Gregory Rafijah, M.D.
Gregory H. Rafijah, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor

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Dr. Rafijah’s CV

Clinical Specialty
Surgery of the hand, wrist, and elbow

Clinical Interests
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.

Research Interests
Dr. Rafijah actively engages in research that involves the Distal Radius fractures, nerve regeneration, biomechanics of the elbow, and in thumb arthritis.


Dr. Rafijah received his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from University of California, Irvine and his medical doctorate degree from The Chicago Medical School where he graduated Alpha Omega Alpha. He later went onto an Orthopedic Internship and Residency at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. He followed that by a Hand surgery fellowship for the University of Washington. Dr. Rafijah served as Chief of Hand Surgery at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for 10 years, and formally had an appointment in the UCLA School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Rafijah currently serves as Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, Irvine.

Medical Degree
UHS/ The Chicago Medical School 1992

Hand Surgery Fellowship - Harbor UCLA Medical Center

University of Washington Harborview Medical Center

1990 Alpha Omega Alpha

Board Certifications
2000 American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Part II
1997 American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Part I