Dr. Anna Kulidjian, MD

Dr. Anna Kulidjian, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Dr. Anna Kulidjian, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 16 years. She graduated from University Of Toronto Faculty Of Medicine in 2002 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and surgery.Read her story

9350 Campus Point Dr

La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 94% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 91% of peers
Joint Pain
more than 86% of peers

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Dr. Kulidjian's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kulidjian "Anna A. Kulidjian, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in adult joint reconstruction and musculoskeletal oncology. As a member of the orthopedic oncology team at Moores Cancer Center, she surgically removes bone tumors as well as tumors found in soft tissues including muscle, fascia, fat, and skin. She is skilled at restoring injured limbs through complex reconstructions and limb salvage techniques. Dr. Kulidjian also performs primary and complicated revision knee and hip replacements using advanced technologies and minimally invasive techniques. Her research interests include understanding the mechanisms of sarcoma metastasis and the role of stem cells in the initiation and maintenance of the disease. In the laboratory, she works to find novel therapies to treat sarcoma. Dr. Kulidjian earned her medical degree and completed residency training at University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada. She completed dual fellowships at Mt. Sinai Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto. Dr. Kulidjian grew up in Armenia and moved to Toronto with her family after the devastating 1986 earthquake. Involved in the earthquake recovery effort, she decided to become a physician after observing her father, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, bring amputee children from Armenia to Toronto to receive life-changing orthopedic procedures. Bringing the advances we enjoy in the developed world to those less fortunate is a passion of Dr. Kulidjian's. She is working to set up trauma care in a remote area in Kenya at the base of Mt. Kilamanjaro. Through the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust, Dr. Kulidjian has organized a charity hike up Mt. Kilamanjaro to fund the purchase of an ambulance to support trauma care for the Maasai community. A mother of three children, Dr. Kulidjian enjoys spending time with her family. She hikes, surfs and is an amateur chef. She is fluent in English, Armenian, and Russian."
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2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Kulidjian does not have any board certifications listed.

78  Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • 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 Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
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33  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • 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 Humerus
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Toronto Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Kulidjian has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Kulidjian has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Kulidjian's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kulidjian to family and friends
28 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (28)

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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Kulidjian's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

I just had hip replacement surgery in October and found Dr. Kulidjian to be a superior surgeon. I look forward to being ready for her to replace my other hip in a few months. She is very matter of fact, while still being compassionate and reassuring. I even had to reschedule this hip replacement...more
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Fighting prostate cancer, I have had zero testosterone levels for 15 years. My bones are a mess. Had 6 fractures in my hips. Went thru 5 doctors at a different Hospital/medical group before it was suggested I go to UCSD & Dr. Kulidjian. She performed both of my hip replacement surgeries. She is...more
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Dr. Kulidjian performed my total hip replacement surgery and I am very happy with the results. Two weeks after surgery I am pain-free and walking without assistance. My interactions with her have been brief, however she's always polite and straightforward. We even joked a little in the OR before...more
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