Helping my patients get better in the safest and quickest way possible is my priority as an orthopedic doctor. I'm passionate about making sure each patient gets my full attention. I take a thorough health history, perform an examination, and usually take open MRI or x-ray images. I also get to know what types of treatments each of my patients is comfortable with and what their goals are for healing. It's only once I get the full picture that the two of us can agree what kind of treatment will be the best for that particular person. In most cases, a custom program including physical therapy, medications, injections or other non-surgical approaches is enough to return them to health. I find that only a small percentage of my patients actually need surgery. No matter what type of treatment they need, helping people get their lives back after an injury or long-suffering from chronic pain is my favorite part of being a doctor. It's what drew me to the field—knowing that I could really make a difference in a lot of people's lives. I see worried family members come in needing answers for their injured loved ones, and the faster I can begin to solve their problems, the better it is for their peace mind. I respect what they're going through, so I stay current in all the latest orthopedic medical advances, including in my specialty, the shoulder and elbow areas.
I treat each of my patients as individuals because everyone has different needs and levels of comfort when they're at the doctor. Years of experience and specialized training and education have taught me to start without assumptions each time a patient comes through the door. It means listening and looking very carefully before moving forward.
I'm board certified in orthopedic surgery and fellowship trained in the shoulder and elbow areas. Because I focused on one of the more complex areas of the body, I bring a "puzzle-solving" mentality to each patient's orthopedic problem, no matter which part of the body is affected. I'm able to look at it from different viewpoints and offer the best solution possible, not just the "standard" solution.
I'm also the Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. This has given me thousands of opportunities to hone my surgical and non-surgical skills.
Dr. Magovern's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
Why It Matters: Dr. Magovern's Board Certifications
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Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
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
Arthritis of the Shoulder
Bicep Muscle Strain
Brachydactyly - Elbow, Wrist Dysplasia
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
De Quervain's Disease
Degenerative Disc Disease
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
Glenoid Labrum Tear
Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
Internal Derangement of Knee
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Low Back Pain
Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Elbow
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hands
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Partially Dislocated Elbow (Nursemaid Elbow)
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Post-Infectious Reactive Arthropathy
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Rotator Cuff Tear
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder Labral Tear
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Strain of Muscle and-or Tendon of Forearm
Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
Tricep Muscle Strain
Ulnar Nerve Injuries
Upper Extremity Fracture
Wear and Tear Arthritis
All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
Arthroscopic Glenoid Labrum Repair
Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
Carpal Tunnel Release
Complex Fracture Reconstruction
Complex Shoulder Joint Replacement
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
Glenoid Labrum Repair
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
Hip Replacement Revision
Joint Fluid Therapy
Knee Replacement Revision
Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
Minimally Invasive Rotator Cuff Repair
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Partial Shoulder Replacement
Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
Rotator Cuff Surgery
Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
Shoulder Fracture Treatment
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Simple Fracture Care and Casting
Spinal Nerve Block
Tendon and Bursa Injection
Total Joint Replacement
Total Shoulder Replacement
Trigger Point Injection
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for California.
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
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How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
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Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Boston U/Boston Med Coll
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
Georgetown University School Of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 2001
University of California At San Francisco
Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
Loyola University Med Center
Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
Thomas Jefferson University Hosp Jefferson Med Coll
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Magovern has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Magovern to family and friends
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