About Me

Dr. Mellano is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon affiliated with Orange Coast Medical Center with advanced training in arthroscopy and joint replacements of the shoulder, elbow, hip and knee. He graduated from the University Of Southern California School Of Medicine with distinction and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Harbor-UCLA. Subsequently, he underwent a surgical fellowship at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, specializing in shoulder, elbow and sports medicine. During his fellowship, he served as an assistant team physician for the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls. Finally, Dr. Mellano trained in anterior approach hip replacement surgery under the tutelage of innovator Joel Matta, M.D.

Dr. Mellano has published numerous articles about orthopedic surgery in peer review journals and presented original research at national and international meetings. Dr. Mellano is dedicated to providing compassionate orthopedic solutions and exceptional clinical outcomes to restore active lifestyles.

  • Arthroscopy and Total Joint Replacement of Shoulder, Elbow Hip and Knee
  • Sports Medicine
  • Anterior Approach Hip replacement
  • Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery for Total and Partial Knee and Total Hip


Provider Specialty

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine



Medical Education

University of Southern California - Keck School of Medicine


Harbor - UC Los Angeles Medical Center


Rush University Medical Center

Locations & Affiliations


Christen R. Mellano, MD

8700 Warner Ave., Suite 140

Fountain Valley, CA

Office: (714) 850-7300

Insurances Accepted

Accepts most major HMO, PPO, EPO and POS health plans