Dr. Sonu Ahluwalia is an internationally-acclaimed physician and medical expert who currently serves as the Clinical Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. He is one of the youngest people to ever be appointed to this position. He was trained at the prestigious Harvard Medical School and is one of the country’s leading doctors, being listed on the Top Doctors list by US News and World Report.
Outside of his medical duties, Dr. Ahluwalia is a trusted medical expert in the international media. He serves as a recurring medical expert for Fox News and the “Good Day LA” morning show, and appears regularly on nationally broadcast segments for “Entertainment Tonight” and “Extra.” In 2012, the Wall Street Journal profiled Dr. Ahluwalia in a piece that hailed him as the “Dr. Oz of India.”
Overseas, Dr. Ahluwalia is the host of his own talk show, “All is Well with Dr. Ahluwalia,” which is currently on air. In each one-hour episode of the show, Dr. Ahluwalia aims to demystify the world of health and medicine and gives simple solutions & explanations in a fun, entertaining manner. The show also includes inspiring stories from celebrities and guests who have fought life-threatening diseases.
As a trusted expert in the medical community, Dr. Ahluwalia has been selected as a speaker at numerous educational conferences, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, California Orthopaedic Association and Cedars Sinai Medical Center, as well as internationally in Scotland and India. He is the author of several papers on orthopaedic surgery and research, and is currently studying options for less invasive hip replacements in older patients.
Dr. Ahluwalia is also board certified in Sports Medicine and oversees the Sports Medicine department of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. He has worked with hundreds of professional athletes from the MLB, NFL, NHL and has served as Assistant Sports Physician to the NHL’s New York Islanders, the NFL’s New York Jets, and several university athletics teams, where he cared for players both on the sidelines and in the operating room. As a sport enthusiast, Dr. Ahluwalia has been active in sports his entire life, playing cricket as a teen, and then basketball all through medical school, as captain of the team for three years. He has successfully made the arduous trek to the base camp of Mount Everest and subsequently has also summited Mt. Kilimanjaro. His extracurricular pursuits not only help him stay fit, but also help him understand the needs of his patients, including world-class athletes who credit their recoveries to Dr. Ahluwalia’s first-hand knowledge of the demands extraordinary people place on their bodies.
As the eldest son of an Army Officer in New Delhi, India, young Sonu Ahluwalia was inspired by the gentle wisdom of a childhood doctor who made house calls. Years later, Dr. Ahluwalia’s career path and hard work would result in him becoming the world-renowned medical expert and trusted personality that he is today.
When Dr. Ahluwalia moved from India to the United States in 1993, he was already an accomplished medical school graduate. He then was accepted into the prestigious Harvard Medical School where he completed his residency, and became Chief Resident of Orthopaedic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2001. He subsequently completed fellowships in Total Joint Preservation & Replacement and Shoulder Surgery at Harvard University. He then moved to New York City where he trained in a Sports Medicine fellowship at Lenox Hill Hospital, honing his skills both in the operating room and on the field by traveling with professional league teams and taking care of athletes throughout the season.
In 2004, Dr. Ahluwalia relocated to California and began his private practice in Beverly Hills, where he continues to provide personal attention to local patients as well as a growing number of international patients. Today, he is listed as a Top Doctor by Super Doctors Magazine, as well as a Top Doctor by US News and World Report in their annual survey conducted by Castle Connolly, the leading medical group dedicated to helping consumers find the best healthcare.
Thousands of miles and many years after his first thoughts of a medical career, Dr. Ahluwalia’s original inspiration is still a strong influence. As a surgeon, he places great value in western medicine, but believes a holistic approach is in his patients’ best interests. Throughout his career, he has been a constant student of eastern and western medicine, combining both traditional and cutting edge practices to offer his patients more complete, sustainable recoveries, without surgery, whenever possible. His mass success can be attributed to his number one priority which is to take the same personal and compassionate approach with each of his patients.
Today, Dr. Ahluwalia resides in Los Angeles and currently serves as the Clinical Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, where he continues to be recognized as both a mentor and a leader in the fields of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine in the media, among his peers and within the medical community. Every day, he looks forward to developing compassionate physicians in an exceptional academic environment that he helps to oversee, as well as sharing his knowledge with the world through numerous speaking engagements and duties as a trusted voice in the medical community.