Bert R. Mandelbaum, MDDr. Mandelbaum is a 1980 medical graduate of Washington University Medical School in St. Louis who completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and fellowship in Sports Medicine at UCLA. He served on the faculty at UCLA from 1986-89 and subsequently joined the Santa Monica Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group. He presently practices there, serving as the Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program and of the Research and Education Foundation and the Medical Director for the FIFA Medical Center of Excellence in Santa Monica. He is also the Director of Research for Major League Baseball (MLB). He serves on the USOC National Medical Network Advisory Group. He was also appointed as Chief Medical Officer for the World Special Olympic Games 2015 in LA. Academically, he is well published including over 100 journal articles and 5 books. He has received five national Awards for Excellence in Research in the field of sports medicine. Since 1995, he has been on the editorial board of the American Journal of Sports Medicine and associate editor for Current Concept Reviews. He also served from 1999 to 2001 as executive board member for the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Presently, he is Past President of the International Cartilage Repair Society (2008-09). He has also been awarded a NIH Grant on Prevention of ACL Injuries in Children and Adolescents in collaboration with Chris Powers PhD of USC. He was honored in a distinguished fashion in 2009 with an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters ( DHL) from the State University of New York. He served as Director of Research for Major League Baseball 2011-2015. As a team physician, Dr. Mandelbaum has worked with UCLA Athletics (1985-1989) and Pepperdine University (1990-present), LA Galaxy, and Chivas USA MLS teams. He was the Chief Medical Officer for Women’s World Cup Soccer in 1999 and 2003, US Soccer Men’s National Teams Physician since 1991, and the assistant Medical Director for Major League Soccer since 1996. He also served as USA Team Physician for Soccer World Cups ’94 in the USA, ’98 in France, 2002 in Japan and Korea, Germany in 2006, and South Africa in 2010. He served as FIFA medical officer for Brazil World Cup 2014. He serves on the USA Gymnastics Sports Medicine Advisory Board. In 2002, he was appointed to FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre (F-MARC). In 2007, he was appointed to FIFA Medical Committee. He also served on the Sports Medical Committee and Olympic Medical Officer for the Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 and London 2012 games. He will be Chief Medical Officer for LA 2015 Special Olympics World Games and for CONCACAF Gold Cup 2015. He has published his first motivational and inspirational book entitled The Win Within…Capturing Your Victorious Spirit. He also does motivational speaking for societies, companies, and groups. He serves as a consultant to several companies including Depuy Mitek J and J, Zimmer, Smith and Nephew, Arthrex, Exactech, Alter G, Game Ready, Geistlich, and RTI. He is married to Ruth, a Family Physician, with 3 children Rachel 24, Jordan 22, and Ava 18. IN THE MEDIA: September 22, 2017 - ACL injuries like Sam Bradford's cause conflict in medical ranks September 14, 2017 - 3 Keys to Lessen Odds of Your Child Suffering Major Knee Injury September 14, 2017 - THREE WAYS TO HELP LESSEN THE ODDS OF YOUR CHILD SUFFERING A MAJOR KNEE INJURY September 6, 2017 - Concussions, biologics & youth athletics — What Drs. Bert Mandelbaum, Steve Jordan & Luga Podesta would do to fix the biggest problem in sports medicine August 31, 2017 - Three Keys to Help Lessen Odds of Your Child Suffering Major Knee Injury August 18, 2017 - Patriots rookie Derek Rivers may have season-ending knee injury August 3, 2017 - How can Chargers, other NFL teams reduce ‘alarming’ rate of ACL injuries? August 3, 2017 - Can a simple set of exercises help prevent ACL injuries? August 3, 2017 - Can a simple set of exercises help prevent ACL injuries? August 3, 2017 - Can a simple set of exercises help prevent ACL injuries? August 3, 2017 - Can a simple set of exercises help prevent ACL injuries? August 3, 2017 - Can a simple set of exercises help prevent ACL injuries? August 3, 2017 - Can a simple set of exercises help prevent ACL injuries? August 3, 2017 - Can a simple set of exercises help prevent ACL injuries? August 3, 2017 - Can a simple set of exercises help prevent ACL injuries? August 3, 2017 - How can Chargers, other NFL teams reduce ‘alarming’ rate of ACL injuries? August 3, 2017 - Can a simple set of exercises help prevent ACL injuries? August 2, 2017 - Episode 11 with Dr. Bert Mandelbaum July 31, 2017 - You Were Born to Be an Athlete June 29, 2017 - Preventing Heat-Related Illness in Athletes June 8, 2017 - Health Care Reform Is in Your Hands – and it Means Combating Inactivity May 29, 2017 - Doctor develops new program to prevent ACL tears May 10, 2017 - Dr. Bert Mandelbaum seeing 88% drop in ACL tears — 5 notes May 10, 2017 - Orthopedic surgeon develops program to prevent ACL re-injury in women May 9, 2017 - Socal Doctors Develops Program to Reduce ACL Tears for Female Athletes May 5, 2017 - Woman Suffers Possible Shark Bite While Surfing in Pacific Palisades, Doctor Says May 3, 2017 - ACL Reinjury in Girls Prevented by PEP May 3, 2017 - How to Excercise When You Have Arthritis of the Knees April 25,2017 - Will diluted urine tests shake up NFL draft? April 10, 2017 - Springtime Safeguards Against Knee Injury March 10, 2017 - Preventing and Reducing ACL Injury: a 'PEP' Talk for Every Athlete March 3, 2017 - Lately, Sixers seem like a team with no one really in charge March 1, 2017 - Warriors’ Kevin Durant out at least 4 weeks January 25,2017 - 7 Knee Exercises For Dads Who Need To Build Leg Strength December 12, 2016 - Ryan Tannehill’s knee ligament is not fully torn, only sprained December 01, 2016 - What 6 sports medicine physicians wish they would've known at the beginning of their careers November 30, 2016 -Are You Too Old for Your Favorite Sport? November 30, 2016 -Are You Too Old for Your Favorite Sport? September 12, 2016 - Breaking down Texans' Brian Cushing's sprained MCL August 18, 2016 - Health Risks at the Rio Olympics, by a Doctor Who Was There August 18, 2016 - Local doctor relishes role as chief medical officer for the 2016 Summer Olympics July 20, 2016 - As the Olympics Approaches, a Lesson in Overcoming Adversity April 26, 2016 - Knee question still lingering for LB Myles Jack April 16, 2016 - Arizona Coyotes' Michael Stone upbeat during injury recovery April 8, 2016 - 12 Orthopedic Surgeons treating professional athletes March 31, 2016 - Robbie Keane undergoes successful knee surgery March 4, 2016 - Top 28 North American Sports Knee Surgeons February 8, 2016 - 15 orthopedic surgeons treating professional athletes February 1, 2016 - 4 technologies that can take orthopedic practices to the next level January 29, 2016 - Key Thoughts on Integration in Orthopedics December 11, 2015 - Jamaal Charles says he had stem-cell treatment along with ACL surgery November 23, 2015 - The Baltimore Sun - Joe Flacco likely to be ready for 2016 November 5, 2015 - How to Get in Shape Without Moving a Muscle October 28, 2015 - The Secret Sixth Man October 21, 2015 - Vitamins and Supplements for Athletes? Only in Special Cases September 25, 2015 - Dr. Mandlebaum comments on Texans Offensive lineman Jeff Adams' surgery and rehabilitation August 27, 2015 - Dr. Mandelbaum was recently listed in the Hollywood Reporter's "Hollywood’s Top Doctors of 2015"