During his training, Dr. Graham has published many research articles in peer reviewed journals, has presented Nationally and Internationally his work and has received notable awards for his work in Sports Medicine research.
Dr. Graham has been the team physician for Santa Margarita Catholic High School Athletics for many years and continues to care for and treat athletes as a Sports Medicine Specialist for nearly all the regional high schools and colleges in both North and South Orange County. He is the Medical Director of Athletics for Concordia University and is the Program Director for Athletic Training at the University.
Dr. Graham is our Sports Medicine specialist, providing advanced and minimally invasive care for all sports medicine injuries. He specializes in knee and shoulder arthroscopy, minimally invasive surgery, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) treatments and Cartilage Restoration and Reconstruction.
Dr. Graham Receives Subspecialty Certification in Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Scott Graham MD, a board certified orthopedic surgeon for South County Orthopedic Specialists, has recently added to his credentials by receiving Subspecialty Certification in Orthopedic Sports Medicine. This certification means he is one of the few Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeons who has achieved the highest level of proficiency in Sports Medicine as defined by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.
The requirements to take the rigorous Orthopedic Sports Medicine Certification examination are submission of surgical and nonsurgical cases of specific sports injuries in addition to peer recommendations. The nationwide examination was given last November, and Dr. Graham was recently notified that he has successfully passed the test.
“Board certification is an important yardstick to determine the quality of a practicing physician, and I have been board certified in Orthopedic Surgery since 2003. This Subspecialty Certification denotes proficiency in the specialized area of Sports Medicine within Orthopedics. Becoming Subspecialty Boarded was a natural extension of my 10+ years of working with professional, Olympic, collegiate and high school athletes.”
Dr. Graham included in OCMA ‘Top Doctors”
Dr. Graham was selected as one of the Orange County Medical Associations” Top Doctors of 2013 in Orthopedic Surgery as seen in Orange Coast Magazine Jan 2013.
Scott Graham, M.D. Named to Physicans of Excellence 2014 List
Every year the Orange County Medical Association (OCMA) conducts an extensive survey of the region’s top doctors in a wide range of medical fields. The goal of the OCMA’s list is to provide patients with the names of the best doctors who are known as some of the most accomplished and caring. Each physician is rated on the leadership they demonstrate, the teaching and mentoring they provide, the research they conduct and the humanitarian efforts to which they are committed. This year, the OCMA named 425 doctors in 61 specialties to its Physicians of Excellence list. Dr. Graham was named to the 2014 list in the area of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. This is the second year in a row Dr. Graham has been honored.
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HealthgradesBest Orthopedic Surgeon
I had a really bad rotator cuff tear (two tendons and a dislocated bicep). Dr. Graham fixed everything and did an amazing job. I highly recommend this fantastic doctor and I am forever thankful for him giving back my active life. You're the best Dr. Graham
~ Amir ~
HealthgradesHighly Competent Physician
I came in to the office with a self-diagnosis with which Dr. Graham did not agree. He ran his own tests, and I am confident that he is right. We'll treat the injury his way. I found the appointment system to be dysfunctional. I was on hold for two hours, and...
~ Verified Patient ~
HealthgradesDr. Graham is very to the point..with his help will be having surgery to repair a meniscus. Just found I have a torn meniscus since january 2021. He is the 3rd orthopedic surgeon who now has properly diagnosed my problem... Very thankful ..
~ Ky ~
HealthgradesI love the Doctors manner and a very straightforward and as a matter of fact...the way patients really want the information. He definitely has that twinkle in in his eye and that spring in the step that really makes him great and that is very reassuring in fact he's like an athlete in a way himself!...
~ Gary Youssef ~
HealthgradesDr Graham’s examination of my knee was thorough. I was relieved to know that all X-Rays disclosed no tears, or fractures and was offered physical therapy for recovery.
~ Verified Patient ~
I met with Dr Graham as a return visit with a different problem. This time it was my left shoulder. As usual I’m amazed that by a few exam produces and X-ray, he knows right away the plan. He previously readied my daughters knee and I was impressed with his surgical sk...
~ Verified Patient ~
HealthgradesI was grateful to get an appointment on a Friday afternoon after tearing my meniscus. Everyone was nice and efficient. Dr. Graham was straight forward and I look forward to him repairing my knee.
~ Nancy ~
Website-reviewsDr. Graham completed an osteotomy on my right leg last June, 2014. The operation was a complete success and my recovery time was less than 3 months (including PT). My right leg/knee and lower back are pain-free and I’m back to my regular activities. I highly recommend Dr. Graham and the entire tea...
~ KB ~
Website-reviewsHunter is doing great after the shoulder surgery. He is feeling tremendous! It’s an incredible feeling of relief to a father to see his son being able to have a normal life and enjoy his last two years in high school (just being a normal teenager). Before the surgery, Hunter was unable to use his ...
~ JC ~
Website-reviewsDr. Graham did a wonderful job on my left arm. I’m grateful!
~ SW ~