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Dr. Babak Samimi, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

West Covina, CA

About Dr. Babak Samimi

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

  • AARP
  • AIG
  • 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)

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Farsi

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1912121377

Overall rating
4.7
Recent reviews
I waited at least 45 mins to see the doctor. I liked Dr Samimi quite a bit, his staff was efficientand friendly. Once I saw the doctor, things progressed quite smoothly. I had xrays taken immediately right in the office and 5 mins or so later the doctor read the xrays, explained them to me and then we discussed treatment. Moments later a technician came in the room, set up the injections and then the doctor soon returned to administer the injections. Immediately I was given a prescription and PT orders and I was on my way out. So all in all, it was a good doctors appointment. I was in the office for 1 hour 15 mins. They only validate for 1 hour.
I waited at least 45 mins to see the doctor. I liked Dr Samimi quite a bit, his staff was efficient and friendly. Once I saw the doctor, things progressed quitesmoothly. I had xrays taken immediately right in the office and 5 mins or so later the doctor read the xrays, explained them to me and then we discussed treatment. Moments later a technician came in the room, set up the injections and then the doctor soon returned to administer the injections. Immediately I was given a prescription and PT orders and I was on my way out. So all in all, it was a good doctors appointment. I was in the office for 1 hour 15 mins. They only validate for 1 hour.
Elyse N. · June 19, 2019
Dr. Samimi is very knowledgeable, gave great advice, and answered all my questions. He was quick and to the point butstill explained everything in great detail so that I would understand what is going on and what needs to be done next for recovery. I was taken back to my room right at the time of my appointment and Dr. Samimi was able to see me not even 5 minutes later. He did not rush out to other patients or seem in a hurry, instead he spent the time to answer my questions and reassure me about my recovery. The staff was also very nice, friendly, and informative. Would highly recommend.
Dr. Samimi is very knowledgeable, gave great advice, and answered all my questions. He was quick and to the point but still explained everything in great detail so that I wouldunderstand what is going on and what needs to be done next for recovery. I was taken back to my room right at the time of my appointment and Dr. Samimi was able to see me not even 5 minutes later. He did not rush out to other patients or seem in a hurry, instead he spent the time to answer my questions and reassure me about my recovery. The staff was also very nice, friendly, and informative. Would highly recommend.
Breanna D. · March 12, 2019

Dr. Babak Samimi's 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

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I waited at least 45 mins to see the doctor. I liked Dr Samimi quite a bit, his staff was efficient and friendly. Once I saw the doctor, things progressed quite smoothly. I had xrays taken immediately right in the office and 5 mins or so later the doctor read the xrays, explained them to me and then we discussed treatment. Moments later a technician came in the room, set up the injections and then the doctor soon returned to administer the injections. Immediately I was given a prescription and PT orders and I was on my way out. So all in all, it was a good doctors appointment. I was in the office for 1 hour 15 mins. They only validate for 1 hour.

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Excellent conversation the doctor listened and answered all my questions.

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Dr. Samimi is very knowledgeable, gave great advice, and answered all my questions. He was quick and to the point but still explained everything in great detail so that I would understand what is going on and what needs to be done next for recovery. I was taken back to my room right at the time of my appointment and Dr. Samimi was able to see me not even 5 minutes later. He did not rush out to other patients or seem in a hurry, instead he spent the time to answer my questions and reassure me about my recovery. The staff was also very nice, friendly, and informative. Would highly recommend.

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Dr. Samimi and his staff was very professional and informative. This first visit was a positive experience.

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Everyone is great

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Staff are polite and helpful. Dr. Samimi is very friendly and ready to answer your questions. I'm not sure about the diagnosis yet since I need to get an MRI first. The wait time was much longer than I expected.

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I thought he was fantastic

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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.

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the doctor was late to see me but overall my appointment was okay

More than 1 year ago
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Very positive, I left the office with hope that I can be helpef

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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.

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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.

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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.

More than 1 year ago
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Absolutely amazing as always. Clear, thoughtful diagnosis and treatment.

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Always great!

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Took a little while to be seen, but once I was in the doctor was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient. Would visit again.

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He was professional, answered all my questions, and was easy to work with. I'm quite happy!

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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
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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
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Dr Samimi ALWAYS takes the time to listen to your concerns and he explains procedures very clearly

More than 1 year ago
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I thought he was very thorough and just the right doctor for my injury.

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Amazing. Dr. Samimi has been fantastic and the results I've gotten from working with him have been amazing!

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Fantastic all around. Thoughtful, attentive and very responsive with feedback, patient education and treatment.

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Explained things well and listened to my problem

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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 see this doctor, and I truly regret that I went to see him in the first place.

More than 1 year ago
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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.

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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 anywhere and the office staff is great and so is the lady in the parking lot ! 1 hour free parking with validation ??

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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
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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 attitude was "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.

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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!

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This was only my first visit with Dr. Samimi, but he was very nice and seemed very reasonable in his approach to treatment options.

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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. Samimi is 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

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He was alsom he explains every detail and ready help full

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Very friendly and professional

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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.

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Dr Samimi was very friendly and understanding. He listened to my issues and recommended several options in my treatment.

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Great experience. Well organized. Everybody knows what they are doing.

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Great bedside manner, very empathetic and informative and rather unique.

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Very pleasant, explains everything very patiently

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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
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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
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Very nice and friendly, and took the time to explaine everything !

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He was a very receptive doctor.

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I would recommend Dr Samimi. My whole visit was met with great service.

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Attentive, thoughtful, thorough. Also a very nice guy.

More than 1 year ago
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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
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I enjoyed the visit. Everything professional. Thanks

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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
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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 a 10-15 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.

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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.

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