Amir Rounaghi MD | Orthopedic Surgeon | Whittier, CA | PIH Health
Amir Rounaghi

Amir Rounaghi MD


Orthopedic Surgery
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4.6 / 5 (based on 747 Reviews) View 49 Comments
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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.

Office Information

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Downey Hospital

PIH Health Whittier Hospital

PIH Health Physicians





  • Orthopedic Surgery


Medical School

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


UC Davis Medical Center


University of California Medical Center (Davis)

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Patient Reviews

December 28, 2021
Dr Rounaghi explained the X-ray findings and options available to me. Also, [name removed] the X-ray technician was extremely respectful and assisted me with care to assure that I was able to get on/off the table. He was very professional.
December 27, 2021
Dr. Rounaghi was very professional, very courteous, knew his information, and did a great job.
December 27, 2021
I recommended them (INAUDIBLE) they are good.
December 13, 2021
Dr. Rounagi looks me in the eyes, calls me by name, spends time with my questions on a deeper level than just Yes and No. I would rate him an Officer and a Gentleman.
December 09, 2021
I was real happy with the fact that I came in early as and it turn, I was taken in early
December 09, 2021
Communicated like a family member however still maintained professionalism.
December 07, 2021
Explained treatment with courtesy the Dr. was very attentive to my concerns.
December 03, 2021
The best thing to take a little more time to explain the patient's options thank you.
November 24, 2021
This pay to park situation is awful. So very often, there's a car stuck wrestling with the machine at exit causing countless cars to be backed up.
November 23, 2021
Dr. Rounaghi's office was very professional and really got to the heart of the problem and resolve that for us and also offered follow up if needed. And I very much appreciated that.
November 23, 2021
Wonderful doctor
November 23, 2021
Dr. Rounaghi is professional, honest and friendly. I appreciate his knowledge, skill and dedication to his work.
November 19, 2021
Yes, I saw Dr. Rounaghi and I'd like to know how I can get my cane - how I'm supposed to, did he send it to the nearest medical equipment place. Please call me back and have one of his nurses give me the information for that. Thank you. [PHI removed
November 18, 2021
November 11, 2021
Yes, the only thing that's a problem is appointments and I needed it desperately and I got one because there was a cancellation. That was the only way I got in in a timely manner. Otherwise, I would've had to wait 6 weeks and my hip was really, really bad. As far as Dr. Rounaghi, we have deep faith in him. He's done two knees for my husband, two hips and the shoulder for me and everything has always gone very well with him. We deeply respect him as a friend and as a doctor and have faith in - in his work and his suggestions and he did help me considerably this time but appointments are a problem. That I will say. Thank you very much. Bye.
November 11, 2021
Excellent in all ways. Doctor took the time to discuss my concerns with my covid booster two days previous. Superb!
November 11, 2021
Dr. Rounaghi and the entire staff were receptive listeners. They allowed my husband to join me in the examination room which was helpful when one is trying to absorb a lot of new information. I felt much more at ease with my situation after the appointment and much more equipped to make appropriate decisions regarding my course.
November 11, 2021
Waited in the lobby even when I was on time and again in the exam room. Total wait about 30 minutes.
November 05, 2021
Professional, informative, and cortious. Thank you P.I.H
November 05, 2021
Dr is a wonderful human and a fabulous Dr! It's to bad I only have 2 hips for him to replace :-)his staff is wonderful too
November 05, 2021
I feel very confident in Dr. Rounaghi's abilities, as well as his support staff. I highly recommend this medical team to anybody that I know.
November 05, 2021
My doctor was the nicest one I have met in a long time. He made me so comfortable. I'm a senior and he would listen to me and ... and he didn't get frustrated or anything. And the office staff there, they're great. So I hope I have them around for a long time. Okay. Bye bye.
November 04, 2021
The doctor is very skilled and answered all my questions giving options for treatment .
November 04, 2021
I continue to be impressed with the quality of care given by the health providers I've seen. Dr. Rounaghi was so helpful and easy to talk to. He answered all of my questions and gave me several options of care and treatment for my aching knee. He explained the x-ray results and was very professional yet comfortable. I will not hesitate to see him again if I need more counsel and care. It is easy to recommend him to friends and family.
November 04, 2021
Thoroughly pleased!!
November 02, 2021
Dr. Rounaghi has always been a great doctor. He always listens. He always gives me a shot in a timely manner and my prescriptions. I'm very happy with him. Thank you.
November 02, 2021
Excellent care!
October 28, 2021
You could never go wrong with Dr. Rounaghi's care.
October 26, 2021
I had a wonderful experience there, Dr. was great. Thank you.
October 26, 2021
Dr Amir is caring, understanding my issues and provided appropriate recommendation for further treatment. Outstanding Dr who I have the utmost trust in.
October 26, 2021
Dr is so easy to talk to and I trust him implicitly. I feel heard and assured in my care. I guess everyone else feel the same way which is why he is so hard to see. PIH needs to hire more like him.
October 26, 2021
It is hard to get an appointment. The wait is 3-4 weeks !
October 26, 2021
Dr. Rounaghi is a wonderful doctor
October 22, 2021
Hi, my name is [PHI removed]. I'm an RN here at pH for 34 years, and I found Dr. Rounaghi and staff and the whole appointment process and appointment very satisfying and I was treated very, very well, and I just want to say thank you to everyone. He seems like a great doctor and I will definitely recommend him and he will be doing my surgery soon. Thank you.
October 22, 2021
Dr Rounaghi is the Best!
October 18, 2021
I like and trust Dr. Rounaghi.
October 14, 2021
I was treated with respect and kindness and my requests and needs were taken care o f.
October 12, 2021
Dr Rounaghi did my knee replacement surgery and has been great at my follow up appts and my husband and I both feel he listens and answers all our questions. I have recommended him to many and will continue to do so. [PHI removed]
October 12, 2021
Yes, I would recommend him to not only my family but it anybody that needs an orthopedic, doctor. He is wonderful. All the staff is good and you don't wait a long time they see you right away. I love my doctor and I love that office, there's nothing more that you could do. All of them are good specially my doctor. Thank you, and God bless you all. Bye.
October 12, 2021
I met with Dr. Rounaghi the other day and he was very...very informative. And was very caring and listen to all my questions. And concerned and was very personal. And made me feel really at ease and I feel, he's a great doctor. Unfortunately, the nurse that took care of me before he came in, I felt she was definitely unprofessional. In regards to there's supposed to be some medicine there, waiting for me. And she was very flip it with me saying that I didn't go through the right protocol. And then later to find out the medicine was there for me. So she just had a very unprofessional attitude. But other than that Dr. Rounaghi was great. Thank you.
October 12, 2021
Dr.Amir certainly is the best doctor in the knee orthopedics field
October 12, 2021
Dr. Amir Rounaghi was awesome. His staff was excellent, and I just want to say thank you for the great service.
October 12, 2021
Looking forward to having my Surgery
October 12, 2021
When I got there, they did not ask me if I changed my address or if there was any change in my information which they were, but they never asked me and before I went in I let them know that I never gave them the new address and new phone number. They told me to do it later when I finished with the doctor and I thought something was wrong there 'cause they're supposed to give you that paperwork right away. And so that's my only complaint.
October 08, 2021
Dr. Rounaghi's a really good doctor. I really, I really appreciate his his care. He's very respectful. He's very, very intelligent doctor. I like the way he talks and explains things to me. It takes the time. Make sure that I understand what's going on and what could happen, what my options are. He's very professional. I really respect this man. I really respect the the facility, the the hospital, the medical offices that PIH offers. He's a really good doctor, is not the first time that I've seen him. I've seen him before and I really like like this doctor and I trust him very, very much and his opinions and his care.
October 08, 2021
Dr. Rounaghi is wonderful. Doctor has replaced my hip and I have no problems at all. He's very relaxing when he talks to you. He doesn't push you into having surgery or anything. He just explains everything very, very well. I really like to thank him.
October 07, 2021
The front desk staff was very professional and polite. My doctor was easy to talk to and eventhough it was the first time I met him, I felt confident in his ability to be by doctor. The radiology staff was exceptional also.
October 05, 2021
The appointment wait time was atrocious. I had to wait 6 weeks to see the dr. Once I was there everything was fine but getting in to see him was awful.
October 04, 2021
Doctor Rounaghi always gives you the time you need. He lets you participate in your own care by listening to your opinions. He takes the time you need for you to explain what's going on to help solve the issue. Hes one of the best doctors I've ever had. He truly cares about his patients
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