About Dr. Mandelbaum's Clinical Practice

The World Renowned Surgeon at Santa Monica Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group

Bert Mandelbaum is a wearer of many hats: Husband, Author, Runner, Researcher, Cyclist, Father and Liver-of-Life-to-the-Fullest. While each of these titles adds colorful brush strokes to his life's canvas, the largest brush is quite possibly the one by which most of the others have been made possible: SURGEON.

Perhaps Dr. Mandelbaum's loudest calling to-date is that of orthopaedic surgeon and Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program and the Research and Education Foundation at Santa Monica Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group in Santa Monica, CA as well as Co-Chair of Medical Affairs for the Kerlan-Jobe Institute, a Cedars-Sinai affiliate, in Los Angeles.

In his daily clinical endeavors at Santa Monica Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group, Dr. Mandelbaum focuses his scope of practice on the care and treatment of people suffering from conditions affecting the knee. This specialization in Knee Surgery includes concentration on the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) and all ligament issues, cartilage and meniscal transplantation, which may include regenerative techniques such as stem cell therapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and all orthobiologic alternatives. The group also conducts clinical studies and trials focusing on state of the art innovations and technologies.

About the Santa Monica Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group

As one of the nation's premier Sports Medicine groups, the Santa Monica Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group is one of the foremost centers in the world for the care of Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine injuries and problems. Whether a patient has a fracture, torn cartilage, torn ligaments, or muscle injuries, all such ailments are familiar to Dr. Mandelbaum, who not only cares for patients but is also involved in groundbreaking clinical research as well as the training of other physicians from around the world on the latest techniques and treatments.

The Santa Monica Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group has grown to be the premier orthopaedic practice in Western Los Angeles, and now consists of 12 physicians all of whom meet the highest standards of education, training and experience. In addition to its physicians, the group has assembled a highly qualified team of professionals to assist patients in any way possible, and this integrated practice includes the following services for better patient care and convenience:

– Digital X-Ray

– Extremity MRI

– Outpatient Surgery Center

Many of the practice's physicians are involved in the development of new techniques and treatments to remain on the cutting edge of orthopaedic medicine. This includes work with the National Institutes of Health as well as some of the world's leading medical technology companies. In addition, Santa Monica Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group has developed a nationally-recognized fellowship program that annually trains 2-3 orthopaedic surgeons from around the country in the most advanced techniques of patient care for all aspects of sports medicine.

Beginning in October 2014, Santa Monica Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group joined forces with Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to create the Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles – one of the largest sports medicine centers in the world, focused on high-quality care in team sports, management of patients and athletes, research and education.

To learn more about the Santa Monica Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group, please visit: http://www.smog-ortho.com.