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  • Cesar Abdul-Massih, MD

    Cesar E. Abdul-Massih, MD

    Specialties

    • Sports Medicine
    760-568-2684
    Rancho Mirage
    760-568-2684
    La Quinta

    Location Details

    Eisenhower Desert Orthopedic Center
    Harry & Diane Rinker Bldg.
    39000 Bob Hope Dr.
    Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
    Eisenhower Desert Orthopedic Center
    45280 Seeley Dr, fl 2
    La Quinta, CA 92253

    Cesar E. Abdul-Massih, MD

    Specialties

    • Sports Medicine
    Cesar Abdul-Massih, MD, is Board Certified in Sports Medicine and Internal Medicine. Dr. Abdul-Massih graduated from the University of California, Davis with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences. He subsequently earned a Master of Science in Physiology from Georgetown University, Washington D.C. and a medical degree from the University of Balamand, Beirut, Lebanon. He then joined the American University of Beirut’s emergency medicine residency program. After relocating back to the United States, he transitioned to Internal Medicine at Good Samaritan Hospital’s residency in Cincinnati, Ohio. Most recently he has completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship at Eisenhower Health, now joining Eisenhower Desert Orthopedic Center.

    “Growing up playing sports year round, I experienced many injuries,” states Dr. Abdul-Massih. “I became interested in medicine from my first-hand experience as a patient and seeing the role doctors played in my healing process. This provided me with a desire to pursue medicine so that I could make that same difference in my patients’ lives.”  

    He was initially drawn toward emergency medicine because of its acuity and hands-on nature. While in internal medicine residency in the U.S., Dr. Abdul-Massih was influenced by a colleague and was introduced to the sub-specialty of sport medicine. “It was a natural fit, given my interest and participation in sports,” he comments. “I was able to get some good exposure to sports medicine in residency. I loved the opportunity to build a rapport with my patients in clinic and I saw how I could provide comprehensive medical care using both my ER and internal medicine background. During my sports medicine fellowship, I focused on improving the quality of life of my patients by either getting them back to playing sports or just simply performing daily life activities. I am excited to join the orthopedic team and contribute to improving the lives of our patients.”

    Dr. Abdul-Massih focuses on non-surgical orthopedic, musculoskeletal conditions and injuries, which allows for early, non-invasive interventions that prevent or delay the need for surgery. Eisenhower Desert Orthopedic Center utilizes the most up-to-date diagnostic tools and evidenced-based treatment modalities to relieve discomfort and pain as well as assist in the healing process for long-term relief. He also specializes in concussion diagnostics, testing, protocols and clearances.

    “Listening to patients and encouraging them to be engaged in their own treatment plan is a key tenant to my approach to patient care.” 
     

    Professional Details

    • English
    • 1 years
    • 1 years

    Professional Education

    • University of Balamand
    • Good Samaritan Medical Center - Ohio
    • Eisenhower Medical Center

    Board Certification

    • American Board of Internal Medicine
    Publication Date: April 13, 2024
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