The LA Kings announced Frank Petrigliano, MD, will serve as head team physician for the 2019-20 season.
In a corresponding announcement, Petrigliano was also named chief of the USC Epstein Family Center for Sports Medicine at Keck Medicine of USC. He also will join the Keck School of Medicine of USC faculty as an associate professor of clinical orthopaedic surgery.
"I am excited to join Keck Medicine and provide care to the LA Kings and Los Angeles athletes of all levels," Petrigliano said. "My mission is to work with our outstanding orthopaedic team and researchers to develop the preeminent sports medicine center in the region, and I am confident that Keck Medicine has the passion, skill and innovation to make this possible."
Petrigliano treats a wide variety of sports medicine injuries, with a special interest in ligament reconstruction of the knee and surgical care of shoulder and elbow injuries. Petrigliano also is deeply involved in orthopaedic research. His work focuses on developing regenerative stem cell therapies for rotator cuff and cartilage injuries.
Petrigliano comes from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he served as an associate professor in residence in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and team physician at UCLA, which is also where he completed his fellowship and residency. Petrigliano performed a fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.