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  • Karimdad Otarodi, MD

    Karimdad A. Otarodi, MD


    • Orthopedic Surgery*
    • * Indicates Board Certified in this Specialty
    Rancho Mirage

    Location Details

    Eisenhower Desert Orthopedic Center
    39000 Bob Hope Drive, Harry and Diane Rinker Blg
    Rancho Mirage, CA 922703221

    Karimdad A. Otarodi, MD


    • Orthopedic Surgery*
    • * Indicates Board Certified in this Specialty
    Karimdad Otarodi, MD, is a Board Certified and fellowship-trained Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in diagnosing and treating shoulder and elbow disorders. 

    Dr. Otarodi grew up in Irvine, California. He received a Bachelor of Science from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and his Medical Doctorate from the UCI School of Medicine. After graduation, he completed a surgical Internship at Los Angeles County Medical Center and an orthopedic residency at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.  

    Throughout his training, Dr. Otarodi was intrigued by the intricacy of the shoulder and elbow joints. He found the multitude of surgical procedures available to treat these body parts to be challenging and rewarding. After residency, he traveled to St. Louis, Missouri, to be awarded a fellowship training in shoulder and elbow surgery at the world-renowned Washington University School of Medicine. 

    He spent eight years in practice before joining Eisenhower Desert Orthopedic Center in 2023. He has extensive experience with non-operative and operative management of shoulder and elbow disorders. His surgical skill set includes, but is not limited to, arthroscopic and open stabilization of the shoulder, arthroscopic rotator cuff tendon repair, reconstruction of irreparable rotator cuff tears, shoulder and elbow joint replacement for arthritis or other conditions, and the fixation of complex shoulder and elbow fractures or other acute and chronic injuries. He also has a special interest in joint preserving procedures, cases involving bone loss, and revision joint reconstructions/replacements for failed surgeries. 

    Dr. Otarodi is committed to providing all patients with the highest level of care and compassion. He strives to give patients the best possible outcome to help improve or restore their quality of life. He is committed to the practice of evidence-based medicine and is a member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Society and the American Association of Orthopedic Surgery. He also dedicates time to teaching future and current orthopedic surgeons cutting-edge techniques in shoulder and elbow surgery, and has contributed to clinical research on multiple topics ranging from the optimal techniques for fracture repair to the development of new procedures for joint preservation. 

    In his free time, Dr. Otarodi enjoys staying active surfing, mountain biking, playing basketball, hiking, and spending time with his wife and children.

    “The shoulder and elbow are two of the most complicated joints in the body. No two patients or injuries are ever the same. I strive to take a thoughtful approach to fully understand each and every patient, their expectations, and the demands they place on their bodies, and to work together to improve or restore their quality of life.”

    Professional Details

    • English, Farsi, Spanish
    • 9 years
    • 1 years

    Professional Education

    • University of California
    • Irvine School of Medicine
    • Keck School of Medicine at USC
    • Washington University of St. Louis

    Board Certification

    • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Publication Date: April 20, 2024