Robert S. Gorab, M.D. has performed over 498 procedures at one of the HOI
facilities during 2016.
Dr. Gorab is a board certified orthopedic surgeon practicing in Orange,
California. He is one of the managing partners of Orthopaedic Specialty
Institute, the largest subspecialty orthopedic surgery practice in Orange
County comprised of 17 orthopedic specialists. Dr. Gorab’s practice
is limited to joint replacement and arthritis surgery and he performs
over 550 joint replacement procedures per year. He is an attending physician
and former department chairman at St Joseph Hospital in Orange, and an
Associate Professor of Orthopedics at the University of California, Irvine
School of Medicine. He is a member of the American Association of Hip
and Knee Surgeons, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the California
Orthopaedic Association, and the Western Orthopaedic Association.
“Dr. Gorab is actively involved in surgeon education, design, and
development of orthopedic implants and procedures.”
He is a US designer for a partial knee replacement implant manufactured
by a Stryker Orthopedics, a major orthopedic implant vendor, and was also
one of the clinical investigators for several FDA Investigational Device
studies pertaining to hip replacement implants and bearing surfaces manufactured
by DePuy, Johnson & Johnson Corporation. Dr. Gorab is actively involved
in several orthopedic research and development projects. He has published
a number of articles in the orthopaedic literature pertaining to arthritis
and joint replacement surgery and has presented at numerous conferences
both nationally and internationally on arthritis and joint replacement
procedures. Dr. Gorab is president of the Orthopaedic Research and Education
Institute of Southern California, a non-profit medical foundation which
supports physician education, clinical research, and medical education
to allied health providers and the surrounding communities.
Dr. Gorab’s wife, Lisa, is a practicing pediatrician and he has two
children. His recreational interests are primarily athletic and he is
very active in youth sports. He played collegiate soccer at Colgate University,
continues to play in competitive ice hockey leagues, enjoys mountain biking,
and is an avid downhill skier.