopedic surgery involves the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the musculoskeletal system. We utilize an interdisciplinary team approach, catered to each individual as we provide exemplary patient care. We collaborate with specialists in adult reconstruction, spine, hand, shoulder, elbow, oncology, pediatrics, and trauma. Our surgeons are consistently recognized as “Super Doctors”, “Physicians of Excellence”, and “Top Doctors" by their colleagues and patients.  As professors, we are at the cutting edge of modern and successful techniques, and our research is recognized world wide as evidenced by the numerous awards won by our group.  We look forward to working with our patients as a team to achieve a holistic cure to their problems.

Letter from the Chairman

Nitin N. Bhatia, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Chief, Spine Service
Residency Program Director
Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of California, Irvine