Arash Aminian, M.D. Fellowship Trained Foot & Ankle Specialist
Dr. Aminian specializes in the care of and treatment of foot and ankle disorders. He is originally from Chicago. He completed his undergraduate studies at Washington University, St. Louis earning a Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering; then pursued medical school at the University of Rochester, Rochester NY; and internship and orthopedics residency at Northwestern University, Chicago. He served as the Chief resident his senior year of residency.
He completed his fellowship training in orthopedics foot and ankle surgery at the University of Washington, Seattle with Drs. Hansen, Sangeorzan, and Benirschke.
During his training, Dr. Aminian has published many research articles in peer reviewed journals and has presented his work both nationally and internationally. He serves as a peer reviewer for the American Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. He continues to be active academically and is the Assistant Chief of the Foot and Ankle Service at Harbor UCLA, training orthopedic surgery residents and fellows.
Dr. Aminian specializes in treating foot and ankle conditions created by sports injuries, fractures, arthritis, or deformity. His experiences include bunion and forefoot surgery, total ankle replacements, tendon and cartilage repair, minimally invasive/arthroscopic ankle surgery, as well as lower extremity reconstruction. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society.
Dr. Aminian believes in personalized care of patients’ conditions and treatment options and strives to provide the best experience under his care.
Dr. Aminian is seeing patients in both the Irvine and Laguna Woods offices.
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON HARBORVIEW
2006 - 2007
Foot and Ankle
Directors: Drs. Hansen, Sangeorzan, and Benirschke.
2002 - 2006
2001 - 2002
UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY
1997 - 2001
Rochester, New York
Degree - M.D.
1993 - 1997
St. Louis, Missouri
B.S. Chemical Engineering
Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
Golden Key National Honor Society
Assistant Chief Foot and Ankle Service
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Teacher of the Year 2010-2011
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
July 2009, Recertification 2017
State of California, Physician and Surgeon
Qualified Medical Evaluator
State of California Department of Industrial Relations
Division of Workers’ Compensation Medical Unit
- American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- California Orthopaedic Association
- Orange County Medical Association
AOFAS Young Physicians Member
Physician of Excellence 2020
Orange County Medical Association
Super Doctors® of Southern California 2020
Super Doctors® of Southern California 2018
SuperDoctors® Los Angeles Times January 2018
Super Doctors® of Southern California 2017
SuperDoctors® Los Angeles Magazine January 2017
Super Doctors® 2015 Southern California Rising StarsSM
SuperDoctors® Los Angeles Magazine August 2015
Physician of Excellence
Orange County Medical Association
Orange County Register Magazine February 2015
- Saddleback Memorial Medical Center
- Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center
- CHOC at Mission
- Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center
- Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
- Memorialcare Surgery Center at Laguna Woods
- Memorialcare Surgical Center at Saddleback
- Specialty Surgical Center
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
Aminian A, Vankoski S, Dias L, Novak R: “Spastic Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy and the Femoral Derotation Osteotomy: Effect at the Pelvis and Hip in the Transverse Plane During Gait”: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, 2003, 23: 314-320.
Ptaszek AJ, Aminian A, Scneider JS, Milos S: “Lateral Plantar Artery Pseudoaneurysm after Calcaneal Osteotomy: A Case Report”: Foot and Ankle International, 2006, 27(2): 141-143.
Sokolowski MJ, Dolan M, Aminian A, Haak MH, Schafer MF: “Delayed Postoperative Spinal Epidural Hematoma: A Report of Four Cases”: Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques, 2006, 19(8): 603-606.
Aminian A, Kelikian A, Moen T: “SCARF Osteotomy for Hallux Valgus Deformity: An Intermediate Follow-up of Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes”: Foot and Ankle International, 2006, 27(11): 883-886.
Aminian A, Gao F, Fedoriw WW, Zhang LQ, Kalainov DM, Merk BR: “Vertically Oriented Femoral Neck Fractures: Mechanical Analysis of Four Fixation Techniques”: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, Sep 2007, 21(8): 544-548.
Ho J, Yupeng R, Kelikian A, Aminian A, Charnley I, Zhang LQ: “Mid Diaphyseal Fibula Fractures with Syndesmotic Disruption: Should we Plate the Fibula?”: Foot and Ankle International, June 2008, 29(6): 587-592.
Aminian A, Sangeorzan BJ: “The Anatomy of Cavus Foot Deformity”: Foot and Ankle Clinics, June 2008, 13(2): 191-198.
Aminian A, Howe C, Sangeorzan BJ, Benirschke SK, Nork SE, Barei DP: “Ipsilateral Talar and Calcaneal Fractures: A Retrospective Review of Complications and Sequelae”: Injury, 2009, (40): 139-145.
Aminian A, Heinen A: “Ankle Fractures in Diabetic Patients”: Techniques in Foot & Ankle Surgery, September 2018, 17(3): 136-140.
Kay RD, Forslund J,Arthur D,Taylor AJ, Aminian A: “Prevalence of Viatmin D Deficiency in Patients with Charcot Arthropathy: A Single-Center Analysis.” Journal of AAOS Global Research & Review. October 2022, Vol 6, No 10:1-7.
Aminian A, Sarward K: Chapter 57 – “Neuromuscular Disorders in Children”: Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 8: 2005.
Aminian A, Vankoski S, Dias L, Novak R: "Spastic Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy and the Femoral Derotation Osteotomy": 53rd Annual Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, Washington DC, September 1999.
Aminian A, Roehrig GJ, Baumnauer JF, Puzas E: POSTER PRESENTATION: "Assessment of Bone Production after Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy in Patients with Chronic Proximal Planar Fasciitis": American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Summer Meeting, Boston MA, September 2005.
Aminian A, Kelikian AS, Moen T: "SCARF Osteotomy for Hallux Valgus Deformity and Intermediate Follow-up": Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Chicago IL, March 2006.
Aminian A, Gao F, Fedoriw W, Zhang L, Kalainov D, Merk B: "Vertically Oriented Femoral Neck Fractures: Biomechanical Analysis of Four Fixation Techniques": Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Midwest Resident Research Symposium, Chicago IL, April 2006.
Koo S, Aminian A, Koh J: POSTER PRESENTATION: "Single Bundle ACL Reconstruction: In Vivo Kinematics Using Computer-Assisted Navigation": Arthroscopy Association of North America, Hollywood FL, May 2006.
Aminian A, Gao F, Fedoriw W, Zhang L, Kalainov D, Merk B: "Pauwels III Femoral Neck Fractures: Biomechanical Study of Four Fixation Techniques": 22nd Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Phoenix AZ, October 2006.
Ho J, Ren Y, Kelikian A, Aminian A, Charnley I, Zhang L: "Midshaft Fibula Fractures with Syndesmotic Disruption: Should we Plate the Fibula?": Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, San Diego CA, February 2007.
Aminian A, Howe C, Sangeorzan B, Benirshke S, Nork S, Barei D: "Ipsilateral Talus and Calcaneus Fractures: A Retrospective Review of Patient Outcomes and Complications": American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Summer Meeting, Toronto CAN, 2007.
Aminian A: "Hallux Valgus: Proximal Osteotomies Indications and Surgical Technique": 18th Annual Iranian Orthopaedic Society Meeting, Tehran IRAN, October 2010.
Aminian A: "Hallux Valgus Correction: Algorithm and Treatment": 18th Annual Iranian Orthopaedic Society Meeting, Tehran IRAN, October 2010.
Aminian A, Arthur D, Beck A, Forslund: "Incidence of Vitamin D Deficiency in Charcot Arthropathy Patients: A Single-Center Analysis." Poster presentation International Federation of Foot and Ankle Society 7th Triennial Scientific Meeting. April 2020 (post-opned to 2021).
Choi D, Aminian A, Harris TG, Lee D. "Charcot Ankle Deformity: Can the Limb be Salvaged": Audio Paper presentation at the 2022 AOFAS Annual Meeting, Quebec City, Canada September 4-17, 2022.
"Ankle Instability." Chairman’s Conference, Northwestern University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, April 2005.
"Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction." Chairman’s Conference, Northwestern University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, December 2005.
"Management of Talus Fractures." Chairman’s Conference, Northwestern University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, January 2006.
"Physical Exam of the Shoulder." Surgical Clerkship Lecture, Northwestern University School of Medicine, April 2006.
"Foot and Ankle Arthritis." St. Jude Medical Center Community Education Lecture Series, December 2007.
"Fab Five of Foot and Ankle Surgery – The Orthopaedic Perspective." St. Jude Medical Center, Fullerton CA, January 2008.
"Diabetic Foot Symposium." St. Jude Medical Center, April 2008.
"Fab Five of Foot and Ankle Surgery – The Orthopaedic Perspective." St. Jude Medical Center, Fullerton CA, June 2008.
"Adult Flatfoot." Harbor-UCLA Resident Lecture Series, March 2010.
"Ankle Arthroplasty." Harbor-UCLA Resident Lecture Series, August 2010.
"Orthopedic Update for Primary Care Physicians." Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center CME Lecture Series, October 2012.
"Ankle Fractures: Syndesmosis." 36th Annual Dana M. Street/Harbor Orthopaedic Alumni Day, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, June 2013.
"Arthroscopy of Ankle Fractures/Syndesmosis." 38th Annual Dana M. Street/Harbor Orthopaedic Alumni Day, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, June 2015.
"Prompt Management of Wounds of Diabetic Patients." 2018 Diabetic Case Symposium: Diabetes 911 Course, Orange Coast Medical Center, November 2018.
"Deltoid Ligament: Should it be Fixed in Ankle Fractures?" 42nd Annual Dana Street Harbor Orthopedic Alumni Day, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, June 2019.
Chicago Public School Physicals and Football League - Event Physician
2002 – 2006
NBA Pre-Draft Camp Physician
2004 – 2005
Chicago Cubs Spring Training - Team Physician
Fullerton City Health Fair
Foot and Ankle Screening