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RALPH A. GAMBARDELLA M.D.

Ralph A. Gambardella M.D.
Primary Specialties

Physician Bio

Ralph A. Gambardella, M.D. is a sports medicine surgeon who serves as Chairman and President of Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic. After earning his medical doctorate at the University of Southern California, Dr. Gambardella completed a surgery internship at Tufts in Boston, and then returned to USC for his orthopedic surgery residency before becoming a Sports Medicine Fellow at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic. Dr. Gambardella is active in a number of professional organizations, including the Association of Major League Team Physicians (former President), AAOS Subcommittee on Sports Medicine Evaluation, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Council of Delegates (CA Representative).

Dr. Gambardella serves an orthopedic consultant to the LA Dodgers, Loyola Marymount University athletics, and USC athletics and is on the faculty at the USC School of Medicine. He is widely sought in the orthopedic industry as a medical advisor and serves on numerous advisory boards. He remains active with USC alumni and is a former board member of the USC Alumni Association. Los Angeles Magazine voted Dr. Gambardella as a 2010 Super Doctor. He is a frequent lecturer at academic and industry conferences and has a passion for advancing cartilage repair techniques and practice.

Procedures

  • ACL Ligament Injury / Injuries (Anterior Cruciate)
  • Meniscus Repairs
  • Shoulder Disorders (Injury, Pain, Sprain, Strain, Instability)
  • Shoulder Dislocations
  • Rotator Cuff Injury / Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery / Surgeries
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Knee Disorders (Injury, Pain, Sprain, Strain) - Sports
  • PCL Ligament Injury / Injuries (Posterior Cruciate)
  • Cortisone Injections
  • Bicep Tendon
  • Cartilage Repair: Carticel & Denovo
Affiliations
  • Selected as Industry Physician Leader to Know
  • Selected as Castle Connolly Top Doctor
  • Selected as Super Doctor
  • Team Physician to the Loyola Marymount University Lions
  • Selected as Super Doctor
  • Listed in Hollywood's Top Doctors

Recognition & Accolades

AWARDS

  • Super Doctor, SuperDoctor.com - 2016
  • Industry Physician Leader to Know by Becker’s ASC Review - 2016
  • Hollywood’s Top Doctors, The Hollywood Reporter - 2015
  • America’s Top Doctors, Castle Connolly - 2015
  • Top Doctors: LA Area, SuperDoctors.com - 2015
  • America’s Top Doctors, Castle Connolly - 2014
  • Top Doctors: Southern California, Castle Connolly
  • America’s Top Doctors, Castle Connolly - 2013
  • America’s Top Doctors, Castle Connolly - 2012
  • Patient’s Choice Award - 2012
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition Award - 2012
  • America’s Top Doctors, Castle Connolly - 2011
  • America’s Top Doctors, Castle Connolly - 2010
  • Super Doctor, Los Angeles Magazine - 2010
  • America’s Top Doctors, Castle Connolly - 2009
  • America’s Top Doctors, Castle Connolly - 2008
  • America’s Top Doctors, Castle Connolly - 2007

ASSOCIATIONS

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America

In the Media

Clues to Better Health Care From Old Malpractice Lawsuits
May 9, 2016

164 ASC industry physician leaders to know — 2016
January 20, 2016

11 key strategies to reduce orthopedic surgery complications — And resulting claims
October 16, 2015

The Hollywood Report's "Hollywood's Top Doctors 2015"
August 27, 2015

Yahoo! Sports "The Postgame" Quotes Dr. Gambardella: Large Surge In Tommy John Surgeries
August 06, 2014
Baseball Experts Sort Out Reasons For Large Surge In Tommy John Surgeries

Dr. Gambardella in Becker's ASC Review: 100 ASC Industry Physicians to Know
July 09, 2014
100 ASC Industry Physicians to Know

Dr. Ralph Gambardella, orthopedic surgeon at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles joins Tony to talk ACL injuries
September 30, 2012
Dr. Ralph Gambardella, orthopedic surgeon at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles joins Tony to talk ACL injuries

Questions remain about Jonathan Fanene
August 23, 2012
“Early arthritis can be missed on a routine physical exam, even with MRIs and X-rays,” said Dr. Ralph Gambardella, an orthopedic surgeon at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles.

Brian Urlacher has hope after the scope
August 14, 2012
“It’s certainly possible that you may see him back in two to three weeks,” said Ralph Gambardella, an orthopedic surgeon at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, where he’s a consultant with the Los Angeles Dodgers and USC.

Power Balance admits no science behind bands
January 5, 2011
Dr. Ralph Gambardella discusses the lack of scientific evidence behind a popluar power bracelet

Specializing in sports medicine, shoulder, elbow and knees.
October 13, 2010
Dr. Ralph Gambardella is interviewed for a series of articles by Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review regarding running a succesful ASC
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Under The Knife
September 13, 2010
Drs. Ralph Gambardella and Neal ElAttrache are asked about the injury and recover for Mets' pitcher Johan Santana

Doctors, Little League officials say new safety bases instrumental in reduction of sliding injuries
May 13, 2010
Dr. Ralph Gambardella comments on Little League Baseball safety