Who We Are

Led by Dr. Samir Nayyar, the Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Institute (SMOI) is a patient-first, state-of-the-art practice committed to delivering exceptional care for adults and children alike. Comprehensive specialized services include a variety of orthopaedic and sports-related conditions beyond just the shoulder, knee, cartilage, and joints. Focused on our patient’s comfort, convenience and privacy, we are dedicated to your complete recovery. 

 
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“We want to get you back to feeling like your best self with a top-rated, patient-focused experience that can only be found at SMOI.”

-Founder, Dr. Samir Nayyar

Our Mission

We are committed to giving you our very best, so you can get back to your best. That is why our mission is to deliver superior medical services, ensuring health and quality of life to the incredible people within the communities we serve. 

 
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Best Of Desert Award

 For the past three consecutive years, SMOI has been awarded Best of the Desert for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.

Our Clinical Team

Our orthopaedic experts are not only trained to handle a variety of common and rare orthopaedic and sports-related conditions, but share a unique commitment and compassion for helping our patients get back to enjoying their lives to the fullest.

 

Our Office Staff

It’s not enough to have the best physicians at your side. Our caring, highly skilled staff are on-hand to ensure you have the best possible experience whether on the phone or walking through our doors.

Carolina Aguirre

Supervisor/ X-ray Technician

Gregory Lindsay

Medical Assistant

Armando Martinez

Medical Assistant

Tanya Serrano

Surgical Coordinator/ Medical Assistant

Alma Torres

Medical Assistant

Evelyn Huerta

Front Desk Receptionist/ Medical Assistant

Bianca Mantooth

Referral Coordinator

Alex Paiz

Orthopedic Technologist/ Specialty Care Coordinator

Kim Tanneberg

Surgical Coordinator/ Medical Assistant

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(From left to right, front to back) Lisa Varela (Director of Clinical Services), Carolina Aguirre (Supervisor), Evelyn Huerta, Gregory Lindsay, Priscilla Sanchez, Tanya Serrano, Kim Tannenberg, Alex Paiz (Specialty Care Coordinator) and Christopher Encisco are ready to assist you.