James E. Tibone

Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery Moss Foundation Professorship in Sports Medicine in Memory of Dr. Robert K. Kerlan
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Areas of treatment:

Sports Injuries of the Shoulder
Knee and Elbow
Total and Reverse Shoulder Replacement Surgeries

Specialty:

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Department:

  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Language:

  • English
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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

Practicing locations:

  • Keck Hospital of USC
  • USC Healthcare Center 2
  • USC Outpatient Surgery Center

About this doctor:

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 he is the medical director for USC’s Athletic Department. 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’s football team and has also served as team physician for numerous sports organizations, including the Los Angeles Kings. He is also the consulting physician for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Lakers, as well as the Anaheim Ducks. He recently started working with the Los Angeles Rams since they returned to L.A. Dr. Tibone has been voted a Super Doctor by Los Angeles Magazine and 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.

Education:

Doctor of Medicine, Medicine, Jefferson Medical College 1973
Bachelor of Science, Biology, Duke University 1969

Internships:

UCLA Medical Center 1973 - 1974

Residencies:

UCLA Medical Center 1979

Fellowships:

Kerlan - Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic 1979 - 1980

Certifications:

National Board of Medical Examiners
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional society memberships:

Los Angeles Medical Association
Alpha Omega Alpha
Gibbon Surgical Society
Nu Sigma Nu
American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, President 2002-2003
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Association

Awards:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Achievement Award
Orthopaedic Research Society Merit Award
Dr. Tibone was voted a Super Doctor by Los Angeles Magazine in 2014.