As a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, Thomas J. Kremen, MD has devoted his career to helping patients of all sports levels maintain active lifestyles. Using the latest orthopedic techniques and science, Dr. Kremen helps athletes in Los Angeles recover quickly from injury, getting them back into the game stronger than ever.
From shoulder problems to debilitating knee injuries, Dr. Kremen understands the added stresses that active lifestyles place on the human musculoskeletal system. His goal is to not only help his patients overcome their injuries, but also provide solid preventive care to avoid re-injury down the road.
In his role as a sports medicine specialist, Dr. Kremen has served as team physician for organizations around the country, and around the world, helping athletes across the globe stay at the top of their game. He has served as team physician for numerous organizations including Duke University Intercollegiate Athletics, US Men's National Team Soccer, LA Galaxy, LA Football Club, and USA Swimming. He currently serves as a team physician for the UCLA Bruins NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics team, the chair of USA Swimming's Sports Medicine and Science Committee, the Assistant Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) and the Head Team Physician for the South Bay Lakers (NBA G-League)
Dr. Kremen earned his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1998 where he was also a varsity athlete and captain of the NCAA Division I men's swimming team. He earned his medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2006 and then continued at UCLA where he completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency Training in 2012.
Between 2008 and 2009, Dr. Kremen honed his research knowledge as a California Institute for Regenerative Medicine Clinical Fellow and in 2013, he completed an Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery fellowship at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.
Dr. Kremen stays up to date in his field through memberships in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America, to name just a few.
In his pursuit of finding the best treatments, Dr. Kremen regularly participates in research studies, and he has authored and presented dozens of research papers. His research interests include biomechanical studies of shoulder and knee reconstruction procedures and innovative biologic therapies to enhance tissue regeneration after musculoskeletal injuries.
Dr. Kremen is a full-time faculty member at the University of California, Los Angeles where he provides his patients with state-of-the-art care.
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Link to Dr. Kremen's ACL clinical trial being conducted at UCLA >
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