Meet Dr. Rajan M. Patel
Rajan Patel md

Dr. Rajan M. Patel, M.D

Board Certified in Orthopedics Surgery
Board Certified in Sports Medicine
Fellowship trained in Adult Reconstruction
Qualfied Medical Examiner


Medical School - Cornell University, Doctor of Medicine
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Internship in Surgery
Albert Einstein College of Medicine / LIJ Medical Center
University of Pennsylvania, Fellowship in Adult


Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
Fracture Management & Treatment
Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy

Hospital Affiliations

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
La Peer Surgical Center
Olympia Medical Center
Southern California Hospital, Culver City

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery)
Qualified Medical Examiner

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
American Association of Arthroscopy

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Thank you Dr. Rajan Patel for the support before surgery and life time of relief from shoulder pain!

I had gotten multiple opinions before choosing Dr. Patel. This kindness, patience and detailed explanation of what the surgery would include is what gave me the confidence that Dr. Patel would be the best surgeon for me. The cleanliness and organization was a plus also.

Once again Dr. Patel and nurses I thank you for the experience and the great work that's given me relief of the constant pain I was in. I have so much gratitude and respect for Dr. Patel office!

Dr. Patel performed an amazing procedure on my shoulder! Not only does he provide excellent service, but he makes you feel very comfortable and informs you thoroughly. The staff are very friendly and have always provided me with great customer service. I highly recommend his services.

Dr. Patel is a kind and compassionate.

My experience with Dr. Patel was excellent. I had a right hip joint replacement operation that was without incident or complication. It was, in fact, a much easier and simpler procedure than I had ever imagined. I spent one night in the hospital. In less than a week I was starting to move around (with a "walker" at first). I attribute the ease of the recovery to Dr. Patel's ability and skill.

Dr Patel's family


“My family is a big source of inspiration for me. My work is very dear to me because I treat my patients like they’re an extension of my own family.”



Dr. Patel grew up in Orange County and graduated from University of California at Berkeley with honors with a degree in molecular cell biology with an emphasis on cell development.

During his undergraduate training he taught biology, volunteered at medical clinics, and was active participant in the Alumni Association and University Healthcare Worker program. He then attended the prestigious Cornell Medical College in New York City. During medical school he received various awards including the Papanicolaou Fellow in Anatomy Award.

After graduating from medical school he started his surgical internship at UCLA Medical Center. He then completed his orthopedic residency at Albert Einstein/ LIJ Medical Center in New York. During residency Dr. Patel presented several research papers at Orthopedic Research Society, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and various other academic meetings. He served as the team physician for professional league baseball, soccer, tennis and hockey athletes. He also was a clinical instructor in several national orthopedic courses for shoulder reconstructive procedures.

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. Along with primary and revision joint reconstruction, his other clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, alternative bearings for joint reconstruction, CAS (computer assisted surgery), and orthobiologic applications in orthopedics surgery.

Dr. Patel holds two unique board certifications in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine, along with a fellowship in adult reconstruction. 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 also Qualified Medical Examiner (Q.M.E) for the State of California Industrial Medical Council.

He is on Staff at Cedar Sinai Medical where he is also on the teaching faculty for orthopedic surgery. He also serves on the surgery executive committee at Olympia Medical Center.

Dr. Patel is also on staff at La Peer Surgical Center as the Leading Orthopedic Surgeon.