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Michael S. Marandola, M.D.

Michael S. Marandola, M.D.

Dr. Marandola specializes in arthroscopic, reconstructive, joint preservation and joint replacement surgery of the shoulder, hip and knee, practicing in Orange County, CA.  Dr. Marandola was the first orthopedic surgeon in Orange County to perform robotic total knee replacement using the Smith and Nephew CORI Robotic Surgical System. He has the following qualifications:

  • Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board Certified, Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Fellow, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Fellow and Distinguished Arthroscopy Leader, Arthroscopy Association of North America,
  • Member, Western Orthopedic Association
  • Member, California Orthopedic Association

Orange County Medical Association Physician of Excellence” from 2014 through 2021.

Top Doctor” recipient of the Orange Coast Magazine” from 2014 through 2021. 

Dr. Marandola received his bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in philosophy, earning summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa honors from Boston University. He earned his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine where he received Alpha Omega Alpha honors and was sole recipient of his class' Gross Anatomy Award. He completed a surgical internship and an orthopedic surgery residency at University of California, Irvine Medical Center. During his residency, Dr. Marandola earned two research awards, served as chairman of an international orthopedic meeting for the American Orthopedic Association, received extensive joint replacement training, and received sports medicine training at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles.

Dr. Marandola is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with additional sub-specialty board certification in Orthopedic Sports Medicine.  He maintains a high level of proficiency and expertise in the sub-specialties of knee, hip, and shoulder replacement and arthroscopic reconstruction.  He also has decades of experience in orthopedic trauma, fracture care, and general orthopedics.

Dr. Marandola has trained orthopedic surgery residents for the UC Irvine School of Medicine as Clinical Professor, and as an Instructor for the Physician Assistant Program for the USC Keck School of Medicine.

Dr. Marandola is active in medical staff leadership and serves on the Joint Replacement and Orthopedic Executive Committees at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center, where he also served as Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, and served on numerous committees, including the Quality Management, Trauma, Surgery Executive, Utilization Review, and Interdisciplinary Practice Committees.  He is a member of the Physician Management Committee at California Specialty Surgery Center.  He has served on the Executive Board of the Orange County Chapter of the Western Orthopedic Association.

Dr. Marandola has served the South Orange County community by volunteering his time as team physician/orthopedist for Saddleback Valley Christian Schools, San Juan Hills High School, Aliso Niguel High School and Mission Viejo High School.

In his spare time, Dr. Marandola enjoys spending time with his wife and family, vacationing in the desert and at the beaches in his home state of Rhode Island.  He also enjoys exercising, skiing and home maintenance.



June 21, 2019

Michael S. Marandola, M.D. Receives Distinction as Distinguished Arthroscopy Leader

In the spring of 2019, the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) announced the first class of Distinguished Arthroscopy Leaders (D.A.L.). The elite group is comprised of 21 accomplished Orthopedic Surgeons identified as leaders in arthroscopy through their education, research and achievements in the advancement of arthroscopy and dedication to improving patient outcomes.

“AANA is extremely proud to honor this exceptional group of surgeons. Their contributions to the association and advancement of minimally invasive orthopedic surgery benefits colleagues from around the world. We appreciate their expertise and are proud to have them as AANA members” said Larry Field, M.D., AANA President.

Congratulations to the first class of AANA Distinguished Arthroscopy Leaders.

AANA is an international professional organization of more than 5,000 orthopedic Surgeons and other medical professionals who are committed to advancing the field of minimally-invasive orthopedic surgery to improve patient outcomes through education, research and advancement.

  • January, 1996 American Medical Association, Physician Recognition
  • June, 1992 Top Orthopedic Research Award
    Dept. Of Orthopedics
    University of California, Irvine, CA
  • December, 1991 Top Orthopedic Research Award
    Dept. Of Orthopedics
    Rancho Los Amigos Orthopaedic Hospital, Downey, CA
  • May, 1987 Ishiyaka Euroamerica Book Award
    Boston University School of Medicine
  • March, 1985 Elizabeth Moyer Book Award for Excellence in Gross Anatomy Boston University School of Medicine
  • May, 1983 Alumni Award for Exemplary Scholarship in Biology
    Boston University
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