Mark H. Getelman, MD

Mark H. Getelman, MD
Verified Patient Rating: 4.9
(34 patient reviews and ratings)
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Practice Coordinator: (818) 901-6600 Ext. 6468

Fax: (805) 497-7315

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

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 diplomat 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 Thousand Oaks offices.


  • Sports Medicine
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder
  • Knee
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Cartilage Restoration
“Last year I had some problems swimming, and I found out I had a right shoulder rotator cuff that was disconnected . Dr. Gittleman was able to use orthoscopic surgery to reconnect the tendons that were being shredded by my bone spur on my shoulder. The surgery went very well I was able to use the power of my right arm pool hard during the Australian crawl in swimming. Recently I found out my left shoulder was having the same problem, so I scheduled some surgery for that. Meanwhile we found out that I had some sophisticated cardiac problems that had to be taken care of. So in effect of using blood thinners for that procedure I have to wait six months to get my left shoulder fixed. I'm quite sure that will be taken care of with the same excellent professional orthoscopic surgery as before. When I was talking to my cardiac doctor who had the same rotator cuff surgery but not by orthoscopic means he really felt sorry for me that I had to go through such surgery, but in Dr. Gttleman's hands I think I will have very little difficulty with his noninvasive procedure. Thanks for all the people at SCOI?”
– Ronald L.
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"Dr. Getelman made me at ease from the first appointment to surgery to recovery and his office checked in with me daily. Very professional!" – Susan T.
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"From the first appointment to my last, Dr. Getelman and his staff were wonderful! Professional and compassionate. SHOULD HAVE WENT TO SCOI first!! (This was a second opinion, and I am glad I did)." – Barbara P.
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