Dr. Mark H. Getelman Named 2021–2022 Arthroscopy Association of North America President

Dr. Mark H. Getelman has been named the Arthroscopy Association of North America President for 2021–2022. Dr. Getelman recently completed his terms as second and then first Vice President and has been an active, multicommittee member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America for over 20 years. As a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Getelman treats patients at the Southern California Orthopedic Institute (SCOI) in Thousand Oaks at 375 Rolling Oaks Drive, Suite 210, and in Van Nuys at 6815 Noble Ave. 

Dr. Getelman previously served on the Executive Committee as Secretary of the board of directors for the Arthroscopy Association of North America, an international professional organization of more than 6,000 orthopedic surgeons and other medical professionals who are committed to advancing the field of minimally invasive orthopedic surgery to improve patient outcomes. Dr. Getelman has also served as a member of the association’s Education Committee as well as serving as Chairman of both the Fellowship and Development Committees. He began his term as President after the association’s recent Board of Directors' meeting in April 2021 and will serve through the annual meeting in April 2022.

“It is a tremendous honor to be elected to the Presidential Line, and I am humbled by the opportunity to serve AANA as President and to advance our mission of improving outcomes for our patients,” says Dr. Getelman. “Our organization is the global leader in arthroscopy and advancing minimally invasive surgical education, advocacy and skills assessment to improve patient care. I am looking forward to this year leading the future of arthroscopic surgery and excited to help surgeons, health care providers and patients in the process.”

A graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine, Dr. Getelman completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Boston University and also 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 Medical Center in Boston. 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 postgraduate fellowship in sports medicine and arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery at the Southern California Orthopedic Institute and subsequently joined SCOI where he practices shoulder, knee and sports medicine orthopedic care today.

Dr. Getelman has published articles on several topics related to the shoulder and knee and has written chapters and served as editor for several texts. He has presented scientific papers at many national and international orthopedic meetings and has taught advanced arthroscopic surgical techniques to physicians across the globe. 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 125 orthopedic fellows since joining Southern California Orthopedic Institute.

The Arthroscopy Association of North America was formed in 1981 to promote, encourage, support and foster the development and dissemination of knowledge of arthroscopy for the improvement of the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system. The Arthroscopy Association of North America is the primary source of continuing medical education for arthroscopists and the most respected conduit for new techniques and information on arthroscopy. The association's guidelines virtually define the practice of arthroscopic surgery, and its collective vision of the membership defines the future of the discipline. 

To learn more about Dr. Getelman or to schedule an appointment, please call (818) 901-6600.