Paul Choi

It is with an incredibly heavy heart that we inform you that Dr. Paul D. Choi passed away on Friday, January 26, 2018. He was a beloved colleague and friend to us and many others and we will miss him greatly. He was a graduate of Stanford University, followed by medical school at Washington University of St. Louis, followed by residency at University of California San Francisco, then fellowship at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. He was on staff at CHLA for a decade and was their Director of Hip Preservation. We had the pleasure and honor of working with Dr. Paul Choi at Huntington Orthopedics. He was well loved by staff, patients and their families. We are deeply saddened for the untimely loss.

Paul is survived by his wife Emily, son Daniel, his yet-to-be-born daughter, a brother, and his mother.

Huntington Orthopedics

Orthopedic Surgeons located in Pasadena, CA

Who We Are

Huntington Orthopedics is a leading orthopedics practice in Pasadena, CA, offering the most effective, most advanced techniques for the assessment and treatment of simple and complex orthopedic injuries and diseases in patients of all ages. Conveniently located on Congress Street, Huntington Orthopedics is equipped with state-of-the-art technology to ensure each patient receives customized care based on his or her needs, including treatment for back pain, knee injuries, ankle pain, hand injuries, simple and complex fractures, osteoporosis, scoliosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, shoulder dislocation, tennis elbow, trigger finger, herniated disks, ACL injuries, and pediatric orthopedics issues. In addition, the medical team has extensive experience in traditional and arthroscopic surgery techniques, including minimally-invasive treatments for joint pain and joint replacement, meniscal transplants and cartilage transplants, as well as innovative approaches to therapy like PRP (platelet-enriched plasma) and patient-centered physical therapy.

Huntington Orthopedics is a trusted provider of skilled, compassionate care focused squarely on the needs of the individual patient. Every course of therapy and each treatment recommendation is founded on an in-depth analysis of the individual patient's medical needs, overall health, and personal treatment objectives to ensure optimal outcomes in pediatric and adult patients, including athletes of all levels. The practice welcomes the opportunity to care for new patients and most major medical insurance plans are accepted.

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Services We Offer and Conditions We Treat

Thomas Ackerson II, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Ackerson received his undergraduate degree from University of Southern California and his medical degree from University of California - Irvine. He had an internship and also completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at LAC+USC Medical Centerand a fellowship at American College of Surgeons and International College of Surgeons. He was in the Military  in the United States Air Force as a Flight Surgeon.  Dr. Ackerson is active in the American Medical Association, California Medical Association, Pasadena Medical Association ,Western Orthopedic Association ,Los Angeles County Medical Association ,Orthopedic Teaching Service. He specializes in Total Joint Replacement, Traum and Fracture Surgery, Complex Orthopaedic Consultations.


1975-Present: University of Southern California - Huntington Memorial Hospital Residents

1976: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Diplomat

1979: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

1979: Fellow, American College of Surgeons

1981: Fellow, International College of Surgeons

1999: Los Angeles Surgical Society

2011: Medical Board of California, Expert Reviewer

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Restoring Motion For Life

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Patient Testimonial - 11 month Post Surgery Ski Video by Mona V.


We accept most major insurances. Please see the full list of plans that we accept. If you do not see yours, please call our office to see how we can help.


Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Office was nice and clean and the front desk were great with helping me to check in...Setting up appointments was easy and check out was just as helpful as check in."

    Daniel D.
  • Yelp

    "Now after 18 month of my surgery I got 97% of my movement back. Remember, I lost my movement 100% because of injuries."

    Anthony N.
  • Yelp

    "I cannot express how grateful I'm for Huntington Orthopedics! We've been going there since 2013. The entire staff is amazing!"

    Jacqueline B.
  • Yelp

    "I was definitely very nervous, but Dr. Tang explained everything to me, made me feel at ease and I am very confident in his abilities as a surgeon."

    Peggy R.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Rizvi has been the best plastic surgeon. He's very kind and concerned about my pain and well being... I would recommend him if ever need of a hand/bone specialist."

    Joseph G.
  • Yelp

    "The doctors are top notch in training, skills, and "bedside" manner. The staff handles things quickly and efficiently... I trust this practice completely."

    Crystlhrt M.
  • Yelp

    "...his particular sense of humor, his odd and assuring cadence, his obvious experience and intelligence, I really believe this man saved my life."

    Tom H.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Burnham was excellent. He listened to me carefully and explained his thoughts and recommendations carefully!"

    Guido53 G.
  • Google+

    "...he ended up doing the surgery on a Saturday morning, when he could have been off golfing or relaxing at home. Thanks so much for helping Doc!"

    Bryan M.
  • Healthgrades

    "Personable, knowledgable surgeon with a soft touch...Tells you how it is and gives you a realistic goal."

  • Vitals

    "...We have been in touch with him off and on since the surgery and every time he has been caring, compassionate, and encouraging."

    Barb W.
  • Yelp

    "He has always been upfront and knowledgeable about my knee injuries, giving me the best advice as to how to treat the issues. "

    Jeff G.
  • Yelp

    "It has been five months since my shoulder surgery and with Dr. Panossian's guidance and a lot of physical therapy I am back to boot camps and outdoor adventures!"

    Jamie T.
  • Healthgrades

    "Fantastic experience with Dr. Tang at Huntington Hospital. I broke my arm and his professionalism and expertise really shined."

    Kerry M.
  • Vitals

    "My 15 year old daughter had to have surgery on her knee. Dr. Tang not only put her mind at ease, but mine too. He is a great doctor and I would totally recommend him."

  • Yelp

    "I needed a great Orthopedic surgeon who could fix me and put the pieces of me back together again and I have found this in Dr. Murtaza Rizvi! Great job, Dr. Rizvi!"

    Deborah B.
  • Yelp

    "He was very gentle and took great care of me, reassuring that I had no mandibular fractures and that my laceration would heal with no visible damage."

    Alexandra E.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Reid is the man! He's hip, he's got a sense of humor, he takes his job seriously, and he's well-qualified. Most importantly, he made my ankle good again."

    Hodie K.
  • Yelp

    "The surgery went very well and I was walking within 2 weeks and running in 2 and a half months. I would recommend Dr. Reid."

    Tatiana C.
  • Yelp

    "I'm doing great and have always told my friends if you need a good bone doctor, go find Dr. Reid."

    Amy K.
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Huntington Orthopedics
10 Congress Street
Suite 103
Pasadena, CA 91105