Board certified orthopedic surgeon Anand Shah, M.D., a graduate of Quartz Hill High School, has returned home to the Antelope Valley to open his medical practice. After graduating from QHHS in 1992 he attended U.C. San Diego where he earned his B.S. degree in Physiology and Neuroscience. He earned his medical degree at The Chicago Medical School in 2002, graduating first in his class and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He then went on to the University of Miami for his Orthopedic Residency which he completed in 2007. He returned to the west coast when he was accepted to U.C. San Diego's Fellowship Program in Hand Upper Extremity and Microsurgery. During his fellowship he contributed two chapter in the upcoming medical textbook Master's Techniques in Orthopedic Surgery - The Wrist, on Hamate Hook fractures and Radial Styloidectomy.
Dr. Anand Shah's practice includes general orthopedic problems while specializing in hand and upper extremity trauma and reconstruction. Dr. Shah and his partner, Dr. Mehul Taylor, are located in the Valley Orthopedic Institute building at 647 West Avenue Q Palmdale, CA 93551. Both doctors have privileges at our two local hospitals: Antelope Valley Hospital and Palmdale Regional Medical Center.
Mehul Taylor, M.D.
Board certified orthopedic surgeon Mehul Taylor, M.D. was raised in the San Fernando Valley and graduated from Calabasas High School in 1993. He attended U.C.L.A. where he earned his B.S. degree in Physiological Sciences. He earned his medical degree at The Chicago Medical School in 2002, graduating with honors and was elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. Upon graduation he went on to Baylor College of Medicine in Houston where he completed his Orthopedic Residency. After Residency he was accepted to Minnesota Sports Medicine's Fellowship Program where he received advanced training in arthroscopic surgery. During his Fellowship he was an assistant team physician for the University of Minnesota's football team.
Dr. Mehul Taylor's practice includes general orthopedic problems while specializing in athletic injuries and arthroscopic surgeries. Dr. Mehul Taylor, and his partner, Dr. Anand Shah are located in the Valley Orthopedic Institute building at 647 West Avenue Q Palmdale, CA 93551. Both doctors have privileges at our two local hospitals: Antelope Valley Hospital and Palmdale Regional Medical Center.
Woojae Kim, M.D.
Dr. Woojae Kim attended undergraduate at UCLA to earn his B.S. in Biochemistry with computer specialization. He then attended UCLA School of Medicine to gain his medical degree in 2007. Upon graduation, Dr. Kim went to Loma Linda University for his internal medicine internship. After finishing his internship in 2008, Dr. Kim came back to Los Angeles to pursue his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) as well as a fellowship in pain medicine at WLA-VA/UCLA.
Dr. Kim specializes in conducting electrodiagnostic studies (NCS/EMG) to diagnose muscle and nerve conditions that can cause numbness, tingling, pain, and weakness. He also focuses on non-surgical musculoskeletal care using conservative modalities such as physical therapy and injections. Having been trained at the prestigious UCLA Spine Center during his pain medicine fellowship, Dr.Kim is skilled in advanced spinal injection techniques, including nerve blocks, radiofrequency ablations, epidural injections, and implantable spinal devices.
Dr. Kim’s office is located at 647 West Avenue Q, Palmdale, CA, 93551. He has privileges at Palmdale Regional Medical Center.
Rad Payman, M.D.
Dr. Payman focuses his practice on the comprehensive treatment of patients with spinal disorders. He specializes in reconstructive cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine surgery, including the most advanced techniques of minimally invasive and microsurgical spinal procedures. He has extensive experience with adult degenerative spinal conditions, complex spine trauma, spinal deformity, motion preservation technologies, and inter-vertebral disc replacement surgery.
Dr. Payman earned his medical degree at the prestigious Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the nation's top Medical School. He completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the UCLA Medical Center and affiliated hospitals and obtained additional training in Spinal Surgery with world renowned spinal surgeon, Dr. Henry Bohlman, at the nation's premier comprehensive spine surgery fellowship.
He has authored many peer-reviewed scientific articles and textbook chapters in the field of spinal surgery and has appeared in national and international television broadcasts discussing advancements in spine surgery.
Lucas Bader, M.D.
Dr. Lucas Bader is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon. Dr. Bader is a Southern California native who attended Edison High School in Huntington Beach. Dr. Bader went on to graduate with a degree in Chemistry from the University of California at Davis. After college, Dr. Bader continued his education at UC Davis, earning a medical degree. He then pursued his residency training at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In Miami, he received advanced Orthopaedic trauma training at the Ryder Trauma Center. Dr. Bader finished his formal training with a Foot & Ankle fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery, the #1 Orthopaedic hospital in the nation as rated by US News & World Report. While at HSS, Dr. Bader participated in the care of professional athletes, elite dancers, and provided medical coverage of the New York Knicks, New York City Ballet, and American Ballet Theatre. Dr. Lucas Bader's practice includes general orthopedic problems with specializing in disorders of the Foot and Ankle.