3444 Kearny Villa Road, Ste 100
San Diego, CA 92123

7AM to 5PM, M-F
Coast Surgery Center

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Chris S. Pallia, M.D. (Orthopaedics)

230 Prospect Place #230
Coronado, CA 92118

(619) 435-7282_tel

4910 Director’s Place #350
San Diego, CA 92130

(619) 435-1100_tel


Website: http://palliamd.com/
I approach every patient as an individual and look at every problem as important. My goals are not just to relieve pain, but also to maximize function through non-operative techniques as well as through surgical correction. I apply a high level of expectation to myself and treat everyone with the utmost courtesy and professionalism. Continually acquiring new knowledge and skills, I use all the latest techniques and equipment. Having a degree in Bioengineering gives me a unique appreciation of the structure and function of the human body. Additionally, my sub-specialty training and certification in arthroscopy and sports medicine is key to properly caring for injured and degenerative joints. Helping all my patients to achieve their goals in life gives me such satisfaction.

In my spare time, I enjoy mountain biking and other outdoor sports, as well as spending time with my three beautiful daughters and my wife.

Biographic Details
Age: 45
In practice since: 2001
Gender: Male

-Orthopedic Surgery (Board Certified)
-Sports Medicine (Board Certified)

Advanced Degree
-Medical Doctor (MD)

Medical Group
•  Sharp Community Medical Group

Hospital Affiliations
Sharp Coronado Hospital
Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla

•  Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles
•  Internship: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
•  Residency: State University of New York, Stony Brook
•  Sports Medicine Fellowship: OASIS Sports Medical Group

Insurances Accepted
•  Aetna-Elect Choice EPO, Health Fund PPO, HMO, Managed Choice POS, National Advantage PPO, Open Choice PPO, QPOS POS, Traditional Choice PPO, US Access POS, Value Network HMO
•  Affiliated Health Funds-PPO
•  Anthem Blue Cross-AIM HMO, California HMO, EPO, Plus POS, Prudent Buyer PPO
•  Beech Street-PPO
•  Blue Shield-HMO, POS, PPOs
•  Champus Tricare-For Life, Prime
•  ChoiceCare/Humana-PPO
•  CIGNA-HMO, Open Access POS, PPOs
•  Commercial/Indemnity Insurance
•  Coventry Healthcare-PPO
•  Health Net-EPO, HMO, PPOs, Select POS, Seniority Plus Retirees HMO
•  Interplan-PPO
•  Medicare-Assignment, Sharp Pioneer ACO, UHC-AARP MedicareCompleteValue, UHC-AARP MediComplete Premier, UHC-AARP MediCompleteEssential, UHC-Secure Horizons Retiree, UHC-Sharp Secure Horizons
•  Medicare/Medi-Cal
•  MultiPlan-PPO
•  Pacific Foundation for Medical Care-PPO
•  Sharp Health Plan-Choice HMO, Performance HMO, Premier HMO, Value HMO
•  Three Rivers Provider Network-PPO
•  United Healthcare-Signature Freedom, Signature Independence, Signature Options PPO, Signature Value EPO, Signature Value HMO, Signature Value POS
•  VEBA-Performance HMO-Network 1 HMO
•  Workers’ Compensation

TEL: (619) 435-7282
FAX: (619) 435-3723

SUITE 402/404
TEL: (858) 292-1186
FAX: (858) 292-4865

Oasis Sports Medical Group
Sports Medicine Fellowship (San Diego Chargers), 2001-2002

State University of New York at Stony Brook
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, 1996-2001

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
General Surgery Internship, 1995-1996

University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine
Degree: Medical Doctor 1993-1995

George Washington University School of Medicine 1991-1993

University of California at San Diego
Bachelor of Science, Bioengineering
Area Studies in Philosophy and Anthropology

-Qualified Medical Examiner, State of California, 2003
-United States Medical Licensing Examination, Steps 1,2,3: PASS
-Makoplasty Hip and Knee Certifications 2012
-Biomet Oxford Unicompartmental Arthroplasty FDA Certification – 2006
-Holmium Laser Certification – Trimedyne 2001
-Genzyme Autologous Cartilage Implantation Technique Certification. 2002

Pallia CS.  The PC Knot: A Secure and Satisfying Arthroscopic Slip Knot.  Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, Vol 19, 5:558-560, 2003.

Pallia CS, Scott RE, Chao DJ.  Traumatic Hip Dislocations in Athletes. Current Sports Medicine Reports 6:1, 2002.

Pallia CS, Living Inside, Tomorrow’s Dream, The National Library of Poetry, 1995. Carrier G., Fendell F., Chen K., Pallia C., Evaluating a Simple Model for Laminar Flame

Propagation Rate: I. Planar Geometry, Combustion Science and Technology, Vol. 79, N4-6:20627, 1991.

Selected as Administrative Chief Resident 2000-2001

Stony Brook Resident Research Award, 2000

Orthopaedic Surgery Resident of the Year, PGY-3

Awarded AO North America Resident Research Grant, 1999

UCLA Medical Student Thesis Program, 1994

Member of William Beaumont Research Honor Society, 1992

Membership Recruitment Award, AMA Medical Student Section, 1992

Cum Laude, UCSD, 1991

Provost Honors List, Warren College UCSD, 1986-1991