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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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Patient Reviews (4)
in Irvine, CA |
Dr. Aminian is professional, knowledgeable and amazing. I took my son to Newport Orthopedic Institute for his broken wrist and a doctor there suggested a surgery. Then with a friend's recommendation, we went to see Dr. Aminian for a second opinion, and amazingly he fixed his wrist without surgery! My family and I can't thank him enough! I highly recommend Dr. Aminian.
Mission Viejo, CA |
Dr. Aminian is awesome in everyway!
in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA |
One of the best doctors I have been to in my life. Very caring, explains everything, sympathetic and very kind.
Los Angeles, CA |
Dr. Aminian is the best!
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      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.

      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

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      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Achilles Tendinitis
      • Ankle Fracture
      • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
      • Ankle Sprains and Strains
      • Ataxia
      • Back Pain
      • Bone Cancer
      • Brachial Plexus Palsy
      • Broken Arm
      • Bunion
      • Bursitis
      • Cancer
      • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
      • Chronic Neck Pain
      • Chronic Pelvic Pain
      • Clavicle Fracture
      • Coccygeal Pain
      • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
      • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
      • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
      • Degenerative Disc Disease
      • Elbow Injuries
      • Elbow Sprain
      • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
      • Femur Fracture
      • Foot Conditions
      • Foot Fracture
      • Foot Sprain
      • Fracture
      • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
      • Gait Abnormality
      • Ganglion Cyst
      • Glenoid Labrum Tear
      • Hammer Toe
      • Hand Conditions
      • Hand Fracture
      • Hernia
      • Herniated Disc
      • Hip Dysplasia
      • Hip Fracture
      • Internal Derangement of Knee
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Joint Pain
      • Knee Dislocation
      • Knee Disorders
      • Knee Fracture
      • Knee Sprain
      • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
      • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
      • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
      • Limb Pain
      • Low Back Pain
      • Lumbar Spine Fracture
      • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
      • Myelopathy
      • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
      • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
      • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
      • Osgood Schlatter Disease
      • Osteoarthritis
      • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
      • Osteoarthritis of Spine
      • Osteochondritis Dissecans
      • Osteopenia
      • Osteoporosis
      • Osteosarcoma
      • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
      • Pathological Spine Fracture
      • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
      • Pseudoarthrosis
      • Pyogenic Arthritis
      • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Sacrum Disorders
      • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Scoliosis
      • Sever's Disease
      • Shoulder Dislocation
      • Shoulder Disorders
      • Spina Bifida
      • Spinal Cord Injury
      • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spine Deformities
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
      • Spondylitis
      • Spondylolisthesis
      • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
      • Thoracic Spine Fracture
      • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
      • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
      • Torticollis
      • Trigger Finger
      • Vertebral Column Tumors
      • Wrist Fracture

      Education

      • Medical School
        Washington University In St Louis School Of Medicine

        Graduated in 1994

      • Residency Hospital
        McGaw Med Center Of Northwestern

      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Farsi

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      Specialties

      • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
      • Orthopedic Surgery
      • Pediatric Orthopedic Spine Surgery

      Procedures Performed

      • Achilles Tenotomy
      • Ankle Replacement
      • Arm Surgery
      • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
      • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
      • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
      • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
      • Excision of Femur or Knee
      • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
      • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
      • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
      • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
      • Fracture Care
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Herniated Disc Surgery
      • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
      • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
      • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
      • Joint Drainage
      • Knee Arthroscopy
      • Knee Surgery
      • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
      • Nerve Block, Somatic
      • Peripheral Nerve Block
      • 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 Fusion
      • Spinal Nerve Block
      • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
      • Steroid Injection
      • Synovial Biopsy
      • Trigger Finger Release