M. Ramin Modabber, MD
Dr. Modabber is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who, in addition to
all other aspects of sports medicine, specializes in conditions of the
upper extremity (from the collarbones to the hand). Dr. Modabber has additional
training and certification in surgery of the hand (CAQ) and has developed
numerous medical devices to aid in the treatment of various hand and upper
Dr. Modabber joined Santa Monica Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group
(SMOG) in 1997 and has served as its President/Managing Partner since
2006. He also remains active in leadership positions with Providence Saint
John’s Health Center and has been the Chief of the Department of
Surgery since 2009. Prior to that, he served as the Chief of Orthopaedic
Surgery. Dr. Modabber has also served in numerous teaching positions,
most notably as a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School. He currently
is an active faculty member of the Sports Medicine Fellowship at SMOG
where board-eligible orthopedic surgeons spend one year with SMOG physicians
specializing in the care of athletes. Dr. Modabber also serves as the
Medical Director/Chief Medical Officer for the Amgen Tour of California,
a week-long, Tour de France-style professional cycling race throughout
California and has done so since the race began in 2006.
Dr. Modabber graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and
went on to complete a General Surgery Internship at the New England Medical
Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Modabber completed his residency
at Tufts University in Boston and went on to complete a Fellowship in
Hand/Upper Extremity Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
His areas of focus and expertise center around injuries to the upper extremity
and utilizing both surgical and non-surgical techniques to return patients
to their activities following injury as quickly and safely as possible.
Dr. Modabber was listed in the Hollywood Reporter's
"Hollywood’s Top Doctors of 2015"