In this week’s common sports injuries, ATLX spoke with Dr. Gambardella of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic to learn more about meniscal tears.
Ralph A. Gambardella, M.D. is a Sports Medicine surgeon and serves as Chairman and President of Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic. After earning his medical doctorate at the University of Southern California, Dr. Gambardella completed a surgery internship at Tufts in Boston, and then returned to USC for his orthopaedic surgery residency before becoming a Sports Medicine Fellow at Kerlan-Jobe. Dr. Gambardella is active in a number of professional organizations, including the Association of Major League Team Physicians (former President), AAOS Subcommittee on Sports Medicine Evaluation, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Council of Delegates (CA Representative).
Dr. Gambardella serves an orthopaedic consultant to the LA Dodgers, Loyola Marymount University athletics and USC athletics, and is on the faculty at the USC School of Medicine. He is widely sought in the orthopaedic industry as a medical advisor and serves on numerous advisory boards. He remains active with USC alumni and is a former board member of the USC Alumni Association. Los Angeles Magazine voted Dr. Gambardella as a 2010 Super Doctor. He is a frequent lecturer at academic and industry conferences, and has a passion for advancing cartilage repair techniques and practice.