Jaicharan Iyengar, M.D.

Jaicharan Iyengar, M.D.

Jaicharan Iyengar, MD is a specialist in orthopaedic surgery with focus on treatment of the shoulder, elbow and knee. His specific interests include sports medicine/arthroscopy, rotator cuff repair, total shoulder replacement, shoulder instability, ligament reconstruction, and upper extremity fracture care.

Dr. Iyengar spent his formative years in Southern California rooting for the Los Angeles Lakers. A die-hard Bruin, he graduated summa cum laude from UCLA with B.A. in History. He attended medical school at UC San Francisco where he stayed on to complete his residency in orthopaedic surgery. He completed additional training in shoulder, elbow and sports medicine surgery at the prestigious Charles S. Neer fellowship at Columbia University in New York. During his fellowship, Dr. Iyengar served as an assistant team physician to the New York Yankees and Columbia Lions Division I football team under his mentors Dr. Christopher Ahmad and Dr. William Levine, respectively. ​

Dr. Iyengar has published numerous scientific articles and delivered presentations on rotator cuff repair, reverse shoulder replacement, shoulder instability and fractures/trauma of the shoulder and elbow. He has authored book chapters on minimally-invasive rotator cuff repair technique and elbow ulnar collateral ligament (“Tommy John”) surgery. He has a special interest in injury prevention and treatment of the throwing athlete.

He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and is a board-eligible diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS). He holds eligibility for a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Sports Medicine.

Dr. Iyengar is interested in the global burden of musculoskeletal disease and has volunteered in orthopaedic medical missions in Uganda and South Africa. He is passionate about travel and has visited over 30 countries in 6 continents. He and his wife, a native of Stockton, enjoy hiking, cooking, snowboarding, yoga and wine appreciation.

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