Andrew I. Spitzer, MD

Director, Joint Replacement Program

Andrew I. Spitzer, MD is an orthopedic surgeon and Director of the Joint Replacement Program at the Cedars-Sinai Orthopaedic Center.  He also is a member of the Cedars-Sinai/USC Glorya Kaufman Dance Medicine Center.

Dr. Spitzer's primary medical and research interests include hip and knee replacement surgery and implant design, orthopedic surgery, blood management in total joint replacement, prevention of postoperative thromboembolic disease (blood clots), and the non-operative management of osteoarthritis of the hip and knee.

Dr. Spitzer is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Dr. Spitzer has written numerous articles for peer-reviewed publications and contributed chapters to textbooks on hip and knee replacement. He has lectured extensively and presented scientific papers throughout the United States and around the world. He also serves as a consultant reviewer to many of the major orthopedic journals, including the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.

Dr. Spitzer is a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee
Surgeons, Western Orthopaedic Association, California Orthopaedic Association, Los Angeles Academy of Medicine and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Dr. Spitzer earned his bachelor's degree from Columbia University and his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine. He completed an internship in general surgery and a residency in orthopedic surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at McKay Laboratories for Orthopaedic Surgery Research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a surgical fellowship in joint replacement surgery at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston.

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