Dr. Thomas P. Schmalzried, M.D.


Adult Hip and Knee; Arthritis

Board Certified

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Internship & Residency:

UCLA Medical Center and Affiliates

Medical Degree:

UCLA Medical School

Undergraduate Degree:

Stanford University

Specialty Societies:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Association, Orthopaedic Research Society, Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, Hip Society, Knee Society, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, Western Orthopaedic Association, California Orthopaedic Association

Thomas P. Schmalzried, M.D.

Attending Stanford University on a Roscoe Maples Athletic Scholarship, Dr. Schmalzried,was an honor student and varsity letterman in Basketball. He received a degree inHuman Biology, with honors anddistinction and was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honorsociety.  Dr. Schmalzried attended UCLA Medical School on the Bicknell Scholarship. Hecontinued at UCLA completing an Internship inSurgery, an Orthopaedic Residency,and a Research Fellowship in Joint Replacement. In 1990-91,he was the Hip and ImplantFellow at Harvard University and served as an Assistant inOrthopaedic Surgery at theMassachusetts General Hospital.  Dr. Schmalzried is currently theMedical Director of theJoint Replacement Institute at St. Vincent Medical Center. Dr. Schmalzried is also onthe faculty at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

Dr. Schmalzried is an internationally known leader in total hip and total knee arthroplastyhaving received numerous awards and honors.  He is a three-time recipient of the JohnCharnley Award for ground-breaking research in hip arthroplasty and has more than 150academic publications.  Dr. Schmalzried has served on the Board of Directors ofnumerous professional organizations including the American Academy of OrthopaedicSurgeons, the Western Orthopaedic Association, the Orthopaedic Research Society, theHip Society, and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.  In addition,Dr. Schmalzried is the Joint ArthroplastySection Editor of Orthopedics Today, the mostwidely read orthopaedic periodical and serves on several other review and editorial boards.