Hrayr G. Basmajian, MD

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Orthopaedic Trauma Medical Director
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Basmajian was recruited to Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC) from his previous position as the Chair of Orthopaedic Trauma at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He was brought to PVHMC to help build and create the top Orthopaedic Trauma program nationwide. Along with acute care surgeons, they collectively work to constantly evaluate and improve the program so that you, the patient, can continuously have world-class care.

Dr. Basmajian is world renowned for giving lectures and teaching other surgeons the art of trauma care in the field of Orthopaedics.

His philosophy to patient care can be summed up as follows: knowledge, compassion, and common sense delivered to patients in a way they will understand. He has stood in the patients’ shoes and understands the difficulties associated with being in that position. His goal is to take his extensive education and training from top programs, combine it with his faith, and apply it to your situation. He aims to educate you in the process and thus empower you (the Patient) to determine the best treatment for you, in your specific circumstance. At times, this is best delivered through non-operative treatments and healthy discussions, and other times delivered through surgery using the best and latest technology in the operating room to limit morbidity and improve the level and speed of recovery.


  • Orthopaedic Trauma​
  • Fractures of the Upper and Lower Extremities
  • Pelvic and Acetabular Fractures
  • ​Fracture Revision Surgery
  • Deformity Correction
  • Limb Lengthening
  • Anterior Hip Replacements
  • Arthroscopic Surgery

Licensure and Certification

  • State Board of California
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Board Certified


  • Orthopedic Trauma Association
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery


Fellowship in Orthopaedic Trauma and Hip Replacements

  • Sonoran Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Sonoran Hip Center, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Hannover Trauma Hospital, Hannover, Germany

Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery

  • USC/Los Angeles County Hospital, Los Angeles, CA

Medical School

  • The Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, IL

Masters Education

  • Finch University of Health Sciences, North Chicago, IL

Undergraduate Education

  • Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Research and Education

Dr. Basmajian spends much of his time lecturing and teaching on the field of Orthopaedics. He participates every year at the Masters’ Fracture meeting, where physicians from around the world attend and discuss their approaches to complex traumatic injuries. He has presented at multiple meeting including the national meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Orthopaedic Trauma Association. He also is a member of the national board to develop Evidence-Based Guidelines on Infection Management in Orthopaedics. He has written an internationally published book on minimally invasive acetabular fractures.

List of Research

Cunningham B, Zaman S, Basmajian HG, et al. Immediate Weight Bearing as Tolerated has Improved Outcomes Without an Increased Risk of Reoperation after Intramedullary Fixation for Subtrochanteric Fractures Compared to Modified Weight Bearing Protocol.
Podium presentation at OTA 2016, National Harbor, MD

Cunningham B, Basmajian HG, Rhorer AS, Ortega G, Miller B. Immediate weight bearing as tolerated has improved outcomes compared to non-weight bearing after surgical stabilization of subtrochanteric femur fractures.
Podium presentation OTA 2015, Tampa, FL
Podium presentation AAOS 2016, Orlando, FL

Burke C, Epperly S, Dajnowicz W, Basmajian HG, Inceoglu S, Botimer G. Cerclage wiring of long spiral femoral fractures: Fracture simulation and comparative fatigue testing.
Presented at ORS 2016, Orlando, FL

Cunningham B, Swanson D, Basmajian HG, McLemore R, Ortega G. Professional demands and job satisfaction in orthopaedic trauma: An orthopaedic trauma association member survey.
J Orthop Trauma. Dec 2015

Scudday T, Basmajian HG, Morrison M, Gocken E. Effect of pilot hole on screw pullout. Presented at annual research seminar Loma Linda  2015.
In submission process

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Systematic review on Management of Postoperative Surgical Site Infection
Official Appointed member to develop clinical practice guidelines 2015

Rog D, Basmajian HG. A rare presentation of sciatic palsy due to hematoma after use of the kocher–langenbeck approach to the acetabulum. JBJS Case Conn. 2015 Mar 5(1)

Cunningham B, Basmajian HG, Rhorer AS, Ortega G. Immediate weight bearing as tolerated has improved outcomes compared to non-weight bearing after surgical stabilization of midshaft fractures in polytrauma patients.
Podium presentation OTA 2014; Tampa, FL

Basmajian HG, Choi PD, Huh K, Sankar WN, Wells L, Arkader A. Radial neck fractures in children: experience from two level-1 trauma centers. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2014 Jul;23(4):369-74

Cunningham B, Basmajian HG, Miller B, Rhorer AS, Ortega G. Professional demands and stress in orthopaedic trauma: An orthopaedic trauma association member survey.
Podium presentation AAOS 2014; New Orleans, LA
Podium presentation OTA 2013; Phoenix, AZ

Liodakis E, Liodaki E, Basmajian HG, Hawi N, Petri M, Krettek C, Jagodzinski M. Pectus excavatum in blunt chest trauma: a case report.
J Med Case Rep. 2013;7(1):22

Brandes J, Basmajian HG, Meller R. Prevalence of Fatty Cuff Degeneration in Acute Displaced Proximal Humerus Fractures: A Computed Tomography Study in 100 Consecutive Patients.
In submission process

Jagodzinski M, Min W, Brandes G, Wilbold E, Basmajian HG, Krettek C, Meller R. Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction during growth prevents early osteoarthritic changes: a study in skeletally immature sheep
In submission process

Basmajian HG, Coracides J, Rhorer AS. Mid-shaft clavicular fractures treated with anterior-inferior plating
Podium presentation SOMOS 2012

Basmajian HG, Choi PD, Huh K, Sankar WN, Wells L, Arkader A. Radial neck fractures in children
Podium Presentation at POSNA 2011

Basmajian HG, Zalavraz C, Hatch GR, Itamura J.  Intra-articular nonunions of the elbow
In submission process

In vivo analysis of segmental lumbar spine motion, studying low back pain and radiographic relationships under the supervision of Dr. An and Dr. Inoue
RUSH University 2005

Basmajian HG. The efficacy of hypertensive control in maximizing dosages vs. increasing number of medications: A retrospective study
Research used to change prescribing practices in Family Practice Residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital, Chicago 2005