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Anna Kulidjian, MD

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Dr. Anna Kulidjian, MD


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10710 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
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  • Orthopaedic Surgery


Anna Khachatrian Kulidjian, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in orthopedic oncology, adult joint reconstruction and limb preservation surgery. She is a member of the Scripps Clinic orthopedic surgery team as well as the director of the Orthopedic Oncology Program at Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Kulidjian’s clinical practice focuses on joint reconstruction and limb preservation surgery of upper and lower extremities. She treats pediatric and adult patients with sarcomas and benign tumors of bone and soft tissues including muscle, fascia, fat and skin, as well as metastatic disease.

Dr. Kulidjian also performs primary and revision knee and hip replacements using advanced technologies and minimally invasive techniques. She has extensive experience restoring limb function through complex reconstructions.

Her research interests include understanding the mechanisms of metastases and role of stem cell initiation and maintenance of the disease. In the laboratory, she works to find novel therapies to treat metastatic disease to bone.

Involved in the 1986 Armenian earthquake recovery efforts, she decided to become a physician after seeing her father, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, bring amputee children from Armenia to Toronto to receive life-changing orthopedic procedures. 

In her free time, Dr. Kulidjian enjoys spending time with her family, as well as hiking, surfing and cooking.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, 2017
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Orthopaedic Surgery, 2007

Medical Education

  • University of Toronto, MD, 2002


  • University of Toronto, Orthopaedic Surgery, 2007


  • Mount Sinai Hospital, Arthroplasty and Lower Extremity Reconstruction, 2008
  • Mount Sinai Hospital, Musculoskeletal Oncology, 2008
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