Good Samaritan Hospital Orthopaedic Surgeon Named One of America’s Best Knee Surgeons

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Good Samaritan Hospital orthopaedic surgeon Lawrence D. Dorr, M.D. was named one of America’s Best Knee surgeons by Chicago-based Becker’s Orthopedic & Spine Review. The publication focuses on orthopaedic surgery, spine surgery, sports medicine and surgery center management. The primary contributors and audience for the publication is orthopaedic and spine surgeons and surgeon leaders.

Dr. Dorr earned his medical degree from the University of Iowa in Iowa City. He also completed a fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. He is the founder of Operation Walk, a national campaign promoting orthopaedic surgery for underprivileged populations worldwide. In recognition of his work with the campaign, Dr. Dorr has received the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has served as president of The Knee Society and The Hip Society. He is also the founder of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.

Dr. Dorr also works to develop knee and hip replacement technology. During his career, he designed several implants, including the Apollo knee replacement and APR hip replacement marketed by Sulzer Orthopedics (now Zimmer in Warsaw, Ind.). His current research focuses on computer navigation and robotic guidance for hip replacements. He has served as a professor at the University of Southern California.

The Best Knee Surgeons list was created through extensive research and recommendations from around the country before being vetted through some of the most well-respected knee surgeons in America. All surgeons included on the list were trained at top medical schools and often completed knee and sports medicine fellowships at world-renowned institutions. Many of these surgeons are also team physicians for professional athletic organizations and have produced nationally recognized research and development in knee surgery.

About Good Samaritan Hospital

First opened in 1885, Good Samaritan Hospital is a 408-bed tertiary care facility offering some of the most comprehensive care in Los Angeles. Specializing in cardiac services, women’s services, orthopaedics, oncology, and ophthalmology, Good Samaritan Hospital offers Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Neurosciences program featuring the Gamma Knife radiosurgery, Oncology Program, Kidney Stone services, and Transfusion-Free Medicine and Surgery Center. For more information, visit


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