Dr. Ralph Gambardella, MD

Dr. Ralph Gambardella, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 66
Dr. Ralph Gambardella, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from University of Southern California / Keck School of Medicine in 1977 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

6801 Park Ter

Los Angeles, CA 90045

Contact Information

(310) 665-7200

Insurance Accepted

  • 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
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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
more than 89% of peers
Knee Disorders
more than 81% of peers
Joint Pain
more than 73% of peers

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Dr. Gambardella's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Gambardella "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."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gambardella "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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10  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Men's Sports Medicine
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Pain Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Pain Management

1  Board Certifications

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

47  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Conditions
  • 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 and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprains and Tears
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • 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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24  Procedures

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.


  • 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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What People Say About Dr. Ralph Gambardella, MD
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Dr Gamberdella is a great surgeon! My entire experience with him was excellant. Great bedside manner, highly competent support staff, excellant facility.
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Doctor Gambardella and his staff are excellent!
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Dr. Gambardella is an amazing surgeon who takes time to make sure you understand your options, outcomes, and answers all your questions. He made feel extremely comfortable before, during and after my surgery.
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Dr. Gambardella is extremely experienced. He is one of the best in the biz and knows what he is talking about. He takes the time to explain everything to patients and answers all questions. My experience with him has been fantastic. Kerlan-Jobe however deals with so many patients that scheduling...Read More
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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.
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