Frederic Nicola, M.D.

Frederic Nicola, M.D.

Dr. Frederic Nicola specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a Johns Hopkins fellowship-trained physician. Dr. Frederic Nicola's highly acclaimed expertise concerns disorders of the knee joint and advanced techniques for cartilage preservation using minimally invasive techniques. The physician has successfully served as team physician for the Los Angeles Raiders since 1983. By virtue of his National Football League Team Physician Society membership, he has been a team physician during two Pro Bowls and two Super Bowls. Dr. Frederic Nicola is also a highly experienced Ringside Boxing Physician for the California State Athletic Commission. His 40 years of experience as a sports physician and orthopedic surgeon are unmatched. The physician has contributed to the treatment of some of the nation's top athletes during his career. Dr. Frederic Nicola is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Procedures Dr. Frederic Nicola Performs at Cedars-Sinai 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


UCLA Medical Center


UCLA Medical Center - General Surgery

UCLA Medical Center - Orthopedic Surgery

Johns Hopkins University - Orthopedic Surgery


Johns Hopkins University - Joint Replacement

Universitat Kantonsspital, Basel, Switzerland - AO/ASIF Trauma

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