We will forever remember Dr. Jobe as a devoted family man, friend, and mentor to anyone who had the distinct privilege of meeting him. His legacy as a giant in the world of medicine is cemented and his values and vision will continue to live on through the physicians he trained and those physicians who will be trained at Kerlan-Jobe in the future.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Dr. Jobe’s family, friends and loved ones as we mourn the loss of this remarkable man.
Dr. Ralph Gambardella
President and Chairman,
For more on Dr. Frank Jobe, who conceived and performed the revolutionary elbow operation many consider the most extraordinary medical advance in baseball history, watch "Dr. Frank Jobe and Tommy John: The Medical Partnership That Changed Baseball Forever" ~ http://j.mp/DrFrankJobeTJSurgery
Dr. Luga Podesta discusses such topics as concussion, abdominal injuries, heat illness, cardiac arrest and potential causes of sudden death in athletes.
Dr. Luga Podesta is a nationally recognized sports medicine physician specializing in the non-surgical treatment of orthopedic, musculoskeletal and sports related injuries to the shoulder, elbow, knee and spine.
Dr. Podesta is Medical Director at Podesta Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute in Thousand Oaks, CA and on the clinical faculty at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles, CA.
Board Certified in both Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine, Podesta is a fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and a Member of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine. Dr. Podesta is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences.
Dr. Podesta is currently a Team Physician for Los Angeles Angels Baseball team. Prior to joining the Angels, Podesta served sixteen seasons as a team physician for the LA Dodgers (1990-2006). He has served as Head Team Physician for the World Champion LA Xtreme (XFL) (2001), LA Avengers, Arena Football League (2002-2008), and Major League Lacrosse LA Riptide (2006-2008). Dr. Podesta continues to serve as Head Team Physician for Oxnard College, a consultant to the Major League Baseball Umpires, as a Sports Performance Consultant to Cirque Du Soleil-Iris, and training camp consultant to the New Orleans Saints and Dallas Cowboys.
He remains active academically, lecturing nationally and internationally, works as a manuscript reviewer and author for several medical journals and contributing writer to DRUM Magazine on health-related topics.
A native of Seaford, NY, Podesta earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Wagner College in 1977, Doctor of Medicine degree from Autonomous University of Guadalajara (2004) and New York Medical College (2005). He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at St. Vincent’s Medical Center of NYC and Sports Medicine fellowships at Staten Island Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center in Staten Island, NY (1989) and at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic (1990). He and wife Pam reside in Camarillo, California and have 3 children, Luga, Daniel and Alyssa.
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In this week’s video from The ATLX Channel, Dr. Kenneth Jung from Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic discusses causes, treatment and prevention of #anklesprains .
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The Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic is a world leader in the diagnosis and treatment of orthopaedic and sports medicine injuries and illnesses.
In addition to sports medicine, we specialize in all aspects of orthopaedic care, including the diagnosis and treatment of the spine, shoulder, elbow, knee, hand and foot disorders, orthopaedic trauma, arthritis, congenital disorders, and work-related injuries.
We are leaders in research in the areas of sports medicine and orthopaedic care