Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

259 Patient Ratings
146 Patient Comments

Robert Z. Tashjian, B.A., M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

259 Patient Ratings
146 Patient Comments

Specialties

Languages

  • English

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(435) 723-0540 Northern Utah Clinic-The Lodge
1950 S. Hwy 89
Perry, UT 84302
(801) 587-7109 University Orthopaedic Center
590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
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Bio

Dr. Robert Tashjian, Assistant Professor, specializing in shoulder and elbow surgery. Dr. Tashjian received his medical doctorate from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA. He completed an orthopaedic residency at Brown Medical School in Providence, RI followed by an orthopaedic trauma fellowship at Brown under the direction of Peter G. Trafton, MD. Dr. Tashjian completed an additional fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery at Washington University in St. Louis under the direction of Ken Yamaguchi, MD. Dr. Tashjian’s primary research interest focuses on functional outcomes analysis of shoulder and elbow disorders including elbow arthritis and rotator cuff tears.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Orthopaedics - Associate Professor
Board Certification American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
4.8
My confidence in care provider
4.8
Time care provider spent with me
4.6
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.8
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.8
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.7
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.7
Wait time at clinic
3.9
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.8

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

November 24, 2014

he is abobsuility great!

November 23, 2014

I had an outstanding experience as far as my shoulder replacement was concerned. Everything went perfectly. I will definitely be back again for further surgery on other joints.

November 11, 2014

Dr. Tashjian answers all my questions and never seems to be in a rush to move on to the next patient. I always feel completely satisfied after my appointment. There are no unanswered question, doubts, or confusion.

November 10, 2014

Dr. Tashijian is the best; he described in great detail the procedure, outcome, challenges and my recovery. I felt like he really cares about me as an individual patient and even though he has many, many patients, when he's with me, I'm his focus.

November 09, 2014

I have already recommended him to my primary care doc for her mother's shoulder problems. I have full confidence in Dr. Tashjian and his staff. I so appreciate their concern and quick action on my behalf.

November 07, 2014

good

October 18, 2014

He did everything he could make me feel at ease

October 17, 2014

Felt a bit rushed today. Although I was happy to hear he thought I was "healed" but a bit surprised that he said no more PT. I am tired of all the PT, but I also don't feel completely done. This hit me more after I left and went to my "last" PT session. My PT thought it was a bit soon also. But helped me with my home exercises to keep working on.

October 13, 2014

Everything was great except for having to wait so long at the end of the day. I appreciated the fact I was one of the pts creating delays at the beginning, having been worked into the schedule the day of my accident, but 90 minutes was a very long delay.

October 05, 2014

extraordinary clinician and individual

October 04, 2014

Dr. Tashjian was awesome! I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of time he spent with me and how thoroughly he explained my options. I wish all doctors had the wonderful ethics and honesty that Dr.T. has. Thus far, I think he's what every doctor should be. Please thank him for me.

September 27, 2014

I have had a very positive experience overall and feel good about my recovery

September 14, 2014

Over all, it was a time well spent for me.

September 12, 2014

Good coordination

September 03, 2014

I was refered to a psyiatrist and was instead scheduled with an orthopedic surgeon. I am sure he was the best qualified for evaluating my shoulder but I had other nuerological questions so I was disappointed. He did refer me to two other doctors but I feel that could have been avoided.

August 30, 2014

I believe I have the best outcome possible considering my problem.

August 29, 2014

Dr. Tashjian took time to answer all of my questions in detail. I left fully informed.

August 10, 2014

Doctor is a first rate physician and I have absolute confidence in him

August 08, 2014

EVERYONE IS SO FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL. ALWAYS SMILING

August 08, 2014

good

August 07, 2014

Dr. Tashjian MD as well as the Resident seemed to be open minded to my approach to my condition (Complementary Methods) Thank you very much.

August 06, 2014

I would refer Dr. Tashjian to a friend.

August 03, 2014

Although, it was two hours before the appointment was finished, Dr. Tashijan explained extremely well and I have full confidence that I have made the best possible choice, but choosing him for my shoulder replacement surgery.

July 18, 2014

I was extremely pleased with Dr. Tashijan. He was obviously well educated, caring, experienced and an expert in shoulder surgery. I especially liked the fact that he had done 150 total shoulder replacements last year. I fully intend to have him replace both of my shoulders. I was impressed with his connection with the French company that makes some of the devices he uses & especially the computer program he is using in connection with them.

July 18, 2014

This was a scheduled follow-up visit 3 mos post op. No medications were involved. This was a check-up and to provide coordination with physical therapy.

July 13, 2014

I have been dealing with a shoulder injury for the past right months. I just recently started seeing Dr. Tashjian. He has been wonderful. He is able to clearly explain what he believes is going on with my shoulder but still take into full consideration the amount of pain I am in and my opinions when coming up with a game plan. He is very easy to understand and empathetic. I trust his directives and know I'm in good hands.

July 07, 2014

I clearly came at a busy time and the doctor was running 60 minutes late. However, I literally spent 2 minutes with the doctor in office and did, for the first time ever, that I was more an inconvenience being fit in between things

June 29, 2014

I've already recommended him to others. When I meet someone in the nursing facility where I volunteer who has had him as their surgeon, I tell them how lucky they are because they've had the best.

June 27, 2014

Very reassuring and accommodating to my circumstances.

June 26, 2014

My appointment was not a routine follow up at 2 or 6 weeks, so we had a laugh when Dr. Tashjian double checked to see if I was there for a six week follow-up. We were actually having a special meeting to allow him to give me PT exercises for my return to Texas at 10 weeks. He quickly remembered the program of PT I had been on and gave me the script I would need as well as good advice as how to resume my swimming program. I have learned so much from both him and my physical therapist, Dave Larson, about how to manage my needs to push my recovery faster against my desire to progress at a pace appropriate to my surgery. Restraint is not a trait that is easy to acquire when you are eager to resume your normal activities, but I have learned it and am managing much more wisely than in the past, thanks to their experience.

June 26, 2014

great doctor

June 16, 2014

All very good. Had staples from surgery removed, given new exercises and to return in 4 weeks.

June 15, 2014

I was impressed with the doctor's understanding of my problem, as well as his recommendations and advice for me to consider in the future. I was reassured by his "bedside" manner!

June 09, 2014

Glad to finally have a Dr that knew what I was talking about when I described the pain

June 06, 2014

Despite his heavy schedule, Dr Tasjian is always calm, friendly and professional without being stiff or formal. He inspires confidence. I am very happy with the whole surgery experience.

June 01, 2014

Discussing my upcoming surgery with Dr. Tashjian gave me confidence in his knowledge and ability.

May 31, 2014

Due to my spinal cord injuries, i am not a normal patient. I was very concerned the Dr. would not take into consideration the great amount of additional mobility problems that are so far beyond my control and understanding that change daily without surgery than what I am up against after shoulder surgery. However he did understand and explain and have many additional options I needed to hear, which helped me so much and gave me a better perspective regarding a better quality of life I need once I get this surgery and healing process done over with. Words cannot describe how thankful I was for his professional knowledge, concern for my future health and happiness. And understanding how this shoulder problem contributes to indescribable pain suffering weakness right along with all the other experiences that come with a c3 c4 spinal cord injury. I wish I could have another doctor like him who could see and have answers needed for the many other pains and mobility issues I am faced with on a daily basis.

May 11, 2014

I am so grateful to have been assigned Dr. Tashjian as my surgeon through the emergency room! I have been totally confident in his knowledge base (great to find research contributions he has made on my particular form or shoulder replacement on-line), remarkable skills replacing my shoulder (the surgery and recovery process couldn't have gone any better!), and the evidence that truly helping people is important and a priority for him (as you would hope every doctor could sustain - assuming this was the reason for choosing this field). I don't know what more one could ask!! Thank you Dr. Tashjian!!!

May 09, 2014

Excellent

May 08, 2014

Dr. Tashjian always explains my care and makes certain I understand.

April 23, 2014

good

April 20, 2014

This was a routine followup visit after surgery to remove stitches, to show me the photos from the surgery and to arrange for PT visits to begin. All went smoothly and quickly.

April 20, 2014

I always manage to somehow fall into terrific groups of doctors and their assistants, ones who care about me, treat me as the intelligent person i am and give me sensitive care. Well, i did it again

April 19, 2014

Very good

April 11, 2014

I have been impressed with the office staff, nurses, interns and, especially the doctor. I would strongly recommend that anyone with the same problems as my own to go there.

April 04, 2014

Dr. Tashjian is knowledgeable and to the point. He always comes into the room fully up to date and well informed about the outcome of visits with the referral he made before. He wastes no time, is straight forward and answers questions you have in a plain and direct manner. I would highly recommend Dr. Tashjian to anybody who appreciates an intelligent, skilled and honest doctor. Don't see him if you like listening to fairy tales or being entertained. He is focused on your problem and finding a solution. Visits with him are about the quality, not quantity of time spent.

March 30, 2014

Dr. Tashjian took thirty five minutes to carefully and patiently explain the procedures he was planning for my rotator cuff surgery, plus possible variations I could exercise if I chose, and the prognosis for recovery as well as the reasons for the after surgery procedures. He answered all our questions completely and thoroughly and responded very well to a couple of concerns I had from former experiences about medication and an overnight stay. He gave me great confidence and reassurance.

March 24, 2014

I am very impressed with the services provided to me by my doctor, his Interns, the nurses and the staff. I've had two surgeries there this year (Sept. R shoulder and February L shoulder). In both stays at the Orthopedic Center I've been served with kindness and efficiency. I will recommend their service without any hesitation.

March 02, 2014

Dr. Tashjian was very friendly, helpful and impressive.

February 23, 2014

I think the entire staff was terrific.

February 17, 2014

Provider did not provide enough specific information on what to do or avoid during recovery.

February 14, 2014

100% to all above. I could not be any more satisfied.

February 09, 2014

Dr. Tashjian has not given up on me after 1.5yrs of unsolved 'mysteries', provided me with excellent references for specialists and worked in team with them, with finally seems to lead to the bginning of finally having found the start to a solution of a complex cluster of issues

February 09, 2014

good

February 03, 2014

Dr. T fixed me once before. I had no doubts about returning to him on this second injury.

January 27, 2014

We have had numerous recommendations regarding Dr. Tashjian, his medical knowledge, and skills. i am happy to have him do my surgery.

January 24, 2014

The Dr. is amazing. He made sure that my son understood his injuries and the choices that he had to fix them. He was very good at including my son in the conversation which really helped and at 15 made him feel like he had a choice in his treatment. This is important for a teenager.

January 15, 2014

Dr. Tashjian went through the imaging with me, I appreciate that. He is exhibits compassion while still being professional and direct about my shoulder. He explains the recommended treatment. I feel that I can discuss concerns without being judged.

January 09, 2014

I had a wonderful experience with all the care providers. I was amazed at the quality of care from doctors, nurses and aides. I felt well taken care of and protected throughout my stay. I need another procedure on the other arm, and am already scheduled to have it done here.

December 11, 2013

The Dr. took the time to have radiologist review my MRI in addition to himself. He also met with my first surgeon to get a better understanding of the procedure done before.

December 06, 2013

I saw the health care provider for 8.5 minutes

November 11, 2013

I am very pleased with the progress and his honest answers.

November 08, 2013

Very impressed with the doctor and staff

November 04, 2013

This is Dr. Tashjean strength, he is very professional, informs and listens and spends time with patients if necessary!

November 04, 2013

concerned, caring

November 03, 2013

Very excellent & thorough; exactly what we needed for 2nd Opinion.

November 01, 2013

Dr. Robert Tashjian is a wonderful person and very dedicated to his practice. I would definitely recommend Dr. Tashjian. He is the best surgeon for shoulder and elbow surgery.

October 25, 2013

Dr. Tashjain took on the care of my 17 yr. old son with severe shoulder problems in January of this year. We have seen him (Dr. Tashjain) go "above and beyond" great with his care and concern for my son and the treatment of his shoulder problems. Where some specialists we have seen for this problem were more concerned about the unique circumstances regarding my son's injury than the actual injury/current problems than they were about looking closer at the problem and finding a way to repair it. We will be forever grateful to Dr. Tashjain, thank you...

September 10, 2013

Dr. Tashjian and his assts were all very easy to communicate with.

September 09, 2013

Dr. Tashjian was caring and thoughtful. He answered completely all the questions I could think of and provided guidance for my ongoing care. The rest of the staff made me feel as though I was their ONLY patient.

September 04, 2013

Frozen shoulder during the pec tear recovery has been tough, but I know Dr. T and his team are taking great care of me. It feels wonderful to be this confident in a care provider.

September 02, 2013

He has improved my arm use from very poor to excellent!! I am very satisfied with the results of the surgery!! I will sing praises the rest of my life.

September 02, 2013

The doctor was very aware and considerate of my concerns and needs. He explained thinigs to me and put my mind at ease about procedure of injections to be done. I honestly have never been unhappy with any of my doctors who are part of the University Health Care groups. I feel confident that all of them are compentant and caring professionals.

August 20, 2013

dr T is absolutely terrific and helpful

August 13, 2013

Really liked Dr. Tajian, would recommend him highly.

August 07, 2013

Both the medical student and doctor were very thorough and clear to understand! They also listened, listening is an amazing thing, there was gret mutual respect!

July 22, 2013

Dr. Tashjian is great, he takes the time to answer my questions and get's me excited about making more progress as this slow healing process moves forward.

July 22, 2013

Dr. Tashjian answered all my questions and never seems to be in a rush to move on to the next patient. I have complete trust in Dr. Tashjian's evaluation and plan for treatment. We have fun talking about my life, and had a few laughs. I enjoyed that.

July 22, 2013

Dr. Tashjian and his staff were awesome. On my first exam with him, he spent more time to find out what was wrong and set a plan of action than my previous Dr. spent with me over a 6 mos. period of time.

July 15, 2013

Maybe instructions could be written down since they are hard to remember like recovery time and what you should do and expect.

July 15, 2013

Like the Dr and think he is an awesome clinician, but really dislike the huge wait times. even when I schedule 1 appt of the day. Was there for 1 hour 15 min to see him for 10 min. This has been an ongoing issue for the past year every time I see him. Maybe different scheduling practices need to be examined.

July 09, 2013

It's refreshing that everyone makes sure you understand everything, if not they are more than willing to take the time to explain.

June 24, 2013

terrific md...staff...and organization

June 16, 2013

Dr. Tashjian has been excellent overall. He hasn't operated yet, but will in the next two weeks. He's always been friendly and thorough with explaining his plans and intentions. Sometimes his vocabulary is too technical, but if asked, he's always clarified using terms I understand.

June 10, 2013

I had a list of questions & he made sure we covered them all.

June 10, 2013

Dr. Tashjian is the best!

June 10, 2013

It is always a pleasure seeing Dr. Tashjian.

June 04, 2013

Dr Tashjian exceeded all of my expectations, I feel very lucky to have found him in such a short period of time for such an unusual injury. Dr Tashjian made me feel very confident in his ability to handle my pec tear and while I am only 2 weeks out of surgery I am feeling pretty good, and feel like I am in great hands. Wonderful doctor that I completely trust, not something I say everyday.

May 25, 2013

simply can't say enough good about dr T and the staff...wonderful in every way

May 20, 2013

Already recommended him to two people who are thinking about having their shoulders repaired.

May 16, 2013

VERY GOOD

May 13, 2013

Excellent experience. I have good confidence in Dr Tashjian

May 06, 2013

Dr. Tashjian was great to work with and took the time necessary to explain my options and post-operative care. He also did a wonderful job on repairing my tendon. Thanks so much!

April 29, 2013

With 3 doctors in the room it was difficult to have my opinion heard. I wanted a more aggressive diagnosis since I have already seen several doctors for my medical issue.

April 05, 2013

Dr. Tashjian is the best, he performed both off my elbow surgeries. He explained the procedures in a way that made me feel relaxed and confident that things would go well.

April 01, 2013

Dr. Tashjian is the best! While the wait times are long, Dr. Tashjian is worth it.

April 01, 2013

Dr. Tashjian is one of the most wonderful physicians from whom I have received care. I recommend him without hesitation and am very thankful he is my surgeon.

March 18, 2013

Felt Like I picked the right doctor for this problem, so far.

March 08, 2013

good experience

March 04, 2013

Given a choice I will not return to this clinic

March 04, 2013

The doctor has a good "bed-side manner" and a kind demeaner.

February 25, 2013

I had no problems with the health services and care of the providers. It was the appointment process and communications where I experienced the problems

February 18, 2013

I was very impressed with his confidence and experience, even with such a rare issue as mine

February 18, 2013

Even though appointments were behind schedule the Dr didn't try to rush thru the visit, he took time to make sure all our questions and concerns were answered.

February 18, 2013

No need to say more.

January 21, 2013

Impressed with the doctor's willingness to answer any questions or concerns I had, as well as his assistant's time in assessing my shoulder concern.

January 08, 2013

I have already recommended Dr. Tashjian to others...

December 03, 2012

It was me that didn't clarify my meds, not the Dr. Will call today and make sure all are listed.

November 22, 2012

clear explanations, informative and reasuring

November 20, 2012

I have always felt confident that my care has been professional, personalized to my needs and extremely competent.

October 29, 2012

Dr T. is great.

October 22, 2012

dr T is outstanding!

October 09, 2012

Dr. Tashjian & his staff, are the first, in all my health care - to be so "patient friendly" ..everything matters to them

October 01, 2012

My dad is a nurse so I bring him with me so that I can understand what my surgeon is telling me. He gets pretty technical at times but I don't mind because he provided excellent care.

September 24, 2012

Felt very confident getting best of care..

August 20, 2012

really happy with the care received

August 20, 2012

Dr. Tashian was very clear in communicating with me.

August 14, 2012

Dr. Tashjian was very thorough in explaining my post surgery therapy/exercises.

August 13, 2012

Again, how fortunate I feel to have been see by Dr. Tashjian - he & his staff are WAY above board

August 07, 2012

very curtious and kind

July 31, 2012

The change in his schedule has decreased the waiting time. Thank you for considering my time in adjusting your schedule.

July 31, 2012

Dr. Tashjian took all the time I needed to answer my questions and address my concerns. He is so kind and caring. Thank you!

July 16, 2012

This visit was about a study of a past injury, and about the successof the initial procedure.

June 18, 2012

Excellent knowledge

June 04, 2012

Excellent communication with the DR.

May 11, 2012

stellar, I am one of the lucky ones.

May 02, 2012

Trying to understand what I can do and cannot do after surgery was a bit confusing as it was given so quickly. I know the doctor will go over it again, but printed out instructions that I can read would be nice.

May 02, 2012

Dr. Tashjan made me feel I was in good hands and talked about my previous treatment and what to expect with this additional treatment and in the future

April 27, 2012

Good Job.

April 27, 2012

i already have recommendedDr. Tashjian to 2 others

April 20, 2012

Doctor Tashjian spent a fair amount of time with me and left my mind at ease. I am pleased that I don't need surgery at this time. His treatment helped. I went home feeling that my welfare was his real concern.

April 11, 2012

Dr. Tashjian is an excellent physician and very friendly, communicative and helpful. I would recommend him highly for shoulder issues.

April 04, 2012

very thorough, explanations excellent and understable

April 04, 2012

I was very impressed with the care and concern given to me.

March 28, 2012

in all ways top of class

March 16, 2012

dr tjasain needs some clones.

March 09, 2012

Good Job.

March 09, 2012

all around a terific experience

March 09, 2012

Dr. Tashjian was very good.

March 02, 2012

I've appreciated that Dr. Tashjian very much has included me in decisions along the way and over the course of 4(?) appointments has taken plenty of time to discuss my situation and various options. I feel very comfortable proceeding with surgery with him because he has been very thoughtful about the decision to do surgery and encouraged me to do the same.

March 02, 2012

My care provider was everything that I wanted and needed, my experience was beyond excellent it was exceptional. This is what health care should be.

February 22, 2012

This is the 3rd or 4th one of these I've received in the past few months. It is becoming annoying and redundant. I continue to have the highest regard for Dr. Tashjian and his staff - that will not change. Should you want specific replies and more redundancy to your questions, please refer to my past completed surveys

February 17, 2012

After waiting so long I felt like they were making up for being so far behind, and they rushed me through my exam and appointment, a bit.

February 17, 2012

top draw in all regards

January 20, 2012

I have a high regard for Dr. Tashjian as he always take great care to listen and respond appropriately. He takes the time to fully explain the issues and questions I have.

January 06, 2012

terrific experience, professional and helpful

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Orthopaedics - Associate Professor
Board Certification American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(435) 723-0540 Northern Utah Clinic-The Lodge
Northern Utah Clinic
1950 S. Hwy 89
Perry, UT 84302
(801) 587-5457 University Orthopaedic Center
University of Utah Orthopaedic Center
590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Dr. Robert Tashjian, Assistant Professor, specializing in shoulder and elbow surgery. Dr. Tashjian received his medical doctorate from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA. He completed an orthopaedic residency at Brown Medical School in Providence, RI followed by an orthopaedic trauma fellowship at Brown under the direction of Peter G. Trafton, MD. Dr. Tashjian completed an additional fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery at Washington University in St. Louis under the direction of Ken Yamaguchi, MD. Dr. Tashjian’s primary research interest focuses on functional outcomes analysis of shoulder and elbow disorders including elbow arthritis and rotator cuff tears.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Barnes Jewish Hospital
Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
Fellow
Fellowship Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University
Orthopedic Trauma
Fellow
Residency Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University
Orthopedic Surgery
Resident
Internship Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University
General Surgery
Intern
Professional Medical Tufts University School of Medicine
Medicine
M.D.

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