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About Arash Calafi, MD
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Dr. Calafi is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in lower extremity, especially foot and ankle, reconstruction, sports injuries, and trauma. A Southern California native, he spent much of his training away but is delighted to be back in the area where he grew up. Dr. Calafi earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley with highest distinction and then spent one year at the Max Planck Institute in Munich, Germany conducting research pertaining to bone and cartilage biology. He then attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego. While in medical school he spent another year abroad at the world famous Charité – Universitätsmedizin in Berlin, Germany doing orthopedic research, and subsequently, a traveling surgical fellowship at Charité Hospital where he learned different approaches and techniques for lower extremity surgery. He then completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of California, Davis where he was elected a Chief Resident and “Resident of the Year”. To receive further sub-specialized training in foot and ankle surgery, including an extensive experience in ankle replacements, he pursued a fellowship at the University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. In his free time he enjoys running, rowing, and biking and is a big film enthusiast. He is fluent in Persian and conversational in German.