Dr. Steven Ross specializes in the medical and surgical care of orthopaedic
foot and ankle problems. His practice covers all aspects of foot and ankle
orthopaedics from routine screening of patients with foot pain and deformity
to complex reconstruction of those patients with rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes,
or traumatic injuries. He has a strong interest in the correction of deformities
such as bunions and other toe deformities, as well as those that result from
degenerative disease. All treatment is designed to return the individual
to their highest level of functional capacity.
Dr. Ross continues to study the surgical correction of unstable
overlapping toes, as well as fractures of the calcaneus and
mid-foot. He is involved
with research projects evaluating the treatment of acquired flat feet.
He is developing criteria for the use of Low Field Strength
field MRI for the evaluation of foot/ankle disorders.
Dr. Ross received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Occidental College
and his medical doctorate degree from the University of Southern California.
He completed his surgical internship and residency in Orthopaedic Surgery
at LAC/USC Medical Center. Dr. Ross currently serves as Clinical Professor
in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California,
Dr. Ross has a long history in participation in organized medicine.
He is a former president of the California Orthopaedic Association
and has been on the Board of Directors since 1990. He previously
served on the Board of Counselors of the American Academy of
Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is presently President-elect of the
American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. He has previously
held offices in the Orange County Chapter of the Western Orthopaedic
Association. He presently serves as an assistant editor of the
Journal of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics, Int’l., which
is the official journal of the American Orthopaedic Foot and
Ankle Society, as well as multiple international orthopaedic
foot and ankle societies. Presently, Dr. Ross serves as the delegate
to the American Medical Association representing the American
Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, and serves on the Health
Policy Committee of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
as well as Chairman of the Health Policy committee of the AAOS
board of specialty societies.
USC Keck School of Medicine
LAC/USC Medical Center
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery