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M. Ramin R. Modabber

Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
M. Ramin Modabber, M.D. is an experienced, board certified orthopaedic surgeon who, in addition to all other aspects of sports medicine, specializes in conditions of the upper extremity. In regards to the latter specialization, Dr. Modabber is well-published, is a frequent lecturer, and has undertaken extensive research in addition to developing numerous medical devices to aid. He is a specialist in advanced shoulder trauma as well as partial and total shoulder replacments. Dr. Modabber joined the Santa Monica Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Group in 1997, and is active in leadership positions with St. John’s Health Center, including serving as the current Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Modabber has also served in numerous teaching positions, most notably as a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Modabber also serves as the Medical Director/Chief Medical Officer for the Amgen Tour of California, an eight-day, 700-mile professional cycling race through California. He is the inventor of the ModabberTM Wrist Orthosis and the ModabberTM Thumb Orthosis .
Field of Study
Thomas Jefferson University/Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
Medical School
Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA
General Surgery
Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA
Orthopaedic Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital - Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • Arthritis Of Elbow
  • Arthritis Of Fingers
  • Arthritis Of Hand
  • Arthroplasty Shoulder
  • Arthroscopy Of Wrist
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Joint Replacement
  • Epicondylitis
  • Fracture Of Hand
  • Fracture Of Wrist
  • Minimally Invasive Shoulder Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Wrist Arthritis
Santa Monica Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Group
2020 Santa Monica Boulevard
Suite 400

Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 315-2037
Affiliated Facilities
Providence Saint John's Health Center