Meet Lucas J. Bader MD
Dr. Bader’s love affair with Orthopedics started on a painful note. As a high school junior, he sustained a fractured tibia (shin bone) during a soccer game that forced him to miss much of his senior football and soccer seasons; two sports that he was greatly passionate about. This experience singed an indelibly imprint in Dr. Bader regarding the pain, frustration, and disability associated with musculoskeletal injury. Dr. Bader has dedicated his professional career to help others achieve musculoskeletal health.
Dr. Bader graduated with a degree in Chemistry from the University of California at Davis. While at Davis, he was a starting wide receiver for the Aggies. After undergraduate training, Dr. Bader continued his education at UC Davis, earning his medical degree. Dr. Bader pursued his residency training at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In Miami, he received advanced Orthopedic trauma training at the renowned Ryder Trauma Center, which serves as an Army Forward Surgical Team training facility. Dr. Bader completed his first fellowship in ankle reconstruction at the Hospital for Special Surgery, one of the premier Orthopedic Institutions in the nation. Dissatisfied with the failings of traditional posterior hip replacement, Dr. Bader undertook his second fellowship with Dr. Joel Matta, the American pioneer of anterior hip replacement.
Dr. Bader is a native of Huntington Beach, CA
One of Dr. Bader’s proudest professional achievements is his continued work at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.