Mauro Giordani, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Mauro Giordani, M.D.

Medical Director of Orthopaedics, Ambulatory Care Facility, UC Davis Health.

Chief of Adult Reconstructive Services

Clinical Professor

Adult Reconstructive Fellowship Director

Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Preceptor, UC Davis 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).




Adult Reconstruction - Joint Replacement


Orthopaedic Surgery

Locations and Contact

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Orthopaedic Surgery Clinic
4860 Y Street
Sacramento, CA 95817

Get Directions

Clinic Phone: 916-734-2700

Clinic Fax: 916-734-7137

Additional Numbers

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 arthroplasty, knee and hip abductor tendonapathothy/tears.


Adult Reconstruction

Center/Program Affiliation

Trauma Program

Undergraduate School

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

Medical School

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

Other School

AO-Association for the Study of Internal Fixation, AO Foundation, Davos, Switzerland 1985

Other School

AO-Association for Internal Fixation, AO Foundation, Denver CO 1987


Orthopaedics, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles CA 1984-1985


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


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


Otto Aufranc Fellowship, New England Baptist Hospital and Tuft University, Boston MA 1989-1990

Diamond Doc Award, UC Davis, 2021

WOF/OREF Young Investigator Awards for Title: Females and Long Spinal Fusions Result in Total Hip Arthroplasty, 2019

Recognition of Excellent Care, UC Davis Patient Experience, Performance Excellence, and Patient Relations, 2018

Patient Compliment, UC Davis Surgical Team and Nurses, 2017

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

Lum ZC, Giordani M, Meehan JP. Total Hip Instability and the Spinopelvic Link. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2020 Aug;13(4):425-434. doi:10.1007/s12178-020-09648-6. PMID:32524531.

Lum ZC, Pereira GC, Giordani M, Meehan JP. Top 100 most cited articles in orthopaedic surgery: An update. J Orthop. 2019 Dec 2;19:132-137. doi:10.1016/j.jor.2019.11.039. PMID:32025120.

Ratnayake RP, Shelton TJ, Wang J, Giordani M. Hip abductor repair improves patient outcome, function, and satisfaction in patients without and with total hip arthroplasty. J Orthop. 2019 Aug 12;17:59-62. doi:10.1016/j.jor.2019.08.009. PMID:31879475.

Casazza GA, Lum ZC, Giordani M, Meehan JP. Total Knee Arthroplasty: Fitness, Heart Disease Risk, and Quality of Life. J Knee Surg. 2020 Sep;33(9):884-891. doi:10.1055/s-0039-1688768. Epub 2019 May 14. PMID:31087318.

Nguyen MH, Giordani MM, Thompson GR 3rd. The double-edged sword - prosthetic joint infection following BCG treatment for bladder cancer: a case report. BMC Infect Dis. 2019 Apr 18;19(1):331. doi:10.1186/s12879-019-3951-1. PMID:30999879.

Lum ZC, Giordani M, Meehan JP. Total knee arthroplasty after Hauser procedure: beware of the patellar tendon! Arthroplast Today. 2018 Oct 27;5(1):11-16. doi:10.1016/j.artd.2018.07.004. PMID:31020014.

Lum ZC, Klineberg EO, Danielsen B, Giordani M, Meehan JP. Female Sex and Longer Fusion Constructs Significantly Increase the Risk of Total Hip Arthroplasty Following Spinal Fusion. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2019 Apr 17;101(8):675-681. doi:10.2106/JBJS.18.00667. PMID:30994584.

Lum ZC, Manoukian MAC, Pacheco CS, Nedopil AJ, Giordani M, Meehan JP. Intravenous Tranexamic Acid Versus Topical Aminocaproic Acid: Which Method Has the Least Blood Loss and Transfusion Rates? J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev. 2018 Nov 7;2(11):e072. doi:10.5435/JAAOSGlobal-D-18-00072. PMID:30656262.

Lum Z, Natsuhara K, Shelton T, Giordani M, Pereira G, Meehan J. Mortality During Total Knee Periprosthetic Joint Infection. J Arthroplasty. 2018 Dec;33(12):3783-3788. doi:10.1016/j.arth.2018.08.021

Haffner M, Heyrani N, Meehan J, Giordani M. Enoxaparin-Induced Skin Necrosis At Injection Site After Total Knee Arthrolasty. Arthroplasty Today. 2018 Mar;4(1):10-14. doi:10.1016/j.artd.2017.09.006.