Care for athletes of all levels
The highest level of care
You can trust that you'll receive only the highest level of care from our team of orthopaedic sports medicine surgeons and specialists at UC Davis Health, who are part of the nationally ranked UC Davis Health Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
The UC Davis Sports Medicine Program evaluates all sports injuries, including the shoulder, knee, and elbow. Our team cares for athletes of all levels and focuses on each patient getting back to the highest level of physical activity possible, whether that means returning to a daily 3 mile bike ride or reporting for practice with the MLS.
Rooted in the latest medical knowledge
As leaders in our field, our team includes Dr. Marder who is on the board of directors for the Western Orthopaedic Association (WOA) and Dr. Lee who is on the board of directors for the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM).
Our team is involved in numerous cutting edge research initiatives that have led to multiple publications in all aspects of Sports Medicine.
The superficial medial collateral ligament reconstruction of the knee: effect of altering graft length on knee kinematics and stability
Arthroscopic microfracture of chondral defects of the knee: a comparison of two postoperative treatments
Surgical and tissue engineering strategies for articular cartilage and meniscus repair.
From routine to complex
We treat a wide variety of conditions, from ACL injuries to Superior Cap Reconstructions. We strive to listen closely and provide individualized care for every patient, with the goal of eliminating pain, optimizing function, and ultimately maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle.
Commonly treated conditions:
Rotator cuff tears
Quadricep/ patellar tendonitis
Shoulder separation (AC joint sprain)
Distal biceps tendon rupture
Overuse injuries of shoulder, knee, elbow (i.e. tennis elbow, jumper's knee)
- Complex shoulder reconstruction
- Meniscus transplant
- MACI--Matrix-induced Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation
- Joint preservation
- Multi ligamentus knee reconstruction
The Sports Performance Center
The Sports Performance Center takes on an athlete-focused approach to assess and monitor athletic performance. We offer many assessment options including, bike fit, fitness assessments, and return to play assessment/training. Take a look at what the Sports Performance Center has to offer or give us a call at 916-734-6805.
About the team
All of our surgeons are board-certified and attain the Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Sports Medicine. Our surgeons are also the team physicians for the following:
Chief of Service
Residency Program Director
Richard Marder, M.D.
Center Medical Director
James Van Den Bogaerde, M.D
Nicole Friel, M.D.
Orthopaedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist
Bian Haus, M.D.
Chief of Pediatric Service