Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Surgeon
Dr. Elshaar's philosophy of medical care is based off of making sure every patient is treated and managed the way he would want his family to be treated. For this reason, he takes the time needed each office visit to educate his patients on the exact cause of their pain, the treatment options available and the anticipated outcomes based on each option. Whether a joint injury/pain is being managed with surgery or non-surgical measures, Dr. Elshaar's goal is to have every patient clearly understand the plan we have set in order to get them back to enjoying their lives and hobbies.
Rami Elshaar, M.D. is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery of the knee, shoulder, hip and elbow. He also specializes in shoulder replacement surgery for patients with arthritis of the shoulder. Dr. Elshaar prides himself on returning his patients to the highest possible level of function so they can enjoy the activities and sports they love.
Dr. Elshaar completed his Orthopaedic Surgery training at the University of Rochester Medical Center. To enhance his sports medicine knowledge and training, Dr. Elshaar completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, where he participated in the treatment of several professional athletes. While at Kerlan-Jobe, Dr. Elshaar served as the assistant team physician for the Los Angeles Rams, Dodgers, Kings, NFL Combine, LA Galaxy, Sparks, Anaheim Ducks and Anaheim Angels, the University of Southern California (USC) football team, and Loyola Marymount University. His extensive sports medicine experience and training allows him to offer the highest level of personalized care to his patients.
Dr. Elshaar was born and raised in Akron, Ohio where he earned his undergraduate degree from Case Western Reserve University and played for Case Western’s tennis team. He then received his medical degree from the Northeast Ohio Medical University where he graduated valedictorian of his class and President of the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) medical honor society.
Dr. Elshaar has presented at multiple national conferences and is a member of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) and American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS). By being at the forefront of orthopaedic and sports medicine research, Dr. Elshaar is also able to provide cutting-edge technologies to improve patient outcomes.
Dr. Elshaar enjoys spending time with his family and kids, playing sports specifically basketball, golf and tennis.
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