Bert R. Mandelbaum, MD, DHL, an Orthopaedic Surgeon with Cedars-Sinai: Kerlan Jobe Institute

Get to know Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Bret R. Mandelbaum, who serves patients in Santa Monica, California. 

Dr. Mandelbaum is a surgeon serving Santa Monica and the surrounding communities. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai: Kerlan Jobe Institute, the sports division of the Cedars-Sinai Department of Orthopaedics, the institute provides comprehensive care for a broad range of orthopaedic conditions. Their physicians are the official team healthcare providers for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Sparks, and national and international cycling, golf and triathlon events. 

In regards to his education, Dr. Mandelbaum earned his Medical Degree from the Washington University School of Medicine in 1980. He went on to complete an internship in general surgery and a residency in orthopaedic surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He has also completed a fellowship in sports medicine with the University of California Los Angeles. 

To stay up to date in his field, Dr. Mandelbaum maintains professional memberships with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the International Cartilage Repair Society, and the Western Orthopaedic Society. 

His patients have excellent experiences with him, one stating, “Dr. Mandelbaum was the second surgeon we went to for a consultation after my son suffered a torn meniscus. His extensive knowledge of soccer athletes in particular, as well as his positive demeanor, were what sold us on having him do the surgery. The communication from his office was consistent and encouraging throughout the process. He held my son to a high standard for his rehab and made sure he was doing the work he needed to do to get back on the pitch. He was cleared to return to playing just over 6 weeks post-op. We could not be happier with Dr. Mandelbaum and will refer him to all our friends and family.”

Orthopaedics is the medical specialty that focuses on injuries and diseases of your body’s musculoskeletal system. This complex system, which includes your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves, allows you to move, work, and be active. While orthopaedic surgeons are familiar with all aspects of the musculoskeletal system, many orthopaedists specialize in certain areas, such as the foot and ankle, spine, shoulder, hand, hip or knee. As a surgeon, Dr. Mandelbaum is trained to assess, diagnose, prevent, and treat sports injuries in patients of all ages, and refer those patients to further services if needed. 

With over four decades of experience in the field, Dr. Mandelbaum has treated thousands of patients. He has been awarded and recognized numerous times throughout his career, including being listed as a “Super Doctor” in Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery in 2016, 2017, and 2018. 

Learn More about Dr. Bert R. Mandelbaum: 

Through his findatopdoc profile, or through Cedar-Sinai: Kerlan Jobe Institute, 


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