Meet Our Surgeons

Neema Pourtaheri, M.D.


  • Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Sports Medicine
  • Joint Replacement (Shoulder)
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures
  • Regenerative Orthopaedics (PRP & Stem Cell)
  • Arthroscopic cuff repair
  • Shoulder instability surgery
  • Revision shoulder surgery
  • Total shoulder replacement
  • Reverse total shoulder replacement
  • Tennis elbow surgery
  • Biceps repair surgery
  • Elbow ligament surgery (Tommy John surgery)
  • Fractures and dislocations of the shoulder, elbow, and AC joint
  • Elbow arthritis surgery

(4.8 of 5) - 301 Reviews
January 21, 2020
5/ 5stars
At the time of my visit on January 9 at 9:30am I was still in a lot of pain. Blanca called me back at 9:15 am and she was very pleasant as usual. She greeted me and asked how I was. I told her not to well as I had a fall Tuesday night. I told her I had tried hard to protect my right arm but I landed hard on my left. She went out of the room to let the Dr know and when she came back she told me they were going to do xrays on both arms. That was nice of her to go and ask the doctor and to let him know of my fall. She helped me out of my brace and took notes about my fall. I feel she is very thorough. Even when Dr Pourtaheri came and went over the xrays I felt that I was taken good care of. Now I am to start physical therapy and I’m a little scared. I have worked for a physical therapy clinic for 9 years and I know what to expect. They are going to work on range of motion and that scares me. Dr Pourtaheri says he will see me in three months. He said not to worry, but to continue wearing the sling until then. Thank you Dr Pourtaheri for renewing my pain prescription so that I have them and for when I start therapy, which I know I will need. Also much thanks goes to Blanca for calling the prescription in to Rite Aide in Healdsburg because I forgot to bring any. I had scheduled an appointment with my new pain doctor, Dr. Jason Pope, in Healdsburg that same day. My pain is bearable. Taking 1-2 pills every other day. I’m really being careful. Thank you for fixing my arm. A better visit from my first visit on December 3rd in Petaluma. That was awful. Thank you Dr Pourtaheri for getting the surgery quickly. My pain levels are 2-3, not bad. See you some time in late March.
January 21, 2020
Elizabeth C
5/ 5stars
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January 14, 2020
5/ 5stars
Dr. Pourtaheri and his nurse Blanca are extremely professional and friendly...
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Dr. Pourtaheri is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with subspecialty interest and fellowship training in shoulder and elbow surgery.

Dr. Pourtaheri completed his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, before earning a Medical Doctorate in New Orleans, Louisiana, at Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, where he was appointed Chief Resident in his final year. Dr. Pourtaheri advanced his orthopaedic expertise with a shoulder and elbow Fellowship at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. Throughout his undergraduate studies, residency and fellowship, he published several award–winning works on orthopaedic conditions and treatments.

Dr. Pourtaheri has trained alongside some of the world’s finest orthopaedic surgeons and brings invaluable medical expertise about the latest advancements in shoulder and elbow care. In addition, he practices general orthopaedics including arthroscopy, fracture care, joint replacement, and minimally invasive procedures. He also performs PRP and stem cell injections. Dr. Pourtaheri is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a member of the Arthroscopic Association of North America (AANA) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).

Dr. Pourtaheri enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. His hobbies include mountain biking, kayaking, tennis, and snowboarding.