Santa Monica Sports Medicine Fellowship

  • Bert R. Mandelbaum, MD, Director
  • Thomas P. Knapp, MD, Chair of General Education
  • Michael B. Gerhardt, MD, Faculty
  • Kevin M. Ehrhart, MD, Faculty
  • M. Ramin Modabber, MD, Faculty
  • Clint Soppe, MD, Faculty

About the Fellowship Program

Our Santa Monica Sports Medicine Fellowship is certified by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Our program lasts for 12 months and trains three orthopaedic surgeons each year.

We provide a well-rounded approach to post-residency training. Fellows gain experience through one-on-one operative and clinical training alongside fellowship-trained sports medicine surgeons. The operative experience is balanced with extensive experience in knees and shoulders and also includes hip arthroscopy.

Fellowship training is enhanced by weekly didactic conferences, journal clubs, operative training in our surgical skills lab, clinical and basic science research, injury prevention training programs, and team physician experience at various levels including:

  • Los Angeles Galaxy
  • U.S. Soccer Men’s National Team
  • U.S. Soccer Women’s National Team
  • Pepperdine University
  • Amgen Tour of California

How to Apply

Application process and match service through San Francisco Match.

https://www.sfmatch.org/

Program Fast Facts

  • AGME Accredited: YES
  • Sports Medicine Fellows per year: 3
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Salary Minimums: $60,000
  • Benefits Include: Health and dental insurance, 5 days paid vacation, up to 5 education days. In addition, Fellows will receive a conference allowance, malpractice insurance, and credentialing fees.

Contact Us

For more information on our Fellowship Program, please contact our office by email or by phone at (310) 829-2663.

Fellowship Alumni

Alumni Fellows:

Fellowship Years Name Current Location
2016 - 2017 Sean Calloway, MD Santa Monica, CA
2016 - 2017 Sarah Hobart, MD Santa Monica, CA
2016 - 2017 Benjamin Assenmacher, MD Santa Monica, CA
2015 - 2016 Natasha Trentacosta, MD Boston, MA
2015 - 2016 Joshua Christensen, MD Louisville, KY
2015 - 2016 Jeffrey Johnston, MD Boardman, OH
2014 - 2015 Thomas Keller, MD Kailua, HI
2014 - 2015 Jordan Case, MD Gardendale, AL
2014 - 2015 William Graham, MD Charlotte, NC
2013 - 2014 David Schub, MD San Marcos, CA
2013 - 2014 Brandon M. Johnson, MD Oklahoma City, OK
2013 - 2014 Ryan Bennett, MD Roseville, CA
2012 - 2013 Albert J. Savage, MD Fairhope, AL
2012 - 2013 Tim Neuschwander, MD Marquette, MI
2012 - 2013 Michael Benke. MD Hackensack, NJ
2011 - 2012 Matthew Wichman, MD Grafton, WI
2011 - 2012 Sara Jurek, MD Seattle, WA
2011 - 2012 David Fang, MD Bakersfield, CA
2010 - 2011 Rachel Triche, MD Santa Monica, CA
2010 - 2011 Piers Barry, MD San Francisco, CA
2010 - 2011 Alex Romero, MD Pueblo, CO
2009 - 2010 Clint Soppe, MD Santa Monica, CA
2009 - 2010 Stephan Pro, MD Tigard, OR
2009 - 2010 Kristopher Abeln, MD Louisville, KY
2008 - 2009 David J. Harris, MD Munster, IN
2008 - 2009 Adam Dietz, MD Porter Ranch, CA
2008 - 2009 Jason Boyer, MD Kirkland, WA
2007 - 2008 Marty Reed, MD Sacramento, CA
2007 - 2008 Joshua A. Johnston, MD Federal Way, WA
2007 - 2008 Jamie Halligan, MD Fremont, CA
2006 - 2007 Keith W.V. Johnson, MD Woodlands, TX
2006 - 2007 Loren Larson, MD Port Angeles, WA
2005 - 2006 Jonathan C. Cluett, MD North Adams, MA
2005 - 2006 James Kasper, MD Santa Maria, CA
2004 - 2005 David S. Chang, MD Oakland, CA
2004 - 2005 Eric Giza, MD Sacramento, CA
2003 - 2004 John Brown, MD Phoenix, AZ
2003 - 2004 John Franco, MD Albuquerque, NM
2002 - 2003 Jason M. Scopp, MD Salisbury, MD
2002 - 2003 Michael B. Gerhardt, MD Santa Monica, CA
2001 - 2002 Steve A. Mora, MD Orange, CA
2000 - 2001 Kent E. Yinger, MD Santa Rosa, CA
1999 - 2000 Daniel A. Romanelli, MD Las Cruces, NM
1998 - 1999 Peter R. Seipel, MD Bullhead City, AZ
1997 - 1998 Luc Teurlings, MD Meritt Island, FL
1996 - 1997 William M. Hayes, MD The Woodlands, TX
1995 - 1996 John R. Perry, MD Kennewick, WA
1994 - 1995 Thomas P. Knapp, MD Santa Monica, CA
1992 - 1993 Charles A. Soma, MD Wailuka, HI
1990 - 1991 Daniel Kalbac, MD Miami, FL