Dr. Getelman is Board Certified in both Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine with a subspecialty practice focused on treatments of the shoulder and knee. 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.
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Dr. Mark Getelman is highly trained and skilled Los Angeles area Orthopedic Surgeon who is committed to the highest level of excellence and achieving the best possible results for his patients. He is double board-certified in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Remaining as a leader in the field of Arthroscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery as evidenced by the many published journal articles, textbook chapters, meeting presentations, and arthroscopic surgery courses he teaches for other Board-Certified Orthopedic surgeons.
Dr. Getelman's subspecialty practice focuses 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, meniscal repair and knee ligament reconstruction, ACL repair surgery including revision surgery for prior failed ACL reconstruction and articular cartilage defects surgery.
Dr. Getelman'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 Surgery
Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Orthopedic Knee Surgery
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
Why It Matters: Dr. Getelman's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
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.
Arthritis of the Shoulder
Knee Joint - Varus Deformity
Knee Ligament Injuries
Knee Ligament Rupture
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Rotator Cuff Tear
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder Labral Tear
Arthroscopic Glenoid Labrum Repair
Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
Distal Clavicle Excision Surgery
Glenoid Labrum Repair
Knee Cartilage Repair
Knee Ligament Reconstruction
Knee Tendon Repair
Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
Minimally Invasive Joint Surgery
Minimally Invasive Rotator Cuff Repair
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Rotator Cuff Surgery
Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for California.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from 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.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
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.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
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.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Tulane University of Louisiana
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
University of Florida
Medical School | Graduated 1989
Boston University School of Medicine
Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
Internship Hospital | Completed
Boston University School of Medicine
Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
Boston Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991
Southern California Orthopedic Institute
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997
St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Getelman 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.