Raj K. Sinha, M.D., Ph.D., has a results-oriented personality. It explains, simply and elegantly, why he decided to specialize in orthopedics. Dr. Sinha practices at John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Indio, CA and specializes in hip and knee replacement surgery.
”When I was in medical school it was clear that orthopedic surgeons were able to do tremendous things to get people back to active lifestyles.” According to Dr. Sinha, the success rate in orthopedics continues to climb at a rapid clip.”We are in a very exciting period of development in orthopedics right now,” he claims. “More and more, we’re finding ways to do things for patients that we only dreamt about decades ago.”
He is helping to realize those dreams with cutting-edge of research in the areas of bone-metal interaction, bone regeneration and robotic surgery. His work has been featured in several publications, and he has received multiple awards, including the National Orthopaedic Surgery Fellows Foundation Research Grant (1996), the International Society for Technology and Arthroplasty Hap Paul Award (1997), a Zimmer Research Grant and Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative Grant and the 2003 Harcum Award.
Dr. Sinha earned his Medical Degree from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, completing his internship in the Department of Surgery at Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, PA. During his residency within the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University, he pursued his Ph.D. at the Thomas Jefferson University College of Graduate Studies, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Most recently, Dr. Sinha served as Director of the Orthopaedic Curriculum of the Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He was Co-Director of the Ferguson Laboratory and an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery within the Division of Adult Reconstructive Surgery at UPMC.
Dr. Sinha is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty (ISTA) the Orthopaedic Research Society and the American Medical Association.