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Stephen J. Lombardo M.D.
Primary Specialties

Physician Bio

Stephen J. Lombardo, M.D. specializes in sports medicine, shoulder, elbow, and knees. He earned his medical doctorate at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Lombardo completed a surgical internship at the University of San Francisco and orthopaedic residency at the University of Southern California where he later had a faculty appointment as an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics. Dr. Lombardo completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic, a founding partner of the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute. He is the former team physician for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Dr. Lombardo is a significant contributor in the medical professional community and is a member of a number of medical societies, including the Los Angeles County Medical Association, California Medical Association, California Orthopaedic Association, Western Orthopaedic Association, and the International Arthroscopy Association. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is a former president of the NBA Team Physician Society and NHL Team Physician Society. Dr. Lombardo has authored more than 50 publications and facilitated more than 100 lectures.

Clinical Areas

  • Knee Disorders (Injury, Pain, Sprain, Strain)
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery / Surgeries
  • Shoulder Dislocations
  • Meniscus Repairs
  • Shoulder Disorders (Injury, Pain, Sprain, Strain, Instability)
  • ACL Ligament Injury / Injuries (Anterior Cruciate)
  • Cortisone Injections
  • PCL Ligament Injury / Injuries (Posterior Cruciate)
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Rotator Cuff Injury / Injuries
  • Elbow Disorders (Injury, Pain, Sprain, Strain)
  • Selected as Knee Surgeon & Specialist to Know
  • Selected as Castle Connolly Top Doctor
  • Team Physician to the Los Angeles Lakers
  • Selected 2013 "Super Doctor of Southern California" -

Recognition & Accolades


  • Orthopedic Surgeon to Know, Becker’s Spine Review - 2016
  • SuperDoctor, - 2016
  • Top Doctors: Southern California, - 2013
  • Knee Surgeon and Specialist to Know, Becker’s Spine Review - 2010