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Dr. Michael John Patzakis MD is a male Orthopaedic Surgeon, has 47 years of experience and practices in Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery of the Hand, and Surgery.
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Dr. Michael Patzakis has 5 office locations.
1520 San Pablo St
Ste 2000
East LA, Los Angeles, CA 90033

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License & Identifications

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Patient Reviews

  • Currently 3 of 4 stars
Patient comments (1)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Michael Patzakis is Good. Dr. Patzakis has been reviewed by 3 patients who have provided 1 comments. The rating is 3 out of 4 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 2.7
  • Currently 2.6666666666667 of 4 stars
Promptness 3.0
  • Currently 3 of 4 stars
Courteous Staff 3.0
  • Currently 3 of 4 stars
Accurate Diagnosis 3.0
  • Currently 3 of 4 stars
Bedside Manner 2.7
  • Currently 2.6666666666667 of 4 stars
Spends Time with Me 3.0
  • Currently 3 of 4 stars
Follows Up After Visit 3.5
  • Currently 3.5 of 4 stars

Specialties & Research

Dr. Michael Patzakis, MD is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery.

  • He has special expertise in 14 areas:
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Bone Transplantation
  • Bone marrow inflammation (Osteomyelitis)
  • Broken Bones (Bone Fractures)
  • Femoral Fractures
  • Fracture Fixation
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis (septic arthritis)
  • Internal Fracture Fixation
  • Joint Diseases
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Prosthesis-Related Infections
  • Soft Tissue Injuries

Education & Awards

Dr. Patzakis graduated from The Ohio State University , Columbus. He has 5 awards.

One of America's Leading Experts on:
Bone marrow inflammation (Osteomyelitis)
Femoral Fractures
Fracture Fixation
Infectious Arthritis
-Associate Editor, Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 1979 to present -Reviewer - Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 1980 to present -Reviewer - Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma - Present -Reviewer - Journal of Orthopaedic Research - Present -Member, Medical and Scientific Committee, Arthritis Foundation of Southern -Faculty - Instructional Course Lectures - Annual Meeting, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1977 to present -Committee Member - American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Committee on Evaluation, 1986 to present -Executive Committee - Musculoskeletal Infection Society, 1992 to present -Member - American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Committee on Trauma Evaluation, 1989 to present -Committee Member - Southern California Chapter Wilson Bost Interurban Club, 1992 to present -Committee Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Committee on Infections, 1992 - Present -"Surgeon of the Year" award - Presented by the Department of Anesthesiology, December 1998 -Who's Who in America - 1999 - Present -Strathmore's Who's Who - 2007 to Present -Honorary Member - Hellenic Association of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology - Athens, Greece, October 9, 1999 -"Chairman of the Millennium" - presented by the Senior Orthopaedic Residents, June 2000 -"Distinguished Honored Guest" - presented by The Hellenic American Medical and Dental Society of Southern California - November 4, 2000 -Commendation from the City of Los Angeles, State of California - November 1, 2000 -Chairman, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Committee on Infections, 2001 - 2004 -Chair of the panel on Infections Research, AAOS Research Committee - 2001 to 2004 -"Distinguished Physician of the Year 2001" - presented by the Hellenic Medical Society of New York - November 30 to December 1, 2001 -"America's Top Doctors" - in Orthopaedics 2001-present -Honorary Degree: Doctor Honoris Causa - University of Athens, School of Medicine - in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of orthopaedics abroad and in Greece - April 5, 2005 -Archon Order of St Andrew - Highest Award given to layperson by Patriarch Leader of the Greek Orthodox Church - October 2006 -Honorary Chair Urchins, Muscles and Genes: A Symposium honoring the 15th anniversary of the USC Institute for Genetic Medicine and its Founding Director, Larry Kedes Keck School of Medicine, October 8, 2007


Dr. Patzakis has 5 hospital affiliations:

  • Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center 
  • USC University Hospital 

Accepted Insurance Plans

Dr. Patzakis accepts these health insurances in at least one office:

  • Aetna - 2 plans
  • United Healthcare - 16 plans
  • Great-West Healthcare - 3 plans
  • Unicare - 10 plans
  • Anthem Blue Cross - 9 plans
  • Blue Shield of California - 77 plans
  • Humana - 2 plans
  • Cigna - 4 plans
  • CaIOPTIMA - 2 plans
  • USA H & W Network - 1 plan


  • Greek

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Additional Information
Where does Dr. Michael J. Patzakis practice?
Dr. Michael Patzakis practices Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery of the Hand, and Surgery near Los Angeles, CA.
Additional practice locations include: San Marino, CA.
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