Dr. Mandelbaum is a 1980 medical graduate of Washington University Medical School in St. Louis who completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and fellowship in Sports Medicine at UCLA. He served on the faculty at UCLA from 1986-89 and subsequently joined Santa Monica Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group, a founding partner of the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute. He presently practices there, serving as the Director of the Santa Monica Sports Medicine Fellowship Program and of the Research and Education Foundation and the Medical Director for the FIFA Medical Center of Excellence in Santa Monica. He is also the Director of Research for Major League Baseball (MLB). He serves on the USOC National Medical Network Advisory Group. He was also appointed as Chief Medical Officer for the World Special Olympic Games 2015 in LA.

Medical School
  • Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO
  • The John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • The John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • English


Santa Monica Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Group
2020 Santa Monica Boulevard
4th Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 829-2663
(310) 315-5620


  • Orthopedic Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • Shoulder Joint Athroplasty (Replacement)
  • Wrist Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Arthroscopy


Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO/POS/EPO
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO
  • Covered CA Anthem BC PPO/EPO
  • Covered CA Health Net PPO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Medicare
  • Medi-Medi (Medicare-Medi-Cal)
  • United Healthcare PPO/POS/EPO
Insurance Medical Groups
  • Access Medical Group IPA
  • UCLA Medical Group