Dr. Getelman is Board Certified in both Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine with a subspecialty practice focused on treatments of the shoulder and knee, such as rotator cuff and labral repair, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and allograft augmentation, instability management including LATARJET reconstruction, pectoralis major tendon repair, meniscal repair and knee ligament reconstruction, ACL repair surgery including revision surgery for prior failed ACL reconstruction and articular cartilage defects surgery.
As a member of Phi Beta Kappa and graduating magna cum laude with departmental honors from Tulane University and the University of Florida College of Medicine, Dr. Mark Getelman completed his orthopedic surgery residency training at Boston University where he became chief resident. While in Boston, he received additional fellowship training in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Getelman spent one year as an orthopedic trauma fellow at Boston City Hospital and one year as a sports medicine and adult reconstructive surgery fellow at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, a Tufts University affiliate, furthering his sports medicine training to develop his skills as an orthopedic surgeon.
Dr. Mark Getelman served as an associate team physician at Boston College and was the resident sports medicine director at Boston University from 1995 to 1996. Upon graduation from BU, he moved to Los Angeles where he completed additional subspecialty fellowship training in sports medicine and arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery at Southern California Orthopedic Institute (SCOI). He was then recruited by his mentors to join SCOI and has remained as a partner in that group for nearly 20 years.
In addition to his busy clinical practice, he serves as co-director of the esteemed Southern California Orthopedic Institute Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. He has proudly participated in the training and mentoring of over 110 orthopedic fellows. He is committed to advancing orthopedics through ongoing research and has published numerous articles on shoulder and knee topics. He has also written several textbook chapters and recently co-authored a highly acclaimed textbook on Shoulder Arthroscopy. Dr. Getelman is recognized nationally as a Sports Medicine specialist and regularly presents scientific papers at national orthopedic meetings, and he continues to teach advanced arthroscopic surgical techniques to physicians nationwide and around the world. He is recognized as a Master Arthroscopic Surgeon by the Orthopedic Learning Center and has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Arthroscopy Association of North America.
Board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr. Mark Getelman, is a diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners, as well as a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the highly selective American Shoulder and Elbow Society.
We understand choosing an orthopedic surgeon can be difficult. Whether you are an elite athlete or simply an individual looking to return to pain free activities of daily living and staying active, Dr. Getelman may be the ideal choice for you. He is a multiple-awarded Los Angeles Magazine SUPERDOCTOR and continues to be one of the most recommended physicians by his peers for successful treatment of complex orthopedic and sports injuries.