Nelson F. Boland, MD
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Nelson F. Boland, MD

  • Family Medicine|
  • Sports Medicine
Average rating: 5.0
Malibu Family Medicine, Internal Medicine & Pediatrics | 23815 Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu, CA 90265


Dr. Boland is a dual board-certified sports medicine and family medicine physician who takes care of athletes and active individuals of all ages. He specializes in non-surgical orthopedic conditions of the knee, shoulder, hip, ankle, elbow, and wrist including osteoarthritis, tendonitis, and other chronic over-use injuries. He is an expert in the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound for the purpose minimally invasive, office-based orthopedic procedures. 

Dr. Boland has served as the team physician for multiple high school, college, and professional teams during his career. He completed his primary care sports medicine fellowship at UCLA where he served as the head team physician for UCLA baseball, tennis, and golf. He served as the assistant team physician for the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2022-23 season and the Los Angeles Dodgers during both the 2022 and 2023 campaigns. He has also served as the local team physician for several high schools including Santa Monica and Beverly Hills High. 

Dr. Boland has published research in peer-reviewed journals investigating the effects of sleep and athletic performance as well as injury risks of youth marathon training. Currently, he is seeing pediatric and adult patients in the UCLA Health Malibu Clinic for both general primary care and sports medicine. When he is not working, he enjoys playing beach volleyball, skiing, and traveling.




Medical Board Certifications

Sports Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine, 2023
Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine, 2022


Family Medicine, UCLA Family Medicine, 2022


MD, Baylor College of Medicine (MD Only), 2019

Areas of Focus


  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Centivo
  • Cigna
  • First Health
  • Health Net of California
  • Interplan (part of HealthSmart)
  • L.A. Care
  • MultiPlan
  • UFCM Health System
  • Prime Health Services
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • UnitedHealthcare

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Overall Rating:
246 total ratings | 150 reviews
May 24, 2024
May 23, 2024
Excellent, we were seen in a timely manner and Dr Bolan was helpful and informative
May 22, 2024
He always listens, makes me feel better!!
May 22, 2024
Doctor bolin was fantastic as was the rest of the staff. Having previously worked in the medical field myself, I consider myself to be especially particular. The office is efficiently run. The staff are friendly and courteous. Doctor bolan is extremely knowledgeable. I greatly appreciate my medical treatment at your facility.
May 20, 2024
My doctor was helpful in every way so I felt he understood my purpose and was extremely helpful in explaining my status and question and recommended a procedure which was extremely helpful.