Dr. Mark Halikis is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in
upper extremity surgery. He has completed an accredited fellowship in hand surgery and earned
a Certificate of Added Qualification in surgery of the hand from the American
Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a managing partner of Orthopaedic
Specialty Institute of Orange County.
Dr. Halikis is an Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at
the University of California, Irvine.
He is chief of hand surgery service at the Veterans’ Affairs Medical
Center, Long Beach and attending physician of the pediatric and congenital
hand surgery service at Children’s Hospital of Orange County. He
is involved in orthopaedic resident education at both hospitals. He is
chairman of the department of orthopaedic surgery at St. Joseph Hospital
in Orange, CA.
Born and raised in Southern California, Dr. Halikis graduated Summa Cum
Laude with a degree in biological sciences from the University of Southern
California. He attended the University of Southern California School of
Medicine where he was made a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors
Society. He completed an internship in surgery and a residency in orthopaedic
surgery at the University of California, Irvine where he received the
Orthopaedic Research Award. After residency, he fulfilled a fellowship
in hand surgery at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri.
Dr. Halikis has published peer-reviewed articles in laboratory and clinical
research. He has made presentations of his research at national meetings
and presented instructional courses in hand surgery internationally. Additionally,
Dr. Halikis has written chapters on hand surgery for orthopaedic textbooks.
He specializes in surgery of the elbow, wrist and hand, and has additional
expertise in pediatric upper extremity problems.
Dr. Halikis is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand
and American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, as well as other regional
orthopaedic surgery societies. He has received multiple awards for his
education of orthopaedic residents and is involved in the instruction
of hand therapists.