Why Maintaining Bone Health Starts In Youth

Bert Mandelbaum, M.D., Contributor

Dr. Bert Mandelbaum is an orthopedic surgeon, a member of the Board of Directors and co-chair o

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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum is an orthopedic surgeon, a member of the Board of Directors and co-chair of medical affairs at the renowned Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles, as well as the published author of “The Win Within: Capturing Your Victorious Spirit.” He received his medical degree in 1980 from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Mandelbaum earned a fellowship in sports medicine at the University of California Los Angeles, where he also served as a faculty member from 1986 to 1989 before establishing a private medical practice in the Los Angeles area.

Dr. Mandelbaum became a contributor to U.S. News in 2017, covering a range of orthopaedic, adult and pediatric sports medicine and overall wellness topics. Dr. Mandelbaum has served as director of research for Major League Baseball and team physician for numerous collegiate and Major League Soccer teams, as well as for the U.S. Soccer Men’s National Team. He currently serves as medical director of the FIFA Medical Center of Excellence in Santa Monica, and on the U.S. Olympic Committee National Medical Network Advisory Group. Dr. Mandelbaum also served as Chief Medical Officer for the 2015 World Special Olympic Games in Los Angeles; Chief Medical Director for the 2016 Copa America Centenario and CONCACAF; FIFA IOC Medical Officer for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Chief Medical Officer for the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup. He is a member of multiple professional medical societies including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.

In addition to authoring and co-authoring a bevy of clinical research on a variety of orthopaedic topics, Dr. Mandelbaum has received numerous public accolades including designation as a Super Doctor in Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery for a consecutive 12-year period since 2007. Dr. Mandelbaum is also a frequent medical expert contributor to mainstream media publications and websites including Medscape, Sports Illustrated, NBC Sports, MSN and Men’s Health, as well as local and television news outlets, including NBC, ABC and Fox television affiliates. Visit his website or connect with Dr. Mandelbaum on Facebook or Twitter.

Source : https://health.usnews.com/health-care/for-better/articles/2018-09-14/why-maintaining-bone-health-starts-in-youth