Mauro Giordani, M.D.

Mauro Giordani, M.D.


Orthopaedic Surgery


Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Adult Reconstructive Fellowship Director
  • Associate Professor
  • Chief of Adult Reconstructive Services, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
To see if Mauro Giordani is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St., 3800 & 1700 (Clinic)
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Additional Phone Numbers

Clinic Fax: 916-734-5074
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

Dr. Giordani specializes in knee and hip reconstruction, shoulder replacements, adult reconstruction, and mal-unions.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Giordani's research interests include: total joint arthroscoplasty, and hip abductor tendonapathothy/tears.


Adult Reconstruction


M.D., University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles CA 1984

B.S., Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles CA 1977


Orthopaedics, University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles CA 1985-1989


Study of Ilizarov Methodology, Lecco General Hospital, Lecco, Italy 1987

Adult Reconstruction, Otto Aufranc Fellow Instructor Tufts University, Boston MA 1989-1990

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2012

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

American Medical Association

California Orthopaedic Association

Venezuelan Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology- honorary

Western Orthopaedic Association

Honors and Awards

Top Doctor in Sacramento, CA, by the International Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Published by the Leading Physicians of the World, 2013

Select Recent Publications

Rathi P, Coleman S, Durbin-Johnson B, Giordani M, Pereira G, DiCesare PE.  Effect of Day of the Week of Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty on Length of Stay at a University-Based Teaching Medical Center.  American Journal of Orthopedics, 2014;43(12): e299-303.

Wang J, Giordani M, Pereira G.  Warfarin-Induced Skin Necrosis After Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Case Report.  The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Case Connector, 2014:4(3):e60

Rathi P, Pereira GC, Giordani M, DiCesare PE.  The Pros and Cons of Using Larger Heads in Total Hip Arthroplasty.  American Journal of Orthopedics, 2013;42(8): e53-9.

Dwyer MK, Stafford K, Mattacola CG, Uhl TL, Giordani M. Comparison of Gluteus Medius Muscle Activity During Functional Tasks in Individuals with and without Osteoarthritis of the Hip Joint. Clinical Biomechanics, 2013;28(7): 757-61.