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Frank W. Jobe M.D.

Frank W. Jobe, M.D.

1925 - 2014

Co-Founder of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic


Frank W. Jobe, M.D., Co-Founder of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, was a legend in sports medicine. Dr. Jobe’s pioneered work in the field of sports medicine and sports surgery which led to countless awards and honors. After earning his medical doctorate at Loma Linda University, Dr. Jobe went on to his orthopedic residency at Los Angeles County Hospital. He was a Clinical Professor in the Department of Orthopedics, University of Southern California School of Medicine, and was the founder and Medical Director of the Biomechanics Laboratory at Centinela Hospital Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, where he co-developed groundbreaking research and education programs.

Throughout his distinguished career, Dr. Jobe had been a major contributor in the medical professional community, having contributed to more than 140 medical publications, and authored 7 books and 24 book chapters. His had served in leadership roles for a number of professional organizations, including the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (former chairman), American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Association (former vice president), Major League Baseball Physicians Association (former president and secretary) and Western Orthopedic Association (former program chairman). Dr. Jobe was a consultant to the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. He was a Diplomate, American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, and was a founding member of three professional associations, including the International Society of the Knee.

Dr. Jobe was the long-time team physician and medical director for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was the long-time medical director for the PGA Tour & Senior PGA Tour and continues as a consultant to the Tours. Also during his distinguished career, he was an orthopaedic consultant to the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Kings and Los Angeles Angels.