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John M. Itamura, M.D.

John M. Itamura, M.D.

Specializing in sports medicine, shoulder, elbow and upper extremity trauma


John M. Itamura, M.D. is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, with a special emphasis on shoulder, elbow and upper extremity trauma. He received his medical doctorate at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, after earning a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering at USC. He stayed on at USC Medical Center and LA County Hospital for his internship and residency, then went on to a fellowship in the shoulder and elbow surgery at the W. B. Carrell Memorial Clinic, Dallas, Texas, followed by further fellowship training in hand and upper extremity at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Itamura is a team physician for the University of Southern California, USC University Hospital Center for Athletic Medicine, East Los Angeles Community College, and California State University-Los Angeles. He is active in several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, California Orthopedic Association, Global Shoulder Society, and American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. A prolific researcher and medical educator, Dr. Itamura has numerous journal publications and book chapters to his credit, and has given presentations and lectures at a local, regional and national levels.

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