Mark N. Halikis, M.D.
Hand and Wrist
Dr. Halikis is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hand and upper extremity surgery. He has completed an accredited fellowship in hand surgery and earned a Certificate of Added Qualification in surgery of the hand from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a managing partner of Orthopaedic Specialty Institute of Orange County.
Dr. Halikis is an Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California, Irvine. He is chief of hand surgery service at the Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center, Long Beach and attending physician of the pediatric and congenital hand surgery service at Children's Hospital of Orange County- Orthopaedic Institute. He is involved in orthopaedic resident education at both hospitals. He is chairman of the department of orthopaedic surgery at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, CA.
Born and raised in Southern California, Dr. Halikis graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in biological sciences from the University of Southern California. He attended the University of Southern California School of Medicine where he was made a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society. He completed an internship in surgery and a residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of California, Irvine where he received the Orthopaedic Research Award. After residency, he fulfilled a fellowship in hand surgery at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri.
Dr. Halikis has published peer-reviewed articles in laboratory and clinical research. He has made presentations of his research at national meetings and presented instructional courses in hand surgery internationally. Additionally, Dr. Halikis has written chapters on hand surgery for orthopaedic textbooks. He specializes in surgery of the elbow, wrist and hand, and has additional expertise in pediatric upper extremity problems.
Dr. Halikis is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons AAOS, as well as other regional orthopaedic surgery societies. He has received multiple awards for his education of orthopaedic residents and is involved in the instruction of hand therapists.