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Dr. Shahin S. Rad, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Professional statement

Dr. Rad is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in the surgical and non-surgical treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries, including arthroscopic surgery, shoulder, hip and knee joint replacement, and orthopaedic trauma. He attended the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and graduated with honors and Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor’s degree in psychobiology. He received his Doctorate of Medicine at the Chicago Medical School, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He was the founder and president of the surgery interest group at the Chicago Medical School. While at the Chicago Medical School, Dr. Rad trained at Yale University school of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, and Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Rad completed his internship at the prestigious Brown University in Rhode Island, and his orthopaedic surgery residency at McLaren-Flint through Michigan State University. Dr. Rad also served as the only Chief resident during his residency. During his residency, he was trained extensively in primary total knee replacement with patient specific custom implants, partial knee replacement, revision total knee replacement, and primary and revision total hip replacement including direct anterior hip replacement. He trained at the regions only level 1 trauma center treating complex adult and pediatric fractures. He also served as an adjunct professor of surgery at Michigan State University. In recognition of his outstanding research, Dr. Rad was awarded the Michigan State University annual research forum award for orthopaedic surgery research. Dr. Rad pursued his passion, and completed a fellowship in joint replacement at the University of Southern California. His training included primary total knee replacement, primary total hip replacement, revision total knee arthroplasty, and revision total knee arthroplasty. He is trained in Mako Robotic partial knee replacement, robotic total hip replacement, computer navigation total knee and hip replacement, and bi-cruciate total knee arthroplasty. During his fellowship, Dr. Rad also served as a clinical instructor in orthopaedic at the University of Southern California training orthopaedic residents, and medical students. He remains active in teaching medical students at the USC Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Rad is active in orthopaedic surgery research, and has published numerous articles. He has presented his work at numerous local, national and international meetings. He has published articles in the prestigious Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, Bone and Joint Journal (Formerly British Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery), Journal of Arthroscopy, and the American Journal of Sports Medicine among others. He has also published many instructional course lectures, and has been recognized for his research with the Michigan State University annual research award. He serves as the editor for the World Journal of Orthopaedics, and Trauma Cases and Review. He is a reviewer for the Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, and SLACK Orthopaedics journal. He is a member of the California Orthopaedic Association, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Encino Hospital Medical Center
  • Mission Community Hospital - Panorama City Campus
  • Sherman Oaks Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Doctor of Medicine
  • Michigan State University, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • University of Southern California, Fellowship in Joint Replacement

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • California Orthopaedic Association

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Farsi
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1679779649

Office locations

Shahin S. Rad

16311 Ventura Blvd, #1150

Encino, CA 91436

Shahin S. Rad

13160 Mindanao Way, Suite 300

Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

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After a car accident, I needed an orthopedist who could see me timely as I was having a lot of neck and back pain shocks and cramping of the muscles. I was referred to Dr. Rad and after seeing his fantasticYelp reviews decided to try to book an appointment soon, and they fit me in quickly. The staff was delightful and worked efficiently and Dr. Rad asked me questions and thoroughly went through all my problems with me and I was sent to his physical therapist right away for a first appointment. Great experience, staying with this doctor!
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Dr. Rad is a miracle worker; he transformed my life from being one of fairly severe pain to one of comfort, mobility and freedom.I chose Dr. Rad to do my anterior hip replacement surgery. It was all a very positive experienceas all went smoothly which I was glad about as it was the first surgery I had ever had. He gave me an opportunity to ask even the most menial question during my healing process and what was happening. And I always got a prompt, thorough answer back as soon as possible. I would happily recommend any family or friends who have to go through any replacements of their joints to go to Dr. Rad for their surgery. His staff is amazing. They did all the paperwork for authorizations, and are very friendly.
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Nice guy. Helped a lot!
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My appointment with Dr. Rad was one of the best I've ever had with a physician. He diagnosed my knee problem carefully and accurately (x-rays), offered options, explained the one I chose, and did his best to accommodate my other commitmentswhen scheduling surgery. His training, experience, and demeanor have given me a great deal of confidence in my decision.
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Nice friendly staff and the doctor is really friendly. Office is clean.
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Very personable, professional, and knowledgeable. Thank you for your help Dr.Rad!
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Dr. Rad is one of the most talented and best surgeons I've ever seen. He did my knee replacement, and did an amazing job. He got rid of my pain and now I am 100% pain free. He has the mostprofessional staff we've ever seen. My only complaint is that it's hard to get to see him right away due to his busy schedule but it's well worth the wait. He listens, did thorough exam and had very clear discussion about the plan, and what to expect after the surgery. He has a lot of compassion and empathy for his patients. Dr. Rad is extremely knowledgeable and spends as much time as you need to answer your questions.
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I was referred to Dr Rad by my primary care physician because of my insurance and I'm very glad I saw him. They have a modern office with friendly staff, short wait times, and Dr. Rad was great at diagnosing myproblem and offering treatment options. He has been instrumental in my rehabilitation, even recommending an excellent physical therapist. I highly recommend Dr Rad to anyone looking for an orthopedic doctor who is actually trained in joint injuries and problems.
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Great!
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He's an awesome doctor! He listens to you, explains in detail everything that's going on, does thorough exams to check up on everything, and he even called to follow up that everything felt fine. More doctors should be like him.
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Dr. Rad was awesome! He was very friendly, knowledgeable, and didn't make me feel rushed or anything. He answered all my questions and was very patient. The staff was very friendly as well. They got me in and out of therequicker than I expected. I will definitely be coming back and will be referring him to everyone I know who needs an orthopedic doctor.
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This was my first visit with Dr. Rad. I found him to be knowledgeable about his area of expertise and direct in presenting my medical alternatives. I’m so impressed with my visit more so than I have been with a doctorin a long time. Even as a first time patient with an appointment made the day before, not only was I seen right away, but the doctor took more time with me than every other doctor I've seen in years put together. After a decade of daily shoulder pain, I feel hopeful for the first time in a long time! Will definitely recommend him to anyone needing orthopedic care!
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