Dr. Aminian is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, specializing in Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis. Dr. Aminian obtained his International Baccalaureate at the International School of Geneva in Geneva, Switzerland. He then attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where he completed his Bachelor's in Science and Biomedical Engineering. He obtained his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He then returned to Chicago to complete his orthopaedic training at Northwestern University, where he served as a Chief Resident at Chicago Children's Memorial Hospital followed by completion of one year fellowship training in Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis at Children's Hospital in San Diego. Dr. Aminian is the director of the Orthopaedic Institute at CHOC Children's in Orange, California and the current chief of the Department of Orthopaedics at CHOC Children's and program director of spinal surgery. He is an assistant clinical professor of orthopaedic surgery at the University of California, Irvine and involved in resident training and education in pediatric orthopaedics and scoliosis at CHOC Children's. Dr. Aminian's active area of research is in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and early onset scoliosis. He is involved in the research and development of growth friendly implants to allow correction of the deformity and spinal growth simultaneously. Dr. Aminian is involved in international orthopaedics as well. He has done multiple mission trips in Africa and South America helping children with severe spinal and other deformities. Dr. Aminian lives in Orange County with his wife and three children, aged 14, 9 and 3. His treatment philosophy is to ensure that all children, no matter their musculoskeletal problems, are able to achieve the full potential in their adult life and be able to live a life without limits.
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Dr. Aminian's Experience
Dr. Aminian's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Pediatric Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
Why It Matters: Dr. Aminian's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Brachial Plexus Palsy
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
Degenerative Disc Disease
Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
Glenoid Labrum Tear
Internal Derangement of Knee
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Osgood Schlatter Disease
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Pathological Spine Fracture
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Spinal Cord Injury
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
Vertebral Column Tumors
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
Shoulder Fracture Treatment
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Trigger Finger Release
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for California.
What is medical malpractice?
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If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
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For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Washington University In St Louis School Of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1994
McGaw Med Center Of Northwestern
Residency Hospital | Completed
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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