Dr. Raja Dhalla

Professional Education

  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital*, Saint Louis, MO [July 1998 – June 2002]
    • *ranked number 2 orthopedic residency in 2022 by US News and Doximity
  • General Surgery Internship: Washington University/ Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Saint Louis, MO [June 1997 – July 1998]

Medical School

  • Loma Linda University School of Medicine [August 1993 to May 1997]
    • Honors:
      • Alpha Omega Alpha

Undergraduate Education

  • BS Biology and History Minor from University of California at Riverside [September 1989 to June 1993]
    • Honors
      • Phi Beta Kappa
      • SummaCum Laude
      • High School University Program

High School

  • Riverside Polytechnic High School Class of 1990
    • Honors:
      • Salutatorian

Certifications

  • Board Certified Orthopedic Surgery by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Subspecialty Board Certified Sports Medicine by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Fellow American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • State of California Supervisor and Operator of Fluoroscopy
  • State of California Supervisor and Operator of X-ray
  • Qualified Medical Examiner State of California
  • State of California Medical License

Memberships

  • California Orthopedic Association
  • J. Albert Key Washington University Orthopedic Alumni Society
  • Fellow American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Hospital Affiliations

  • Riverside Community Hospital
  • Parkview Community Hospital
  • Glenwood Surgical Center

Publications

  • Author of Orthopedic Surgery Chapter in The Washington Manuel Internship Survival Guide, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadephia, PA 2001.
  • Author of Orthopedic Surgery Chapters in The Washington Manuel Surgery Survival Guide, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadephia, PA 2003.
  • First Author of “A comparison of Two Techniques for Digital Distraction Lengthening in Skeletally Immature Patients.” Co-authored by Paul Manske and William Strecker. Journal of Hand Surgery. Vol 26A, No.4. July 2001, p.603 to 610.
  • First Author of “Can the use of a Terminal Device Augment Plantar Pressure Reduction with a Total Contact Cast?”  Presented at Specialty Day AAOS 2002 Annual Meeting. Published in Foot and Ankle International.2003 Jun; 24(6): 500-505. I authored and obtained an $8,000 grant from AOFAS to fund this study.

Faculty Appointments | Leadership

  • Assistant Clinical Professor at UC Riverside
  • Chairman of Orthopedic Surgery at Riverside Community Hospital 2018 and 2019
  • Vice Chairman of Orthopedic Surgery at Riverside Community Hospital 2016 to 2022
Updated August 2022

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery

California Orthopaedic Association