Ronald Kvitne, M.D.
Dr. Ronald S. Kvitne is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specialized in sports medicine and the treatment of knees, shoulders and elbows. Dr. Kvitne earned his medical doctorate at the University of California in San Francisco and proceeded with a surgical internship and residency at Northwestern University Medical Center in Chicago. After completing his residency, Dr. Kvitne continued with a sports medicine oriented Fellowship at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic. Dr. Kvitne. He is an Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Southern California and certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Kvitne is a regular contributor to medical education and research, and in over 27 years of experience, he has authored 31 publications and 6 book chapters and has facilitated over 34 lectures. He is a member of a several prestigious medical societies, such as the American Medical Association, the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. Being a qualified medical examiner and a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners, Dr. Kvitne also serves as the team physician of the world champion Los Angeles Kings and the Los Angeles Blades. He is also an Associate Orthopedic Consultant for the California Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Lakers and Anaheim Ducks. Dr. Kvitne has received in 2008, 2009, 2012 the Patients' Choice Award from PatientsChoice.org and he was designated a “Super Doctor” by SuperDoctors.com.
- Blue Cross / Blue Shield
- Coventry Health Care
- GEHA Health Plans
- Kaiser Permanente
- United Healthcare
- Workers' Compensation
Education & Training
UCSF School of Medicine
Northwestern University Med Center
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Orthopedic Surgery
McGaw Medical Center - Northwestern University, Orthopedic Surgery
Kerlan Jobs Orth Clin
Honors & Awards
Memberships & Affiliations
Publications & Media
Isolated type II superior labral anterior posterior lesions: age-related outcome of arthroscopic fixation.
Neri, B.R., Vollmer, E.A., Kvitne, R.S.; Am J Sports Med. 2009-05-01.
Electromyographic analysis of forearm muscles in professional and amateur golfers.
Farber, A.J., Smith, J.S., Kvitne, R.S., Mohr, K.J., Shin, S.S.; Am J Sports Med. 2009-02-01.
Biomechanical comparison of a single-row versus double-row suture anchor technique for rotator cuff repair.
Kim, D.H., Elattrache, N.S., Tibone, J.E., Jun, B., DeLaMora, S.N., Kvitne, R.S., Lee, T.Q.; Am J Sports Med. 2006-03-01.
Physiological Characteristics of Top Level Off-road Motorcyclists.
British Journal of Sports Medicine
A New Technique: in Vitro Suture Anchor Fixation Has Superior Yield Strength to Bone Tunnel Fixation for Distal Biceps Tendon Repair.
The American Journal of Sports Medicine
Biomechanical Evaluation of Multidirectional Glenohumeral Instability and Repair.
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research