Dr. Joel Michael Matta MD Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Joel Matta is an orthopedic surgeon in Santa Monica, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Good Samaritan Hospital and Saint John's Health Center. He received his medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 41 years. He is one of 30 doctors at Good Samaritan Hospital and one of 34 at Saint John's Health Center who specialize in Orthopedic Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Orthopedic Surgeon: General Orthopedic Surgery

Hospital Affiliation

Good Samaritan Hospital
High performing in Orthopedics

Saint John's Health Center
High performing in Orthopedics

Education & Medical Training

Los Angeles County King-Drew Medical Center
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, 1977–1980

Kern Medical Center
Internship, Transitional Year, 1973–1974

Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
Class of 1973

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery

CA State Medical License
Active through 2015

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Super Doctor, SuperDoctors.com

Top MD, Consumers Checkbook

Publications & Presentations

MRI and avascular necrosis.
Matta, J. M.

Multicenter trials.
Matta, J. M.

Comminuted and rotationally unstable fractures of the femur treated with an interlocking nail.
Wiss, D. A., Fleming, C. H., Matta, J. M., Clark, D.

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