Meet Dr. Zeegen
Dr. Erik N. Zeegen, a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, is one of Los Angeles’ leading joint replacement surgeons. His practice is focused on hip and knee replacement surgery, including: revising hip and knee replacements that have failed and anterior hip replacement surgery.
As a leading orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Zeegen has been voted one of the top 70 hip surgeons in the U.S.
Dr. Zeegen is the Chief of Joint Replacement Surgery at UCLA. He offers the latest joint replacement technologies, including lesser invasive techniques and sophisticated management protocols for knee pain and hip pain. This allows his patients the greatest opportunity of returning to an active lifestyle with the least amount of post-operative pain and relief from ongoing knee pain and hip pain. Dr. Zeegen also offers transfusion-free surgery to those patients who require such service and wish to potentially shorten recovery time and speed healing from total joint replacement surgery. In fact, Dr. Zeegen also specializes in anterior hip replacement surgery.
A native of Southern California, Dr. Zeegen attended the University of California at Berkeley and at Los Angeles as an undergraduate. Dr. Zeegen earned his Doctor of Medicine from UCLA in 1996. He also completed his general surgery internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at UCLA. Dr. Zeegen moved to Boston in 2001 to complete a fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgical Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital. He then went on to complete a fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Surgery at Boston’s New England Baptist Hospital from 2002-2003 before returning to Los Angeles in late 2003. From 2003 – 2005, Dr. Zeegen was an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at UCLA, and then was the Associate Medical Director of the Valley Hip & Knee Institute in Tarzana, CA until recently being named Chief of Joint Replacement Surgery at UCLA.
Dr. Zeegen is a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the California Orthopaedic Association and the American Medical Association. He has authored many academic papers and textbook chapters and has presented lectures at national and international meetings on the topic of hip and knee replacement surgery. Dr. Zeegen is also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine.
Dr. Zeegen performs knee and hip joint replacement surgery at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital. He is available to see patients at UCLA offices in Santa Monica, Encino, and Thousand Oaks.