Stephen Gardner, M.D.

Dr. Stephen Gardner was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area.  An avid soccer player growing up, Dr. Gardner played four years of varsity soccer for the University of California, Los Angeles graduating summa cum laude with a degree in biochemistry and computer programming.  He remained at UCLA for medical school where he graduated valedictorian of his class.   Dr. Gardner continued his training in Boston, MA at the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency Program where he served as Massachusetts General Hospital Chief Resident during his 5th year.  After residency, Dr. Gardner returned to Los Angeles to pursue an additional year of training in sports medicine at the prestigious Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic.  During his fellowship, Dr. Gardner treated both high-level adult and youth athletes and served as assistant team physician for multiple profession and college sports teams.

  • Fellowship Trained, Sports Medicine
  • Member of Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Member of American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Member of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

He has extensive training in shoulder, elbow, hip and knee arthroscopy as well as non-operative orthopedic sports care. Additionally, Dr. Gardner has an interest in hip, knee and shoulder replacement, as well as orthopedic trauma. Dr. Gardner believes in providing attentive, compassionate orthopedic care in order to return function and improve quality of life for his patients.

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