Dr. Arash Calafi

Dr.-Arash-Calafi-Orthopedic-Surgeon-San-DiegoDr. Calafi is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in lower extremity, especially foot and ankle reconstruction, sports injuries, and trauma. A Southern California native, he spent much of his training away but is delighted to be back in the area where he grew up. Dr. Calafi earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley with highest distinction and then spent one year at the Max Planck Institute in Munich, Germany conducting research pertaining to bone and cartilage biology. He then attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego. While in medical school he spent another year abroad at the world famous Charité – Universitätsmedizin in Berlin, Germany doing orthopedic research, and subsequently, a traveling surgical fellowship at Charité Hospital where he learned different approaches and techniques for lower extremity surgery. He then completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of California, Davis where he was elected a Chief Resident and “Resident of the Year”. To receive further sub- specialized training in foot and ankle surgery, including an extensive experience in ankle replacements, he pursued a fellowship at the University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. In his free time he enjoys running, rowing, and biking and is a big film enthusiast. He is fluent in Persian and conversational in German.

Orthopaedic Specialists of North County (OSNC), was founded in Oceanside in 1965 and incorporated in 1973. Over the years, we have treated multi- generations of families, including parents, grandparents and great-grand-parents for their orthopaedic injuries and ailments.

Our 14 board-certified physicians care for accident, sports – or work-related injuries, replacing total joints, or relieving chronic or acute pain. They give patients more lifestyle choices by offering the latest procedures, to help them stay active. For the convenience of their patients OSNC also offers services such as imaging, urgent care and physical therapy to help patients recover; regain body strength quicker with less locations to visit.


"Location, professionalism and availability are key aspects that are very important to me. OSNC came through on all fronts! Dr. Stark and his staff are truly amazing." PATIENT OF DR. ERIK STARK
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