Reza Omid, MD

Professor Of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery

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Dr. Omid is a professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. He specializes in the management of all conditions of the shoulder and elbow. He has extensive experience in arthroscopic procedures and joint replacement of the shoulder and elbow. Dr. Omid was a team physician for USC Athletics and has a special interest in athletes with the treatment of injuries of the shoulder and elbow, secondary to overuse or other activities. Dr. Omid is associate program director for the orthopaedic residency program. He is actively involved in research and has authored numerous articles. His areas of interest include shoulder separations, fractures of the shoulder and elbow, rotator cuff tears, shoulder and elbow arthritis, and cartilage injuries. The recipient of the Herman Epstein Award for Most Outstanding Resident, Dr. Omid is also involved in numerous national organizations including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America and the Western Orthopaedic Association. He is also a member of the prestigious American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. He completed his orthopaedic residency training at KECK/LAC+USC. He completed his fellowship training in shoulder and elbow reconstruction at the world renowned Washington University/Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, where he also worked with the sports medicine service treating the area’s professional athletes including those from the St. Louis Rams and St. Louis Blues.


  • Los Angeles Magazine: Super Doctor, 2018-2022
  • Pasadena Magazine: Top Doctor, 2017
  • Los Angeles Magazine: Super Doctors Rising Star, 2015-2016


  • Common Complication From Routine Shoulder Surgery: Postoperative Stiffness After Rotator Cuff Repair Instr Course Lect. 2024; 73:527-534. . View in PubMed
  • Stability analysis of tranexamic acid in the presence of various antiseptic solutions J Orthop Res. 2023 03; 41(3):692-697. . View in PubMed
  • Diagnosis and Management of Early Complications After Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty Instr Course Lect. 2023; 72:163-173. . View in PubMed
  • Spatial Anatomy of the Radial Nerve in the Extended Deltopectoral Approach Orthopedics. 2022 Oct 06; 1-7. . View in PubMed
  • Platelet-rich Plasma in the Management of Shoulder Disorders: Basic Science and Implications Beyond the Rotator Cuff J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2022 Oct 01; 30(19):e1217-e1226. . View in PubMed
  • Interobserver and Intraobserver Reliability of the Sirveaux Classification of Scapular Notching After Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Orthopedics. 2022 Jul-Aug; 45(4):239-243. . View in PubMed
  • Glenoid Bone Loss in Shoulder Instability: Superiority of Three-Dimensional Computed Tomography over Two-Dimensional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Using Established Methodology Clin Orthop Surg. 2021 Jun; 13(2):223-228. . View in PubMed
  • Principles of Locking Plate Fixation of Proximal Humerus Fractures J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2021 Jun 01; 29(11):e523-e535. . View in PubMed
  • Surgical anatomy of the axillary artery: clinical implications for open shoulder surgery J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2021 Jun; 30(6):1266-1272. . View in PubMed
  • Superior Capsular Reconstruction of the Shoulder Arthroscopy. 2021 06; 37(6):1708-1710. . View in PubMed
  • Effect of Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction on Pitch Accuracy, Velocity, and Movement in Major League Baseball Pitchers Orthop J Sports Med. 2020 Dec; 8(12):2325967120968530. . View in PubMed
  • National Trends in Use of Regional Anesthesia and Postoperative Patterns of Opioid Prescription Filling in Shoulder Arthroscopy: A Procedure-Specific Analysis in Patients With or Without Recent Opioid Exposure Orthop J Sports Med. 2020 Jun; 8(6):2325967120929349. . View in PubMed
  • Biomechanical analysis of anterior capsule reconstruction and latissimus dorsi transfer for irreparable subscapularis tears J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2020 Feb; 29(2):374-380. . View in PubMed
  • Single-stage bilateral reverse total shoulder arthroplasty for bilateral posterior shoulder fracture-dislocation following seizure: A case report Int J Surg Case Rep. 2020; 73:298-302. . View in PubMed
  • Cutibacterium acnes persists despite topical clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2019 Dec; 28(12):2279-2283. . View in PubMed
  • Effect of Preoperative Opioid Usage on Pain After Total Shoulder Arthroplasty J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2019 Aug 15; 27(16):e734-e742. . View in PubMed
  • Biomechanical analysis of latissimus dorsi tendon transfer with and without superior capsule reconstruction using dermal allograft J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2019 Aug; 28(8):1523-1530. . View in PubMed
  • Revisiting the Gender Gap in Orthopaedic Surgery: Investigating the Relationship Between Orthopaedic Surgery Female Faculty and Female Residency Applicants J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2019 Apr 15; 27(8):295-300. . View in PubMed
  • Gunshot Wounds to the Upper Extremity J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2019 Apr 01; 27(7):e301-e310. . View in PubMed
  • Irreparable rotator cuff tears: Current treatment options Orthop Rev (Pavia). 2019 09 24; 11(3):8146. . View in PubMed
  • Vascularized dermal autograft for the treatment of irreparable rotator cuff tears J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2018 Sep; 27(9):1664-1671. . View in PubMed
  • Outpatient total elbow arthroplasty: 90-day outcomes J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2018 Jul; 27(7):1311-1316. . View in PubMed
  • Propionibacterium Acnes Persists Despite Various Skin Preparation Techniques Arthroscopy. 2018 06; 34(6):1786-1789. . View in PubMed
  • Revision reverse total shoulder arthroplasty in a patient with preoperative deltoid insufficiency: a case report J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2017 07; 26(7):e232-e235. . View in PubMed
  • Risk Factors for 30-Day Readmission Following Shoulder Arthroscopy Arthroscopy. 2017 Jan; 33(1):55-61. . View in PubMed
  • Measurement of Clavicle Fracture Shortening Using Computed Tomography and Chest Radiography Clin Orthop Surg. 2016 Dec; 8(4):367-372. . View in PubMed
  • Functional Outcomes of Type V Acromioclavicular Injuries With Nonsurgical Treatment J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2016 Oct; 24(10):728-34. . View in PubMed
  • Direct Cost Analysis of Outpatient Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair in Medicare and Non-Medicare Populations Orthop J Sports Med. 2016 Oct; 4(10):2325967116668829. . View in PubMed
  • Surgical management of midshaft clavicle nonunions is associated with a higher rate of short-term complications compared with acute fractures J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2016 Sep; 25(9):1412-7. . View in PubMed
  • Complication rate and implant survival for reverse shoulder arthroplasty versus total shoulder arthroplasty: results during the initial 2 years J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2016 Jun; 25(6):927-35. . View in PubMed
  • Preoperative risk factors for discharge to a postacute care facility after shoulder arthroplasty J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2016 Feb; 25(2):201-6. . View in PubMed
  • Biomechanical comparison between the trapezius transfer and latissimus transfer for irreparable posterosuperior rotator cuff tears J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2015 Oct; 24(10):1635-43. . View in PubMed
  • Surgical anatomy of the lower trapezius tendon transfer J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2015 Sep; 24(9):1353-8. . View in PubMed
  • Scapula fractures: interobserver reliability of classification and treatment J Orthop Trauma. 2014 Mar; 28(3):124-9. . View in PubMed
  • Serum interleukin-6 as a marker of periprosthetic shoulder infection J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Jan 01; 96(1):41-5. . View in PubMed
  • Anatomy and histology of the transverse humeral ligament Orthopedics. 2013 Oct 01; 36(10):e1295-8. . View in PubMed
  • Lipoma arborescens of the biceps tendon sheath Skeletal Radiol. 2013 Oct; 42(10):1461-4. . View in PubMed
  • Mixing implants of differing metallic composition in the treatment of upper-extremity fractures Orthopedics. 2013 Sep; 36(9):e1175-9. . View in PubMed
  • Tendon transfers for irreparable rotator cuff tears J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2013 Aug; 21(8):492-501. . View in PubMed
  • Hemiarthroplasty for the treatment of distal humerus fractures: short-term clinical results Orthopedics. 2012 Dec; 35(12):1042-5. . View in PubMed
  • Superior labrum anterior-to-posterior tear J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2012 Dec; 42(12):1050. . View in PubMed
  • Relation of the radial nerve to the anterior capsule of the elbow: anatomy with correlation to arthroscopy Arthroscopy. 2012 Dec; 28(12):1800-4. . View in PubMed
  • Relationship of radiographic acromial characteristics and rotator cuff disease: a prospective investigation of clinical, radiographic, and sonographic findings J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2012 Oct; 21(10):1289-98. . View in PubMed
  • How to minimize complications in shoulder instability and rotator cuff surgery Instr Course Lect. 2012; 61:131-41. . View in PubMed
  • Supracondylar humeral fractures in children J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008 May; 90(5):1121-32. . View in PubMed
  • Adult-acquired flatfoot deformity following posterior tibialis to dorsum transfer: a case report Foot Ankle Int. 2008 Mar; 29(3):351-3. . View in PubMed
  • Osseous anatomy of the distal humerus and proximal ulna: implications for total elbow arthroplasty J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2007 May-Jun; 16(3 Suppl):S39-46. . View in PubMed
  • The fauna of cynipid oak gall wasps and their parasitoids in Lorestan province, Iran Commun Agric Appl Biol Sci. 2006; 71(2 Pt B):387-90. . View in PubMed
  • The long terminal repeat of Jaagsiekte sheep retrovirus is preferentially active in differentiated epithelial cells of the lungs J Virol. 2000 Jul; 74(13):5776-87. . View in PubMed