Stephan J. Sweet, MD, MPH

Stephan J. Sweet, MD, MPH

Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery Specialist

Dr. Stephan Sweet is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. His positive and warm bedside manner is one of his strongest attributes. Customizing his approach to match each patient’s specific needs, Dr. Sweet has an excellent track record of patient satisfaction and proven successful results.

After earning his Master’s degree in public health from Columbia University and a Medical degree from Georgetown University, he completed his orthopedics surgery residency in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California. As he became proficient in treating a variety of orthopedic conditions throughout the body including bone fractures and arthritic joint conditions, Dr. Sweet also developed a special interest in sports medicine.

He stayed in LA to expand on his sports-related orthopedic training and completed a fellowship at UCLA in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. Here Dr. Sweet gained expertise in shoulder replacement as well as some of the most innovative orthopedic techniques available to patients. These skills include treating shoulder, knee and hip conditions with minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures. His use of these state-of-the-art practices allows patients to return to their regular activities as quickly as possible. During his time at UCLA he was a team physician for several of the sports teams including football, water polo, tennis, and track.

Dr. Sweet has an impressive educational background including Emory University and the University of Pennsylvania. He has also participated in award winning orthopedic research projects and been published in journals and a sports medicine text book. In his free time, he enjoys: movies, sports, exercising, travel and most of all spending time with his wife and young daughter.

Education

  • GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
    M.D. Medicine 2005
  • UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
    Post-Baccalaureate Science Program 2001
  • COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
    M.P.H. Environmental Health Sciences 1999
  • EMORY UNIVERSITY
    B.S. Anthropology and Human Biology 1996

Post Graduate Training

  • UCLA DEPARTMENT OF ORTHOPAEDIC SUGERY
    Sports Medicine Fellowship Completed 7/2012
  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY + USC
    Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery Completed 2011
  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY + USC
    Internship in Department of General Surgery 2005

Professional Appointments

  • OCEAN ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY & SPORTS MEDICINE GROUP
    Ventura, CA
    Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist, Partner 9/1/2015-Present
  • SOLAR HEALTH DOCTORS
    Oxnard, CA
    Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist, 6/1/2016-Present
  • COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY RESIDENCY PROGRAM
    Clinical Faculty Orthopedic Surgeon 7/2012-Present
  • WESTERN UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE OF THE PACIFIC
    Clinical Assistant Professor, 5/12/2014-Present
  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PERMANENTE MEDICAL GROUP
    Kaiser Permanente, Woodland Hills Medical Center
    Associate Orthopedic Surgeon
    9/10/2012-7/31/2015

Medical Licenses

  • AMERICAN BOARD OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY
    Certified 7/24/2014, Active
  • CALIFORNIA MEDICAL LICENSE
    Issued 5/18/2007, Active
  • DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION
    Issued 6/07/2007, Active
  • CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
    Fluoroscopy X-Ray Supervisor and Operator Permit
    Issued 7/2012, Active

Professional Society Memberships

  • AMERICAN ACADAMY OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY
  • AMERICAN ORTHOPAEDIC SOCIETY FOR SPORTS MEDICINE
  • ARTHROSCOPY ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA

Team Coverage Experience

  • FILLMORE HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT TEAM PHYSICIAN
    Fillmore, CA
    2016-Present
  • SANTA CLARA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT TEAM PHYSICIAN
    Oxnard, CA
    2017-Present
  • FOOTBALL CLUB HASENTAL TEAM PHYSICIAN (H1 SOCCER TEAM AND YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE)
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    2016-Present
  • SAINT BONAVENTURE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM PHYSICIAN
    Ventura, CA
    2016
  • UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES
    Covered all university sports teams including Football and Basketball 2011-2012
  • UNIVERSITY of SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
    Various University sports, Training room coverage 2008-2011
  • THREE-ON-THREE STREET BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
    Los Angeles Lakers/NIKE-sponsored tournament August 2009

Administrative Services

  • COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY DEPARTMENT COMMITTEE MEMBER
    Community Memorial Hospital 2017-Present
  • SURGICAL COMMITTEE MEMBER
    Community Memorial Hospital 2016-Present
  • PHYSICIAN WELLNESS COMMITTEE
    Exercise Fitness Team at Kaiser 2014
  • GRADUATE MEDICAL EXAMINATION COMMITTEE
    Orthopaedic Surgery Representative 2007, 2008, 2009
  • SURGERY INTEREST GROUPCo-founder and President 2002-2004
    GEORGETOWN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AMBASSADOR

    Tour Guide and Mentor for prospective attendees 2002, 2003
  • COLUMBIA CURRICULUM COMMITTEE
    Assisted with class definition and selection 1999
  • COLUMBIA STUDENT GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVE
    Environmental Health Sciences Division 1998
  • VOLUNTEER EMORY
    Director for Physically and Mentally Challenged Children’s Department1995-1997
    Director of Special Events 1994-1995
  • YMCA ATLANTA
    Child tutoring program Coordinator 1995
  • LAUREL RIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Atlanta, GA)
    Teacher’s Assistant for physically and mentally challenged children 1993
  • SIGMA CHI FRATERNITY (Emory University)
    Sports Chairman, Assistant Rush Chairman, Philanthropy Chairman, Historian 1993-1996

Honors and Awards

  • SELECTED TO SUPER DOCTORS LOS ANGELES 2017
  • USC Orthopaedic Society Research Project Award Winner 2010 and 2011
  • DEAN’s LIST, Emory University 1996, 1997
  • SERVICE MAN OF THE YEAR, Emory University, finalist 1995, 1996
  • HONOR SOCIETY, Lambda Alpha Anthropology (Emory University) 1995, 1996
  • NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY 1995, 1996
  • TENNIS INTRAMURAL CHAMPION, Emory University 1994, 1995 and 1996

Book Chapter

DeLee & Drez’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine 4th Edition

Author

  • Co-Authors: Matthew Millewski, M.D., Carl Nissen, M.D.
  • Editor: Mark Miller, MD
  • Chapter: Knee Injuries in Skeletally Immature Athletes
  • Published 2014

Research

  • UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES; DEPARTMENT OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY SPORTS MEDICINE
    Clinical Investigator 2012-present
    Co-Investigators: Seth Gamradt, M.D., Ian Foran
    Investigating of the need for obtaining MRI in the setting of adhesive capsulitis. Case series is ongoing.
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY
    Author and Clinical Investigator 2009-2015
    The Role of Computed Tomography in Evaluating Intra-Articular Distal Humerus Fractures
    Co-Investigators: John Itamura, M.D., Betsy McAllister, M.D., Eric Ferkel, M.D., Aniebiet-Abasi Udofia
    2011 USC Orthopaedic Society Research Project Award Winner
    Publication in the American Journal of Orthopedics 09/2015; 44(9):E326-30.
    Investigation of the influence of CT scans on decision making for intra-articular distal humerus fractures. Also evaluating inter and intra-observer variability of intra-articular distal humerus fracture classification.
  • Primary Author and Clinical Investigator
    Co-Investigators: James Tibone, M.D., Tad Takara, MD Lance Ho, M.D.
    Primary Partial Humeral Head Resurfacing: Outcomes with the HemiCAP Implant
    2010 USC Orthopaedic Society Research Project Award Winner
    Published in American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol 43, Number 3, March 2015
    Investigation of clinical outcomes in patients who have undergone a Hemi-contoured shoulder arthroplasty procedure.
  • Clinical Investigator 2005-2008
    Co-Investigators: Andres Kaiser, MD FACS, Leslie Browder, MD
    Published 2/9/2009 in Techniques in Coloproctology
    Retrospective cohort of patients with posterior horseshoe peri-rectal fistulas treated with the modified Hanley Procedure and seton management.
  • LOMBARDI CANCER CENTER (Washington, DC)
    Research Assistant 2002
    Participated in a project to identify specific molecular markers of response and outcome to various chemotherapies in head and neck tumors.
  • UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA MEDICAL CENTER
    Laboratory Research Assistant for Dept. of Physiology 1997
    Participated in gene cloning projects in the female reproductive system, specifically regarding apoptosis in the corpus luteum.
  • EMORY UNIVERSITY DEPT OF ANTHROPOLOGY
    Research Assistant 1996
    Analyzed thousand year-old human bone and brain matter for tetracycline based on the food preservation techniques of the specimens.
  • EMORY CANCER CENTER
    Laboratory Assistant 1994
    Participated in DNA and peptide synthesis for use by the Center for Disease Control.

To know more about Dr. Stephan Sweet please visit www.sweetortho.com

  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Academy Of Orthopaedic Surgeons