Dr. Frederic Nicola is an experienced surgeon specialized in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is a certified Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a Johns Hopkins Fellowship trained physician. His highly acclaimed expertise involves disorders of the knee joint and in advanced techniques for cartilage preservation using minimally invasive and FDA approved techniques. Dr. Nicola has successfully served as team physician for the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders since 1983. Due to his National Football League Team Physician Society’s membership, Dr. Nicola has been a team physician during two Pro Bowls and two Super Bowls. He is also an experienced Ringside Boxing Physician for the California State Athletic Commission. Dr. Nicola’s 20 years of experience as an orthopedic surgeon and sports physician is unmatched. He contributed to the treatment of some of the nation’s top athletes.

Procedures Dr. Frederic Nicola Performs at Marina del Rey Hospital

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • HealthNet
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Education & Training

Medical Degree

Rush Medical College

Internship(s)

UCLA Medical Center

Residency(ies)

UCLA Medical Center - General Surgery

UCLA Medical Center - Orthopedic Surgery

Johns Hopkins University - Orthopedic Surgery

UCLA Medical Center - Orthopedic Surgery

Fellowship(s)

Johns Hopkins University - Joint Replacement

Universitat Kantonsspital, Basel, Switzerland - AO/ASIF Trauma



Honors & Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Back Society American Back Society
  • American Medical Association American Medical Association
  • American Pain Society American Pain Society
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • California Medical Association California Medical Association
  • California Orthopaedic Association California Orthopaedic Association