Experienced Orthopedic Surgeon Serving San Joaquin County, & San Francisco Bay Area

About Dr. Farr

Dr. Morteza M Farr, DO, FAAOS

Dr. Morteza Farr is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with over 20 years of experience in the field. He is a trusted expert in general orthopedic and complex spine surgery, and he is dedicated to providing his patients with the highest quality care possible.

Dr. Farr received his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from San Jose State University and his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He then completed an orthopedic surgery residency at Michigan State University, followed by additional training at prestigious institutions such as the William Beaumont Hospital, the Cleveland Clinic, and Shriners Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Farr is a pioneer in the development of new technology for minimally invasive spine surgery (MIS). He holds several patents for his innovative techniques, and he has published extensively on the subject. He is also a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the North American Spine Society, the California Orthopedic Association, the Santa Cruz Medical Association, the California College of Spine Surgery, and the American College of Spine Surgery.

As a highly skilled and experienced surgeon, Dr. Farr is committed to providing his patients with the best possible care. He is a compassionate and caring physician, and he takes the time to listen to his patients and understand their individual needs. He is also a strong advocate for his patients, and he works tirelessly to ensure that they receive the best possible treatment.




Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon


  • San Jose State University – 1988-1991, San Jose, CA

Degree: Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry

  • Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine – 1992-1996, Kirksville, MO

Degree: Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine



  • Spine Surgery – August 2001-2002


  • Spine Surgery P.S.C – August 2001-April 2002
    • Neurological Group of Greater Louisville and Southern Indian P.S.C – Louisville, KY
    • Affiliated with Tulane University 


  • American Institute of Spinal Surgery – May 2002- July 2002
    • Dr. Pasquale X Montesano and Associates – Sacramento, CA



  • Orthopedic Surgery – 1996-2001, Pontiac, MI

POH Medical Center, Campus of Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine


  • Orthopedic Trauma – July – September 2000, Las Vegas, NV

University Medical Center


  • Hand Surgery – April- May 2000, Ann Arbor, MI

University of Michigan


  • Spine Surgery – April- October 1999, Cleveland, OH

Cleveland Clinic Foundation


  • Pediatric Orthopedic Shiner’s Hospital – January – March 1999, Eric, PA


  • Foot & Ankle Surgery- December 1998, Royal Oak, MI

William Beaumont Hospital


  • Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Certificate of Wartime Service
  • Professional Affiliation/Recognition
  • Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition
  • 2005 Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal
  • 2007 Military/ Business Person of The Year
  • Chief of Department of Surgery Doctors Hospital Manteca
  • Clinical Assistant Professor Michigan State University
  • Clinical facility University of Kentucky
  • Vice Chair Department of Surgery RMC



  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • California Orthopedic Association
  • Santa Cruz Medical Association
  • California College of Spine Surgery
  • American College of Spine Surgery