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Dr. James Tibone, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Professional statement

Dr. Tibone holds the Moss Foundation Professorship in Sports Medicine in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and he is the medical director for USC's Athletic Department. Dr. Tibone is an internationally recognized expert in sports injuries of the shoulder, knee and elbow and total and reverse shoulder replacement surgeries. A prolific writer and speaker, Dr. Tibone has extensive experience working with professional athletes. He is a team physician for USC's football team and has also served as team physician for numerous sports organizations, including the Los Angeles Kings. He is also the consulting physician for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Lakers, as well as the Anaheim Ducks. He recently started working with the Los Angeles Rams since they returned to L.A. Dr. Tibone has been voted a Super Doctor by Los Angeles Magazine and was the North American editor for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. He has served on numerous national professional committees, and is a past president of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. He received his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and completed his fellowship in sports medicine at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Keck Hospital of USC

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Thomas Jefferson University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Los Angeles County Harbor–UCLA Medical Center, Internship in Surgery
  • Los Angeles County Harbor–UCLA Medical Center, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Fellowship in Sports Medicine

Awards and publications

  • Los Angeles Magazine: Top Doctors, 2018
  • AOSSM: Robert E Leach Sports Medicine Leadership Award , 2018
  • Best Doctors: Best Doctors in America, 2017-2018

Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1831174523

Office locations

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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The very best.
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Everything was fine. No issues.
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Everyone was very professional but friendly. Great!
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Everyone was very professional but friendly. Great!
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I would highly recommend Dr Tibone! He is terrific! Excellent! So caring! Dr. Tibone's bedside manner is awesome! We didn't have to wait. Also we loved Dr John - He was outstanding! My shoulder is better and I don't need surgery! Yay!
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Awesome! I always feel that doctor & staff care about me. Very professional and friendly. I am confident that I am receiving the best care possible!
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