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Our Board-Certified surgeons, billers, and coordinators provide solutions that allow you to focus your attention on the case at hand. When it comes to surgery, each of our patients deserves the best care, which is why Kerlan-Jobe has chosen to partner with Avalon Surgery Center.


Orthopedic Surgeon:
Shoulder & Knee

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Ronald S. Kvitne is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon with over 27 years of experience. Dr. Kvitne is a well-recognized expert in the field of sports medicine as he serves as the Team Physician for the LA Kings NHL team. He specializes in the evaluation and treatment of shoulder, elbow and knee disorders and injuries.

Orthopedic Surgeon: Foot and Ankle

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Kenneth Jung is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in foot and ankle surgery. Dr. Jung is a foot and ankle consultant to the Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Kings, and Los Angeles Sparks.

Orthopedic Surgeon: Hand, Wrist and Elbow

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Steven Shin is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in the hand, wrist, and elbow. He is the Director of Hand Surgery at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic. He is a hand consultant for the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Kings and Los Angeles Clippers.

Plastic Surgery

Elliot Hirsch is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon who practices in the San Fernando Valley. Dr. Hirsch practices the full spectrum of plastic and reconstructive surgery, including minimally invasive cosmetic surgery techniques and state of the art microsurgical reconstructive techniques including muscle sparing (DIEP) breast reconstruction and nasal reconstruction.

Orthopedic Surgeon: Spine

Dr. Samudrala is a Board-Certified Neurological Surgeon and is recognized both nationally and internationally. He currently performs surgery at Huntington Memorial Hospital. Prior to beginning his practice in Pasadena and Glendale, Dr. Samudrala was the Director of Spinal Surgery for the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Southern California for 10 years. He specializes in surgical treatment for spinal disorders.

DR. Christophe s. lee
Orthopedic Surgeon: Hand & Upper Extremities

Christophe S. Lee is Board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery. He received his medical degree at Hahnemann / Drexel University School Of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Orthopaedic training at New Jersey Medical School. He is also fellowship trained in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

DR. Daniel d. lee
Orthopedic Surgeon: Shoulder & Knee

Daniel D. Lee is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery with training at New Jersey Medical School and medical degree at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is also fellowship trained in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery with special interest in shoulder and knee surgeries.

DR. Ilan Danan
Sports Neurology & Pain Management

Ilan J. Danan, M.D., M.Sc. is a Sports Neurologist and Pain Management physician who specializes in the treatment of spine and musculoskeletal pain using minimally invasive techniques. He is double board certified in both Neurology as well as Brain Injury Medicine by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology.

Dr. Danan has consulted on a number of sports teams and athletes in the greater Los Angeles area across all levels of play. He takes pride in his ability to work alongside his patients as they reach their personal goals in a safe and efficient manner.

MEDICAL Specialties


Operative, and postoperative treatment of diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system. Includes Elbow, Foot & Ankle, Hand & Wrist, Knee, Shoulder, and Spine surgery.


Medicine employing an interdisciplinary approach for easing the suffering and improving the quality of life of those living with pain.


Medicine or biology that deals with the anatomy, functions, and organic disorders of nerves and the nervous system.


Test commonly used to evaluate the function, especially the ability of electrical conduction, of the motor and sensory nerves of the human body.

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