Team Physician/Orthopedics & ATEP Medical Director
Fellowship Trained Sports Medicine Specialist/Ligament Reconstruction/Arthroscopy/Cartilage Restoration
Dr. Graham is a native of Santa Barbara where at Dos Pueblos High School, he competed on their waterpolo, basketball, volleyball and tennis team as a multi-team Varsity Letterman earning All CIF 4A Honors in the 1980's.
After obtaining his BS from USC and graduating from USC School of Medicine, he completed a residency in Orthopedics at UC Irvine Medical Center; one of the premiere "Hands On" training centers for orthopedic surgeons. During his residency, Dr. Graham worked at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic as an assistant team physician with the Los Angeles Lakers and Anaheim Angels.
Dr. Graham then traveled to the prestigious Cleveland Clinic for further training with a Fellowship in Sports Medicine. During his Fellowship, he was the Team Physician and Orthopedic Consultant for the NFL's Cleveland Browns, NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers and the WNBA's Cleveland Rockers. He worked at the NFL Combines evaluating players for the NFL Draft process along with Rookie and Veterans Camps.
During his training, Dr. Graham has published many research articles in peer reviewed journals, has presented Nationally and Internationally his work and has received notable awards for his work in Sports Medicine research.
Dr. Graham has been the team physician for Santa Margarita Catholic High School Athletics for many years and continues to care for and treat athletes as a Sports Medicine Specialist for nearly all the regional high schools and colleges in both North and South Orange County. He is the Medical Director of Athletics for Concordia University and is the Program Director for Athletic Training at the University.
Dr. Graham is our Sports Medicine specialist, providing advanced and minimally invasive care for all sports medicine injuries. He specializes in knee and shoulder arthroscopy, minimally invasive surgery, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) treatments and Cartilage Restoration and Reconstruction.
Dr. Graham Receives Subspecialty Certification in Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Scott Graham MD, a board certified orthopedic surgeon for South County Orthopedic Specialists, has recently added to his credentials by receiving Subspecialty Certification in Orthopedic Sports Medicine. This certification means he is one of the few Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeons who has achieved the highest level of proficiency in Sports Medicine as defined by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.
The requirements to take the rigorous Orthopedic Sports Medicine Certification examination are submission of surgical and nonsurgical cases of specific sports injuries in addition to peer recommendations. The nationwide examination was given last November, and Dr. Graham was recently notified that he has successfully passed the test.
“Board certification is an important yardstick to determine the quality of a practicing physician, and I have been board certified in Orthopedic Surgery since 2003. This Subspecialty Certification denotes proficiency in the specialized area of Sports Medicine within Orthopedics. Becoming Subspecialty Boarded was a natural extension of my 10+ years of working with professional, Olympic, collegiate and high school athletes.”
Dr. Graham included in OCMA "Top Doctors"
Dr. Graham was selected as one of the Orange County Medical Associations" Top Doctors of 2013 in Orthopedic Surgery as seen in Orange Coast Magazine Jan 2013.
Scott Graham, M.D. Named to Physicians of Excellence 2014 List
Every year the Orange County Medical Association (OCMA) conducts an extensive survey of the region’s top doctors in a wide range of medical fields. The goal of the OCMA’s list is to provide patients with the names of the best doctors who are known as some of the most accomplished and caring. Each physician is rated on the leadership they demonstrate, the teaching and mentoring they provide, the research they conduct and the humanitarian efforts to which they are committed. This year, the OCMA named 425 doctors in 61 specialties to its Physicians of Excellence list. Dr. Graham was named to the 2014 list in the area of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. This is the second year in a row Dr. Graham has been honored.