Ronald E. Glousman, M.D. is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. He is nationally recognized as a sports medicine expert and surgeon specializing in the shoulder, knee, and elbow. His vast experience in successful non-operative and rehabilitative treatment techniques allow for his patients to avoid surgery. Dr. Glousman treats patients from a variety of backgrounds, including the injured worker, non-athlete, recreational athlete, and collegiate/professional athlete.
He is a recognized expert in Workers Compensation injuries and Medical-Legal Forensic orthopaedic surgery. After earning his medical doctorate at UCLA with AOA honors, Dr. Glousman completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Southern California. He completed the prestigious Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic after which he joined the group and became a partner for 27 years before starting his own private practice.
US News recognized Dr. Glousman as a Top Orthopaedic Surgeon in California in 2012. Additionally, Los Angeles Magazine named him a Sports Medicine Super Doctor in 2012, and the Los Angeles Times listed him as one of the Best Doctors in Southern California in 2009. Dr. Glousman has been named to the peer selected 2014 Southern California Super Doctors that was seen in the January 2014 Los Angeles Magazine featuring approximately five percent of the top physicians in Southern California. He has served as consultant to several local high schools, collegiate and professional teams, including the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Dr. Glousman served as the team physician and surgeon for the USC Basketball Team and Athletic Department. The Anaheim Ducks selected him as the inaugural team orthopaedic surgeon where he served for 17 consecutive years until making the transition to consultant.
As an active participant in the medical community, Dr. Glousman has served on a number of philanthropic organizations. He is certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners. Dr. Glousman passed his board examinations given by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in 1990, 2000, and 2010. In addition, Dr. Glousman passed his board examinations in the new subspecialty of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine in 2010. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, and a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Shoulder and Elbows Surgeons Society, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the Kerian Jobe Orthopaedic Foundation Alumni Society.
Dr. Glousman has authored more than 40 publications, supervised more than 25 research projects, and has been a facilitator for more than 70 lectures. He was the recipient of the honorable Charles Neer Award from the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons for outstanding research. His educational roles have included the training of orthopaedic residents and orthopaedic surgeons during their sports medicine fellowship.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, he and his wife have raised three successful grown children, and now share in the blessings of their twin grandsons and granddaughter. Dr. Glousman is a snow skier, scuba diver, former tennis player, and is now being humbled by the challenge of golf.
University of California, Los Angeles - B.A., Biology - Magna Cum Laude Honors
University of California, Los Angeles - M.D. - AOA Medical Society Honors
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
Sports Medicine Fellowship
The Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Los Angeles, California
Board Examinations Passed
- National Board of Medical Examiners, 1981
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1990, 2000, 2010
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Subspecialty in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, 2010
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
- Arthroscopy Association of North America
- American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
- Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Foundation Alumni Society
- UCLA Medical School Alumni Association
- USC Graduate Orthopaedic Society
- National Hockey League Team Physician Society
- California Orthopedic Association
Honors and Awards
- Charles Neer Award for Research, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
- Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society
- Magna cum Laude Graduate, UCLA
- Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Fraternity
- UCLA College of Letters and Science Honors Program
- Phi Eta Sigma Undergraduate Honor Society