Dr. Ralph Gambardella, MD

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Age 65
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Dr. Ralph Gambardella, MD
Ralph A. Gambardella, M.D. is a Sports Medicine surgeon and serves as Chairman and President of Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic. After earning his medical doctorate at the University of Southern California, Dr. Gambardella completed a surgery internship at Tufts in Boston, and then returned to USC for his orthopaedic surgery residency before becoming a Sports Medicine Fellow at Kerlan-Jobe. Dr. Gambardella is active in a number of professional organizations, including the Association of Major League Team Physicians (former President), the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopic Asoociation of North America and the International Cartilage Research Society Dr. Gambardella serves an orthopaedic consultant to the LA Dodgers, Loyola Marymount University athletics and USC athletics, and is on the faculty at the USC School of Medicine. He is widely sought in the orthopaedic industry as a medical advisor and serves on numerous advisory boards. He remains active with USC alumni and is a former board member of the USC Alumni Association. Los Angeles Magazine has consistently voted Dr. Gambardella as a Super Doctor. He is a frequent lecturer at academic and industry conferences, and has a passion for advancing cartilage repair techniques and practice.

6801 Park Ter

Los Angeles, CA 90045

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Dr. Ralph Gambardella, MD

Dr. Ralph Gambardella, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Health System
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • 5 More

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Care Philosophy

At Kerlan-Jobe, we specialize in helping people who are on-the-go to stay healthy and active. We are considered the experts in comprehensive sports medicine and rehabilitation and we are able to offer complete evaluation and treatment for injuries to help each patient achieve his or her goals. All of our physicians are board certified and acknowledged experts in their sub-specialties. What is more, virtually all of our procedures are on the forefront of innovation in their particular field.

We will take the time to evaluate your condition and will insure that you understand your diagnosis completely. Based on your evaluation, you may be X-rayed on the spot or have a more complex imaging session scheduled such as an MRI or CT scan. We will determine a specific course of treatment based on your goals. Recommended treatment may involve conservative therapies such as medications and physical therapy, or it may involve surgical intervention. No matter the determined course of treatment, you will be an active participant in the process.

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Dr. Gambardella's Experience

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Dr. Gambardella'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 Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Men's Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Pain Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
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Board Certifications

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

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprains and Tears
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid 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.

Education

  • Bowdoin College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1973
  • University Of Southern California / Keck School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Tufts New England Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • University Of Southern California / Keck School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Kerlan Jobe Orthopedic Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Super Doctors, SuperDoctors.com, 2015
  • Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctors, 2007-2015
  • Patients’ Choice Award, 2012
  • Super Doctor, Los Angeles Magazine, 2010
  • Top Doctors: Southern California, Castle Connolly, 2012
  • Top Doctors: LA Area, Castle Connolly, 2013
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition Award, 2012
  • Hollywood’s Top Doctors, The Hollywood Reporter, 2015
Media & Publications

Dr. Gambardella has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gambardella's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gambardella to family and friends
4.5
based on 20 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Gambardella's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Yucaipa, CA |
Dr. Gambardella was very informative reference my injury and the options available to me. He explained complex procedures in laymen terms allowing me to understand the present conditions as well as choices towards recovery.
Los Angeles, CA |
Love Dr. Gambardella, he's the best, explains everything and is extremely through.
in La Crescenta |
I have tore my ACL on both knees, and Dr Gambardella has flawlessly reconstructed them. I went on to play collegiate soccer after my first ACL reconstruction and have had absolutely no issues playing competitive sports. This man is a genius at his craft and has amazing bedside manner as well. What more could you ask for?
Los Angeles, CA |
Surgically fixed my shoulder. The best and very compassionate to boot.
in Los Angeles, CA |
Dr Gambardella is a world class surgeon who cares. He is exceptional in every way and listens intently to his patients like me.
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Dr. Gambardella accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
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  • AvMed
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Bluegrass Family Health
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  • Cigna
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    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Delta Health System
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
    Health Net PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MedHealthInsurance
  • Principal Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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