Mark H. Getelman, MD

Mark H. Getelman, MD

Specializes in Arthroscopic and Minimally Invasive Reconstructive Surgery of the Shoulder and Knee, and Sports Medicine.


Fellowship-Trained Orthopedic Trauma, Adult Reconstructive, and Sports Medicine Surgeon

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Mark H. Getelman, MD, graduated from Tulane University and the University of Florida College of Medicine.

He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Boston University. While in Boston, Dr. Getelman received additional fellowship training. He spent one year as an orthopedic trauma fellow at Boston City Hospital and one year as a sports medicine and adult reconstructive surgery fellow at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, a Tufts University affiliate.

He was an associate team physician at Boston College and was the resident sports medicine director at Boston University from 1995 to 1996. Subsequently, he completed a one-year fellowship in sports medicine and arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery at Southern California Orthopedic Institute.

Dr. Getelman has published articles on shoulder, knee, and ankle topics and has written several textbook chapters. He has presented scientific papers at national orthopedic meetings and has taught advanced arthroscopic surgical techniques to physicians nationwide and worldwide. In addition, Dr. Getelman is currently the co-director of the prestigious Southern California Orthopedic Institute Sports Medicine Fellowship Program and has participated in the training of over 50 orthopedic fellows since joining SCOI.

Dr. Getelman is a diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners and a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

In his free time, Dr. Getelman enjoys playing golf, fitness training, traveling, skiing, and spending time with his family.

Mark H. Getelman, MD, is available to see patients at the Van Nuys and Westlake offices.


  • Sports Medicine
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder
  • Knee
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Cartilage Restoration


Practice Coordinator: (818) 901-6600 Ext. 6468

Fax: (805) 497-7315

Additional Information:

Workers' Comp: Yes
QME: Yes

“Dr. Getelman was kind and direct when treating me for a torn ACL and torn meniscus. He told me surgery was the only option and explained why, walked me through what he would do, and a few days later he was true to his word. I was told my surgery took extra time because of the extensive damage to my knee, but I would never have known it because Dr. Getelman and his staff were so helpful and professional. I truly felt like I was in trustworthy and exceptional hands. After surgery with Dr. Getelman I was referred to Physical Therapist Dominic Smith at SCOI. Dominic’s team is incredible and I couldn’t recommend a better group of people to help you mentally and physically recover from surgery. The recovery was rough, but Team Smith provided positive reinforcement and small goals that guided you to long term success. I am extremely thankful for the care and support SCOI provided me.”
– Jessica
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