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Jennifer J. Beck, MD

Jennifer J. Beck, MD

Orthopedic Sports Medicine| Pediatric Sports Medicine| Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Accepting new patients
Primary Location
Renee Meyer Luskin Children's Clinic
1225 15th Street
Suite 2100
Santa Monica, California 90404


As a former gymnast and soccer player, I am personally all too familiar with injuries that sidelined me from my sports. Needing several surgeries and months away from my beloved sports, I was motivated by those experiences to help other young athletes in similar situations. Specializing in youth sports medicine, I can empathize with patients being diagnosed with injuries and how difficult, physically and psychologically, this can be. My goal is to foster a trusting relationship with my patients and their families so we can work as a team to get, and keep, our young athletes playing safely and having fun!




Medical Board Certifications

Sports Medicine, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2018
Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2017


Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 2015
UCLA School of Medicine, 2014


Loyola University Health System, 2013


The Chicago University School of Medicine, MD, 2008


  • Super Doctors® Southern California Rising Stars 2019
  • Pathology Honors Program, Rosalind Franklin 2005-2006
  • Outstanding Female Student Leadership Award, Rosalind Franklin March 2005
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Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center


Diagnosing an ACL Tear: Surgical Considerations | Jennifer Beck, MD | UCLAMDChat
Back to School Means Back to School Sports | Jennifer Beck, MD | UCLAMDChat
Back to School Means...Back to Sports



  • Sports Medicine
  • ACL Tears
  • Patella Instability
  • Meniscus tears
  • Discoid meniscus
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Diversity in Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Patient Reported Outcomes


  1. Safe Distance from the Popliteal Neurovascular Bundle during All-Inside Meniscal Repairs in Pediatric Patients: A Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study. Beck J, Shifflett, Greig D, Ebramzadeh E, Bowen RE. Arthroscopy 2019
  2. Clinical Approach in Youth Sports Medicine: Patient and Guardian Desired Characteristics in Sports Medicine Surgeons. Beck J, Murray M, Christino M. JAAOS 2019
  3. Deficiency of Athletic Trainers and Emergency Equipment in California High Schools: Are Student-Athletes At Risk? Pryor R, Runestad S, Chong Gum BA, Fuller NJ, Kang M, Beck J. International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training. 2019
  4. Iliotibial Band Autograft: What Size is the Graft? A Mathematical and Cadaveric Model. Beck JJ, Takamura K, Beck JM, Bowen R. Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery Jan 2020, 140 (1):19-23
  5. Prospective Study of Acute Opioid Use after Adolescent Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Shows No Effect from Patient or Surgical Related Factors. Beck J, Cline K, Serpa R, Sangiorgio S, Bowen RE. JAAOS 2020
  6. Evaluation of General and Musculoskeletal Health Literacy Disparities In Pediatric Sports Injury Patient Populations. Su L, Shaw K, Serpa R, Bowen R, Beck J. JPO 2019
  7. Trends in Concomitant Meniscal Surgery & Associated Complications among Patients <19 years old Undergoing ACL Reconstruction: An Analysis of ABOS Part II Candidates From 2000-2016. Aristides JR, Gao B, Ganley T, Pennock AT, Shea KG, Beck J Ellis H. OJSM 2019
  8. Low Energy, Lateral Ankle Injuries in Pediatric Patients: A Systematic Review of Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Ankle Sprains and Salter Harris 1 Distal Fibula Fractures. Beck J, Aristides JR, Vandenburg C, Ellis H. JPO 2019
  9. Gender of Presenters at Orthopaedic Meetings Reflects Gender Diversity of Society Membership. Tougas C, Valtanen R, Bajwa A, Beck J. JOO 2019
  10. Extensive Atraumatic Heterotopic Ossification of the Achilles Tendon in an Adolescent with Metabolic Syndrome: A Case Report. Su L, Arshi A, Beck J. JBJS Case Connector. 2020. 10(10):e0394-e0394


  • Super Doctors® Southern California Rising Stars 2019
  • Pathology Honors Program, Rosalind Franklin 2005-2006
  • Outstanding Female Student Leadership Award, Rosalind Franklin March 2005
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Jan 2007
  • Ruth Jackson Orthopedic Society Resident Research Award Feb 2012
  • Certificate of Excellence in Research, Loyola University June 2013
  • Charles M Swartz Traveling Fellowship Award, Loyola University June 2013
  • Von L Meyer Education Award, Boston Children’s Hospital Oct 2014
  • First Place Poster: Western Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting July 2015: Blumensaat-Epiphyseal Containment of the Knee (BECK): A New Radiological Tool For Determining Patellar Height. Cheung EC, Boguszewski DV, Joshi NB, Dutta AR, Bowen, RE, Oppenheim WL, Beck JJ.
  • UCLA Department of Rehabilitation Services Collaboration Award Sept 2016
  • Best Poster: Pediatrics. AAOS Annual Meeting 2018, New Orleans. March 2018: Generalized Joint Hypermobility Does Not Affect Idiopathic Clubfeet Treated with the Ponseti Method. Beck JJ, Sangiorgio S, Ebramzadeh E, Semel J, Nazif M, Zionts LE.