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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (11)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Chris Pallia, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Surgeon is Good. Dr. Pallia has been reviewed by 18 patients who have provided 11 comments. The rating is 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.6
Promptness 4.4
Courteous Staff 4.6
Accurate Diagnosis 3.9
Bedside Manner 3.7
Spends Time with Me 3.7
Follows Up After Visit 3.7

Specialties & Research

Dr. Chris Pallia, MD is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery - Sports Medicine.

  • He has special expertise in 9 areas:
  • Arthroscopic Surgery (Arthroscopy)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Hip Surgery (Hip Replacement Arthroplasty)
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Surgery (Knee Replacement Arthroplasty)
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Sports Medicine
  • Wrist Injury

Education & Awards

Dr. Pallia graduated from University of California at Los Angeles. He has 2 awards.

Patients' Choice Award (2008 - 2009, 2011, 2013)
On-Time Doctor Award (2014)


Dr. Pallia has 10 hospital affiliations:

  • Sharp Coronado Hospital and Healthcare Center 
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla 


  • Spanish

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Additional Information
Dr. Chris Pallia MD is a male Orthopaedic Surgeon, has 16 years of experience and practices in Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine.
Where does Dr. Chris Pallia practice?
Dr. Chris Pallia has 7 office locations.
Dr. Chris Pallia practices Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine near Coronado, CA.
Additional practice locations include: San Diego, CA and San Marcos, CA.
See Coronado Surgeons and Coronado Orthopedic Surgeons.