Dr. Babak Samimi

Dr. Babak Samimi received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psycho-Biology at UCLA, graduating Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He continued at UCLA, graduating from the School of Medicine in Surgery with Honors, before completing his internship and residency at the University of Southern California and L.A. County, specializing in Orthopedic Surgery.

Dr. Samimi is proud to serve as Clinic Instructor of Orthopedic Surgery for residents at both LAC/USC Department of Orthopedic Surgery and the Podiatric Residency program at Doctor’s Hospital of West Covina. He’s also shared his passion for orthopedic surgery in several peer-reviewed published papers and presentations, and in his volunteer work (see Community Activities below).

Dr. Samimi is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America and California Orthopaedic Association.



  • Sports Medicine
  • General Orthopedics (General Orthopaedic Surgery)
  • Joint Reconstruction
  • Hip and Knee Replacement
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Injuries: Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Hand, Hip, Knee, Ankle, Foot
  • Orthopaedic Trauma and Fracture Management



  • Undergraduate
    • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA
      BS, Magna Cum Laude, PsychoBiology 1996-2000
  • Medical
    • UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
      M.D. 2000-2004
  • Internship
    • Los Angeles County / University of Southern California (LAC/USC), Los Angeles, CA
      General Surgery / Orthopaedic Surgery 2004-2005
  • Residency
    • Los Angeles County / University of Southern California (LAC/USC), Los Angeles, CA
      Orthopaedic Surgery 2005-2009


Hospital/Academic Affiliations

  • Hospital
    • Doctor’s Hospital of West Covina | West Covina, CA
    • Citrus Valley Medical Center/Queen of the Valley Hospital / West Covina, CA
    • Inter-Community Hospital / Covina, CA
    • Saint John’s Hospital / Santa Monica, CA
    • Monrovia Memorial Hospital / Monrovia, CA


Society Memberships

  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • California Orthopaedic Association (COA)
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)


Community Activities

  • Health for Humanity (International non-profit organization working towards global health)
  • Haiti emergency earthquake relief in 2010