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Ronald S. Kvitne M.D.
Primary Specialties

Physician Bio

Ronald S. Kvitne, M.D. is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and the treatment of shoulders, elbows, and knees. He earned his medical doctorate at the University of California, San Francisco before going on to his surgical internship and residency at Northwestern University Medical Center in Chicago. After his residency, Dr. Kvitne completed his sports medicine fellowship at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, a founding partner of the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute. Dr. Kvitne is an Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Southern California.

Dr. Kvitne is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a regular contributor to medical research and education, having authored 31 publications and 6 book chapters and facilitated 34 lectures. He is a member of a number of medical societies, including the American Medical Association, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Dr. Kvitne is a qualified medical examiner and a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners.

Dr. Kvitne is the team physician of the world champion Los Angeles Kings and the Los Angeles Blades, and is an Associate Orthopaedic Consultant for the Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Lakers, and Anaheim Ducks.

Clinical Areas

  • Shoulder Dislocations Knee Disorders (Injury, Pain, Sprain, Strain) - Sports
  • Rotator Cuff Injury / Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery / Surgeries
  • Meniscus Tears
  • PCL Ligament Injury / Injuries (Posterior Cruciate)
  • ACL Ligament Injury / Injuries (Anterior Cruciate)
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Achilles Tendon Ruptures
  • Elbow (Injury, Pain, Sprain, Strain) - Sports
  • Team Physician to the Los Angeles Dodgers

Recognition & Accolades


  • Super Doctor, - 2016

Research & Special Projects

Curriculum Vitae