Sharon L. Hame, MD

Sharon L. Hame, MD

Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Primary Location
Orthopaedic Surgery
100 Medical Plaza
Suite 170
Los Angeles, California 90095
Phone
Fax
424-259-6560

About

Dr. Sharon Hame is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with subspecialty certification in sports medicine. She has been practicing orthopaedic sports medicine for over 23 years. She is currently a Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery and sees patients at the UCLA Medical Center and at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. Dr. Hame completed her residency at the New York University Medical Center and her sports medicine fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles.  Dr. Hame treats a wide variety of sports medicine injuries including knee ligament injuries, meniscus tears, hip labral tears, femoral acetabular impingement, rotator cuff tears and shoulder instability.  She has expertise in knee, hip and shoulder arthroscopy. Dr. Hame is past president of the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society and of the FORUM Society. Dr. Hame also serves as the Associate Team physician for the UCLA Athletic Department. She is the team physician for UCLA Football, UCLA Women’s Basketball, UCLA Women’s Indoor and Beach Volleyball and UCLA Men’s Tennis. 

Dr. Hame has a robust research interest. Her research has focused on knee ligament biomechanics, revision ACL reconstruction, early sports specialization and injury risk assessment and injury prevention in athletes. She collaborates with the UCLA Athletic Department, the UCLA Department of Radiology as well as researchers from across the country. Dr. Hame has over 70 peer-reviewed publications and speaks nationally and internationally at orthopaedic and sports medicine meetings. Over her career, she and her collaborators have been awarded the prestigious Kappa Delta Award and the O’Donoghue Award.

Dr. Hame is a natural teacher of both orthopaedic residents and medical students. She is active in the David Geffen School of Medicine and is the Director of Medical Student Orthopaedic Education for the UCLA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. She has mentored many students interested in orthopaedic surgery. In 2019, DGSOM honored her with the Kaiser Permanente Teaching award for her commitment to teaching medical students.

Languages

English

Education

Medical Board Certifications

Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2011
Sports Medicine, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2010

Fellowship

UCLA School of Medicine, 1998

Residency

New York University Medical Center, 1996

Internship

New York University Medical Center, 1992

Degree

UHS/The Chicago Medical School, MD, 1991

Recognition

  • Super Doctors® Southern California, 2022
  • O'Donoghue Award AOSSM, 2014 Mars Group, Hame, S.L.: Effect of graft choice on the outcome of revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in the multicenter ACL revision study (MARS) group.
  • Service Award, West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, 2018
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Locations

West Los Angeles

Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery| Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation| Foot and Ankle Orthopedic Surgery +5 more

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Areas of Focus

Anterior cruciate ligament injury
Meniscus tear
Shoulder instability
Rotator cuff repair
Hip labral tear
Hip impingement

Research

Interests

  • ACL Outcomes
  • Knee Biomechanics
  • Outcomes and epidemiology research in shoulder, knee and hip surgery, 
  • Return to play and injury risk assessment in athletes
  • Early sports specialization in athletes

Awards

  • Super Doctors® Southern California, 2022
  • O'Donoghue Award AOSSM, 2014 Mars Group, Hame, S.L.: Effect of graft choice on the outcome of revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in the multicenter ACL revision study (MARS) group.
  • Service Award, West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, 2018
  • Distinguished Alumnus of the Year 2019, NYU-HJD Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, New York, NY
  • Exceptional Women in Medicine, Castle Connolly, 2019
  • Kappa Delta Award, 2019 MARS Group: Predictors of Clinical Outcome Following Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
  • 2020 Kaiser-Permanente Award for Excellence in Teaching David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA