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Reza Omid, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery
HCT 1520 San Pablo Street Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 442 5860


Dr. Omid is an associate professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. He specializes in the management of sports injuries of the shoulder, elbow, hip and knee, as well as the treatment of degenerative and traumatic conditions of the shoulder and elbow. He has extensive experience in arthroscopic procedures and joint replacement at the shoulder and elbow. Dr. Omid is 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 did his orthopaedic residency training at LAC+USC. He completed his fellowship training in shoulder and elbow reconstruction at 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 Doctors Rising Star, 2016

Los Angeles Magazine: Super Doctors Rising Star, 2015


Revision reverse total shoulder arthroplasty in a patient with preoperative deltoid insufficiency: a case report. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2017 Jul; 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

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