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 extremity ailments.

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"

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