Brian Dierckman, MD

Brian Dierckman, MD
Verified Patient Rating: 4.9
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Fellowship-trained orthopedic sports medicine surgeon Dr. Brian Dierckman grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and attended the University of Notre Dame on a full-ride scholarship and was distinguished as a prestigious Notre Dame Scholar. He majored in biochemistry and graduated with Honors. In his free time, he was a walk-on member and Monogram winner of the football team and was nominated for numerous University and national academic excellence awards.

After graduating from Notre Dame, Dr. Dierckman went on to attend medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. He graduated near the top of his class and was nominated for the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha honor society.

Dr. Dierckman then decided to head south for five years, completing his residency training in orthopedic surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, one of the premier programs in the country.

Following residency, Dr. Dierckman then headed to the sunny skies of southern California to complete an additional year of fellowship training. He was fortunate enough to be selected for a fellowship at Southern California Orthopedic Institute, learning advanced arthroscopic techniques in the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and ankle from world-renowned surgeons. He also had the opportunity to participate in the care of high school, collegiate as well as NFL, NBA, and MLB athletes, learning the nuances of sports medicine from leaders in the field.

After his fellowship, Dr. Dierckman spent the past three years in a private practice group in Indianapolis, Indiana, before returning to SCOI as an attending surgeon.

As a former collegiate athlete, Dr. Dierckman has first-hand knowledge of the special and unique demands of athletes. His interest and passion for sports is what motivated him to pursue a career in sports medicine. He specializes in arthroscopic surgery, ACL reconstruction, ultrasound-guided injections, and many other surgical and nonsurgical procedures and techniques. It is his goal to treat his patient with conservative and minimally invasive procedures whenever possible. In addition, Dr. Dierckman has a strong interest in comprehensive hip care, ranging from nonsurgical treatments to arthroscopy to anterior hip replacement.

Dr. Dierckman also has a strong academic interest in sports medicine. He has been recognized as one of the future leaders of arthroscopy and sports medicine. In his young career, he has already written over 30 articles and book chapters, given presentations locally, nationally, and internationally, and reviews submissions to several of the premier journals in the field. He also teaches other surgeons how to perform these complex arthroscopic procedures throughout the country. He has several ongoing research interests, including complex arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs with patches, arthroscopic treatment of shoulder dislocations, and outcomes following hip arthroscopy.

When Dr. Dierckman is not seeing patients, he enjoys playing golf and tennis as well as weightlifting, spending time with his wife Michelle, daughter Molly, and sons Brody and Blaine, and traveling around the world.

Dr. Dierckman is available to see patients at our Porter Ranch, Valencia, and Van Nuys locations.


• ACL reconstruction
• Anterior hip replacement
• Arthroscopic hip labral repairs
• Arthroscopic labral repairs of the hip and knee
• Arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs
• CAM lesion treatment
• Cartilage repair of the hip and knee
• Hip arthroscopy
• Knee arthroscopy
• Periacetabular osteotomies
• Shoulder arthroscopy
• Surgical hip dislocations
• Ultrasound-guided injections


"I had an acute work injury, wherein my hamstring on my right leg was avulsed on Sept.2,2015.My referral from Work Comp, resulted in a consultation with Dr.Dierkman on Oct.23rd in Van Nuys. Although I am from Bakersfield,and there is a SCOI office here, I appreciated his expertise in my specific area of injury. He was very knowledgeable regarding my injury, explained all possible surgeries, outcomes, possible limitations, and reason for immediate surgical intervention. He told me that he put an ASAP on the request for surgery so that he can do the less invasive endoscopic procedure, and avoid open surgery if possible.After Work Comp denied that Dr. Dierkman's office had requested the surgery ASAP, Work Comp called in November to tell me that they just received the request from Dr. Dierkman, and were considering it. Then Work Comp called to tell be that they were denying Dr Dierkman's request to reattach my avulsed hamstring, as it was not necessary. After some discussion, my case worker for Work Comp agreed that PT will not improve an avulsed body part. I saw Dr. Dierkman for a pre-op appt. on Dec.9th, wherein he informed me that it was too late to have the endoscopic surgery, and I had to have the full open surgery instead, and we discussed our preferred direction of cuts. I had the open surgery on Dec.15, 2015, with my preferred horizontal cut, wherein he explained that as I came out of surgery/ anesthetic. I have had many follow ups with Dr. Dierkman since then. I appreciate his care for his patients, and his thorough explanations.I am glad that he performed my surgery, and I am happy to report that my reattached hamstring is doing very well." – Glenda H.
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"Doctor was very caring and understanding. I would not go anywhere else." – Stephanie H.
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"I love this man. Period.  Best doc I've ever had.  Personable, professional, and kind.  I will miss him when I'm healed and no longer need his services.  I also just had out-patient surgery at SCOI.   I cannot say enough about the experience.  The nurses were professional and incredibly supportive.  Again, top notch.  SCOI runs a well-oiled machine." – Janice O.
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