Dr. Powell attended Columbia College where he was one of the founding members of the rock and roll band, Sha Na Na. He performed at the Woodstock Festival, Fillmore East and West, in Europe and Japan, on the syndicated television series, Sha Na Na, and in the movies Woodstock, Grease, and Caddyshack. He left the band in 1980 and returned to Columbia to take premedical courses. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine, completed his internship at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital and his residency in orthopedics at Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City. He completed his fellowship in sports medicine at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles and is board certified. He founded Stetson Powell Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Burbank. In addition to a busy practice in sports medicine, Dr. Powell is active in the Arthroscopy Association of North America, serving as Program Chairman and is on the Board of Directors, the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He is Team Physician for the US Soccer Women's National Team and is Clinical Professor of Orthopedics at USC Keck School of Medicine. He also volunteers for MusiCares, the outreach arm of the GRAMMY Awards, to provide free healthcare for musicians in need. Dr. Powell is a member of the Providence Saint Joseph Medical Staff providing care in orthopedic surgery.

Medical School
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals, NY
  • St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY
  • Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Los Angeles, CA
  • English


Stetson Powell Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
2021 Santa Monica Boulevard
Suite 700E
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 449-4440
(310) 829-9015
Stetson Powell Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
191 S. Buena Vista Street
Suite 470
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 848-3030
(818) 848-2228


  • Orthopedic Surgery (Board Certified)
Clinical Interests
  • Shoulder Joint Athroplasty (Replacement)
  • Knee Replacement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy


Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO/POS/EPO
  • Blue Shield PPO/POS/EPO
  • Cigna PPO/POS/EPO
  • CorVel Health PPO/EPO
  • Covered CA Anthem BC PPO/EPO
  • First Health Network PPO/EPO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Interplan PPO/ EPO
  • Medicare
  • Medi-Medi (Medicare-Medi-Cal)
  • Motion Picture Health/Writers Guild
  • MultiPlan LTD PPO
  • Private Healthcare System PPO/POS
  • Workers Compensation