David P. Zamorano, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor
Director of Orthopaedic Trauma
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Dr. Zamorano is a Fellowship-trained orthopaedic traumatologist specializing
in acute and delayed care of fractures. His is the Director of Orthopaedic
Trauma at UC Irvine.
Dr. Zamorano specializes in acute fracture care. His special interest is in
pelvic and acetabular fracture reconstruction. He also has special training
in minimally invasive fracture management.
Dr. Zamorano has been actively involved in both clinical and biomechanical
research. He currently is working on a novel pelvic fracture model that will
help develop innovative surgical techniques and implants.
Dr. Zamorano graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and Molecular
Genetics from the University of California, Los Angeles. He received his medical
degree in from the University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los
Angeles. He also completed his internship and an orthopaedic surgery residency
program, at Harbor/UCLA Medical Center.
Dr. Zamorano subsequently completed an orthopaedic trauma fellowship
at the University of Texas at Houston, Hermann Hospital, Texas
Medical Center. This highly specialized fellowship training program
prepared Dr. Zamorano in the management of advanced techniques
of fracture, fixation, treatment of bone infections, surgical
reconstruction, complete care of the multiply injured patient,
and comprehensive care of the musculoskeletal system.
After completing his fellowship, Dr. Zamorano extended his training
in pelvic and acetabular reconstruction under the tutelage of
Dr. Joel Matta at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles, California.
Dr. Matta is recongnized internationally as one of the foremost
authorities on pelvis and acetubulum reconstruction. This additional
training proved to be invaluable to Dr. Zamorano’s development
as an orthopaedic traumatologist.
University of Southern California
Harbor/UCLA Medical Center
Orthopaedic Trauma, University of Texas, Houston, Hermann Hospital, Texas Medical
Pelvis and Acetabular Reconstruction, Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles