Orthopaedic Surgeon / Sports Medicine

*Selected 2012 "Top Orthopaedic Surgeons in California" - US News

*Selected 2012 "Sports Medicine Super Doctor" - Los Angeles Magazine

*Selected 2014 "Best Doctors in Southern California" - Los Angeles Times

*Former Inaugural Team Physician and Orthopaedic Surgeon Anaheim Ducks 

*Former Team Physician and Orthopaedic Surgeon USC Athletic Department

*Former Partner and Research Director Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic

Ronald E. Glousman, M.D. is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. He is nationally recognized as a sports medicine expert and surgeon specializing in the shoulder, knee, and elbow. His vast experience in successful non-operative and rehabilitative treatment techniques allow for his patients to avoid surgery. Dr. Glousman treats patients from a variety of backgrounds, including the injured worker, non-athlete, recreational athlete, and collegiate/professional athlete. He is a recognized expert in Medical-Legal Forensic Orthopaedic Surgery


After earning his medical doctorate at UCLA with AOA honors, Dr. Glousman completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Southern California. He completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic after which he joined the group and became a partner for 27 years before starting his own private practice in 2013.


US News recognized Dr. Glousman as a Top Orthopaedic Surgeon in California in 2012. Additionally, Los Angeles Magazine named him a Sports Medicine Super Doctor in 2012, and the Los Angeles Times listed him as one of the Best Doctors in Southern California in 2014. He has served as consultant to several local high schools, collegiate and professional teams, including the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Dr. Glousman served as the team physician and surgeon for the USC Basketball Team and Athletic Department. The Anaheim Ducks selected him as the inaugural team orthopaedic surgeon where he served for 17 consecutive years until making the transition to consultant.


As an active participant in the medical community, Dr. Glousman has served on a number of philanthropic organizations. He is certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners.   He has passed his certification board exams by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) and ABOS Subspecialty of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. He is a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Shoulder and Elbows Surgeons Society, the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Foundation Society, and the California Orthopaedic Association.

Dr. Glousman has authored more than 40 publications, supervised more than 25 research projects, and has been a facilitator for more than 70 lectures. He was the recipient of the honorable Charles Neer Award from the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons for outstanding research. His educational roles have included the training of orthopaedic residents and orthopaedic surgeons during their sports medicine fellowship.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, he and his wife have three grown children. He is an avid snow skier, scuba diver, former tennis player, and is now being humbled by the challenge of golf.