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Gareth Hammond, MD

Gareth Hammond, MD

Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Gareth Hammond is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in sports medicine, arthroscopy, and upper extremity reconstruction. He specializes in athletic injuries and arthritis, with a particular interest in shoulder, elbow, and knee arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery. His expertise includes direct anterior hip replacement as well as advanced treatment for early cartilage disease. He has published and presented his research interests which include shoulder biomechanics, ligament reconstruction, blood preservation during total joint replacement, and implant design for partial shoulder joint replacement.

Dr. Hammond received his medical degree from the Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta, Georgia and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of California, Irvine. As a fellow at the University of Southern California, he served as team physician for the University of Southern California Athletic Department, the Pac-10 Basketball Tournament, and NCAA Volleyball Tournament.

Prior to joining Animas Orthopedic Associate, Dr. Hammond was in private practice serving the Long Beach and Seal Beach communities in southern California. In his practice, he enjoyed caring for athletes as team physician for the California State University Long Beach Athletic Department and the Long Beach Armada Baseball Team. His hobbies include skiing, mountain biking, golf, running, and travelling with his wife and three children.

Sports Medicine Fellowship

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

Orthopedic Surgery Residency

University of California, Irvine
Orange, CA

Medical Degree

Georgia Health Sciences University
Augusta, GA

Bachelor's Degree

Georgia Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering, Highest Honors
Atlanta, GA

Professional Affiliations

* American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
* Western Orthopedic Association

Hospital Affiliations

* Animas Surgical Hospital

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