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Christos D. Photopoulos MD
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Physician Bio

Christos D. Photopoulos, MD is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic in Los Angeles. His areas of clinical interest include arthroscopic surgery, joint preservation, knee replacement surgery, and fracture care.

Dr. Photopoulos is a team physician for the Los Angeles Rams. He has been an orthopedic consultant to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks, and Los Angeles Sparks. Dr. Photopoulos has also been a consultant for a variety of other professional and collegiate athletics, including the PGA tour and USC Football.

Dr. Photopoulos completed medical school at Dartmouth Medical School where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where he was elected administrative chief resident and awarded the DeForest Willard Award for most outstanding performance by a senior resident. Dr. Photopoulos went on to train at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic and remained on as faculty upon completion of his fellowship.

At Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Dr. Photopoulos has remained active in research and has published several scientific articles and book chapters. Dr. Photopoulos is involved in the training of sports medicine fellows and is committed to providing the highest quality orthopaedic care for his patients.


  • Knee Disorders (Injury, Pain, Sprain, Strain, Arthritis, Fracture)
  • ACL Injury (Anterior Cruciate Ligament)
  • PCL Injury (Posterior Cruciate Ligament)
  • MCL Injury (Medial Collateral Ligament)
  • LCL Injury (Lateral Collateral Ligament)
  • PLC Injury (Posterolateral Corner)
  • MPFL Injury (Medial Patellofemoral Ligament)
  • Meniscus Injury/ Debridement/ Repair
  • Cartilage Repair/ Restoration/ Transplantation
  • Patellar Realignment
  • Knee Osteotomies
  • Fracture (Plateau, Patella, Distal Femur)
  • Knee Replacement (Total)
  • Knee Replacement (Partial)
  • Ultrasound Guided Injections
  • Shoulder Disorders (Injury, Pain, Sprain, Strain, Instability, Fracture)
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Biceps Tears/ Tendonitis
  • Labral Tears
  • Frozen Shoulder/ Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Pectoralis Rupture
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Ultrasound Guided Injections
  • Elbow Disorders (Injury, Pain, Sprain, Strain, Fracture)
  • Biceps Tears
  • Triceps Tears
  • UCL Injury (Ulnar Collateral Ligament)
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)
  • Cubital Tunnel
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Ultrasound Guided Injections

Recognition & Accolades

  • 2015 - DeForest Willard Award for Most Outstanding Performance by a Senior Resident
    University of Pennsylvania
  • 2014 - Administrative Chief Resident
    University of Pennsylvania
  • 2014 - AOA Leadership Forum Resident Representative
    University of Pennsylvania
  • 2010 - Orthopaedic Surgery Outstanding Medical Student Award
    Dartmouth Medical School
  • 2010 - Dartmouth-Mosenthal Surgical Society Medical Student Award
    Dartmouth Medical School
  • 2010 - President, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
    Dartmouth Medical School
  • 2009 - Junior Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
    Dartmouth Medical School

In the Media

Orthopedic Surgeon to Know
March 24, 2017