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James E. Tibone M.D.
Primary Specialties

Physician Bio

James E. Tibone, M.D. is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, specializing in sports medicine, shoulder, elbow, and knees. He earned his medical doctorate at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, after which he completed his surgical internship and residency at the Harbor General Hospital in Torrance, California, and was a Sports Medicine Fellow at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, a founding partner of the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute. Dr. Tibone is the Medical Director of the University of Southern California Athletic Department. He serves as an associate consultant to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Angels and Anaheim Ducks. He was voted a 2010 “SUPER DOCTOR” by Los Angeles Magazine.

Dr. Tibone is active in a number of professional medical societies and is a past president at the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Society. He is the North American Editor for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. He is a member of the American Medical Association, Gibbon Surgical Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and American Orthopaedic Association. Dr. Tibone has authored more than 65 publications and 25 book chapters and has facilitated more than 130 lectures.

Clinical Areas

  • Knee Disorders (Injury, Pain, Sprain, Strain) - Sports
  • ACL Ligament Injury / Injuries (Anterior Cruciate)
  • Meniscus Repairs
  • Shoulder Disorders (Injury, Pain, Sprain, Strain, Instability)
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Achilles Rupture
  • Selected as Super Doctor

Recognition & Accolades


  • Super Doctor, Los Angeles Magazine - 2010