Anisa Yalom, MD

Hand Surgeon located in San Diego, CA & Temecula, CA

About Dr. Yalom

Anisa M. Yalom, MD, is a meticulous fellowship-trained hand surgeon who also specializes in microvascular surgery. As a member of the OasisMD team, she works in the offices in Encinitas, San Diego, and Temecula, California. 

She frequently performs reconstructive surgeries to restore the structure or improve patients’ fine motor skills after nerve, tendon and ligament injuries, fractures, joint conditions like arthritis, birth defects, or traumatic injuries to their hands, wrist, and forearms. She also performs vascularized lymph node transfer for the treatment of lymphedema and limb salvage surgeries, including vascularized bone grafts and free tissue transfer.

Dr. Yalom was born and raised in San Diego, California. She began her education at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in anthropology and studio art in 2000. She then attended Columbia University in New York City, where she received the certificate for postbaccalaureate premedical studies.

She is a proud graduate of David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)/Charles R. Drew University, where she earned her medical degree in 2008. In medical school, she was recognized with the Dean’s Award for an Outstanding Thesis and the Award for Excellence in Surgery. 

Dr. Yalom completed her internship in general surgery at Harbor-UCLA in Torrance, California, where she was awarded the Intern of the Year award in 2009. She then went on to complete the rigorous general surgery residency at Harbor-UCLA in Torrance, California, in 2014.

Following her general surgery residency, she was accepted into the hand surgery fellowship program at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia where she was trained in the full range of hand surgery and microsurgical techniques for composite free tissue transfer and limb salvage under the guidance of Dr. L. Scott Levin.

After completing her hand surgery fellowship Dr. Yalom worked in Fresno, California, at a busy hand surgery practice serving the entire Central Valley of California before joining the team at OasisMD in San Diego, California.

Throughout her career, Dr. Yalom has earned numerous awards and honors for her outstanding work. In 2014, she won the Excellence in Teaching with Humanism Award at UCLA. Currently, she is a candidate member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand as well as the American Association for Surgery of the Hand. She is an associate fellow of the American College of Surgeons. In 2019, she received the honor of being selected as a Young Leader for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

When receiving treatment at OasisMD, patients often note Dr. Yalom’s warmth, kindness, and attention to detail as well as her ability to communicate in four languages: English, Spanish, French, and German. She takes the time to listen to all of her patients’ concerns before strategizing a personalized plan of action to get the best possible outcome for their hand function and way of life.

When she is not seeing patients or performing surgery, she enjoys surfing, open ocean swimming, sculpting, and spending time outdoors with her husband and three small children.

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Anisa M. Yalom, MD, is a meticulous fellowship-trained hand surgeon who also specializes in microvascular surgery. As a member of the OasisMD team, she works in the offices in Encinitas, San Diego, and Temecula, California. 

She frequently performs reconstructive surgeries to restore the structure or improve patients’ fine motor skills after nerve, tendon and ligament injuries, fractures, joint conditions like arthritis, birth defects, or traumatic injuries to their hands, wrist, and forearms. She also performs vascularized lymph node transfer for the treatment of lymphedema and limb salvage surgeries, including vascularized bone grafts and free tissue transfer.

Dr. Yalom was born and raised in San Diego, California. She began her education at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in anthropology and studio art in 2000. She then attended Columbia University in New York City, where she received the certificate for postbaccalaureate premedical studies.

She is a proud graduate of David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)/Charles R. Drew University, where she earned her medical degree in 2008. In medical school, she was recognized with the Dean’s Award for an Outstanding Thesis and the Award for Excellence in Surgery. 

Dr. Yalom completed her internship in general surgery at Harbor-UCLA in Torrance, California, where she was awarded the Intern of the Year award in 2009. She then went on to complete the rigorous general surgery residency at Harbor-UCLA in Torrance, California, in 2014.

Following her general surgery residency, she was accepted into the hand surgery fellowship program at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia where she was trained in the full range of hand surgery and microsurgical techniques for composite free tissue transfer and limb salvage under the guidance of Dr. L. Scott Levin.

After completing her hand surgery fellowship Dr. Yalom worked in Fresno, California, at a busy hand surgery practice serving the entire Central Valley of California before joining the team at OasisMD in San Diego, California.

Throughout her career, Dr. Yalom has earned numerous awards and honors for her outstanding work. In 2014, she won the Excellence in Teaching with Humanism Award at UCLA. Currently, she is a candidate member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand as well as the American Association for Surgery of the Hand. She is an associate fellow of the American College of Surgeons. In 2019, she received the honor of being selected as a Young Leader for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

When receiving treatment at OasisMD, patients often note Dr. Yalom’s warmth, kindness, and attention to detail as well as her ability to communicate in four languages: English, Spanish, French, and German. She takes the time to listen to all of her patients’ concerns before strategizing a personalized plan of action to get the best possible outcome for their hand function and way of life.

When she is not seeing patients or performing surgery, she enjoys surfing, open ocean swimming, sculpting, and spending time outdoors with her husband and three small children.


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