Dr. Andrew Wassef M.D.
Orthopedic Surgeon

Fellowship-Trained & Board-Certified Joint Replacement Specialist

Dr. Wassef is a joint replacement specialist who is fellowship-trained in hip, knee and shoulder replacement surgery.

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Dr. Wassef is an expert in minimally invasive and robotic assisted surgery. He has a special focus on joint replacements in the younger population. Dr. Wassef spends time teaching surgeons worldwide about how to adopt robotic assisted surgery into their practice and currently serves as a teaching consultant for Mako Robotic Assisted Surgery. He has an interest in revision surgery, complex reconstructions, and revision of failed total joint replacements. He received Vital’s “Patients’ Choice Award” and Compassionate Doctor Recognition from 2014-2018. Dr. Wassef is married with two young children and is an active member of the South Bay community. In his spare time he enjoys golfing and spending time with his family.

Medical Education

Board Certified - Diplomate of American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Fellowship

  • Adult Reconstruction/Joint Replacement at St. Vincent Medical Center
  • Joint Replacement Institute / L.A. Orthopaedic Institute, Los Angeles CA

Residency

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • University of Toledo Medical Center

Medical School

  • Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, D.C.

Undergraduate

  • La Sierra University, Riverside, CA
  • Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

Affiliations

Professional

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction
  • The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
  • The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)

Hospital

  • Long Beach Memorial Hospital, Long Beach CA
  • Lakewood Regional Medical Center, Lakewood CA
  • Torrance Memorial Medical Center
  • Sports and Spine Surgery Center
  • Cutting Edge Surgery Center

Current Appointments

  • Orthopedic Associate Medical Director, Monarch HealthCare Insurance
  • Chair of Interdisciplinary Practice Committee, Lakewood Regional
  • Medical Executive Committee, Lakewood Regional Medical Center
  • Joint Operational Committee, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
  • Medical Director of Joint Replacement Center, Long Beach Memorial
  • Associate Fellowship Director, L.A. Orthopedic Institute
  • Senior Orthopedic Residency Instructor, Lakewood Regional Medical Center and Los Alamitos Med Center

Honors & Awards

  • Vitals “On Time Doctor Award”, 2018
  • Vitals “Patients’ Choice Award” and “Compassionate Doctor Recognition”, 2014-2018
  • Resident Teacher of the Year, Orthopaedic Surgery, 2010
  • Recipient – Biological Sciences Scholarship/Grant for research evaluating “clock genes” and the expression of period proteins using Western blotting and gel electrophoresis. 2001-2003
  • Recipient – Arete Community Service Award, 2001
  • Inducted – The Biological Honors Society ßßß LMU Chapter, 2001
  • Recipient – The Dean’s List, 1998-99, 2002

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