Ronald S. Paik, M.D.

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Ronald S. Paik, M.D.

A native of Northern Virginia, Dr. Ronald Paik graduated from the University of Virginia, where he was in the Echols Scholar Honors Program. He received his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School, where he was selected as a National Institutes of Health Summer Research Fellow. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. He went on to pursue further fellowship training in sports medicine and arthroscopy at the world-renowned Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, which pioneered the Tommy John surgical procedure for baseball pitchers. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and specializes in sports medicine. Dr. Paik specializes in treating disorders of the shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee. His goal is to pursue non-operative treatments when possible, but he is experienced in arthroscopic procedures, surgical repair and reconstruction, and total joint replacements (knee/shoulder). Dr. Paik makes it a priority to ensure that his patients are well informed about their conditions and treatment options so that they can make educated decisions.


  • B.A., University of Virginia
  • MD, Eastern Virginia Medical School


  • Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago


  • Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Fellowship, Los Angeles, CA


  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine


  • Voted Top Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Specialist in Arlington, VA
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
  • Member, AOSSM Self-Assessment Committee
  • AANA Associate Master Instructor
  • Echols Scholar Honors Program
  • National Institutes of Health Research Fellow
  • Reviewer for Sports Health, The American Journal of Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery


  • Bishop O’Connell High School


  • Los Angeles Lakers
  • Los Angeles Sparks
  • Los Angeles Kings
  • Anaheim Ducks
  • Oakland Athletics
  • Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Los Angeles Angels
  • USC Trojans
  • LA Kiss Arena Football Team


  • General Orthopaedics
  • Sports Medicine
  • Ankle
  • Knee
  • Shoulder
  • Elbow
  • Total Joint Replacements (Knee/Shoulder)
  • Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation


  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • UCL Reconstruction “Tommy John” Surgery
  • Complex Ligament Repair and Revision
  • Reconstruction of the Shoulder, Elbow and Knee
  • Cartilage Surgery
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)
  • Reconstruction
  • Biceps Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff and Labral Repairs
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Tendon Reconstruction
  • Joint Replacement (Knee, Shoulder)
  • Reverse Shoulder Replacements
  • Achilles Repair
  • Multiligament (PCL, LCL, MCL) Knee
  • Repair and Reconstruction
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • PRP Therapy/Stem Cell Therapy
  • Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation


  • Complex Ligament Repairs, Revision Reconstruction (Shoulder & Knee)
  • Cartilage Restoration
  • UCL Reconstruction “Tommy John” Surgery
  • Cartilage Resurfacing of the Knee
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injections
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Injections
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Tenex Procedures for Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Superior Capsular Reconstruction

Business Hall of Fame award winner – Best Sports Medicine Clinic in Arlington 2017

Nirschl Orthopaedic Center Recieved the Angies List Super Service Award for 2016

Congratulations Dr. Paik Voted Top Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Doctor Arlington 2015

Dr. Paik was honored to help support the Wounded Warrior Charity Softball Game against some of the Washington Redskins this year.

Dr. Paik discusses – Kids, Travel Sports and the Road to Burnout in Arlington Magazine.

Dr. Paik and colleagues covering the USC vs. #4 Stanford gameDr. Paik and colleagues covering the USC vs. #4 Stanford game, Saturday November 16, 2003.

Dr. Paik with co-fellows and Drs. Lombardo and Kharrazi, Los Angeles Lakers Orthopaedic staffDr. Paik with co-fellows and Drs. Lombardo and Kharrazi, Los Angeles Lakers Orthopaedic staff 2013-2014.

Dr. Paik at Dr. Frank Jobe's memorial at Dodgers stadiumDr. Paik at Dr. Frank Jobe’s memorial at Dodgers stadium.