Rami M. El-Shaar, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Surgeon

Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery
Languages Spoken: English, Arabic
Accepting New Patients (1 Location)

About Me

Philosophy of Care

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.

Credentials and Certifications
Board Certifications
  • 2020, Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • 08/01/2017-07/31/2018, Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic
  • 07/01/2012-06/30/2017, University of Rochester Medical Center
Medical Education
  • 2012, Northeast Ohio Medical University

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.

Personal Interests

Dr. Elshaar enjoys spending time with his family and kids, playing sports specifically basketball, golf and tennis.

Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Arabic


Locations and Directions

Main Location WNY Ortho at Perinton 77 Sully's Trl
2nd Floor
Pittsford, NY 14534
Office Phone: (585) 389-6070
Driving Directions Accepting New Patients
Rochester Regional Health Orthopaedics at RGH 1445 Portland Ave
Ste 210
Rochester, NY 14621
Office Phone: (585) 266-2010
Driving Directions Call (585) 922-9260 for Availability
Rochester Regional Health Orthopedics 50 Middle Rd
Henrietta, NY 14467
Office Phone: (585) 723-7600
Driving Directions Call (585) 922-9260 for Availability

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Aetna Healthcare
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage Plan
  • Beacon Health (Value Options) Behavioral Health
  • Cigna Healthcare
  • Corvel (formerly CareIQ)
  • ElderONE
  • Emblem Health
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS)
  • Fidelis Care
  • Fidelis Care Medicare Plans
  • First Niagara Business Works (Key Insurance)
  • Highmark BCBS
  • Independent Health Commercial/Medicare
  • Lifetime Benefits (RMSCO)
  • Magnacare
  • Martin 's Point (US Family Health Plan)
  • Medicare
  • MetraComp
  • Molina Healthcare Plans
  • Multi Plan
  • MVP Healthcare
  • NY Medicaid
  • OneCall Medical
  • Pomco
  • The Empire Plan (United HealthCare)
  • TriCare
  • United Healthcare
  • Univera Healthcare
  • Veterans Administration (VA)
  • Wellcare of NY / Today 's Option

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