Ronna Parsa, DO, FAAOS
Parsa Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute helps individuals of all levels achieve a healthier quality of life using regenerative therapies, like PRP, and minimally invasive treatments, like arthroscopy, to accelerate healing and ease recovery. Dr. Ronna Parsa is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine. She started her private practice in the South Bay in 2017.
How do you ensure that your business is successful?
I value and care for my patients with the same respect as I would a member of my family. I know the importance of trust and confidence a patient must have in their physician to be able to reach the best results. My patients and I work together as a team, not only to ensure the greatest outcome but also to optimize their overall health and maximize their quality of life.
What advice do you give kids and their parents?
Never stop pursuing your dreams no matter how many obstacles you think stand in your way. Don’t be afraid to try new things and see what you love best. Play all types of sports to help support and build all muscles of a growing body. Studies show that children who play only one sport have a higher risk of injury and burnout. Overuse injuries have become a significant issue, especially in young athletes. Learn more at STOPsportsinjuries.org.
Who has been your mentor?
I trained under the world-renowned sports surgeon and my mentor, Dr. James Andrews, who taught me the importance of teamwork, leadership and communication when treating patients. His support and encouragement throughout my career have inspired me to continue to pay it forward by teaching and mentoring the next generation of surgeons.
How have you dealt with barriers in your career?
As a female going into a career in surgery—especially a field like orthopedics—there were plenty of challenges and barriers to overcome. I quickly learned to turn my perceived disadvantages into advantages and use them as sources of motivation. Nonstop dedication to hard work and staying focused on my goals have allowed me to excel in even the harshest of environments.
Tell us about a few of your passions.
Growing up in the South Bay with a family and a community dedicated to an active lifestyle, I have always loved year-round outdoor sports—from tennis, golf and swimming to running on the sand and The Strand. These activities have helped me fully realize my passion to get patients back to their favorite activities as quickly and as safely as possible. I use a comprehensive approach to address any issues that may be slowing down your recovery.