Dr. Rad is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in the surgical and non-surgical treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries, including arthroscopic surgery, shoulder, hip and knee joint replacement, and orthopaedic trauma. He attended the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and graduated with honors and Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor’s degree in psychobiology. He received his Doctorate of Medicine at the Chicago Medical School, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He was the founder and president of the surgery interest group at the Chicago Medical School. While at the Chicago Medical School, Dr. Rad trained at Yale University school of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, and Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Rad completed his internship at the prestigious Brown University in Rhode Island, and his orthopaedic surgery residency at McLaren-Flint through Michigan State University. Dr. Rad also served as the only Chief resident during his residency. During his residency, he was trained extensively in primary total knee replacement with patient specific custom implants, partial knee replacement, revision total knee replacement, and primary and revision total hip replacement including direct anterior hip replacement. He trained at the regions only level 1 trauma center treating complex adult and pediatric fractures. He also served as an adjunct professor of surgery at Michigan State University. In recognition of his outstanding research, Dr. Rad was awarded the Michigan State University annual research forum award for orthopaedic surgery research.
Dr. Rad pursued his passion, and completed a fellowship in joint replacement at the University of Southern California. His training included primary total knee replacement, primary total hip replacement, revision total knee arthroplasty, and revision total knee arthroplasty. He is trained in Mako Robotic partial knee replacement, robotic total hip replacement, computer navigation total knee and hip replacement, and bi-cruciate total knee arthroplasty. During his fellowship, Dr. Rad also served as a clinical instructor in orthopaedic at the University of Southern California training orthopaedic residents, and medical students. He remains active in teaching medical students at the USC Keck School of Medicine.
Dr. Rad is active in orthopaedic surgery research, and has published numerous articles. He has presented his work at numerous local, national and international meetings. He has published articles in the prestigious Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, Bone and Joint Journal (Formerly British Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery), Journal of Arthroscopy, and the American Journal of Sports Medicine among others. He has also published many instructional course lectures, and has been recognized for his research with the Michigan State University annual research award. He serves as the editor for the World Journal of Orthopaedics, and Trauma Cases and Review. He is a reviewer for the Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, and SLACK Orthopaedics journal.
He is a member of the California Orthopaedic Association, American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.