Vahe Panossian, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist

As a double board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Panossian remains dedicated to providing patients with custom care solutions based on in-depth analysis and understanding of their medical needs and treatment goals. He practices at HUNTINGTON ORTHOPEDICS® Institute in Pasadena, California. 

HUNTINGTON ORTHOPEDICS® Institute is a leading orthopedics practice, 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 within the Huntington Hospital campus, the practice is equipped with state-of-the-art technology to ensure each patient receives customized care based on his or her needs.

Here, Dr. Panossian offers a full array of treatment options for adult, pediatric, and athletic injuries and diseases, including treatments for complex shoulder, elbow, and knee injuries, shoulder dislocation, simple and complex fractures, cartilage damage, ACL and other ligament tears.  Dr. Panossian is well versed in the treatment of such injuries using both conventional and advanced methods requiring meniscal and other soft tissue transplantation. A significant portion of Dr. Panossian’s practice involves joint replacement of the shoulder and elbow in the treatment of end stage arthritis.

After earning his undergraduate degree at UCLA with Honors, Dr. Panossian graduated with his medical degree from the UCLA Geffen School of Medicine. This was followed by an internship and residency in Orthopedic Surgery at LAC+USC Medical Center.  Dr. Panossian then completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine/Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at USC University Hospital. During his vast training, Dr. Panossian conducted extensive basic science and clinical research within orthopedics. And in that process, he has authored numerous peer reviewed articles and presented at multiple national meetings.

In order to stay up to date in his field, Dr. Panossian maintains active memberships with several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the Western Orthopedic Association, and the California Orthopedic Association. 

He is double board certified in both Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. 


Bachelor Degree: UCLA with Honors 

Medical Degree: UCLA Geffen School of Medicine

Internship: LAC+USC Medical Center

Residency: LAC+USC Medical Center, Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Fellowship: USC University Hospital, Sports Medicine/Shoulder and Elbow Surgery


American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Arthroscopy Association of North America

Western Orthopedic Association

California Orthopedic Association


American Board of Orthopedic Surgery


Top Doctor in California – 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Office Address:

39 Congress Street, Second Floor, Pasadena, CA 91105

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