Joint Replacement Institute - St. Vincent Medical Center

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 Joint Replacement Institute - St. Vincent Medical Center

About Us

Originally established in 1991, and re-located to St. Vincent Medical Center in 2008, the Joint Replacement Institute (JRI) is an internationally recognized center of excellence in orthopaedic surgery, with a focus on hip and knee pain and arthritis. The JRI offers a broad range of operative and non-operative treatments including joint injections and targeted physical therapy. JRI surgeons are pioneers in less invasive and computer assisted (navigation) surgery. Our integrated, multi-modal anesthesia, pain management, and rehabilitation protocols facilitate rapid recovery and improve patient outcomes. Our multi-lingual staff has been assembled to serve the diverse patient population of Southern California and the world.

 

Telephone Consultations

JRI doctors are available for telephone consultations. Please call our office at (213) 484-7600 and our staff will arrange a telephone consultation.

A completed new patient packet, x-rays and a fee are required to schedule a consultation.

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About St. Vincent Medical Center

Providing compassionate healthcare for those who need hope and healing has been the mission of St. Vincent Medical Center for over 150 years. Located just west of downtown Los Angeles, St. Vincent is a world-renowned, 347-bed state-of-the-art facility offering comprehensive medical services, including acute, tertiary and primary care.

Residents of the Los Angeles region, as well as individuals from around the globe, seek the hospital’s services in multi-organ transplantation, spinal surgery, joint replacement, general orthopedics, cancer treatment, cardiac surgery, cardiovascular services, thoracic surgery, electrophysiology, interventional radiology and the multi-disciplinary therapies available from the House Ear and Neurosurgery Center.

St. Vincent Medical Center’s medical excellence is complemented by its community outreach programs, which offer health screenings, diabetes education, after-school activities and other services targeting high-risk populations.

St. Vincent Medical Center is part of the Verity Health System, a nonprofit healthcare system spanning the California coast. We are committed to caring for the whole person—body, mind and spirit.

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Thomas P. Schmalzried, MD

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Thomas P. Schmalzried, MD

English

 

Education

  • Hip and Implant Fellowship
    Harvard University, MA [ 1990 - 1991 ]
  • NIH Research Fellowship in Joint Replacement
    University of California Los Angeles, CA [ 1986 - 1987 ]
  • Orthopedic Residency
    University of California Los Angeles, CA [ 1985 - 1990 ]
  • Surgery Internship
    University of California Los Angeles, CA [ 1984 - 1985 ]
  • Doctor of Medicine
    University of California Los Angeles, CA [ 1984 ]
  • Bachelor of Arts Human Biology
    Stanford University, CA [ 1980 ]

Licensure and Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery [ Jul 9, 1993 - Dec 31, 2023 ]
  • Medical License, California
  • California DEA

Professional Society Memberships

  • Orthopedic Research Society
    Local Area Host, 1999, Board of Directors, 2000-2003
  • California Orthopedic Association
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
    Board of Directors, 1998-2000
  • Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation
    Board of Directors, 2008-Present
  • Western Orthopedic Association
    Board of Directors, 1996-1997
  • CAP-MPT Education Committee, 1998-2001
  • The Hip Society
    Membership Committee Chair, 2007-2008
  • Association of Arthritic Hip and Knee Surgeons
    Board of Directors, 2000-2003
  • The American Orthopedic Association
    Critical Issues Committee, 2001-2003
  • Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation
    Trustee, 2008-2015
  • The Knee Society

Publications

View list of publications on PubMed

 

 

H. Michael Mynatt, MD

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H. Michael Mynatt, MD

English

 

Education

  • Residency
    Medical College of Wisconsin, WI [ 79 ]
  • Internship
    University Hospital, San Diego, CA [ 73 ]
  • Doctor of Medicine
    Marquette School of Medicine, WI [ 1974 ]
  • Bachelor of Arts
    University of Southern California, CA [ 1968 ]

Licensure and Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery [ 1981 ]
  • Medical License, California

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Northwest Medical Association
  • USC Graduate Orthopaedic Society

 

 

William T. Long, MD

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William T. Long, MD

https://www.orthocsi.com/dr-long

English, Spanish

 

Education

  • Arthritis and Joint Replacement Fellowship
    University of Southern California University Hospital, Los Angeles, CA [ Nov 92 - Jul 93]
  • Arthritis and Joint Replacement Fellowship
    Kerlan - Jobe Orthopedic Clinic, Centinela Hospital, Inglewood, CA [ Jul - Nov 92 ]
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency
    Martin Luther King/Charles Drew Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA [ 87 - 92 ]
  • Biomechanics Research Laboratory Research Fellow
    King/Drew Medical Center, Centinela Hospital, Los Angeles, CA [ 86 - 87 ]
  • General Surgery Internship
    Rush Presbyterian - St. Lukes Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois [ 85 - 86 ]
  • Doctor of Medicine
    San Diego School of Medicine, University of California, LaJolla, CA [ 81 - 85 ]
  • Bachelor of ScienceMajor in Biology
    California State University, Hayward, CA [ 77 - 81 ]

Licensure and Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery [ Jul 13, 1992 - Dec 31, 2027 ]
  • National Medical Boards (Part I, II, III)
  • Radiography and Fluoroscopy X-ray Supervisor, and Operator State of California
  • Physician Assistant Supervisor, State of California
  • Medical License, California (Current)
  • Medical License, Washington (Inactive)

Professional Society Memberships

  • AAHKS Knee Society
  • The American Orthopedic Association (AOA)
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • California Orthopedic Association
  • Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science Alumni Association
  • Lawrence Dorr Fellows Society
  • National Medical Association
  • Western Orthopedic Association
  • Charles R. Drew Medical Society

Publications

View list of publications on PubMed

 

 

Christopher C. Goring, MD

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Christopher C. Goring, MD

https://www.orthocsi.com

English, Spanish

Dedicated Surgeon with diverse professional background that includes military and civilian training. Solid knowledge and experience working with trauma and sports patients. Heightened awareness of global healthcare needs, stemming from deployment to Iraq and volunteer efforts in native Guyana. Record of success collaborating with teams to improve patient care, increase revenues and improve overall operating efficiency. Relationship manager who works well with all levels of an organization to achieve desired results.

 

Education

  • Adult Joint Replacement Fellowship
    Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California [ 2013 - 2014 ]
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency
    Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI [ 1998 - 2003 ]
  • Transitional Internship
    Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI [ 1995 - 1996 ]
  • Doctor of Medicine
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT [ 1995 ]
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology
    Brown University, Providence, RI [ 1991 ]
  • Dual Enrollment ProgramProvidence College Army ROTC, Providence, RI [ 1991 ]

Licensure and Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Medical License, California (Current)
  • Medical License, Michigan (Current)
  • Medical License, Vermont (Current)

Publications

View list of publications on PubMed

 

 

Jalaal A. Shah, DO

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Jalaal A. Shah, DO

English

 

Education

  • Joint Replacement Fellowship
    Joint Replacement Institute at St. Vincent Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA [ 2018 ]
  • Orthopedic Residency
    Midwestern Unviersity/Franciscan St. James Health, Chicago, IL [ 2017 ]
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
    Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Midwestern University, Downers Gove, IL [ 2012 ]
  • Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering
    Northeastern University, Boston, MA [ 2006 ]

Licensure and Certifications

  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics: Board Eligible. Parts 1 and 2 Complete.
  • Osteopathic Medical Board of California, Medical License Feb 2017 (Active)
  • ATLS/ACLS Certified

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • AO Trauma Foundation
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • National Society of Mechanical Engineers

Publications

View list of publications on PubMed

 

 

Harlan C. Amstutz, MD

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Harlan C. Amstutz, MD

English

 

Education

  • Orthopedic Residency
    Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY [ 1961 ]
  • Surgical Residency
    University of California Los Angeles, CA [ 1958 ]
  • Internship
    Los Angeles County General Hospital, CA [ 1957 ]
  • Doctor of Medicine
    University of California Los Angeles, CA [ 1956 ]
  • Bachelor of Arts
    University of California Los Angeles, CA [ 1953 ]

Licensure and Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery [ 1981 ]
  • Medical License, California

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Orthopaedic Research Society
  • New York Academy of Sciences
  • American Society for Testing and Materials American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • New York Academy of Medicine
  • Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons
  • American Rheumatism Association
  • Academic Orthopaedic Society
  • Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation
  • The Hip Society
  • The International Hip Society
  • California Medical Association
  • Western Orthopaedic Association
  • American Orthopaedic Association
  • Society for Biomaterials
  • Mid America Society (Honorary Member)
  • Asociacion Argentina Orthopedia y Traumatologia (Honorary)
  • Association Research Circulation Osseous
  • American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
  • National Osteonecrosis Foundation, Inc.

Publications

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Jonathan R. Saluta, MD

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Jonathan R. Saluta, MD

laorthocenter.com | www.orthodoc.aaos.org/jonathansaluta

English, Medical Spanish

 

Education

  • Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery Fellowship
    Duke University Medical Center, NC [ 2006 ]
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency
    Medical College of Virginia, VA
  • Surgery Internship
    Medical College of Virginia, VA
  • Doctor of Medicine
    University of North Carolina School of Medicine, NC [ 2000 ]
  • Bachelor of Science Biochemistry, Biology
    North Carolina State University, NC [ 1993 ]

Licensure and Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Medical License, California

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • Piedmont Orthopaedic Society
  • California Orthopaedic Association

Publications

View list of publications on PubMed

 

 

Brian H. Itagaki, MD

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Brian H. Itagaki, MD

English

 

Education

  • Spine Surgery Fellowship
    Rancho Los Amigos, Downey, CA [ 1983 ]
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency
    University of California, Irvine, CA [ 1982 ]
  • Surgery Internship
    University of California, Irvine, CA [ 1978 ]
  • Doctor of Medicine
    University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI [ 1977 ]
  • Master of Science Mathematics
    University of Illinois, Champaign, IL [ 1969 ]
  • Bachelor of Arts Mathematics
    University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI [ 1968 ]

Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • X-Ray Supervisor and Operator Radiography & Fluoroscopy
  • Qualified Medical Evaluator

Licensure

  • Medical License, California (Current)

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Medical Association
  • California Medical Association
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Los Angeles County Medical Association
  • California Orthopedic Association
  • Japanese American Medical Association

 

 

Marc A. Samson, MD

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Marc A. Samson, MD

English, Italian, Medical Spanish

 

Education

  • Sports Medicine Fellowship
    SOAR, Stanford University, CA [ 1997 ]
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency
    Boston University, MA [ 1997 ]
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency
    New York Medical College and Westchester County Hospital, NY [ 1995 ]
  • Surgery Internship
    New York Medical College and Metropolitan Hospital, NY [ 1993 ]
  • Doctor of Medicine
    University of California Irvine, CA [ 1992 ]
  • Bachelor of ArtsBiology
    University of California Berkeley, CA [ 1988 ]

Licensure and Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery [ 2020 ]
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine [ 2019 ]
  • Medical License, California

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons