Glenn B. Pfeffer, MD

Director, Foot and Ankle Program
Co-Director, Cedars-Sinai/USC Glorya Kaufman Dance Medicine Center

Glenn B. Pfeffer, MD is Director of the Foot and Ankle Program at Cedars-Sinai’s Orthopaedic Center and Co-Director of the Cedars-Sinai/USC Glorya Kaufman Dance Medicine Center. 



Dr. Pfeffer's primary clinical and research interests involve sports injuries and reconstruction of the foot and ankle.  He has pioneered several minimally invasive techniques for foot and ankle surgery.

Dr. Pfeffer is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, a diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a past president of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, the American Association of Foot and Ankle surgeons and the California Orthopaedic Association. He served on the national board of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

In addition to writing numerous articles for peer-reviewed scientific publications, Dr. Pfeffer has edited six books on the foot and ankle, including Advanced Reconstruction of the Foot and Ankle; Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Foot and Ankle; Current Practice in Foot and Ankle Surgery; Chronic Ankle Pain in the Athlete; Essentials of Musculoskeletal Care; and the Annotated Bibliography of the Foot and Ankle. He serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Orthopaedics, is a member of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) advisory panel for Devices and Radiological health and reviews for multiple orthopedic journals

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Dr. Pfeffer received his bachelor's degree from Yale University. He earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where he completed a surgical internship and orthopedic residency. Dr. Pfeffer completed fellowships in both foot and ankle surgery at the University of Texas in Houston and in hand and microvascular surgery at the University of California, San Diego. After completion of his training, he served for six months with Project Hope as a volunteer orthopedic surgeon overseas.

Dr. Pfeffer has shared his expertise through many media outlets, including ABC News, the Associated Press, CBS News, CNN, Dateline NBC, the Los Angeles Times, Good Morning America, the New York Times, People magazine, Readers' Digest, Runner's World magazine, USA Today and the Wall Street Journal.

 He is frequently seen as a consultant on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.

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