Director of Clinical Affairs; Research Mentor; Professor
Dr. Ronald A. Navarro is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and KPSOM’s Director of Clinical Affairs, a role in which he oversees the logistics of student clinical education, including student integration into the clinical spaces as well as policies and procedures to assure a positive learning environment. He also serves as a research mentor and advisor to the Orthopaedic Special Interest Group. Previously, Dr. Navarro was Regional Assistant Medical Director of Business Management for Retail Strategy for the Southern California Permanente Medical Group, and continues to serve as Regional Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery; he first joined Kaiser Permanente as an Orthopedist and Sports Medicine Specialist in 1997. Dr. Navarro has authored articles in shoulder and knee surgery, and his research has been presented nationally and internationally. His research interests include the role of shoulder arthroplasty registries in tracking patient outcomes, orthopaedic treatment in ethnic groups, and how data can adapt surgeon behavior in this time of healthcare reform.