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Dr. Sam Akhavan, MD

Sports Medicine ·  Male · Age 42

Dr. Akhavan

Allegheny Orthopedic Assocs

1307 Federal St Pittsburgh, PA 15212

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Dr. Sam Akhavan, MD is a sports medicine specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine in 2001 and specializes in sports medicine, orthopedic surgery, and more.

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(412) 359-3895

Dr. Akhavan accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Akhavan's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Care Philosophy

As a Sports Medicine physician, we are specifically qualified to treat all sports medicine injuries, from the professional athlete to the weekend warrior, We believe all patients should be treated with the same high quality of care. Our office specia...


  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine


Case Medical Center, Cleveland Ohio
Internship Hospital
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Fellowship Hospital
Case Medical Center, Cleveland Ohio
Residency Hospital
Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
Medical School
Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine
Undergraduate School


  • French
  • English


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My experience with Dr. Akhavan, from my first appointment, through my recovery, was excellent! I had MANY concerns. Dr. Akhavan put me at ease, immediately. He easily explained my condition and his ability to correct it, in detail, with confidence and patience. Throughout my recovery he treated the condition AND considered my needs as an individual. His bed side manner is exceptional. Additionally, his team exemplified excellent protocol. My every need was met with efficience; my surgery and recovery was a complete success. Highly recommended.
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Suffering from severe knee pain, booked a 412-DOCTORS appt. recently. This doctor did not examine my knees at all to see if they had range of movement, feel the joints, or check my walking ability. They took 2 xrays; doctor ordered steroid injections; said I had severe arthritis. Have had moderate arthritis for years without issues. Did not go over x-rays to explain them. Left without saying he was done. No explanation of any new treatments or what to try next, just knee surgery. Did order PT.
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Dr. Akhavan has been my knee Dr. For 9 years. He returns after hours calls. His staff work with me to order synvisc as soon as necessary, and address complaints or issues professionally. Dr. Akhavan's Physcian Assistant Jen is the best. I know I am in good care when she does my injections. Dr. Akavan switched or hired a new receptionist early on in my care after written complaint. Good Dr., who listens and takes action on complaints.
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I had a great experience at Dr. Akhavan's office from beginning to end. His front end staff was very nice. My wait time was minimal. I have to disagree with some of the other reviews I have seen as Dr. Akhavan spent lots of time explaining my issue and his plan of care. He answered all my questions and when I forgot a few, I called back and left a message for his PA Jennifer. She promptly returned my call and answered my question. Great experience all around. Will recommend them highly!!!
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Saw Dr. Akhavan today for shoulder pain. He did a quick test and told me the issue was my neck and referred me to someone else for therapy. But my shoulder is in a lot of pain. He was in such a hurry to get out of the room I didn’t get any time to ask any questions at all so I left even more confused. What a waste of time and $40 copay.
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Didn't listen to me, dismissed my chief complaint and referred me to another doctor in the practice for unrelated issue. Still have knee pain and numbness. Told me I have 2 things that I don't have, which he would have known had he bothered to listen to me. Very disappointed.
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Wonderful! Dr. Akhavan and his PA, Jennifer are amazing. Kind, knowledgeable, great bedside manner. He spends as much time with his patients as you need. Explains everything well. Don't have a single complaint.
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Dr Sam did my rt shoulder, no pain after, Incredible guy, best anesthesiologist what a team! Highly recommended! You figure he has got to be good, he is the pirates on call orthopedic Surgeon !!!
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Dr Akhavan was recommended by an acquaintance and we are very satisfied with the results of the surgery. I had torn meniscus and was quite in pain. Dr Akhavan performed the corrective procedure at AGH. He, his PA (Jennifer) and all his office staff were very professional, explained everything and answered all my questions. They also coordinated all appointments, diagnostic tests, procedures and post operative care in a timely, friendly and efficient manner. Great location too.
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This physician does not educate patients as to the reasons why they are having pain. He does not communicate to the patient a plan of action and what side effects may occur and what the prognosis will be. In other words, he leaves the patient mostly in ignorance to find answers through the internet. It is not enough to smile and shake hands. He also doesn't believe in numbing injection sites and seems shocked that injections cause pain.
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