Michael B. Banffy, M.D., is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports
medicine focusing on arthroscopic surgery and joint preservation of the
hip, shoulder, knee, and elbow.
Dr. Banffy is a team physician for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles
Rams. He is an orthopaedic consultant to the Los Angeles Kings and Los
Angeles Lakers. Dr. Banffy has also been a consultant for a variety of
other professional athletics including USA Beach Volleyball, the PGA tour,
and the X Games.
Dr. Banffy began his studies at the University of California, Berkeley,
and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology before attending medical
school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed his general
surgery internship at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston, MA
and completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the Harvard Combined
Orthopaedic Residency Program, which included training at Massachusetts
General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Banffy went
on to train at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, a founding partner of the
Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute, as a Sports Medicine Fellow in 2011.
He is a certified member of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
with a Certificate of Additional Qualification in Sports Medicine.
Dr. Banffy is an active researcher and has published several scientific
papers in sports medicine as well as several book chapters. He is a member
of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Research Committee
involved in the selection of research grants provided by the society.
He is a reviewer for several orthopaedic scientific journals. Dr. Banffy
is also active as Assistant Clinical Director of the Kerlan-Jobe Sports
Dr. Banffy is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic
Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, International
Society for Hip Arthroscopy, Arthroscopy Association of North America,
the International Cartilage Repair Society, and the Alpha Omega Alpha
Medical Honor Society.