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Raj Sinha, MD, PhD

Raj K. Sinha, M.D., Ph.D. has a results-oriented personality. It explains, simply and elegantly, why he decided to specialize in orthopedics. He relocated to the Coachella Valley in 2003 and specializes in hip and knee replacement surgery.

“This is the first major improvement that we’ve had in 50 years of knee replacement design.”

His research has been published in leading journals, and he has received multiple awards, including a Clinician Scientist Grant from the National Institutes of Health (1993), the National Orthopaedic Surgery Fellows Foundation Research Grant (1996), the International Society for Technology and Arthroplasty Hap Paul Award (1997), a Zimmer Research Grant , the Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative Grant, the 2003 Harcum Award, and the Arthritis Foundation Commitment to Excellence Award (2009).

Dr. Sinha earned his Medical Degree from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, completing his internship in the Department of Surgery at Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, PA. During his residency within the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University, he pursued his Ph.D. at the Thomas Jefferson University College of Graduate Studies, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Most recently, Dr. Sinha served as Director of the Orthopaedic Curriculum of the Internal medicine Residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He was Co-Director of the Ferguson Laboratory and an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery within the Division of Adult Reconstructive Surgery at UPMC. He remains active in surgeon education, lecturing world wide and organizing surgeon education conferences.

Medical School

Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University

Residency

Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University

Professional Affliations

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty (ISTA)

Awards

International Society for Technology and Arthroplasty Hap Paul Award (1997) Harcum Award (2003) Arthritis Foundation Commitment to Excellence Award (2009)

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