Dr. Jared Niska, MD

Dr. Jared Niska, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery  |  

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Dr. Jared Niska, MD is a hand and upper extremity surgery doctor who practices in Van Nuys, CA. He has been practicing for 8 years. Read his story

Southern California Orthopedic Institute

6815 Noble Ave

Van Nuys, CA 91405
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


See how frequently Dr. Niska performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
more than 81% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
more than 48% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hands
more than 46% of peers

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Dr. Niska's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Niska "Dr. Jared Niska is originally from Phoenix, Arizona, and attended college at Arizona State University, where he studied biomedical engineering. After his undergraduate studies, Dr. Niska earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed his surgical internship and orthopedic surgery residency at University of California, Los Angeles. After residency, Dr. Niska received additional specialty training during a hand and upper extremity fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, where he learned advanced techniques for treating the hand, wrist, forearm, and elbow from leaders in the field. When he is not seeing patients, Dr. Niska enjoys cooking, golf, hiking, tennis, and spending time with his wife and family."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Niska "Dr. Niska uses conservative and non-invasive measures such as casting, therapy or injections if possible in the treatment of hand and upper extremity injuries. When non-invasive measures are not possible, Dr. Niska is skilled and highly trained in the surgical treatment of hand and upper extremity problems. "


  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Dr. Niska does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger


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  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • 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, Open
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Replacement

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.


    Medical School | Graduated 2009
  • UCLA
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • UCLA
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2015
  • Washington University School of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2016

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Niska has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Niska has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Northridge Hospital Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
America's 100 Best Hospitals Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Niska is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Niska's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Niska to family and friends
based on 11 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Niska's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Woodland Hills |
Dr. Niska is kind, caring and professional. My carpal tunnel surgeries were a resounding success and I am 100% in recommending the doctor and his lovely staff.
in Santa Clarita, CA |
Confident and extremely competent. Perfect in every aspect.!
in Santa Clarita, Ca |
Massage therapist for 10 years, broke my hands in May. Lost my career and livelihood, and I have 3 children and receive no child support. Niska is arrogant and talks over the patient. I still can't move my finger and it's been 5 months and my hands are my career. I've lost my disability, and he treated me like a criminal. Never even ordered an MRI, and has a horrendous attitude. Moving back in with my mother, I've literally lost everything cause of a broken finger and he treated me like a scam
in Palmdale, CA |
Very caring doctor! Listen to your Concerns He doesn't rush with your appt.
in Santa Clarita,, CA |
Dr Niska is an excellent physician, He throughly explained my options and answered all my questions and concerns. His manner was reassuring and comforting.
in Chatsworth, CA |
I've already referred him to 2 other people. Very Very likely. A great experience overall!!
in Valencia, CA |
Had a great experience with Dr Niska and staff at SCOI. I was very comfortable with his discussion of my diagnosis and felt it was specific to my needs .
in North Hollywood, CA |
Dr. Niska M.D. is a very nice and I felt with him just complete confidence he listens to what is bothering you. Most Dr.s listen to you less than30 seconds. But most of all his team when I had a small surgery were so nice and I have to say that I am impressed. I definitely walk away with happiness. Definitely a great experience and I give him a5 star rating!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Niska accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Niska has admitting privileges

Northridge Hospital Medical Center
18300 Roscoe Blvd
Northridge, CA 91325
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Valley Presbyterian Hospital
15107 Vanowen St
Van Nuys, CA 91405
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Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital
23845 McBean Pkwy
Valencia, CA 91355
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