View map

Dr. Babak Samimi, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Professional statement

Dr. 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 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 and Sports Medicine for residents at the USC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Samimi is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America, California Orthopaedic Association and Orthopedic Trauma Association.

In-network insurances

  • AIG
  • Advantage Health
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Citrus Valley Medical Center - Queen of the Valley Campus
  • Doctors Hospital of West Covina
  • Saint John's Health Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of California, Los Angeles, Doctor of Medicine
  • Los Angeles County+University of Southern California Medical Center, Internship in General Surgery
  • Los Angeles County+University of Southern California Medical Center, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • California Orthopaedic Association

Awards and publications

  • Health for Humanity (International non-profit organization working towards global health)
  • Love for Haiti (A disaster relief organization formed to help the victims of the Haiti Earthquake)
  • D Allison, A Lindberg, B Samimi, R Mirzayan, L Menendez: A Comparison of Mineral Bone Graft Substitutes for Bone Defects, US Oncology and Hematology, 2011; 7(1)

Zocdoc awards

Rapid registration
See you again

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Farsi

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1912121377

Office locations

Samimi Orthopaedic Group

741 South Orange Ave., 2nd Floor

West Covina, CA 91790

Samimi Orthopaedic Group

11710 Wilshire Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90025

Patient reviews
All reviews have been submitted by patients after seeing the provider. For more information, check out our Patient Knowledge Base.
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner

Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I thought he was fantastic
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I feel the Doctor really listens and is definitely trying to help me with the problems I'm having with my knees. I'm so excited to finally have someone to listen to me and help me.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
the doctor was late to see me but overall my appointment was okay
Less than 3 months ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Very positive, I left the office with hope that I can be helpef
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Very straight forward and took time to answer ALL of my questions. I did not feel rushed at all. He was also very accommodating with work issues as well. Very professional and excellent bedside manners.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
His staff was very friendly. The doctor was very nice and spent time going over all of my questions. I would highly recommend this doctor.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Samimi listened to my problem, efficiently diagnosed my condition, outlined a treatment plan, and answered all of my questions. He took the time to listen to what I had to say, which was appreciated.
Less than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Absolutely amazing as always. Clear, thoughtful diagnosis and treatment.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Always great!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Took a little while to be seen, but once I was in the doctor was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient. Would visit again.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
He was professional, answered all my questions, and was easy to work with. I'm quite happy!
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I thought the wait time was exceptionally long. I only spoke with the physician for a few minutes but he adequately addressed my concerns and provided a course of action.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Very nice, friendly, kept on point, gave me a few options and had some suggestions for treatment now and in the future.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr Samimi ALWAYS takes the time to listen to your concerns and he explains procedures very clearly
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I thought he was very thorough and just the right doctor for my injury.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Amazing. Dr. Samimi has been fantastic and the results I've gotten from working with him have been amazing!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Fantastic all around. Thoughtful, attentive and very responsive with feedback, patient education and treatment.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Explained things well and listened to my problem
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
My first experience with Dr. Samimi was great. For my follow-up consultation, I felt that he couldn't care less. His attitude was awful and he didn't even care to look at my exams properly. I will not be returning to seethis doctor, and I truly regret that I went to see him in the first place.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Samimi was great. He asked me a lot of questions and was very patient while I explained everything to him. Very polite, knowledgeable and straight forward. Would recommend him.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr Samimi is the best !! So nice and very caring and actually listens to you ?? I highly recommend Dr Samimi , been seeing him for 6 months due to a shoulder fracture and couldn't have received better care anywhereand the office staff is great and so is the lady in the parking lot ! 1 hour free parking with validation ??
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Very much enjoyed his beside manner, his knowledge, his willingness to answer all questions and explore conservative alternatives before more radical ones. Would recommend him very highly, though the wait time (45 minutes) was a little frustrating.On the hand, the place is also an urgent care facility so that probably accounts for some of it.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
He offered me no diagnosis and nothing proactive to do to help my injury. He simply stated that it will be better in four weeks. Four weeks later and there is no improvement. I got the impression that the general attitudewas "if don't require surgery at this time, I'm not concerned with you". From personal experience I know that if injuries aren't handled properly from the onset, the effects can be long lasting. Very disappointed in the level of care offered.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
VERY professional! He tells you how it is and to the point. Plan on waiting a few extra minutes because he takes the extra time to answer all your questions. Felt more comfortable and less stressed after the consultation with Dr. Samimi. Will definately recommend to everyone!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
This was only my first visit with Dr. Samimi, but he was very nice and seemed very reasonable in his approach to treatment options.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I completed all new patient documents on zoc doc upon making the appointment (4 weeks ago). However, they did not look for them and down load as part of the file. On arrival I had to complete them again. Dr. Samimiis very thorough. Excellent bed side manner. Listened, and in no hurry, no rush. He knows what he is doing. I recommend him. However, perhaps the office staff can be assisted with a reminder of the paper work I completed via zoc doc, about 4 weeks ago, to be part of the file. Thanks, Rich
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
He was alsom he explains every detail and ready help full
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Very friendly and professional
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Great experience - Dr Samimi was very professional and knoweldgable. We had a very thorough and professional discussion about my history, my issue and he provided sound advice.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr Samimi was very friendly and understanding. He listened to my issues and recommended several options in my treatment.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Great experience. Well organized. Everybody knows what they are doing.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Great bedside manner, very empathetic and informative and rather unique.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Very pleasant, explains everything very patiently
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Samimi was to the point, clear, knowledgeable. He listened well and analyzed quickly – after I was able to get an appointment for an urgent knee problem the very same day. Happy so far.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
It was good. But they do not accept the online ZocDoc paperwork. Just wait until you get there to provide your patient information.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Very nice and friendly, and took the time to explaine everything !
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
He was a very receptive doctor.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I would recommend Dr Samimi. My whole visit was met with great service.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Attentive, thoughtful, thorough. Also a very nice guy.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Was very pleased with the experience and will be returning to his office! My husband felt confident in Dr's assessment and recommendation as to treatment!
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I enjoyed the visit. Everything professional. Thanks
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
went to the w covina clinic. lotsa energy and smiles in the atmosphere! looked like everyone helped each other to get the job done.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
This was my first visit. Went there 30 minutes before my appointment to make sure i was done with the paperwork. My actual appointment time has arrived, waited 35 more minutes, then i have been called. Of course, there was a10-15 minutes wait in the exam room. Then, the doctor came. He had excellent manners, he was so welcoming and informative, however, he wasn't Dr. Babak. I told him that i have no problem being seen by him,but i made the appointment with Dr. Babak...He was still nice, although I was afraid that i had offended him which was not my purpose. I was only confused because i have found Dr. Babak through internet search and their website was showing only two physician names--father and son Babak's and i made the appointment with the son, so one can imagine the confusuion. Anyway, Dr. Babak came to the room and he continue witht the exam. Both physicians were great, friendly, and very informative...ready to answer questions and help. If there wasn't a long waiting time and being seen by another doctor at first -still it wasnt a big deal IF i was being told before, i would give more stars. First impression is important and it would be better if i didnt have to wait that long on my first visit...doctors , on the other hand, is highly recommended.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
He was awesome! I had seen 2 other orthopaedic professi9onals and he gave me a ton more information than they ever did. I'm so happy I went for a 2nd opinion.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Very nice office staff and physician. I would recommend him to my friends.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Incredible!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Doctor is super nice and stuff are all excerent !!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
he was professional, smart, knowledgeable
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Highly recommended. I had a great experience.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
muy amable
Source: Zocdoc
show all reviews
ZocdocFind an Orthopedic SurgeonDr. Babak Samimi, MD