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Nader A. Nassif, M.D.

  • Accepting New Patients
  • Primary Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery
  • Area of Expertise: Bone & Soft Tissue Sarcoma,  Hip,  Knee,  
  • Additional Languages: Arabic, Spanish

About Dr. Nader A. Nassif

Specialty training: Total Joint Replacement and Limb Salvage Surgery

Dr. Nassif is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in Total Join replacements. He is fellowship trained in Total joint replacements at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. He focuses on the surgical treatment of hip osteoarthritis and knee osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory arthritis, avascular necrosis or osteonecrosis and post traumatic arthritis. Dr. Nassif also specializes in the care of failed total hip replacements and failed total knee joint replacements that require revisions (Re-dos).

Dr. Nassif utilizes the most up-to-date minimally invasive surgical techniques to optimize patient function and outcomes. He also utilizes enhanced recovery techniques to minimize hospital stays for patient undergoing total joint replacements and for select patients he performs same day discharge to joint replacement.

Dr. Nassif performs the following procedures:

  • Direct Anterior Total Hip Replacement
  • Posterior Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Unicompartmental Knee Replacement (Partial Knee Replacement)
  • Revision total hip replacements
  • Revision total knee replacements
  • Repair of fractures around total hip and Knee replacements (periprosthetic fractures).

Dr. Nassif grew up in Southern California and attended the University of California, Irvine where he received his Bachelor’s degrees in biology and physics. He earned his Medical Degree from Harvard Medical School where he graduated with Honors. Dr. Nassif then went on to complete his residency training at Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri. Following residency, he continued his training at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, where he focused on hip and knee replacement surgery and adult joint reconstruction. Finally, Dr. Nassif received additional training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in advanced joint reconstructive surgery, limb salvage surgery and the care of benign and malignant tumors of the soft tissue and bone.

Dr. Nassif has been active in research and the advancement of joint replacement and reconstruction surgery. He has authored multiple book chapters as well as presented at many regional, national and international meetings. He is active in fellow education as faculty member of the Hoag

Dr. Nassif has also volunteered internationally with Orthopedics Overseas and helped provide orthopedic education and training to residents in Tanzania.

Dr. Nassif lives in Irvine with his family. In his leisure time, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing tennis, water sports and long distance running. He has completed 3 marathons and 2 half marathons.

Insurances Accepted

Please verify with your health plan and/or physician’s office.

  • Aetna PPO
  • Beech Street PPO
  • Blue Cross Prudent Buyer PPO
  • Blue Shield PPO
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry/First Health
  • Health Net PPO
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan/PHCS
  • United Healthcare PPO

For HMO plan participation please call the physician's office.

Affiliations HOI Surgery Center - Newport Beach
Education Medical Education - Harvard Medical School (Medical Doctor)
Internship - Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Residency - Barnes-Jewish Hospital (Orthopaedic Surgery)
Fellowship - Hospital for Special Surgery (Adult Reconstructive Orthopedics)
Fellowship - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (Orthopedic Oncology)
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
Conditions Treated
  • Bone Cyst (Hip)
  • Bone Tumor (Hip)
  • Degenerative Joint Disease of the Hip (Hip)
  • Degenerative Joint Disease of the Knee (Knee)
  • Hip Arthritis (Hip)
  • Hip Pain (Hip)
  • Joint Pain (Knee)
  • Joint Pain (Hip)
  • Knee Arthritis (Knee)
  • Knee Pain (Knee)
  • Osteoarthritis of the HIp / Hip Osteoarthritis (Hip)
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee / Knee Osteoarthritis (Knee)
  • Osteonecrosis / Avascular Necrosis (Hip)
  • Pediatric Orthopedics (Spine (Pediatric))