Orthopedic Surgery

Our Doctors & Staff

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center is a teaching affiliate of Stanford University's Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program. The history of cooperation between the two departments is long standing and has a direct positive impact on patient care. Stanford orthopaedic resident teams work closely under the direction of SCVMC attending surgeons to provide excellent patient care and communication. ​​​​​

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Sports Medicine and Shoulder Arthroplasty Specialist

Dr. Jonathan Cheah’s clinical expertise includes the surgical treatment of adult and adolescent sports medicine and shoulder injuries with the use of minimally invasive arthroscopy, mini-open procedures, and shoulder arthroplasty. He specializes in injuries to the ligaments, tendons, and cartilage in the shoulder, hip, knee and ankle.

Dr. Jonathan Cheah is a bay area native and grew up in San Francisco Bay area. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and graduated with summa cum laude honors for his B.S in Microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics. He then traveled to Boston, Massachusetts to complete medical school and earn his M.D at Tufts University School of Medicine.

    Dr. Cheah completed residency training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He completed a residency in both Orthopaedic Surgery and Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care. During his residency training experience, he cultivated an interest in sports medicine and shoulder surgery. He also developed a research interest in perioperative care, opioid management, and recovery after orthopaedic surgery and was recognized with residency training grants at UCSF and awards at the Western Orthopaedic Association and California Orthopaedic Association.

    Dr. Cheah pursued advanced fellowship training at Duke Sports Medicine for the comprehensive operative experience, high level of surgical case complexity, medical leadership education, and strong mentorship. This advanced training included procedures such as: cartilage surgery, knee realignment osteotomy, revision ACL, meniscus transplant, rotator cuff repairs with graft augmentation, open shoulder stabilization and bone grafting, hip arthroscopy, and revision shoulder arthroplasty.

    He has served as Division I NCAA team physician for the Duke University Blue Devils Basketball, football, and baseball teams. He has also served as team physician for Lincoln high school that won the California State Championship CIF Division VI in 2018. Outside of health care, Dr. Cheah’s interests include biking, hiking, triathlon, skiing/snowboarding, and traveling.​

    John Vorhies, MD


    Pediatric Orthopaedic and Spine Specialist

    Dr. Vorhies works full time at Stanford Children’s Hospital and assists as a contractor with Santa Clara Valley Medical Center to provide excellent orthopaedic care to pediatric patients by staffing a Friday clinic and providing operative services at Valley Medical Center 2-3 times a month.​

    Mark Golod, MD


    Non-operative Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Dr Golod retired from Palo Alto Medical Foundation in the summer of 2019 and has continued his career as an outstanding non-operative orthopaedic specialist seeing patients at the Valley Medical Center Orthopaedic Clinic every Wednesday and Thursday.​



    Sports Medicine and Pediatric Orthopaedic Specialist

    ​Dr. Molly Meadows was born and raised in Berkeley, California. She was a competitive gymnast as a child and throughout high school. As an undergraduate, she attended Brown University, where she competed as a diver on the Women's Swimming and Diving team. She then attended medical school at Columbia University, followed by orthopedic surgery residency at Rush University in Chicago.​

      ​She completed an orthopedic sports medicine fellow at Stanford, where she participated in the care of the Stanford Women's Basketball team and was part of the San Francisco 49ers medical staff at the NFL Combine. She completed a second fellowship in pediatric orthopedics at Stanford the following year. She sees patients of all ages, with a particular interest in sports medicine and arthroscopic procedures.​​​

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