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C. thomas vangsness jr., md

Los Angeles, California

Dr. Vangsness is a professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. He specializes in the treatment, prevention, and surgery of orthopaedic and sports-related injuries, including ACL reconstruction, meniscus surgery, cartilage repair and restoration, rotator cuff surgery and shoulder instability. Dr. Vangsness has conducted and published extensive research with a focus on such topics as rotator cuff reconstruction, ligament biomechanics, molecular biology, allograft transplantation and stem cell biology in sports medicine. He is a team physician for USC Athletics. Dr. Vangsness received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine and did his residency in orthopaedic surgery and bioengineering at the Hospital for Joint Diseases, Orthopaedic Institute in New York. He completed fellowships in bioengineering and sports medicine at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles.