Amir Rounaghi - PIH Health - Whittier, CA

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Amir Rounaghi

Amir Rounaghi, MD

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Dr. Rounaghi sums up the appeal of his specialty in orthopedics this way: “I enjoy diagnosing a problem, formulating a treatment plan and watching a patient improve after being treated.” Dr. Rounaghi, who derives satisfaction from working with patients to increase their long-term mobility, says “I like to perform operations and enjoy seeing patients improve following surgery.”  The former high school basketball player enjoys spending time with family, traveling and mountain biking in his off hours.


12462 Putnam St #402
Whittier, California 90602
  • Main: 562.789.5461
  • Fax: 562.789.4468

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Physicians

PIH Health Hospital - Whittier

PIH Health Hospital - Downey





Orthopedic Surgery



University of California Medical Center (Davis)


Finch University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School (Illinois)


Orthopaedic Surgery (General Cert)

Sports Medicine (Sub-Spec Cert)

Patient Reviews

March 15, 2018
I was quite pleased overall.
March 15, 2018
Dr Rounaghi is awesome. Very kind and caring and takes his time!!
February 26, 2018
I tell my friends that he is the best.
February 23, 2018
Very nice and patient
February 22, 2018
Be carfull
February 22, 2018
Strongly recommend Dr Amir Rounaghi.
February 20, 2018
Dr. Rounaghi and his staff are very professional. They all make the patient feel very welcome and important.
February 20, 2018
love this doc ,he is very friendly and knows his bussiness well educated
February 13, 2018
if you need a orthopaedi surrgeon he your man
February 09, 2018
Dr. Rounaghi is GREAT!
February 08, 2018
Maybe it wasn’t the dr but it took over 30 min to meet with him, waiting patiently in the room than it seemed he was in a rush to Finish with me.
February 08, 2018
Very pleasant personality and I would recommend Dr R.
February 06, 2018
All positive comments.
February 06, 2018
Excellent doctor Dr. Rounaghi does wonderful work I had two knee replacements and one hip replacement doing my left hip in April staff also kind and understanding the X-ray technicians are very kind as well .
February 06, 2018
I highly recommend this very fine doctor to anyone who needs an expert surgeon.
February 01, 2018
He is my favorite doctor because he knows what to say to allay fears, take action if necessary and I would be devastated if he moves on to another place or position.
January 16, 2018
He is the best in his field as far as I am concerned.
January 15, 2018
I highly recommend him and this facility
January 11, 2018
The doctor spent time with me and acted immediately. He gave me shots I needed, an x-ray and scheduled an MRI and a appt for after the MRI right then and there. I'm not used to that.
January 11, 2018
I have recommended Dr. Rounaghi in the past.
January 09, 2018
All staff I encountered at this office were very polite and professional. They were prompt and respectful of my time, efficient and friendly.
January 05, 2018
Kind, gentle, smart, listens, it’s a perfect outcome every time we see Dr. R. I’d say he’s the top Ortho at PIH! Highly recommend by other nurses!
January 05, 2018
Very good listener and spends all the time needed during the appointment.
January 05, 2018
Dr Rounaghi is a great doctor and spends time and listens and seems to be an all around good family man along with his knowledge of orthopedics and gives honest responses to questions.
January 04, 2018
We appreciated that he was not rushed in speaking with (my Mom & I) during her visit.
January 04, 2018
I love love love this doctor
December 22, 2017
Use this doctor. He listens and actually cares about what his patients have to say
December 21, 2017
Dr Rounaghi is great!! He was recommended to me by several of his patients. I too will recommend him as well.
December 19, 2017
I am an ex football player and have seen many orthopedic surgeons, he is the best. He is an expert in his field. Listens to you and takes time to find every alternative to surgery but if surgery is needed, there is no one else I would want to perform it.
December 19, 2017
Professional all the way!
December 15, 2017
To make sure that you get this dr!!
December 14, 2017
An old fashion type of doctor who listens and cares. He takes his time with you to explain whatever concerns you have. Soft spoken and pleasant. Treats you like an equal.
December 14, 2017
great man, great doctor
December 14, 2017
Dr Rounagi is a very sweet man, as are the other orthopedists in that office. They are 95% on time to get you in and out of the office. Sometimes, there is a little wait,but only because of some surgeries that take a little longer, but I totally understand.
December 12, 2017
The best in the business, without a doubt!!
December 04, 2017
Very good doctor
November 21, 2017
He’s a wonderful doctor and worth waiting for an appointment with. I have complete trust in him to do my upcoming surgery.
November 16, 2017
Very personable, easy processing, and very communicable regarding my situation.
November 16, 2017
Easy to talk to, very excellent visit!
November 16, 2017
Kind, courteous and professional!
November 16, 2017
He is an excellent MD and I have full confidence in him.
November 16, 2017
Surgical expert
November 09, 2017
He is a very good doctor, very happy with him
November 02, 2017
Awesome! The best ortho provider in the group in my opinion.
October 31, 2017
Dr. Rounaghi is truly one that I would trust for my knee replacement.
October 26, 2017
I had a very positive experience. Appreciated Dr's interest and respect. He is very personable (good bedside manner)
October 19, 2017
Dr Rounaghi takes time to listen to the patient and is very gracious, excellent bedside manner.
October 19, 2017
He is very knowledgeable and competent. Good listener.
October 05, 2017
Dr. Rounaghi can be trusted to make an honest assessment regarding his patients situation and treatment plan.
September 29, 2017
Dr Rounaghi is very attentive, he listened to my explanation of my medical problem and concerns and offered plenty of treatment options for my particular issue and is willing to see me if I have concerns. Yes you may share my feedback anonymously.
September 29, 2017
We are very grateful that our daughter was able to see doctor Rounaghi on Friday since my daughter’s injury occurred Thursday night and we didn’t realize she broke a bone until Friday. The staff and doctor were very very nice. They showed lots of empathy to my little girl. I appreciate their professionalism and kindness.
September 29, 2017
Caring, patient and knowledgeable....Great Doctor!!
September 25, 2017
This Dr. is great. He has helped me before. Wouldn't want to go any where lse
September 22, 2017
Dr Rounaghi is one of the best, he explains in detail what your issue is and he is one of the best surgeons in the PIH group.
September 19, 2017
Dr Rounaghi is a wonderful, caring and patient physician.
September 19, 2017
Dr. Rounaghi has always provided excellent medical care in his specialty and I would not like to have to entrust anyone else.
September 19, 2017
This provider instills confidence in you about the care you receive.
September 19, 2017
The doctor knows his stuff. Very well-educated prompt precise and right to the point and knows what he's talking about I like that.
September 19, 2017
He is great!
September 12, 2017
He is very knowledgeable. Answers all questions. Makes you feel very at ease. Wonderful Doctor
September 12, 2017
Doctor R. is a really well experienced and so easy to converse with. He is straight to the point focused on my needs.
September 11, 2017
Great office visit. The layout of the front office and support team at the desk was great for a first time visitor.
September 08, 2017
He's great, very professional and very caring.
September 08, 2017
Excellent and professional Ortho Doc.
September 08, 2017
They they are kind and polite to my wants and needs and most important he is very knowledgeable at what he does.
September 07, 2017
It didn't take long to see the doctor. He knew what was wrong and gave me his best to take care of it. I have to come back for a minor operation. They will call me this week for an appointment.
August 31, 2017
The doctor explained things here I could understand. His language was easy to understand also.
August 25, 2017
Dr. Rounaghi is a very pleasant,knowledgable man. He explains patiently what the problems are, and gives good advice. He is interested in his patients.
August 24, 2017
Dr. Rounaghi is obviously well-trained, well-liked, sought for and highly recommended.
August 15, 2017
First rate!
August 14, 2017
Dr. and staff were efficient, answered all my questions and ended up with the results I wanted. Found the doctor, very personable.
August 14, 2017
Great service and everyone was nice.
August 11, 2017
I'm very comfortable recommending Dr Rounaghi to my friends and family. He cares.
August 10, 2017
Dr.R. is a professional with a kind heart and the ability to explain upcoming procedures in a clear and understandable manner. His staff is great.
August 03, 2017
I would definitely recommend to friends and family.
August 03, 2017
I strongly recommend your hospital to my friends and relatives.I already did. I believe in your doctors' professional ability ,so I feel very comfortable to visit your hospital.I hope that you keep doing such a good job, and more people get same experience as I do in your hospital
August 01, 2017
I couldn't ask for more from Dr. Rounaghi. He is an excellent surgeon and a kind compassionate attentive person.
August 01, 2017
Dr. Roughani listened to my concerns. He gave me options and explained the pros and cons of each.
July 28, 2017
Excellent doctor!
July 28, 2017
Dr. had extremely pleasant manner and vast subject matter knowledge. Even though I ended up getting three injections it was a positive experience.
July 27, 2017
This provider spent the needed amount of time discussing my medical options for my knees. He convinced me to have a total knew replacement one at a time and gave the medical reasons for it. The process and path was made very clear. Dr. Rounaghi was excellent in his clear explanations, friendly, and showed a compassion for my care and well being. My wife was on the mark when she recommended Dr. Rounaghi as my orthopedic physician.
July 27, 2017
My Dr is best of the best I adorable him.
July 25, 2017
I highly recommend Dr Rounaghi! I am very happy with him as my orthopedic dr. Although Dr Malhis is up high on that list too! Caring and make you feel like they can help you!
July 20, 2017
Love him!
July 18, 2017
July 14, 2017
If you have orthopaedic issues, visit Dr. Rounaghi as he's kind, attentive and knowledgeable.
July 11, 2017
Dr Rounaghi is a very qualified Orthopedic Physician/Surgeon as such is in great demand with very limited appointments. In cases like mine which involved injury from a fall it was difficult to wait for treatment, however, I felt it was with the wait. Dr. Rounaghi was also on vacation during this time frame.
July 11, 2017
This doctor does listen and does answer your question, he tells you about the all the procedures that he will be doing and this is very important so you have an idea what will be done.
July 06, 2017
The same as I have each visit. Quite an experience, it is extremely well operated and experience shows everywhere.
June 30, 2017
Very good doctor like them a lot him a lot
June 29, 2017
Friendly and professional office and a wonderful doctor.
June 27, 2017
I felt good meeting him & discussing hip surgery with him.
June 27, 2017
I have had many orthopedic doctors in my and Dr Rounaghi is by far the best I have ever seen!
June 23, 2017
Los asistentes del doctor fueron muy pacientes y enables con migo. La oficina muy limpia y organizada.
June 22, 2017
Nice staff, doctor and office!
June 22, 2017
Have many friends that have gone operations and that going to one all agree he a fine Doctor.
June 19, 2017
Very pleasant to talk to
June 19, 2017
I've recommended Dr. Rounaghi to everyone I know who is contemplating a knee or hip replacement. He has the bestbedside manner, a pleasing personality, and is an excellentsurgeon. That is why I'm returning to have him replace myhip, since he did such a great job on my knee three years ago.Those in the area not only know his name but also have had positive results with multiple surgeries performed by him.His sunny disposition, humble attitude, and expertise make him a truly gifted doctor. He's so popular that it takesa longer period of time to get an appointment, schedulean operation, and spend sitting in the waiting room, filledwith people all seeing this one doctor. Other doctors couldtake lessons from this fine physician in learning how totreat patients
June 15, 2017
Excellent Doctor
June 15, 2017
I will and have highly recommended Dr Rounaghi he's an awesome doctor .He has the patience and he makes you feel so comfortable when he is explaining your procedures, I never feel rushed at any of my appointments . I am 72 years old and have had two knee replacements my surgeries were awesome the therapist we're great my recovery went very well . I am still doing my therapy on my own friends and family were surprised how well my recovery was , but it takes a lot of work that's why am continuing my own therapy .
June 15, 2017
He is very informative and makes you feel comfortable to ask questions.
June 13, 2017
June 13, 2017
Great doctor! Very friendly and informative.
June 13, 2017
Dr Rounaghi was very pleasant and easy to talk to. He explained my injury in detail and informed me of all my options to repair it.
June 13, 2017
He is the best!!!
June 08, 2017
We are lucky to have him at PIH,
June 08, 2017
He is very patient and caring I feel he really listened to my concerns.
June 08, 2017
Would recommend my family and friends
June 08, 2017
Awesome Doctor Awesome Surgeon
June 06, 2017
He did well, but I failed to ask him some questions about my arm problem.
June 05, 2017
This Dr is the best in ortho. I saw 2 Dr. before him, he took my pain away and made me feel comfortable and not scared of surgery. Thank you so much!!
June 01, 2017
Dr. Rounaghi is an exceptional surgeon. He replaced both my hips and in each case the pain was well managed, recovery time was fast, and the incisions small. In addition, his bedside manner is great: very friendly, approachable and caring. His strong reputation is well-deserved.
May 26, 2017
Dr. Rounaghi was very professional and informative. He explained the procedure and the after surgery recovery process. He was very reassuring.
May 26, 2017
Dr. Rounagui es un médico que lo vea ud. Cómo individuo, no como otro más. Siempre dedica el tiempo necesario para escuchar y responder. Y sobre todo es muy calificado y profesional.
May 23, 2017
Nice to meet you.
May 16, 2017
He is one of the best doctors that I have ever had in my many surgeries.
May 12, 2017
His office was able to squeeze me in for psinful knee issue / no waiting
May 11, 2017
Very attentive. Explains everything well.
May 11, 2017
I have complete faith in this doctor .He is amazing. I have had four surgeries with no problems.
May 09, 2017
Yesterday was my last post-op visit to Dr. Rounaghi since my hip replacement in May 2016. The whole experience was so well-planned and stress free that I almost wish I needed some other body part replaced so I can continue to be under Dr. Rounaghi's care.
May 09, 2017
Dr. Rounaghi replaced both of my hips in 2016 which has given me back a great quality of life. I did a lot of research and asked around prior to my surgeries and found everyone had great things to tell me about him. I carry his business card with me and have referred others to use him as their orthopedic doctor.
May 08, 2017
Professional, thorough, efficient
May 05, 2017
Great and caring doctor!! Takes the time to listen to your concerns and questions. Explains everything to you.
May 04, 2017
Thank you dr rounaghi for taking such good care of me and my current and past issues
May 02, 2017
No comment
May 02, 2017
Dr. Amir has a fabulous personality and is an awesome provider.
April 25, 2017
PIH is great!
April 24, 2017
He is caring and great at what he does.
April 24, 2017
Dr. Rounaghi took the time necessary in 2009 to explain the surgical procedure for a hip replacement and was able to put me at ease. I've had several follow-ups since then and now addressed my concerns with pain associated with my other hip. I have recommended him to several people, family and friends.
April 20, 2017
He listened attentively to my concerns and answered all my questions with out me feeling like he was in a hurry
April 18, 2017
This doctor is great! He listens and shares. His bedside manner is exceptional. He was very thorough and provide much needed guidance.
April 14, 2017
Relate my experience to my friend if they have similiar issue and ask Doctor's help
April 11, 2017
This provider is an excellent orthopedic surgeon/doctor and caring, which is extremely rare these days!! The world needs more providers like this one!! Thank you for being outstanding!!
March 28, 2017
That Dr. Rounaghi is not only a very skilled surgeon but kind and caring as well.
March 23, 2017
I had the best experience. I was in and out in no time. everyone friendly and very helpful.