Dr. Roman Cham, MD

Dr. Roman Cham, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 66
Dr. Roman Cham, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in La Mesa, CA and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara in 1977 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

7339 El Cajon Blvd Ste B

La Mesa, CA 91942

Contact Information

(619) 668-0900

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna

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Top Care Areas

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

Joint Pain
very high
more than 95% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 93% of peers
Knee Arthroscopy
very high
more than 91% of peers

Dr. Cham's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

76  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


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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.


  • Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • University At Buffalo-State University Of New York
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cham has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopedic Association, Member
  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

Dr. Cham's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cham to family and friends
21 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (21)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Cham'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 (4)

the worst I've ever seen. Did absolutely nothing for my fractured heel bone because I didn't have insurance. Very rude, waste of time. Didn't know the difference between a fracture and a sprain. Better off treating yourself, which is what hemade me do
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The doctor and staff are rude. Entire appointment was 45 min only 1-2 min was spent with doctor he didn't even look at injury not to mention didn't seem like he cared either WORST ORTHOPEDIC DOCTOR EVER!!!...
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This man was RUDE, UNCARING, doesn't listen, and thinks he knows what you want, even though you go in for something else. I was totally humiliated and felt demeaned by him. I wouldn't recommend this doctor to anyone.
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Spent 5-10 minutes on review of my MIR ,asked does it hurt? Then said you need surgery! He was the rudest Dr I have ever seen! After surgery never talked to me! A week or so after surgery pain was over the top(7 or 8, on pain scale), after talking to office they called said I need a MIR(again)?...more
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