Vahan Cepkinian, MD

Joint Replacement - Primary and Revision, Fracture Care

Vahan Cepkinian, MD

Joint Replacement - Primary and Revision, Fracture Care
Vahan Cepkinian, MD


Joint Replacement - Primary and Revision, Fracture Care


MD, USC School of Medicine
Internship, LAC+USC Medical Center
Residency, LAC+USC Medical Center

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Vahan Cepkinian, MD is a board certified, orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee replacement surgery. He is skilled in minimally invasive surgery, as well as advanced techniques in anterior total hip replacement, partial and total knee replacement, and total shoulder replacement. He is also experienced in managing complications of failed or painful hip and knee replacements. Dr. Cepkinian also specializes in treatment of fractures around joint replacements (“periprosthetic fractures”), as well as fractures of the hip, knee, and shoulder.

As an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Cepkinian embraces the opportunity to make immediate, life changing improvements in his patients’ lives, restoring their mobility and getting them back to the activities they love. In his practice, he emphasizes patient education so that patients thoroughly understand their diagnosis and what they can expect from various treatment options. His goal is to give patients the ability to make the best-informed decision for an excellent outcome.

Dr. Cepkinian received his Medical Degree from University of Southern California (USC) School of Medicine after receiving his Bachelors at UCLA. He completed his orthopedic residency at the LAC+USC medical center.

Dr. Cepkinian maintains active membership with several professional organizations including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Academy of Hip and Knee surgeons, and the California Orthopedic Association.


American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Member of The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Patient Testimonials

  • More than 18 months out from my catastrophic knee injury, and a year since my reconstructive knee replacement knee surgery, I can’t endorse Dr. Cepkinian and his staff more. Not only is his surgical skill top-notch, but his empathetic interactions with me were exceptional and so appreciated.

    Gay Callaway

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  • Dr. Cepkinian is an outstanding physician with great bedside manners. My mom has never had surgery in her life and was nervous, but Dr. Cepkinian and staff made her feel welcome and comfortable.

    Kathy Nguyen

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  • I had an amazing experience with doctor Vahan Cepkinian. He is extremely knowledgeable, professional and kind. I loved him from the minute he walked into the room.

    Amy Riesen

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  • I know Dr Cepkinian since 2008 after my long marathon and having a bad knee pain. And now my elderly mother is his patient.

    Patrick Megerdichain

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  • I have been seeing Dr Cepkinian for both my shoulder and hip. I am happy the with care I receive.

    Yolanda Tominac

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  • I have had right and left shoulders repaired by Dr. Cepkinian . Everything he told me to expect was spot on . He's definitely in the top 99% in his field.

    James Thomas

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  • Dr. Cepkinian is lovely. He is knowledgeable and takes the time to thoroughly discuss your issues and options for solutions.

    Sheri Werner

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  • Dr Cepkinian is wonderful. Explains everything fully and answers all your questions.

    Cathy Icely

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  • I liked Dr. Cepkinian a lot. He figured out what was wrong with my knee.

    Paula Warner

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  • It's been 7 months since Dr Cepkinian replaced my knee and I want to thank you and the entire staff for the great job !

    John Turner

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