Bert R. MandelbaumMD, DHL (Hon.)
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 Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute 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; Chief Medical Director for the 2016 Copa America Centenario and CONCACAF; FIFA IOC Medical Officer for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Chief Medical Officer for the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
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.