Neal S. ElAttrache, MD is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles and is recognized for treatment and research of knee, shoulder, and elbow injuries. He serves on the Board of Directors at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, is Chairman of the Board of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Foundation, and Program Director for the Kerlan-Jobe Fellowship. He is Co-Chair of Medical Affairs for the Kerlan-Jobe Institute, a collaboration with Cedars-Sinai whose goal is to lead advancements in the fields of orthopedics and sports medicine on a global scale.
Dr. ElAttrache is Head Team Physician for the LA Dodgers and the LA Rams. He has been elected as Vice President of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and as President of the Herodicus Society. He is frequently recognized as a top sports medicine specialist, having been identified as one of the "Top 50 Most Powerful in LA Sports" by the Los Angeles Daily News. He is consistently selected as a top physician by peer review process and by renowned medical and sports publications and has been recognized as one of "Hollywood's Top Doctors" and as one of the "Best Orthopedic Surgeons in Los Angeles" by the The Hollywood Reporter.
Author Jeff Passan features Dr. ElAttrache in Chapter 1 of his critically acclaimed book, THE ARM: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports, as he performs his "toughest [Tommy John] surgery" to date on Los Angeles Dodgers' Todd Coffey.
Dr. ElAttrache provides insight on Tommy John Surgery in this video by Kerlan-Jobe, which was created for the opening of “Whole New Ballgame,” a permanent exhibit at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
Dr. ElAttrache has done extensive research and product development leading to US Patents for arthroscopic devices, orthopedic devices, and implants commonly used in rotator cuff, labrum, tendon, and ligament surgery.