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.
|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
|American Board of Orthopedic Surgery 2007|
Qualified Medical Examiner 2006
|American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons|
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
|Medical Executive Committee Olympia Medical Center 2007|
Cedars Sinai Joint Practice Committee 2007
|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.|
|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|
|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
Andrew Weiss, M.D. is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at La Peer Health Systems in Beverly Hills. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a member of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons. In addition to his private practice, he serves on staff at Cedar Sinai Medical Center and Olympia Medical Center as well as on the the faculty of Harbor/UCLA Medical Center.
A Los Angeles native, Dr. Weiss graduated from the Harvard School and then left Southern California to attend college and play soccer at the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating Magna Cum Laude, with a bachelors of arts in the Biological Basis of Behavior, Dr. Weiss returned to Los Angeles and taught high school biology and algebra. He subsequently attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine where he graduated honors/ Alpha Omega Alpha and then completed at an orthopedic surgery residency at UCLA/ Harbor Medical Center.
During residency, Dr. Weiss had extensive exposure to general orthopedics and orthopedic trauma. Afterwards, he completed a sports medicine fellowship at UCLA Medical Center, where he served as a team physician for the UCLA football, volleyball, and baseball teams. In addition to his background in general orthopedics, orthopedic sports medicine, and orthopedic trauma, Dr. Weiss loves working with children and has developed expertise in treating pediatric orthopedic trauma, including the operative and non-operative management of broken bones and other injuries.
He has written many articles on laser surgery and the MRI evaluation of articular cartilage and has lectured extensively on the evaluation and management of sports related injuries. As an avid runner, competing in both marathons and triathlons, he has firsthand knowledge of the physical and mental challenges running athletes face.
Outside of work, Dr. Weiss enjoys traveling, watching college athletics, and, most of all, spending time with his wife and two young daughters.