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Dr Podolsky - Dr. Anatol PodolskyAnatol Podolsky, MD, is an Orange County physician specializing in spinal surgery, joint replacement, and joint reconstruction. He has been practicing in the Orange County area since 1991 and graduated from the University of California, Irvine. Later, he received his Master’s degree in orthopedic biomechanics while studying at the Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Podolsky focuses on using the latest techniques in joint replacement and consistently works to reduce the possibility of post-operative pain and complications for his patients. He utilizes such systems as Mazor Robotics for assisted surgery. Additionally, Dr. Podolsky has created a minimally-invasive total hip system that is pending FDA approval.

A native of Russia, Dr. Podolsky’s background in skating has made him a popular choice for several professional figure skaters in need of orthopedic treatment. He has also served as a volunteer doctor on the U.S. Figure Skating Association’s sports medicine committee and has volunteered as a faculty clinic instructor for various orthopedic programs.

Dr. Podolsky is an active member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery. He has previously won awards for his work, including the Dr. Kelly Award for Excellence in Orthopedic Research.

Dr. Anatol Podolsky is affiliated with local hospitals such as Orange Coast Medical, St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, and Saddleback Memorial – Laguna Hills.

Place of birth:

St.Petersburg , Russia

Education & Degrees :

Undergraduate 1971-1975 Lesgaft Institute, St.Petersburg , Russia
Postgraduate 1976 M. S. in Physiology of Sports

Undergraduate 1981-1982 UC Irvine / no degree
Medical School 1982-1986 UC Irvine Medical College / M.D

Intership @ Residency 1986-1991 Mayo Clinic,Dpt. of Orthopedic Surgery

Biomechanics M.S. in Orthopedic Biomechanics, Mayo Clinic

Hospital affiliations:

Hoag , OCM, FVRH, Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Mission Hospital , Saddleback Memorial.

Memberships & Associations:

AAOS , AAHKS, USFSA ( US skating federation)

Publications :

Strength & jump height in figure skaters.
American Jornal of Sports Medicine 18(4):400-405; 1990
Biomechanical Performance of Circular Fixators CORR 293: 61-70; 1993
Local Anesthesia of the Hand , 1991;17: 881-88 Jornal of Dermatology Oncology and Surgery


Mayo Clinic Kelly Award for Science and Orthopaedic Research , 1989
Traveling Fellowship to European Orthopaedic Centers ( GB , Italy , Switzerland , Russia ) 1990

Special interests

Adult Reconstruction / Joint Replacement ,Design of Orthopedic Implants; Spine Surgery.

Volunteer work

UCIrvine Volunteer Faculty Clinical Instructor for Orthopaedic Program since 1991 to 2001
Volunteer Orthopaedic Surgery for Russian Hospitals 1989 to present.