November Featured Author

Raffy Mirzayan, MD

Co-Director of Sports Medicine
Director of Cartilage Repair and Restoration
Director of Resident Education
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kaiser Permanente, Southern California
Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
Baldwin Park, California

From the November issue: Surgical Treatment of Distal Biceps Tendon Ruptures: An Analysis of Complications in 784 Surgical Repairs

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Mirzayan discuss his article in the November issue.


Dr. Raffy Mirzayan attained a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Los Angeles with Departmental Honors in Kinesiology. He then graduated from the University of Southern California School of Medicine with Alpha Omega Alpha medical honors. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA, where he was Chief Resident. He then completed a sports medicine fellowship at the prestigious Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles.  Dr. Mirzayan is the Co-Director of Sports Medicine, Director of Cartilage Repair and Restoration, and Director of Resident Education at Kaiser Permanente, Baldwin Park, CA.  He also has a faculty appointment as Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine.

Dr. Mirzayan has published three books in the field of orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine.  He is Co-Director of the ICJR Shoulder Course held annually in Las Vegas.

He has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. He has received several awards including the AOA-Zimmer Award, Vernon P. Thompson Award and DePuy Research Award.  He has presented his work at various national and international meetings.  He serves on several committees of local and national orthopaedic societies.  His orthopaedic interests include athletic injuries of the knee, shoulder, and elbow, including ligament repair and reconstruction, arthroscopy, and cartilage restoration and repair.

Selected Other Published Work in AJSM

Conroy C, Sethi P, Macken C, Wei D, Kowalsky M, Mirzayan R, Pauzenberger L, Dyrna F, Obopilwe E, Mazzocca AD. Augmentation of a Distal Biceps Repair with an Acellular Dermal Graft Restores Native Biomechanical Properties in a Tendon Deficient Model. Am J Sports Med. 2017 Jul; 45(9): 2028-2033; PMID: 28419811

Spragg LS, Chen J, Mirzayan R, Love RM, Maletis GB. The Effect of Autologous Hamstring Diameter on the Likelihood for Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Amer J Sports Med. 2016; 44(6): 1475-81; PMID 27002103

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