From left, C. Thomas Vangsness, James Tibone, Reza Omid, George Hatch, Jay Lieberman and Seth Gamradt are seen at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The physicians, joined by Alex Weber, are the official doctors of USC Trojan athletes.

From left, C. Thomas Vangsness, James Tibone, Reza Omid, George Hatch, Jay Lieberman and Seth Gamradt are seen at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The physicians, joined by Alex Weber, are the official doctors of USC Trojan athletes.

The Trojan family celebrated an extraordinary 2017 Rose Bowl victory on Jan. 2.

As with all successful athletic achievements, it truly took a team to build a successful football season and the fabulous finish on the national stage.

As the official doctors of USC Trojan athletes, Keck School of Medicine orthopaedic surgery faculty specializes in treating sports-related and recreational injuries affecting the shoulder, knee, hip, elbow and neck.

“We are proud to contribute to the success of Trojans athletics,” states Jay R. Lieberman, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. “The expertise of our clinical team fits well with the needs of our athletes.”

Many common injuries for USC athletes include tears to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and meniscus in the knee, frozen shoulder, shoulder joint pain, shoulder impingement and tennis elbow, and cartilage preservation procedures.

Not only do Keck Medicine physicians treat the Trojans, they take care of professional athletes, Olympians, high school athletes and weekend warriors. These physicians have worked or are currently working with many professional teams including the Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Galaxy, Los Angeles Kings and U.S. Women’s National Soccer.

By Virginia Baca