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New Name in Orthopedics

Cedars-Sinai announced the formation of the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute this week, which includes multiple care locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties.

The new name reflects Cedars-Sinai’s, Kerlan-Jobe’s and Santa Monica Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group (SMOG)’s positions as founding partners of the institute. The naming also highlights the expanding footprint of Cedars-Sinai’s Department of Orthopaedics, which was created in 2016.

"This transition has been years in the making and best represents our joint commitment to be a world leader in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of sports-related injuries and illnesses, and other orthopedic conditions," said Mark Vrahas, MD, founding chair of the Department of Orthopaedics.

Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic and Santa Monica Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group first joined forces with Cedars-Sinai in 2013. SMOG, located at 2020 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 400, will now also be known as the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute.

"For us, this is more than a name change. It is an opportunity to synergize and integrate our world-class institute with other preeminent physician leaders, researchers and staff members throughout our orthopedic network and the Cedars-Sinai Health System," said Bert R. Mandelbaum, MD, DHL (hon), co-chair of Medical Affairs for Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute.

The Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute is internationally recognized for research and education in sports medicine. Institute physicians have pioneered advanced surgical methods and procedures to enhance treatment, rehabilitation and recovery.

"We’re excited about the opportunity to take this powerful partnership to new heights," said Neal S. ElAttrache, MD, a member of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic Board of Directors and co-chair of Medical Affairs for Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute. "This step further solidifies the collaborative work of these long-standing names in orthopedic medicine to provide exceptional care to the Los Angeles community and beyond."

As the sports division of the Cedars-Sinai Department of Orthopaedics, Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute physicians also are the team healthcare providers for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Angels, Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Galaxy, U.S. Men’s and Women’s Soccer and the Special Olympics.