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James R. Learned, M.D.Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery & Surgical Hip Preservation

Clinical Interests

Dr. Learned is a fellowship trained orthopaedic trauma surgeon. He specializes in the treatment of new fractures as well as nonunions and malunions. Other areas of interest are fractures of the pelvis and acetabulum, periprosthetic fractures and complex peri-articular fractures. Dr. Learned also treats patients with Hip Dysplasia, Perthes disease and other complex hip issues in patients that would like to avoid joint replacement surgery.


Dr. Learned is a California native, attending High School in Manhattan Beach at Mira Costa. He graduated with his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley. He then received his Doctorate of Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. He completed internship and residency in Orthopaedic surgery at University Hospitals of Cleveland. His fellowship training took him to Seattle, Washington, at Harborview Medical Center. He remained at Harborview for a second fellowship in Surgical Hip Preservation with Dr. Keith Mayo, treating advanced hip pathology with surgical dislocations and reorientations of the hip socket. He was then recruited by his mentors as a partner in Cleveland prior to joining the faculty at UC Irvine.

Medical Degree

  • University of Southern California – Los Angeles, CA


  • University Hospitals of Cleveland/MetroHealth Medical Center – Cleveland, OH


  • Orthopaedic Trauma, University of Washington Harborview Medical Center – Seattle, WA
  • Surgical Hip Preservation, University of Washington Harborview Medical Center – Seattle, WA

Volunteer Work

  • Peninsula Committee for Children’s Hospital

Professional Organizations

  • AO Trauma North America – Member and Faculty
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association – Candidate Member
  • American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons – Candidate Member

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Part I) – Passed 2013


OC Hip Center
  • UCI Medical Center

    101 The City Drive South
    Pavillion III BLDG 29 A

    Orange, CA 92868

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  • UCI Health Orthopaedic &
    Sports Medicine Center

    1640 Newport Blvd.
    Suite 230

    Costa Mesa,, CA 92627

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  • UCI Health — Laguna Hills

    23961 Calle de la Magdalena,
    Suite 200

    Laguna Hills, CA 92653

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  • UCI Health – Tustin

    1451 Irvine Blvd.
    Tustin, CA 92780

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  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • International Cartilage Regeneration and Joint Preservation Society
  • International Society for Hip Arthroscopy
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine