Our Doctors

Spine Surgery

Dr. Nitin Bhatia, a Board-Certified and Fellowship-trained spine surgeon, serves as Chief of the Spinal Surgery service and co-Director of the Multidisciplinary Spine Program at UC Irvine. bhatian@uci.edu

Shoulder, Elbow & Hand Surgery

Dr. Ranjan Gupta’s practice is limited to care of the shoulder, elbow, and hand. He has a particular interest in arthritis and minimally invasive shoulder surgery. Other areas of focus include treatment of fractures, degenerative conditions, compressive neuropathies, distal radius malunions, and brachial plexus injuries. ranjang@uci.edu

Hand Surgery & Reconstructive Microsurgery

Dr. Neil Jones has unparalleled experience in reconstruction of children's hand deformities with microsurgical Toe-to-Hand Transfers and complex Microsurgical Reconstruction of the forearm, wrist, and hand. nfjones@uci.edu

Hand & Wrist

Dr. Gregory Rafijah specializes in the medical and surgical care of the hand, wrist and elbow. Dr. Rafijah takes a special interest in traumatic injuries of the upper extremity, distal radius fractures, elbow instability and stiffness, and thumb arthritis. grafijah@uci.edu

Hip and Knee Arthroplasty

Dr. So is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in joint replacement for the treatment of hip and knee arthritis. He also treats patients with meniscal injuries of the knee, tears of the patellar and quadriceps tendons, avascular necrosis of the hip, fractures of the proximal femur, infected hip and knee replacements, as well as fractures around joint replacements. dhso@uci.edu