Neal 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.
"That level of intimacy, that relationship you make with a patient, celebrity or athlete or not, is almost like a sacred thing. I tell the guys we're training: if that privilege doesn't strike you right in the chest, to have that given to you, you're missing the most beautiful thing about what we do. It doesn't matter how famous they are. It's that you can really be involved in someone's life."
Dr. Neal ElAttrache is a member of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic Board of Directors, Chairman of the Board of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Foundation. He serves on the Board of Directors and as 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. Neal ElAttrache is Head Team Physician for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Los Angeles Rams. He is Orthopedic Consultant to the Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, and Anaheim Ducks and has served as Senior Surgeon for on-site surgical support for USOC at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Dr. Neal ElAttrache is frequently recognized as a top sports medicine specialist, having been identified as one of the "Top 50 Most Powerful in L.A. Sports" by the Los Angeles Daily News and one of "The 100 most powerful people in MLB" by USA Today. He has been selected by peer review process to "Best Doctors in America", listed as one of "America's Top Doctors"™ by Castle Connolly, and as a "Super Doctor" by SuperDoctors of Southern California.
Baseball Prospectus, Bleacher Report, and Sports Illustrated online have listed him as one of the "Top 10 Sports Medicine Doctors in America." He has been recognized as one of the "Top 19 U.S. Sports Medicine Specialists," and "Top 20 North American Shoulder Surgeons" by Orthopedics This Week as well as one of "59 Great Orthopedic Surgeons Recommended by Healthcare Leaders," and as an "Orthopedic Surgeon to Know" by Becker's Orthopedic and Spine Review. The Hollywood Reporter has recognized him as one of "Hollywood's Top Doctors" and as one of the "Best Orthopedic Surgeons in Los Angeles."
Neal ElAttrache, MD was Inducted as the 47th President of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine on July 2018.
He has also been Elected as President of the Herodicus Society from July 2016 to July 2017.
After completing his studies at the University of Notre Dame in 1981, Dr. ElAttrache earned his medical doctorate at the University of Pittsburgh in 1985 where he also completed his internship in general surgery and his orthopedic surgery residency before becoming a sports medicine fellow at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in 1990. Dr. ElAttrache joined Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic directly following his fellowship.
Dr. Neal ElAttrache is a former member of the Executive Committee of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Association and former Program Chairman for the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine. Additionally, he has been selected for membership to the American Orthopaedic Association, which recognizes leadership and significant contribution to the art and science of orthopedic surgery. He has also been selected for membership to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, and the NFL Physicians Society.
Dr. Neal ElAttrache has authored 40 textbook chapters, 100 research journal articles, 10 orthopedic instructional videos, and has given over 317 lectures at national and international orthopedic surgery conferences.
Neal ElAttrache, MD Herodicus Society President - 2016 to 2017
A private non-profit educational organization exclusively for physicians based on the teachings and medical theories of Herodicus, a Greek physician of 5th century BC who is credited for the first use of therapeutic exercise for the treatment of disease and maintenance of health. The Herodicus Society's Mission Statement is "Establish a collegial society of orthopedic sports medicine leaders who share clinical experience and research to foster education, improve patient care and advance the field."
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Neal ElAttrache, MD 47h president of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) - 2018 to 2019
The AOSSM is a world leader in sports medicine education, research, communication, and fellowship, working closely with many other sports medicine specialists, including athletic trainers, physical therapists, family physicians, and others to improve the identification, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports injuries.
Neal ElAttrache, MD serves as the Co-Director of Medical Affairs - 2012 to Present
The Kerlan-Jobe Institute is a world leader in the diagnosis and treatment of orthopaedic and sports medicine injuries and illnesses. The Kerlan-Jobe Institute, an affiliate of Cedars-Sinai, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of the spine, shoulder, elbow, knee, hand, and foot, as well as orthopedic trauma, arthritis, and work-related injuries.
Neal ElAttrache, MD serves as a Chairman of the Research Foundation - 2009 to Prsent
A research foundation focused on giving back to the community through research and care. The Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Foundation educates sports medicine experts for the future and performs cutting edge research. Additionally, it engages in educational activities designed to promote scientific information on injury prevention and treatment to medical professionals and the public.
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