Dr. Ralph A. Gambardella is a sports medicine surgeon who serves as chairman and president of Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic. He earned his medical doctorate at the University of Southern California and subsequently performed a surgery internship at Tufts in Boston. Afterward he returned to the University of Southern California for an orthopaedic surgery residency and then became a sports medicine fellow at Kerlan-Jobe. Dr. Gambardella is a distinguished member of numerous professional organizations, such as the Association of Major League Team Physicians (former President), American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, AAOS Subcommittee on Sports Medicine Evaluation and American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Council of Delegates (CA Representative). Dr. Gambardella also serves as an orthopaedic consultant to the famous LA Dodgers, Loyola Marymount University athletics and USC athletics. Due to his expertise, he is widely sought in the orthopaedic industry as a medical advisor and he is a part of numerous advisory boards. In 2010 Los Angeles Magazine voted Dr. Gambardella as a Super Doctor. He is a frequent lecturer and participant at academic medical conferences and has a special interest in advancing cartilage repair techniques and practices.

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross / Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HealthNet
  • Pacificare HMO
  • United Healthcare

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Education & Training

Medical Degree

Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California

Internship(s)

Tufts New Eng Med Center

Residency(ies)

Usc Med Center

Fellowship(s)

Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic



Honors & Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Association of Major League Baseball Physicians American Association of Major League Baseball Physicians
  • California Orthopaedic Association California Orthopaedic Association
  • International Cartilage Repair Society International Cartilage Repair Society
  • Publications & Media