Dr. Brad Penenberg, MD

Dr. Brad Penenberg, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 65
Dr. Brad Penenberg, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Beverly Hills, CA. He is 65 years old and has been practicing for 39 years.

120 S Spalding Dr Ste 400

Beverly Hills, CA 90212

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Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hip Replacement
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture


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  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • G Washington Univ Sch Med & Hlth Sci
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • New England Med Center Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Penenberg has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

Dr. Penenberg's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Penenberg to family and friends
based on 104 total reviews (58 with comments)
Dr. Penenberg's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (58)
in sonoma, CA |
Dr P is the best. I would recommend him to everyone who needed surgery...I'd even recommend him to people who didn't. the pre and post op care was first class...my healing if I would have followed his instructions and not over did it would have been spot on. I was taken care of from the minute he examined me on. Hip Hip (and Knee) for Dr. P!
in Northridge, CA |
In short, I would have expected periodic phone follow up from Dr Penenberg's office for 2 weeks post op. This in addition to daily surveys. This may encourage a more personal outcome regarding periodic soreness and how aggressive we should be in our overall recovery. I also requested via email to your office my post surgery report approximately 10 days ago and have not received as of today. I was told via email, you will receive your report when we receive the report. This was app 7 days ago
in Los Angeles, CA |
Dr. Pennenberg, is the only Doctor that I have given an excellent rating to. His waiting room is full of patients, some times waits up to 2 hours, is not in heard of. The patients are a good cross section of people across the USA. He always greats you by your 1st name, saying he is sorry for the long wait. Takes his time with you an answers all questions. On my 1 visit for my right knee, he recommended an associate to by pass surgery and am still pleased with the injection program.
in Los Angeles, CA |
The level of care and service provided by Dr. Penenberg and his staff was simply outstanding.
West Hollywood, CA |
Great surgeon, I wish that he spent amlittle more time with me before surgery
in Los Angeles, CA |
Had 2 hip replacements performed by Dr. Penenberg, 3 1/2 years apart. He is continually refining his technique. After the 1st surgery, I stayed at Cedar's only 1 night (average stay is 2 nights). After my 2nd surgery, I went home the SAME DAY without any increased discomfort. In fact, I was up walking unaided 4 1/2 hours after my 2nd surgery! My post op physical therapist at Cedar's said he had never seen anybody recover so quickly after surgery. I would highly recommend Dr. Penenberg!!!!!!
Los Angeles, CA |
In my third week of recovery, I can say that my hip replacement experience has been outstanding to date. I was able to walk the day of surgery and went home after one night in the hospital. While not wanting to minimize the challenges of recovery (this is major surgery after all), follow up has been excellent. Dr. P's office uses email to check in with my status each day, and all arrangements for home health care and physical therapy have been flawless. Than you Dr. Pennenberg.
in Los Angeles, CA |
Each and every interaction with Dr. Penenberg and staff has been excellent. The response time of anything that i needed, was quick and through/. Most important, My surgery has completely alleviated my pain. I am grateful to Dr. Penenberg.
in Lancaster CA |
He is not only a very skilled surgeon, he is very caring. He explains everything well and answers any questions without rushing you. He is wonderful and I would recommend him to everyone..
in Los Angeles, CA |
Very talented Orthopedic Surgeon who takes his words seriously and precisely as evidenced by the clean lines and little after-care required after the operations. The hospital attendants tell you that only Dr Penenberg's patients can get up and walk out of there to go home the next day. I could walk without any aide 14 days after the surgery. I would recommend Dr Penenberg to anyone who needs this surgery
in Torrance, CA |
Dr. Penenberg did my knee replacement 3 years ago and it was an amazing experience with a much quicker recovery than I expected. When I needed my hip replaced I went back to Dr. Penenberg. It has only been two weeks but again my recovery has been more than amazing. I went home from the hospital the same day, have had very little pain and will be returning to work next week. Dr. Penenberg is absolutely the best in his field, he cares about his patients and never rushes you out of the office.
in West Hollywoods, CA |
There is no finer doctor that I know of - and hear of - for hip and knee replacement. Dr. PENENBERG has done 3e of my 3 hip/knee replacement surgeries.
in Rancho Palos Verdes |
Dr.Penenberg was nothing short of excellent in terms of all of my dealings with him. Due to a lung issue I have he took into consideration whether or not I should stay in the hospital overnight after my surgery. Fortunately he discharged me the evening after my surgery as I was recovering well. He thoroughly explained how he would fix my leg length discrepancy when he replaced my hip. He is a not a one method fits all surgeon. You will be treated based on your individual joint needs.
in Burbank, CA |
I was quite surprised at how charming Dr. Penenberg was when I met him. I thought he would run from room to room and spend 10 minutes with each patient. This pre-judgment was based on a 2 1/2 hour wait to see him. But, he spent a half hour with me - explaining the procedure, asking me if I had questions, going over health history and genuinely caring that I got the best treatment possible. His waiting room was filled to the brim because he is THE BEST! Post-Op was only a 30 minute wait.
in Los Angeles, CA |
Dr. Penenberg is the best. He came highly recommended by all my doctors and friends. He has quite a following due to all the recommendations and that means a wait. Due to his procedure, healing time is fast. Dr. Penenberg and his staff are wonderful.
in Culver City, CA |
This is a very good Surgen ,but after that may god be with you , he has the most Horrible wiating time period , my brother had his knee surgery by the first of the mount, they said 21 after is his Post-surgery to remove the stitches , not only that they did not even call , when we called to ask what now ? They gave us a month and half after appointment that meant my brother had to wait for 75 days for his stitches , it's not worth it , find another doctor.there are better ones , it's not worth d
in Camarillo, CA |
Dr. Brad Penenberg is an amazing surgeon with extremely nice bedside manner. I felt so confident in his ability to help me through my extensive hip replacement. I would venture to say that most people in the orthopedic field across the nation know of his outstanding reputation. His team was amazing and very attentive post surgery.
in Santa Cruz, CA |
Dr.pennenberg is not only an awesome surgeon , but hes human , kind , and actually gives a ---t .He listens to understand the patients life goals!! The one odd thing is he said that this health loop isn't really his. Me as a patient i thought i was actually talking with him . He said he doesnt really see this. So i stopped answering questions. The other thing theres never a place to comment when questions asked. Thats the only reason i signed into this so i could comment. Thank you Denise
Santa Barbara, CA |
He has done 2 hip replacements and one knee. I think he is a terrific surgeon.
in San Pedro, CA |
My first visit with Dr.Penenberg was the best choice I made in my life. When he examined me and review the X-rays he explained to me about the procedure he was going to preform on me to fix my painful daily hip experience and I do mean painful and all the stress associated with it not to mention the sleepless nights . I had THR MIS Direct posterior surgery on February 13 , 2017 and I am truly amazed and thankful for having being blessed to have Dr Penenberg do his miracles on me. God Bless
Los Angeles, CA |
in Los Angeles, CA |
I totally respect the skill level of DrPeneberg and his associates and so far pleased with results.However I am extremely unhappy with the fact that the I waited an hour and a half the first time and almost two hours the second time in the dismal waiting room. I talked with the office mgr who made ridiculous excuses for the waits when I asked the reason.I do not object to a half hour or so but up to two hours is disrespectful. Surely with all the patients seen one could factor in emergencies .
Calabasas, CA |
I highly recommend Dr. Penenberg. He is a talented surgeon. Both of my knees were very deformed and "knock kneed". I had the worst one done 4 months ago and it went so well, I just had the second knee replaced. I had no infection. I won't say it isn't painful but it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Certainly not any worse than the daily pain I was experiencing with my old knees. If you need a knee or hip replacement, don't put it off. You will be happy with Dr. Penenberg.
in los angeles, ca |
I am extremely happy that I chose Dr. Penenberg for my knee replacement surgery. He explained everything ahead of time and so far, he has been right about everything. I will definitely recommend Dr. Penenberg to anyone that asks for a recommendation.
Simi Valley, CA |
Dr. Brad Penenberg is an excellent surgeon. I would highly recommend him for hip replacement surgery.
in Culver City, CA |
Dr. Penenberg is a hip magician. Everything about him and his entire staff is so calming, professional, warm, caring and excellent - just having him be your doctor makes everything better. He not only listened to my unique concerns, he went the extra mile for me - and so I felt so much more prepared.... I got up and around so fast, I'm really just amazed, and hope the rest of rehab goes this well. Thank you, Dr. Penenberg!
in Los Angeles, CA |
Great Dr for both hip an knee replacement. Warm and informative and easy to work with. The only negative is the high amount of waiting time to see the Dr. The booking should be changed, wait hours is NOT fun
in Los Angeles, CA |
I made an appointment to see Dr. Penenberg and told the office staff I had an MRI disk taken two days prior. My primary care doctor had also taken an x-ray, but the staff did not request that I bring it - just the MRI. Upon arrival at the office I waited for nearly an hour when they informed me that I needed an x-ray in addition to the MRI or I could not see the doctor. I was unable to get my primary care physician to email the x-ray so I was told I could not see the doctor.
Los Angeles, CA |
Highly recommend Dr Penenberg Office very poor returning calls. Took 5 business days for response about aftercare.
in Ventura, CA |
The absolute, unquestioning BEST. I was walking the same day after surgery for a full hip replacement.
in Los Angeles, CA |
Impressive surgeon. But I'm only 20 days past my knee replacement and have far more healing and therapy to do.
in Newbury Park, CA |
the office staff seems very busy/ they do not return calls in a timley manner. Dr Penenberg answers all questions fully. There are no unanswered questions just the expected pain.
in Los Angeles, CA |
Dr. Penenberg listens and is personable. His competence is well established, and he and the staff are well organized. This doctor performed over 900 total knee replacements in 2015, and there is no substitute for this amount of experience and the insight that it brings.
in Woodland Hills CA |
The entire experience could not have been better. I was informed and had great confidence in Dr B and his team.
in Woodland Hills, CA |
Only best experience. Strongly recommend.
He is a top notch surgeon - you will get excellent care. Expect to wait to see him sometimes in his office - but you will be happy you did.
in Long Beach, CA |
He listens to you, very patient and kind. He addresses your problems and explains the procures.also an excellent surgeon .
in Los Angeles, CA |
Dr.Penenberg is great ! He did my hip replacement surgeries in September & December of this year & I am recovering nicely . Looking forward to a better life without pain ! Many thanks Dr.Peneberg !
in Downey, CA |
Dr. Penenberg was very patient and thorough in reviewing my x-rays, explaining my hip procedure and answering all of my questions. This was going to be my first major surgery and although I had no doubt that I was in the excellent hands of the very best, I was still very anxious prior to our consultation appointment. By the end of our meeting I could not wait to schedule my surgery and I was eagerly looking forward to it. Dr. Penenberg's quiet confidence was very reassuring.
in Camarillo, CA |
He clearly loves the work he does and strives for excellence He has an extraordinary staff His surgical team is a happy and dedicated group
in Woodland Hills, CA |
Dr. Penenberg sets the standard for skill, proficiency, expertise and on top of it all, he's a humble and caring human being. There is NONE BETTER in his field of orthopedic surgery!
in Fallbrook, CA |
I found Dr. Penenberg through a friend's recommendation after having both knees replaced by him. I also checked Castle and Connelly, "Top Doctors in America". I even asked a retired head of anesthesiology at Northwestern in Chicago and got very favorable comments—" superb, the best". When meeting Dr. Penenberg I found him to be very direct and to the point on what needed to be accomplished. I also appreciated his expertise and confidence. Hats off.
in Los Angeles, CA |
Dr.Penenberg is without a doubt the most personable, professional and competent orthopedic surgeon that you will ever meet. Also, his PA; Michelle Riley is easily accessible to answer any questions or concerns you might have, both pre/post surgery. Dr. Penenberg's office staff has excellent patient communication skills. I have had 2 total hip replacement surgeries with Dr. Penenberg; and both were incredible successes! The 3rd day after my surgery; I walked a mile with only using a cane!
in Santa Monica, CA |
Superbly skilled surgeon with a very compentent staff and support crew. The only negative is wait time in the office whitch can be excessive, due no doubt to his popularity.
in Los Angeles, CA |
We had the best of the best experience with Dr. Penenberg recently. My father is 85 and has recently had his hip replacement surgery with Dr. Penenberg. He was very worried about the surgery before and had many questions for Dr. Penenberg. After the surgery, he felt he has a new life, he got rid of his walker in 10 day and is so happy with his life after his new hip. All of Dr. Penenberg's team is just incredibly helpful and thoughtful and I can not say enough nice things about them.
La Quinta, CA |
He was attentive and addressed my concerns. He provided an excellent surgical outcome and followed up online after surgery. I felt very secure in his care.
in Long Beach, CA |
I interviewed 6 orthopedists before deciding on Dr. Penenberg. This was the right choice. He was the only MD who was paying attention and made the most sense. I had a year old MRI. Three of the MDs noticed that it was a year old. He was the only one to say "Let's get a new one." and ordered it which made the difference in what kind of operation I was going to get. His office is the most responsive by far. I can email them and get a response back which lowers my anxiety level a lot.
in Los Angeles, CA |
Knowledgeable, compassionate, responsive
in Los Angeles, CA |
12 days out of surgery and the healing process has been seamless and comfortable. The operation went as planned, the Cedar Sinai staff very professional and helpful , the home care similarly. I am very pleased with the results to date.
in Los Angeles, CA |
The entire experience with Penenberg and staff has been seamless,and while i am only 12 days post bilateral hip replacement,i can sense that the procedures went well.
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