Dr. Michael Gerhardt is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who joined Santa Monica Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group, a founding partner of Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute, in 2002. He specializes in sports medicine, which includes arthroscopic surgery of the hip, knee, and shoulder. Dr. Gerhardt has also completed subspecialty training in hip arthroscopy and is considered one of the leading physicians in the country in this arena. He has extensive experience in cutting-edge, minimally invasive techniques for treating a wide spectrum of hip injuries.

Dr. Gerhardt, originally a native of the central coast of California, earned his undergraduate degree from UC San Diego. While at UC San Diego he was a key member of the NCAA national championship men’s soccer team in 1991. He attended medical school at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, where he graduated with honors, then completed his orthopaedic surgical residency at the University of Southern California where he served as Chief Resident of his class. He then began a Sports Medicine Fellowship at Santa Monica Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group, a founding partner of the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute. After fellowship, he sought further training in hip arthroscopy with Dr. Thomas Byrd at the Nashville Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Clinic. Upon completion of his training, he joined Santa Monica Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group and has remained part of the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute since.

His recent accomplishments include serving on multiple panels and advisory boards in the field of sports medicine and arthroscopy. He currently serves as the Team Physician for the US Soccer Men’s National Team, the Los Angeles Galaxy, and Pepperdine University. Dr. Gerhardt has numerous publications in scientific orthopaedic journals and is frequently on the podium, giving research and educational presentations on various surgical topics. He is actively involved in basic science and clinical research and is a dedicated faculty member of the Santa Monica Sports Medicine Fellowship Program.

Medical School
  • Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA
  • LAC - USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • LAC - USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Cedars-Sinai Kerlan Jobe (F/K/A SMOG), Santa Monica, CA
  • English
  • Spanish


Santa Monica Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Group
2020 Santa Monica Boulevard
4th Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 829-2663
(310) 315-2198


  • Orthopedic Surgery (Board Certified)
Clinical Interests
  • Shoulder Joint Athroplasty (Replacement)
  • Sports Medicine
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Wrist Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Hip Replacement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • MAKOplasty


Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Calif. Care HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO/POS/EPO
  • Cigna HMO Plan
  • Cigna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Medicare
  • Preferred Health Systems PPO
  • Private Healthcare System PPO/POS
  • United Healthcare PPO/POS/EPO
  • Workers Compensation