Marina Del Rey
13160 Mindanao Way, Suite 300
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Dean K. Matsuda is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and Director of DISC’s Hip Arthroscopy Center of Excellence.
Dr. Matsuda, who also serves as chairman of the Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy program committee for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, came to DISC after 26 years at Kaiser West Los Angeles Medical Center, where he developed the hospital’s sports medicine program. During that time, he was the chief of orthopedics, the director of sports medicine, and was honored as the very first surgeon of any field to receive the Distinction Merit Award for Surgical Excellence and Innovation.
A true pioneer in his field, Dr. Matsuda has invented several innovative surgeries that have greatly improved the treatment options for athletes with hip problems. Examples include an endoscopic treatment for osteitis pubis (a common form of athletic pubalgia), the first surgeries for femoral head fracture fixation using completely arthroscopic techniques, and arthroscopic labral reconstruction using the gracilis autograft. Although the arthroscopic approach is recognized as the preferred method for treating athletes with femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), patients with major deformities are often referred for open surgery. Dr. Matsuda has developed techniques enabling him to treat severe conditions such as global pincer FAI and posterior cam FAI using outpatient arthroscopic techniques. He has also invented several important surgical instruments to improve patient outcomes from hip arthroscopy.
Dr. Matsuda is a frequent lecturer and has performed many national and international surgical demonstrations. His published works include numerous teaching videos, journal and clinical research articles and book chapters. He is on the editorial board of Orthopedics Today and reviews for some of the top sports medicine journals. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of California in Irvine, went to medical school at University of California in Davis (known for its strong orthopedics program), and completed residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the Western Orthopaedic Association, and the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy.
Dr. Matsuda is a former football running back whose love of basketball, golf and surfing keeps him active and connected with the active patients that he treats.
University of California, Irvine
graduated Summa cum Laude in 1980, Phi Beta Kappa
Medicine Doctor of Medicine
University of California, Davis
graduated Alpha Omega Alpha fellow, 1984
Internship: Harbor UCLA Medical Center, 1985
Residency:Orthopedics, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, 1985 – 1989, Chief Resident 1989
Post Graduate Training:
Hip surgery sabbatical with Dr. Reinhold Ganz
Zurich, Switzerland, May 2006
Hip Arthroscopy Sabbatical with Dr. Marc Phillippon
Steadman-Hawkins Sports Medicine Clinic
Vail, Colorado, May 2005 and June 2006
Hip Arthroscopy Sabbatical with J. W. Thomas Byrd Nashville Sports Medicine Clinic, May 2005
Hip Arthroscopy Sabbatical with Dr. Joseph McCarthy
New England Baptist Hosp./Harvard University, May 2005
Hip Arthroscopy Sabbatical with Dr. Thomas Sampson
Post Street Surgery Center, San Francisco, Oct – Nov 2004
Hip Arthroscopy Sabbatical with Dr. James Glick
St. Francis Medical Center, San Francisco, Oct 2004
Sabbatical training on complex ligamentous knee injuries with Dr. Dale Daniel, Kaiser San Diego, 1990
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Board certified 1991, re-certified 2001, Sports Medicine re-certified 4/2010
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons since 1992
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 1992-present
Arthroscopy Association of North America 2011-present
International Society for Hip Arthroscopy 2009-present
International Congress of Joint Replacement 2013-present
Western Orthopaedic Association 2013- present