Frank W. Jobe, M.D., Co-Founder of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, was a legend
in sports medicine. Dr. Jobe’s pioneered work in the field of sports medicine and
sports surgery which led to countless awards and honors. After earning his medical
doctorate at Loma Linda University, Dr. Jobe went on to his orthopedic residency
at Los Angeles County Hospital. He was a Clinical Professor in the Department of
Orthopedics, University of Southern California School of Medicine, and was the founder
and Medical Director of the Biomechanics Laboratory at Centinela Hospital Medical
Center, Los Angeles, California, where he co-developed groundbreaking research and
Throughout his distinguished career, Dr. Jobe had been a major contributor in the
medical professional community, having contributed to more than 140 medical publications,
and authored 7 books and 24 book chapters. His had served in leadership roles for
a number of professional organizations, including the American Orthopedic Society
for Sports Medicine (former chairman), American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Association
(former vice president), Major League Baseball Physicians Association (former president
and secretary) and Western Orthopedic Association (former program chairman). Dr.
Jobe was a consultant to the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.
He was a Diplomate, American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, and was a founding member
of three professional associations, including the International Society of the Knee.
Dr. Jobe was the long-time team physician and medical director for the Los Angeles
Dodgers. He was the long-time medical director for the PGA Tour & Senior PGA Tour
and continues as a consultant to the Tours. Also during his distinguished career,
he was an orthopaedic consultant to the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Kings and
Los Angeles Angels.