About Bert R. Mandelbaum, M.D., D.H.L. (Hon.)
World Renowned Surgeon.
Devoted Family Man.
World Renowned Surgeon
Bert R. Mandelbaum, M.D., D.H.L (Hon.) is among the world's foremost
experts in the diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic conditions, especially
those related to the knee. His private clinical practice, the
Santa Monica Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Group is located in sunny Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Mandelbaum spends most of his
time there, helping heal patients who have experienced orthopedic injury
and serving as the practice's Director of both the Sports Medicine
Fellowship Program and the Research and Education Foundation. He is also
the Co-Chair of Medical Affairs for the Kerlan-Jobe Institute, a Cedars-Sinai
affiliate, in Los Angeles.
Due to his vast expertise, Dr. Mandelbaum's clinical acumen and skill
are sought by some of the world's most prestigious athletic organizations.
He currently serves as the Medical Director for the FIFA Medical Center
of Excellence in Santa Monica, Co-Director of The USOC CSS National Medical
Center of Excellence and resides on the USOC National Medical Network
Advisory Group. Dr. Mandelbaum also served as Chief Medical Officer for
the 2015 World Special Olympic Games in Los Angeles as well as Chief Medical
Director for the 2016 Copa America Centenario and CONCACAF and FIFA IOC
Medical Officer for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Dr. Mandelbaum received his medical degree in 1980 from Washington University
Medical School in St. Louis, MO. He went on to complete his residency
in Orthopedic Surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and a fellowship in
Sports Medicine from UCLA, where he also served as a faculty member from
1986-1989 before going into private medical practice.
The Passionate Author
Bert Mandelbaum is no stranger to writing. As a prolific researcher, he
has authored countless clinical research papers on a wide variety of orthopedic
injuries and conditions. As a motivational speaker, he has prepared speeches
designed to inspire and captivate audiences world-wide. Dr. Mandelbaum
understands the power of the written word and compels it into beautiful
story-telling. But his inaugural manuscript,
The Win Within: Capturing Your Victorious Spirit, is the jewel in his literary crown.
Inspired by nearly three decades as an orthopedic surgeon treating thousands
of patients from all walks of life – the elite professional athlete,
the corporate CEO and every category in between, Dr. Mandelbaum has witnessed
a certain "powerful spirit" among many of these individuals.
Whether it is their ability to masterfully heal from serious injury to
reemerge dominant in their chosen sport, or the way they can keenly focus
on a task in front of them while filtering out the background "noise,"
there's just something about them that screams VICTORY.
Dr. Mandelbaum distilled these observations down to one simple truth: In
order to become Victorious in anything, the win must come from within.
That's easy to say, much harder to do. But Dr. Mandelbaum believes
the ability is within ALL of us. Consider
The Win Within your road map to success in life, however you define it.
The Devoted Family Man
If relationships are The Jewels of Life, then Dr. Mandelbaum considers
his family among the rarest and most precious stones. Married for more
than 20 years to his wife Ruth, a family physician, the couple has three
children: Rachel, Jordan and Ava. Since life is absolutely a TEAM sport,
Dr. Mandelbaum considers his accomplishments in life a direct result of
his strong, supportive and comforting family.
With life now taking him on a journey as an author and speaker, Dr. Mandelbaum
has harnessed every value and lesson he has learned along the way to become
VICTORIOUS. Call it a state of mind, a set of values or simply a way of
living – The WIN is within all of us. Waiting. Hoping. Ready for
the time when you'll unleash it and begin living the life you were
always destined to.