Dr. Rajeev Pandarinath, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist
Dr. Pandarinath is an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at George Washington University. He specializes in Sports Medicine, specifically surgery of the Shoulder, Elbow, Hip, and Knee. He is also the Orthopedic Team Physician for the George Washington University Colonials' Division 1 Athletic Teams. While Dr. Pandarinath sees patients of all kinds, he specializes in problems that are often treated with minimally invasive, arthroscopic surgery. Examples of these are rotator cuff tears, shoulder instability, hip impingement, ligament tears of the knee, patellar instability, meniscal tears, and cartilage restoration surgery. He is dedicated to improving function and quality of life for his patients, and actively publishes research papers and has presented his research at various national meetings. Dr. Pandarinath's practice includes athletes of all levels, from "weekend warriors" to intercollegiate and professional athletes. He did his Orthopedic Surgery residency at the renowned UCLA Medical Center, and then went to Thomas Jefferson University for a Sports Medicine fellowship, where he worked as an Assistant Team Physician for the Philadelphia Eagles, Flyers, Phillies, and 76ers, as well as St. Joseph’s University.
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- Orthopedic Surgeon
- Sports Medicine Specialist
- Sibley Memorial Hospital
- The George Washington University Hospital
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
- Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery)
Education and training
- Medical School - University of North Carolina, Doctor of Medicine
- Thomas Jefferson University, Fellowship in Sports Medicine
- University of California, Los Angeles, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
- American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Awards and publications
- National Institutes of Health Summer Research Training Grant
- Dodson CC, Pandarinath R, Altchek DW. Arthroscopic Management of Patellar Instability. Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine 2010 June; 79-82.
- SooHoo NF, Correa B, Pandarinath R. Pitfalls of using performance measures to evaluate the quality of hip fracture care. Orthopedics 2009 Feb;32(2).
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