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Peter Elsissy, MD

About Dr. Elsissy

Dr. Peter Elsissy was raised in Connecticut before moving to Southern California at age 10 where he attended El Dorado High School in Placentia. His parents are from Cairo, Egypt.

After graduating high school, he attended the University of California, Riverside, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 2002. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in 2005 and completed his internship in general surgery at Loma Linda University in Orthopaedic Surgery in June 2010 before completing his fellowship in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty at the Arizona Institute for Bone and Joint Disorders in August 2011.

Dr. Elsissy has been recognized for several achievements over the past several years including a first-place research paper at the 5th annual Loma Linda University Medical Center/Graduate Medical Education Program Directors and Coordinators Conference. He was also named “Teaching Resident of the Year” by the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, which was awarded to the best third-year teaching resident.

He is associated with the publication of two manuscripts titled “Symptomatic Osteonecrosis of the Hip and Knee after Cardiac Transplantation” and “Cell Count and Differential of Aspirated Fluid in the Diagnosis of the Infection at the Site of Total Knee Arthroplasty.” His completed research includes a publication for the American Journal of Orthopaedics titled “The Effect of Insurance Type on Delay in Fracture Care” and “Diagnostic Quality of Knee MRI in the Presence of a Trans-Articular, MRI Safe, External Fixator.”

In 2010, Dr. Elsissy traveled to Haiti on a medical mission trip to help those affected by the destruction of an earthquake. Dr. Elsissy has been a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons since 2006.