M. Ramin Modabber, MD
Dr. Modabber is a board-certified orthopaedic 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,
a founding partner of the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute, in 1997
and has served as its President/Managing Partner since 2006. He also remains
active in leadership positions with prominent Santa Monica health systems
and has served as 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 a prestigious Ivy League university. He currently is an
active faculty member of the Santa Monica Sports Medicine Fellowship where
board-eligible orthopaedic surgeons spend one year with Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe
Institute 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"