Rishi Garg, M.D.
Orthopaedic Surgeon Fellowship Trained Sports Medicine, Shoulder, Elbow and Knee Surgery
Dr. Garg specializes in minimally invasive and arthroscopic surgery for the shoulder and knee. He also focuses on repair and reconstruction of soft tissue including cartilage, ligaments, and tendons as well as shoulder replacement surgery. Staying at the forefront of medical and surgical technology, he applies this knowledge to optimize patient care. He has written book chapters and online educational material from which other surgeons learn from. He has been asked to be an academic reviewer for well-known orthopaedic journals and continues to teach and lecture medical students, residents, and fellows. He has given multiple research presentations at the national level.
Dr. Garg earned a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in neuroscience from Pomona College in Claremont, California, where he was honored as a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Mortar Board Honor Society. He received his medical degree from the USC Keck School of Medicine, graduating with highest distinction - an honor only bestowed to the top 1%. He was given special early selection to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society as a junior - an extremely rare achievement.
Dr. Garg is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a member of the exclusive American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and American Shoulder and elbow surgeries. He is board certified and a diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.In addition, he is also board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.
He volunteers his time as the head team physician for several local high schools and colleges and private sports programs. He served as part of the leadership board for USC Arcadia Hospital and served as Chief of the Surgery Department and Chief of Staff of the entire hospital.
Congress Medical Associates, Huntington Memorial Hospital- Pasadena, CA.
Sports Medicine and Shoulder & Elbow Surgery Fellowship. August 2008-July 2009.
University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine- Los Angeles, CA.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Internship and Residency. June 2003-July 2008.
University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine- Los Angeles, CA.
Doctor of Medicine. August 1999-May 2003.
Junior Alpha Omega Alpha, Graduate with Highest Distinction.
Pomona College- Claremont, CA.
Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience. August 1995-December 1998. Thesis: Spinal Cord Regeneration.
Cum Laude. Phi Beta Kappa. Mortar Board Honor Society.
Diamond Bar High School- Diamond Bar, CA.
High School Diploma, September 1991-June 1995.
HONORS AND AWARDS:
|2002-2003||Graduate with Highest Distinction- awarded to top 2% of medical school class|
|2002-2003||Junior Alpha Omega Alpha Member- awarded to top 5% of medical school class|
|2001-2003||Dean’s Scholar Award Year III and Year IV- medical school clinical years- top 10%|
|1999-2001||Dean’s Scholar Award Year I and Year II- medical school academic years- top 10%|
|1997-1998||Phi Beta Kappa Member|
|1997-1998||Mortar Board Senior Honor Society Member|
|1995-1998||Pomona College Scholar Award- awarded to top 10%|
|1995-1998||Auxiliary of Pomona Valley Hospital Scholarship|
|1994-1995||Valedictorian, Science Dept. Student of the Year, Sierra League Outstanding Senior Honor Student- Diamond Bar High School|
|1994-1995||California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section Male Student Athlete of the Year|
Southern California Shoulder Fellows Course. May 2022. Augmentation of Rotator Cuff.
Southern California Shoulder Fellows Course. September 2021. SLAP repairs.
Southern California Shoulder Fellows Course. April 2019. SLAP tears.
LA Shoulder Arthroplasty Fellows Course. April 2018. What's new with the VIP Total Shoulder Arthroplasty.
Southern California Shoulder Fellows Course. April 2018. What's new with the VIP Total Shoulder Arthroplasty.
Southern California Shoulder Fellows Course. April 2017. VIP Total Shoulder.
Congress Medical Foundation Lecture Series. June 2016. What’s new in reverse total shoulder Arthroplasty.
Arthrex Southern California Fellows Course. April 2015. SLAP lesions.
Athrex Southern California Fellows Course. Dec 2013. Techniques in SLAP repair.
Congress Medical Foundation Lecture Series. Jan 2012. Current concepts in SLAP lesions.
Congress Medical Foundation Lecture Series. July 2009. Biomechanical comparison of AC joint reconstruction techniques.
Congress Medical Foundation Lecture Series. March 2009. SLAP lesions.
Congress Medical Foundation Lecture Series. October 2008. Biomechanics of Articular
Congress Medical Associates. 2008-2009. Preceptor: Dr. Gregory Adamson, MD. A prospective randomized study comparing a forearm strap brace versus a wrist splint for the treatment of lateral epicondylitis.
(PUBLICATION: JOURNAL OF SHOULDER & ELBOW SURGERY, 19(4), JUNE 2010.)
Congress Medical Associates. 2008-2009. Preceptor: Dr. Gregory Adamson, MD. Biomechanical comparison of an intramedullary and extramedullary free-tissue graft reconstruction of the acromioclavicular joint complex.
(NATIONAL PRESENTATION AT KERLAN AND JOBE AOSSM ANNUAL MEETING 2009 Keystone, CO. and PODIUM PRESENTATIN AAOS 2010
PUBLICATION: CLIN ORTHOP SURG, 5(4), DEC 2013.)
University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. 2007-2008. Preceptor: Dr. Charalampos Zalavras, MD PhD. Predictive factors for nonunion after non-operative management of diaphyseal humerus fractures.
(SUBMITTED FOR PUBLICATION)
University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. 2006-2007. Preceptor: Dr. David Thordarson, MD. Sliding oblique versus segmental resection osteotomies for lesser metatarsophalangeal joint pathology.
(NATIONAL PRESENTATION AT AAOS F & A SPECIALTY DAY 2008 San Francisco, CA.
PUBLICATION: FOOT AND ANKLE INTERNATIONAL, Vol 29 #10, October 2008.)
University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine. Department of Neurosurgery. 2000. Preceptors: Dr. Thomas Chen, MD, PhD and Dr. Colin Hill, PhD.Can Treatment with Rolipram and/or 8-BrcAMP Sensitize Human Glioma Cells A172 and U87 to the Effects of Gamma Rays?
(PUBLICATION: (abstract) Proceedings of the American Association for Cancer Research, Vol 42, March 2001.)
American Heart Association Intern, University of California at Berkeley. Department of Immunology. 1997. Preceptor: Dr. Mark Hellerstein, MD, PhD. Studying CD4 cell proliferation in patients with and without HIV before and after protease inhibitor therapy to determine whether the virus causes an accelerated destruction or reduced proliferation of CD4 cells.
Pomona College. Department of Neuroscience. 1997. Preceptor: Dr. Karen Parfitt, PhD. Studying mechanisms of synaptic transmission in rat hippocampus, an area of the brain known to be critical for the consolidation of experience into long-term memory.
Southern California Shoulder Fellows Course Co-Chair- May 2022
Southern California Shoulder Fellows Course Co-Chair- September 2021
Southern California Shoulder Fellows Course Co-Chair- April 2019
LA Shoulder Arthroplasty Fellows Course Faculty- February 2019
Southern California Shoulder Fellows Course Co-Chair- April 2018
Arthrex Shoulder Fellows Course Co-Chair- April 2017
Arthrex Shoulder Fellows Course Co-Chair- April 2015
Arthrex Shoulder Fellows Course Faculty- Dec 2013
Private practice: Congress Medical Associates – Arcadia, CA 2011 to present. Partner
Private practice: West Coast Orthopaedic Medical Group- Arcadia, CA2009-2010. Partner.
Methodist Hospital of Southern California- Arcadia, CA 2009-present. Attending Staff Member. Past Chief of Surgery. Past Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery. Past Secretary/Treasurer. Past Vice Chief of Staff, Current Chief of Staff.
Huntington Memorial Hospital- Pasadena, CA 2011-present. Attending Staff Member.
University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery- Los Angeles, CA. 2008-present.Voluntary Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Attending.
Team Physician- Arcadia High School Football Program- Arcadia, CA 2011- present.
Team Physician- Citru s College- Glendora, CA 2014- present.
COMMITTEES, MEMBERSHIPS, SOCIETIES:
|2020-pres||Indian American Shoulder Elbow Society Member (Founding Father)|
|2019-pres||American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeries Member|
|2017||Chief of Staff; Arcadia Methodist Hospital|
|2016||Vice Chief of Staff; Arcadia Methodist Hospital|
|2015||Secretary/Treasurer; Arcadia Methodist Hospital|
|2014||Chairman of Surgery Department; Arcadia Methodist Hospital|
|2013||Vice Chairman of Surgery Department; Arcadia Methodist Hospital|
|2012-2013||Chief of Orthopaedics; Arcadia Methodist Hospital|
|2003-pres||American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Fellow|
|2010-pres||California Orthopaedic Association Member|
|2009-pres||American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Member|
|2009-pres||Computerized Physician Order Entry Committee Member|
|2009-pres||Infectious Disease Committee Member; Arcadia Methodist Hospital|
|2009-pres||Computer Technology Committee Member; Arcadia Methodist Hospital|
|2004-2006||American Medical Association Member|
|2002-2003||Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society Member|
|1998-1999||Mortar Board Senior Honor Society Member|