Dr. Anisa Yalom
Consultant Hand Surgeon
Anisa M. Yalom, MD, is a board certified and fellowship-trained Hand Surgeon. She performs reconstructive surgeries to restore the structure or improve patients’ fine motor skills after nerve, tendon and ligament injuries, fractures, and joint conditions like arthritis, birth defects, or traumatic injuries to their hands, wrist and forearms.
She is a proud graduate of David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA/Charles R. Drew University, Los Angeles, CA, where she earned her medical degree in 2008. In medical school she was recognized with the Dean’s Award for an Outstanding Thesis and the Award for Excellence in Surgery.
Dr. Yalom completed her internship in General Surgery at Harbor-UCLA in Torrance, California, where she was awarded the Intern of the Year award in 2009. She then went on to complete the rigorous General Surgery Residency at Harbor-UCLA in Torrance, CA in 2014.
Following her general surgery residency she was accepted into the combined Orthopedic and PlasticsHand Surgery Fellowship at University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA where she was trained in the full range of orthopedic hand surgery as well as microsurgical techniques for composite free tissue transfer and limb salvage under the guidance of Dr. L. Scott Levin.
Throughout her career, Dr. Yalom has earned numerous awards and honors for her outstanding work. In 2014 she won the Excellence in Teaching with Humanism Award at UCLA in 2014. In 2019, she received the honor of being selected as a Young Leader for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.
Patients often note Dr. Yalom’s warmth, kindness, and attention to detail as well as her ability to communicate in four languages: English, Spanish, French, and German. She takes the time to listen to all of her patients’ concerns before strategizing a personalized plan of action to get the best possible outcome for their hand function and way of life. Her meticulous and careful surgical technique is reflected in the excellent outcomes that her patients enjoy.
Dr. Yalom has a private practice in North County, San Diego and is a Consultant Hand Surgeon at the Hosalkar Institute.
When she is not seeing patients or performing surgery she enjoys surfing, open ocean swimming, sculpting and spending time outdoors with her husband and three small children.