Dr. Petrigliano is the Epstein Family Endowed Chair in Sports Medicine and Chief of the Epstein Family Center for Sports Medicine at Keck Medicine of USC. He serves as the head team physician for the LA Kings hockey team and a team physician for USC Athletics. He specializes in the care of injuries of the shoulder, knee, and elbow. A native of New York, Dr. Petrigliano completed his undergraduate training at Cornell University where he graduated with honors. Dr. Petrigliano then attended the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for his medical training and his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at UCLA. After residency, Dr. Petrigliano completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at the prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery and Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City where he assisted in the care of the Brooklyn Nets and Iona College Athletics.
Dr. Petrigliano’s surgical interests include arthroscopic shoulder repair, knee ligament reconstruction, cartilage repair and transplantation, and elbow ligament reconstruction. Dr. Petrigliano also performs total shoulder replacements and reverse shoulder replacements. His research focuses on developing stem-cell based therapies for the treatment of muscle and cartilage injury, and he has received numerous accolades, including the Charles S. Neer Award from the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, for his study of the role of fibrosis in rotator cuff muscle regeneration. Dr. Petrigliano has authored over one hundred articles, chapters, and peer-reviewed publications on shoulder, elbow, and knee injuries in athletes. In 2021, Dr. Petrigliano was awarded a $6 million translational grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to study a pluripotent stem cell-based implant for cartilage repair. The goal of this research is to improve the outcomes of cartilage repair procedures and reduce the need for subsequent joint replacement surgery.