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Providence Health Magazine
Dr. Shahan Yacoubian is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in joint replacement surgery, complex revision surgery (previously implanted joint replacements) and trauma/fracture surgery. He is a general partner of Orthopaedics Surgery Specialists. Fellowship trained in adult hip and knee replacement and reconstructive surgery at the world renowned Harvard Medical School's Brigham & Women's Hospital, Dr. Yacoubian cares for a wide spectrum of joint diseases from the initial onset of cartilage degradation to complex joint replacement surgery. Dr. Yacoubian is the only fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center focusing on joint replacements; other orthopaedic surgeons throughout the greater Los Angeles area frequently refer patients to Dr. Shahan Yacoubian because of his expertise in joint replacement surgery. Dr. Yacoubian has extensive surgical experience in the care of arthritis patients using advanced operative techniques in cartilage preservation procedures (ACI/Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation), osteotomies, partial knee replacements, total joint replacements (with minimally invasive techniques), complex revisions, and fracture surgery. Dr. Yacoubian remains active in both community and physician education, routinely participating in educational lectures throughout the community, nationally, and internationally. He continues to actively publish research articles in the orthopaedic literature, and is a member American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS), the prestigious American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS), the Californian Orthopaedic Association (COA) and the Western Orthopaedic Association (WOA).