6 things to know about Dr. Neal ElAttrache, Rams head physician & Patriots' Tom Brady's former surgeon

Written by Jackie Drees | February 01, 2019 | Print  |

Neal ElAttrache, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon and co-chair of medical affairs at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles.

With expertise in sports medicine, Dr. ElAttrache serves as head team physician for the Los Angeles Rams. Over the course of his 34-year career, he has operated on numerous professional athletes, including quarterback Tom Brady of the New England Patriots, the Rams' 2019 Super Bowl contender.

Here are six things to know about the orthopedic surgeon:

1. Dr. ElAttrache is board chairman of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Foundation and program director of the Kerlan-Jobe sports medicine fellowship.

2. In addition to the Rams, Dr. ElAttrache serves as head team physician for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He is also an orthopedic consultant for the Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Kings and PGA Tour.

3. Dr. ElAttrache reconstructed Mr. Brady's left knee in 2008 after the quarterback suffered ligament tears in the opening game of the Patriots' season, according to the Los Angeles Times.

4. Following Mr. Brady's procedure, Dr. ElAttrache and the five-time Super Bowl winner remained friends and still stay in contact, according to the report.

5. President of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Dr. ElAttrache is also a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons and the NFL Physicians Society, among other professional organizations.

6. After earning his medical degree from and completing his residency at UPMC, Dr. ElAttrache underwent sports medicine fellowship training at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic.

As for the big game, while Dr. ElAttrache told the Los Angeles Times he wishes Mr. Brady well, he wants to see the Rams go home with the Super Bowl championship.

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