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James E Tibone, MD
Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
Moss Foundation Professorship in Sports Medicine in Memory of Dr. Robert K. Kerlan
Orthopaedic Surgery
HCT 1520 San Pablo Street Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 442 5860


Dr. Tibone holds the Moss Foundation Professorship in Sports Medicine in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and is the co-director of the USC Center for Athletic Medicine. Dr. Tibone is an internationally recognized expert in sports injuries of the shoulder, knee and elbow and total and reverse shoulder replacement surgeries. A prolific writer and speaker, Dr. Tibone has extensive experience working with professional athletes. He is a team physician for USC intercollegiate teams, and has served as team physician for numerous sports organizations, including the Los Angeles Kings. He is also the consulting physician for the Los Angeles Angeles, Dodgers and Lakers, as well as the Anaheim Ducks. Dr. Tibone, voted a Super Doctor by Los Angeles Magazine, was the North American editor for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. He has served on numerous national professional committees, and is a past president of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. He received his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and completed his fellowship in sports medicine at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles.


voted one of World's Leading Doctors

Los Angeles Magazine: Super Doctor, 2016

AAOS: Achievement Award, 2016

ORS: Order of Merit Award, 2016

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