Dr. Glenn B. Pfeffer, MD

Dr. Glenn B. Pfeffer, MD

Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery | Male | 63 years old

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I have devoted my entire career to the treatment of the foot and ankle. Please come in for any problem, large or small, acute or chronic. I promise to spend all the time you need to understand your diagnosis and all of your treatment options.Read more

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Dr. Pfeffer is director of the Foot and Ankle Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles; co-director of the...Read more

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Dr. Pfeffer Says:

Thank you for comments. Your feedback is critical to us so we can continue to improve the Foot and Ankle Center. If you have any unanswered issues, please don't hesitate to contact me on my personal email, pfefferg@cshs.org.

in Los Angeles, CA |
I noticed a recent review August 24, 2016 from someone that appeared to be disgruntled. This individual must have the wrong doctor! Dr. Glenn Pfeffer, always greets you with a huge smile, he’s up-beat, easy going, a good listener and filled with positive energy. I met him 3 years ago when I sustained a major sports injury, thought I’d never recover (ruptured Achilles). Dr. Pfeffer told me “not to worry!” I have full range of motion and able to return to my sport. I highly recommend Dr. Pfeffer.
in Sacramento, CA |
Dr. Pfeffer is without-a-doubt the best of the best! Disclaimer: I am usually a very harsh judge of surgeons. I have had over 15 orthopaedic surgeries in my life to correct a congential joint disease, and the two that Dr. Pfeffer performed were simply the most successful. He always take a creative approach, but, more importantly, pays attention and extra care to take the least invasive route possible. As a patient, this is invaluable to get back to my regular life as quickly as possible.
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Complete and utter jerk. Very rude and unprofessional. I would recommend this guy to wash m car let alone be my doctor again.
Los Angeles, CA |
Dr. Pfeffer is very much a perfectionist and I trust him to do what is necessary. After surgery and before your 1st progress appointment, you're dealing with his staff about any problems, questions, etc. This system has worked for me.
in Pacific Palisades, CA |
With my achilles tendonitis, I had a fantastic experience with Dr Pfeffer. He immediately diagnosed the situation and a plan of attack that would help me avoid any future surgery. Strongly recommend him.
in Los Angeles, Ca |
Save my foot save my active life. Crushed calcaneous broken and dislocated ankle. Told me what to do prior to surgery and was clear what to do and not to do post surgery and my ankle and heel are just as they were. So thankful for this mans ability and craft.
Los Angeles, CA |
I had excellent results with reconstructive surgery on both feet. Dr. Pfeffer is a renowned surgeon who is both caring and responsive.
Long Beach |
He is one of the most honest and thoughtful physicians I have ever encountered. He takes the time to listen and discuss the options and considers the short and long term impacts of the treatment plan. I came to him after my wife had ankle surgery and was very impressed with the results given she was a very complex case.
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Dr. Pfeffer is director of the Foot and Ankle Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles; co-director of the Cedars-Sinai/University of Southern California Glorya Kaufman Dance Medicine Center; and co-director of the Cedars-Sinai Charcot-Marie-Tooth Program. 

He is past president of the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society; past president of the American Association of Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgeons; and past president of the California Orthopedic Association. He served on the board of the American Academy of Orthopedic surgeons, and is a consultant to the Federal Drug Administration Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Devices panel. 

The doctor has edited seven textbooks on the foot and ankle, written numerous scientific articles, and lectured throughout the world. He has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Running World, Business Week, People Magazine, Dateline NBC, Good Morning America, Dancing with the Stars and CNN. 

Dr. Pfeffer had major surgery on his own foot in 2005. He understands what it is to be a patient. 

Dr. Pfeffer's Care Philosophy

I have devoted my entire career to the treatment of the foot and ankle. Please come in for any problem, large or small, acute or chronic. I promise to spend all the time you need to understand your diagnosis and all of your treatment options. 

Dr. Pfeffer says...

I am an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in all aspects of the Foot and Ankle, including sports injuries, bunions, complex reconstruction and total ankle replacement. 

Dr. Pfeffer says...

Thank you for comments. Your feedback is critical to us so we can continue to improve the Foot and Ankle Center. If you have any unanswered issues, please don't hesitate to contact me on my personal email, pfefferg@cshs.org.

Dr. Pfeffer's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Laxity
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Misalignment
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bunion
  • Calcaneus Fracture
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease, Type 1
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease, Type 4E
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuropathic Arthropathy
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1980

  • Internship Hospital
    Perelman School Of Medicine University Of Pennsylvania

    Completed in 1981

  • Residency Hospital
    Perelman School Of Medicine University Of Pennsylvania

    Completed in 1985

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of California, San Diego

    Completed in 1986

  • Undergraduate School
    Yale University

    Graduated in 1976

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, Past President
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, Past President
  • California Orthopaedic Association, Past President

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Ankle Arthrodesis
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Bunionette Correction
  • Charcot Reconstruction
  • Clawtoe Correction Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
  • Forefoot Reconstruction
  • Fracture Care
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Midfoot Fracture and-or Dislocation Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
  • Reconstructive Foot Surgery
  • Revision of Failed Total Joint Replacement
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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