Candidate Member, American Society for Surgery of the Hand; Resident Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, BE, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Bales saves a young girls finger.
Dr. Bales is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in hand, wrist, and elbow surgery. While training at UCLA, he cared for a broad spectrum of patients from UCLA athletes to children at the Shriners’ hospital. He continued his training in Cincinnati with Dr. Peter Stern concentrating on all aspects of hand, wrist, and elbow surgery, including arthroscopy and microsurgery in patients of all ages.
Dr. Bales has contributed to the science of hand surgery through journal articles and presentations at national medical conferences. He is particularly interested in traumatic injuries of the upper extremity including those related to sports and industry. Additionally, he specializes in compressive neuropathies such as carpal and cubital tunnel syndrome. His enjoyment of golf, skiing and fishing has deepened his appreciation for healthy elbows, wrists and hands. Dr. Bales enjoys seeing each patient’s quality of life improve with treatment, both with conservative treatment and with surgery when necessary.
Fellowship: Hand and Microsurgery, The Mary S. Stern Hand Fellowship, Cincinnati, Ohio
Residency: University of California Los Angeles, California
Internship: University of California Los Angeles, California
Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana
Undergraduate: Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; Dual Major: B.A. in Chemistry and Biology