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Dr. Carleton Vangsness, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Los Angeles, CA

About Dr. Carleton Vangsness

Dr. Vangsness is a professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. He specializes in the treatment and prevention of orthopaedic and sports-related injuries including ACL reconstruction meniscus surgery cartilage repair and restoration rotator cuff surgery and shoulder instability/dislocations. Dr. Vangsness is internationally recognized for his expertise in shoulder and knee surgery and has conducted and published extensive research with a focus on such topics as shoulder and ligament biomechanics stem cell biology allograft transplantation and meniscal cartilage. Dr. Vangsness is a team physician for USC Athletics and has a special interest in sports injuries. A recipient of numerous university and national academic awards as a teacher and researcher Dr. Vangsness has been on the editorial board of several orthopaedic journals. He is a member of several organizations including the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons The Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology (SICOT). Dr. Vangsness received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. He completed his fellowship in bioengineering at the Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute in New York and a fellowship in sports medicine at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. Dr. Vangsness has published a book entitled The New Science of Overcoming Arthritis.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Keck Hospital of USC

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Minnesota, Doctor of Medicine
  • Hennepin County Medical Center, Internship in Surgery
  • NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Fellowship in Sports Medicine
  • NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute, Fellowship in Bioengineering

Professional memberships

  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology

Awards and publications

  • Adult human mesenchymal stem cells delivered via intra-articular injection to the knee following partial medial meniscectomy: a randomized, double-blind, controlled study J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Jan 15; 96(2):90-8.
  • Human knee synovial fluid cytokines correlated with grade of knee osteoarthritis--a pilot study Bull NYU Hosp Jt Dis. 2011; 69(2):122-7.
  • Los Angeles Magazine: Top Doctors, 2018

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1609829746

Dr. Carleton Vangsness's office location

Keck Medicine of USC - Orthopaedic Surgery

Keck Medicine of USC - Health Sciences Campus

1520 San Pablo St, Ste 2000

Los Angeles, CA 90033

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