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Frank Petrigliano, MD


Frank Petrigliano, MD

UCLA Physician Frank Petrigliano, MD specializes in Orthopaedic Surgery.
Orthopaedic Surgery
Language Spoken
Hospital Affiliation
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
State License Number
(310) 319-1234 Appointments
(310) 825-2126 Patient Coordinator
Fax Number
(310) 825-1311

UCLA Orthopaedic Center
100 Medical Plaza, Suite 755
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Santa Monica
UCLA Orthopaedic Surgery Clinic
1250 16th Street, Suite 2100A
Santa Monica, California 90404

Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, 2012
Sports Medicine, Hospital for Special Surgery, 2009 - 2010
Orthopaedic Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 2004 - 2009
Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 2003 - 2004
MD, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, 2003
Arthroscopic Knee, Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair, Arthroscopic Shoulder, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthroscopy, Cartilage Implant, Cartilage Knee, Elbow Arthroplasty, Golfer's Elbow, Ligament Knee, Revision ACL Surgery, Revision Labral Repair Tommy John Surgery, Revision Rotator Cuff Repair, Revision Shoulder Arthroscopy, Shoulder, Shoulder Joint Replacement, Sports Medicine, Tennis Elbow

OREF grant recipient Dr. Frank Petrigliano is investigating how stem cells can be used to repair massive rotator cuff injuries. Learn more »

Research Interest
  • Outcomes following cartilage restoration procedures
  • Outcomes following shoulder reconstruction


  • Tissue engineering of rotator cuff and anterior cruciate ligament replacements
  • Kinematics of the knee following ACL and PCL injury
Additional Information

Frank Petrigliano, MD is a specialist in the field of orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine at UCLA with an emphasis on shoulder, knee, and elbow arthroscopy as well as shoulder replacement. A native of New York, Dr. Petrigliano attended college at Cornell University where he graduated with honors. Dr. Petrigliano then attended the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for his medical training and completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at UCLA, during which he participated in a one-year research fellowship investigating a tissue-engineered ligament replacement. After residency, Dr. Petrigliano completed fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at the prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. During fellowship, Dr. Petrigliano was an assistant team physician to the New Jersey Nets professional basketball team and Iona College Athletics as well as a medical consultant to the United States Tennis Association and the US Open. He is currently an assistant team physician for the UCLA Athletic Department.

Dr. Petrigliano has been extensively involved in both clinical and laboratory research and is the author of numerous peer-reviewed research articles, book chapters, and presentations. Dr. Petrigliano was presented with the AOSSM Aircast Award for his research on the effects of ACL and meniscal injury on knee kinematics. Most recently, he participated in the AOSSM-ESSKA European Travelling Sports Fellowship. His clinical and research interests include: cartilage repair and transplantation, arthroscopic shoulder repair (rotator cuff tears, labrum tears), arthroscopic shoulder stabilization, anterior cruciate and posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, and elbow ligament reconstruction. Dr. Petrigliano performs the latest and most innovative arthroscopic techniques, including arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs, anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions, and multi-ligament knee reconstructions. Dr. Petrigliano also performs total shoulder replacements and reverse shoulder replacements, as well as revision surgery. Dr. Petrigliano is board certified and a member of many professional organizations, including: American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America, the International Cartilage Repair Society, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Awards & Recognition
  • AOSSM-ESSKA European Travelling Sports Medicine Fellow - 2014
  • Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation Career Development Award - 2014
  • Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Young Investigator Award - 2012
  • Aircast Award for Best Basic Science Paper 36th Annual Meeting American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, Providence, RI - 2010
  • Irving (“Bill”) Lipstock and Sally Lipstock Fellow - Excellence in Research and Education - Hospital for Special Surgery, New York – 2010
  • Administrative Chief Resident - UCLA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 2008 – 2009
  • Clinician Scientist Development Program - American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - Quebec, Canada – 2008
  • Western Orthopaedic Association Resident Award - Outstanding Research Paper - Western Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting - San Diego, California – 2007
  • Depuy Resident Research Award - Outstanding Basic Science Research Paper - California Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting - Monterey, California – 2007
  • Robert Wood Johnson Academic Achievement Award - Class Salutatorian - New Brunswick, New Jersey – 2003
  • Alpha Omega Alpha - Junior Year Inductee - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School - Alpha Chapter - New Brunswick, New Jersey – 2003
  • J.T. Tai & Company Foundation Scholarship - Foundation of the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey - New Brunswick, New Jersey – 2003
  • Student Scholar Program - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School - New Brunswick, New Jersey – 2002
  • Unilever Research Scholarship - Unilever Research and Development, U.S. - Edgewater, New Jersey - 1994
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