Dr. Peter S. Vezeridis is a board certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon, specializing in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine with an emphasis on shoulder, elbow, and knee surgery as well as shoulder replacement. A native of Rhode Island, Dr. Vezeridis attended Brown University where he obtained an Sc.B. degree with Honors and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Dr. Vezeridis then attended Brown Medical School. During medical school, he was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Fellowship to the Netherlands to perform orthopaedic basic science research. He was also a medical volunteer at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. Dr. Vezeridis completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program in Boston. Dr. Vezeridis served as a Chief Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital.
After residency, Dr. Vezeridis completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. During fellowship, he was an assistant team physician for the New England Patriots, the Boston Red Sox, the Boston Bruins, and the New England Revolution. Following his Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery fellowship, Dr. Vezeridis completed a European traveling fellowship in advanced shoulder surgery. During this time, he learned from several of the world’s pre-eminent shoulder surgeons including Dr. Laurent Lafosse in Annecy, France, Dr. Gilles Walch in Lyon, France, and Dr. Christian Gerber in Zurich, Switzerland. Dr. Vezeridis was also awarded an AO Trauma Fellowship at the Charité Hospital in Berlin, Germany. He is currently an assistant team physician for the UCLA Athletic Department.
Dr. Vezeridis has a strong interest in clinical and laboratory research and is the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. He has lectured on the regional, national, and international level. During residency, Dr. Vezeridis was awarded an OREF/DePuy Orthopaedic Resident Educational Grant to perform biomechanics research on multi-ligamentous knee reconstruction. His clinical and research interests include complex arthroscopic shoulder rotator cuff and labral repairs, arthroscopic and open shoulder stabilization procedures, anatomic and reverse total shoulder replacement, elbow ligament reconstruction, and anterior cruciate ligament and multi-ligament knee reconstruction. Dr. Vezeridis utilizes the most recent innovative arthroscopic techniques, including all-arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs, anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions, and multi-ligamentous knee reconstructions. Dr. Vezeridis has specialized training in total shoulder replacement and reverse shoulder replacement. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), the International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS), the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA), the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), and the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA).