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Don P. Sanders, M.D.
Specializing in Total Joint Replacement Athletic Injuries

EDUCATION
Dr. Don P. Sanders

U.S. News and World Report ~Top Doctors 2012

Granted in 1973 University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California
Baccalaureate of Arts in Mathematics
Granted in 1975 University of California, Los Angeles School of Public Health
Los Angeles, California
Masters of Science in Biostatistics
Granted in 1979 University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine
Los Angeles, California
Doctorate of Medicine

POST DOCTORAL TRAINING:

1981 Internship: University of Washington, Seattle
Seattle, Washington
General Surgery/Orthopaedic Designate
1984 Residency: Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program
Massachusetts General Hospital
1985Children's Hospital
Boston Massachusetts
Pediatric Spine and Adolescent Sports Medicine

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS:

1982 to 1986 Internship: University of Washington, Seattle
Seattle, Washington
General Surgery/Orthopaedic Designate
1982 to Present Residency: Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program
Massachusetts General Hospital
1990 to 2000 Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Los Angeles, California
Assistant Professor of Surgery
2001 to 2004 Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Los Angeles, California
Associate Professor of Surgery
2004 to 2010Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Los Angeles, California
Associate Professor and Chairman, Department Orthopaedic Surgery
1989Fellow American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
1990Fellow American College of Surgery

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

1988 to Present South Bay Orthopaedic Specialists Medical Center
Torrance, California
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Private Practice
1988 to 2008Martin Luther King, Jr./Charles R. Drew
Los Angeles, California
Attending Physician

HOSPITAL and UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE ACTIVITY:

1988 to Present Surgery Committee
Torrance Memorial Medical Center
Torrance, California
1997Chairman, Orthopaedic Surgery Section
Torrance Memorial Medical Center
Torrance, California
1996 to 2006Chairman, Utilization Review Committee
Martin Luther King Hospital
Los Angeles, California
1994 to 1995 Utilization Review Committee
Martin Luther King Hospital
Los Angeles, California
2004 to 2008Medical Directors Committee
Martin Luther King Hospital
Los Angeles, California
2004 to 2008 Graduate Medical Education Committee
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Los Angeles, California
2004 to 2010Deans and Chairs Committee
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Los Angeles, California

SPORTS MEDICINE ACTIVITIES:

1989 to 2000 Physician Crew Chief
United States Olympic Committee Drug Control Program
1996Medical Officer, International Olympic Committee
Centennial Olympic Games
Atlanta, Georgia
1990 to 1992Team Physician, Compton Community College
Compton, California
1985 to 1986 Assistant Physician, Boston Ballet
Boston, Massachusetts

LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION:

July, 2008 Recertified: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
December 31, 2008
July, 1995Recertified: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
December 31, 2008
July, 1988Board Certified: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
August 31, 1983 California License Registration #G51338
February, 1982Massachusetts License Registration #49405
July, 1980 Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS/SOCIETIES:

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Association
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Drew Medical Society
  • Los Angeles County Medical Association
  • Member, Board of Trustees, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Member, Board of Governors, University of California, Los Angeles
  • UCLA Medical Alumni Association

PRESENTATIONS:

Sanders, DP, "Contemporary solutions Joint Replacement Surgery." Faculty Presentation, Direct Anterior Total Hip Replacement and Lab Instructor Birmingham Surface Replacement/Total Hip Arthoplasty

  • Las Vegas, NV 2011
  • Miami, FL 2010
  • Boston, MA 2010
  • Charlotte, NC 2010
  • Las Vegas, NV 2010
  • San Francisco, CA 2009
  • Seattle, WA 2009
  • Boston, MA 2009
  • Chicago, IL 2009
  • Anaheim, CA 2008 (Course Chair)
  • San Antonio, TX 2008
  • Las Vegas, NV 2008
  • Loma Linda, CA 2008 (Course Chair)
  • San Francisco, CA 2007
  • Las Vegas, NV 2007
  • Charlotte, NC 2001

Sanders, DP, Instructor, Instructor Course Direct Anterior Total Hip Replacement, Los Angeles, 2007

Sanders, DP. "Concepts in Total Hip Replacement- Direct Anterior Approach," Durban, South Africa, 2007

Long WT, Sanders, DP. "Treatment gunshot wounds to lower intestines." Capetown, Republic of South Africa. 1995

Sanders DP. "Cost containment-preop lab testing." National Medical Association's 95th Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1990

Sanders DP, Micheli LS, Waters P. "Sliding fibular bone graft as treatment for subluxing peroneal tendons." American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Society of Sports Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1986

PUBLICATIONS

Sanders, DP, King, L. "Factors associated with alcoholism among Black adolescents." Journal Center for Afro-American Studies, 1976

Sanders DP, Harris WH. "Cost effectiveness of pre-operative laboratory testing in total hip replacement patients." Slack, Inc., 1989

Sanders DP, Micheli LS, Waters P. "Sliding fibular bone graft treatment for subluxing peroneal tension." American Journal of Sports Medicine, Volume 17, Number 1, 1989

Hall JE, et al. "Thoracic lordosis as a complication of the use of Harrington compression device." A Case Report Orthopaedic Today, 1996

Perry D, Sanders DP. "Gunshot wounds to the knee." Orthopaedic Clinics of North America, January 1995

Ortholoc Advantim Total Knee Replacement prospective study use of hydroxylapatite, cement, cementless total knee replacement Multicenter Study. Poster exhibit. Annual Meeting American Academy Orthopaedic Surgeons, Anaheim, California, February 2000.

Intermedullary Hip Screw Fixation peritrochanteric fracture of the hip. Poster Exhibit. Annual Meeting American Academy Orthopaedic Surgeons, San Fransisco, CA, 2001.

Flexible Administration of Arixtra in the Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism in Orthopedic Surgery: A Multi-Center Phase 2 Clinical Trial. In preparation.

Endoscopically Guided Subchondral Intraosseous Osteotomy and Bone Graft Stabilzationl of the Femoral Head. IRB #04-01-672-01. Submitted for publication

The Role of Intraosseous Endoscopy in Determining the Extent of Involvement in Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head. IRB #04-01-674-01. Submitted for publication.

Restoration of Appositional Bone Formation within the Femoral Head after Stabilization of Avascular Autologous Cancellous Bone Graft for Osteonecrosis Using a Minimally Invasive Surgical Technique. IRB #04-01-673-01. Submitted for publication.

HONORS AND AWARDS:

1969 California State Scholar
University of California, Los Angeles
1973 Graduation with Honors
University of California, Los Angeles
1975 Center for Afro-American Studies
Fellowship Grant
University of California, Los Angeles
1976 Marcus Foundation Scholar
UCLA School of Medicine
1978 Samuel P. Goldwyn Foundation Scholar
Outstanding Student Award
University of California, Los Angeles
1979 Graduation with Honors/Commencement Speaker
Aesulapian Medicine Student Award
UCLA School of Medicine
Doctorate of Medicine
1979 President of Class
UCLA School of Medicine
1979 Resolution of Commendation
Los Angeles City Council
1979 Congressional Commendation
96th United States Congress
Honorable James C. Corman
1979 Mayoral Commendation
Honorable Thomas G. Bradley
1979 Soulville Foundation
Outstanding Achievement Award
1979 Nomme and Black Student Alliance
Special Award of Merit
University of California, Los Angeles
1980 Pacoima Landowner's Association
Outstanding Leadership Award
1988 M. Virginia Jones Award
Beta Phi Sigma Sorority, Zeta Chapter

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

1996 Citizens Ambassador Program, Orthopaedic Delegate
Republic of South Africa
1987 to 1992 Member, Board of Directors
UCLA Medical Alumni Association
1987 to 1998 Chairman, Board of Directors
UCLA, Black Alumni Association
1986 to 1998 Admissions Committee Member
UCLA School of Medicine
1975 Consultant and Statistical Analyst
Division of Health Services Research
Department of Community Medicine
Charles R. Drew University, College of Medicine
1973 to 1975 Research Analyst
Department of Community Medicine
Charles R. Drew University, College of Medicine
1972 to 1975 Mathematician
The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo, California
1971 to 1974 Mathematics Specialist
Project SEED
Los Angeles Unified School District
1968 Laboratory Assistant
Department of Pediatric Cardiology
UCLA School of Medicine
Total Joint Replacement
Sports Medicine
Hand Surgery
Spine Disorders
Foot & Ankle
Trauma
Physical Therapy
Multimedia Patient Education
 
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