Hello! Welcome to my Web page. I am an orthopedic surgeon specializing in adult reconstruction and joint replacement. I am relatively new to Kaiser Permanente, having joined in 2014, but am very excited to be part of this wonderful organization.
I was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota to a family of Egyptian origin. After finishing college and medical school in Minnesota, I moved to Boston to complete my orthopedic training at the Harvard Orthopedic Residency Program. From there, I moved to New York City where I completed specialty training in joint replacement. Although I enjoyed my time on the East Coast, I could not pass up the amazing opportunity to be part of Kaiser Permanente, one of the leading organizations in healthcare both on a national and international level. I am relatively new to Southern California, having lived in the Midwest and East Coast all my life, but my wife and I are very excited to call Orange County home.
Most of my practice is dedicated to treating patients suffering from debilitating arthritis of the hips and knees. As an orthopedic surgeon specializing in arthritis surgery and adult reconstruction, there is nothing more satisfying to me than seeing my patients out of pain and getting their function restored after a joint replacement. Seeing this improvement in my patients' quality of life keeps me excited to come into work every day. I am also very fortunate to have a great team of individuals working with me here at Kaiser Permanente in Orange County. Advancing the field of joint replacement is also very important to me, so I am continually involved in research to improve our field.
Although my work as an orthopedic surgeon keeps me quite busy, I find it critical to have an appropriate work-life balance. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. My wife and I enjoy traveling, trying new foods, and of course staying active and healthy. We love hiking and working out, as well as recreational sports.