Doctor Profile - Dr. Reza Omid

Dr. Omid specializes in all disorders of the shoulder and elbow, including degenerative and traumatic conditions, utilizing minimally invasive techniques.  He has extensive experience in all arthroscopic procedures, as well as arthroplasty (joint replacement) and reconstructive procedures for all shoulder and elbow conditions.  Dr. Omid is a full time faculty member and an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the USC Keck School of Medicine.  He is a member of the Shoulder/Elbow & Sports Medicine service, a section of the University of Southern California department of orthopaedic surgery. He is also in charge of the Shoulder & Elbow Trauma service at LA County Hospital, one of the busiest Level 1 trauma centers in the world.

A native of southern California, Dr. Omid received his undergraduate education at the University of California Irvine.  He went on to receive a master’s degree in medical imaging sciences and a medical doctorate from Chicago Medical School.  After completing his medical doctorate, Dr. Omid returned to southern California to train at the University of Southern California (USC) in orthopedic surgery. During Dr. Omid’s time there, he received extensive training in upper extremity trauma at one of the world’s busiest Level 1 trauma centers, LA County Hospital.  Upon completing his residency at USC, Dr. Omid traveled to St. Louis to receive additional training in shoulder–elbow reconstruction with the world–renowned Washington University department of orthopaedic surgery, where he served as a clinical instructor of orthopaedic surgery.  During his time in St. Louis, Dr. Omid also worked with the sports medicine service at Washington University which takes care of many professional athletes including the St. Louis Rams and St. Louis Blues. 

After completing his training in St. Louis, Dr. Omid returned to Los Angeles to join the faculty at the USC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, where he is also on staff at the USC University Hospital.  Dr. Omid is actively involved in resident and medical student education at the USC/Keck School of Medicine and is also part of the USC Sports Medicine Fellowship.  Additionally, Dr. Omid is engaged in continuing research on shoulder and elbow disorders and has authored numerous peer–reviewed publications and book chapters on the subject matter.


• 2010-2011 Clinical Fellowship – Shoulder & Elbow Reconstruction
Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital
• 2005-2010 Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program
University of Southern California/Keck School of Medicine
• 2001-2005 Doctor of Medicine
Chicago Medical School
• 2000-2001 Master of Science – Medical Imaging Science
CMS/Department of Medical Radiation Physics
• 1999-2000 Research Fellowship – Cancer Research Institute
University of California Irvine
• 1994-2000 Bachelor of Science – Biology
University of California Irvine


  • University of Southern California – University Hospital
    Associate Professor & Associate Program Director of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
    Shoulder/Elbow Reconstruction and Sports Service
  • LA County + USC Medical Center (LAC-USC)
    Chief of Shoulder & Elbow Trauma
    Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Washington University Department of Orthopaedics
    Section of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
    Clinical Instructor of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • St. Louis VA Medical Center
    Division of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
    Clinical Instructor of Orthopaedic Surgery


  • 2012 – Present
    Resident Research Committee Member
    USC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • 2011 – Present
    Director of Resident Education
    USC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • 2011 – Present
    Associate Residency Director
    USC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • 2011 – Present
    USC Sports Medicine Fellowship Program Faculty
    Keck Hospital School of Medicine
  • 2011 – Present
    USC Hand & Upper Extremity Fellowship Program Faculty
    USC Keck Hospital
  • 2011 – Present
    LAC – USC Trauma Fellowship Program Faculty
    LA County – USC Medical Center
  • 2011 – Present
    Medical Student Mentor
    USC – Keck School of Medicine


  • 2012 – 2013 Head Team Physician USC Women’s Volleyball Team
  • 2012 – 2013 Attending Physician USC Athletic Medicine
  • 2011 – 2012 Attending Physician Los Angeles Marathon


  • 2013 – Present Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery – Consultant Reviewer
  • 2012 – Present Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery – Editorial Board of the JBJS Orthopaedic Highlights: Shoulder & Elbow
  • 2012 – Present Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research – Consultant Reviewer
  • 2011 – Present Journal of Shoulder Elbow Surgery – Consultant Reviewer
  • 2011 – Present Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons – Consultant Reviewer


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery – Board Certified
  • California Medical License #A99030
  • Missouri Medical License # 201001160
  • DEA #FO0172003


  • American Shoulder & Elbow Surgeons (ASES)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • California Orthopaedic Association
  • Western Orthopaedic Association
  • University of Southern California Graduate Orthopaedic Society


  • 2013 – 2018 (Current Year) Super Doctors
  • 2013 – 2018 (Current Year) Pasadena Top Doctors
  • 2013 – Western Orthopaedic Association’s Young Investigator Award
  • 2013 – Super Doctors Rising Stars
  • 2013 – Pasadena Top Doctors
  • 2012 – Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award
  • 2010 – Herman Epstein Award (Most Outstanding Resident)
  • 2009 – Administrative Chief Resident University of Southern California/Keck School of Medicine
  • 2004 – Alpha Omega Alpha
  • 2004 – The Chancellor’s List (National Honor Society)
  • 2002 – Pathology Honor Society for Academic Excellence