Richard A. Marder, M.D.


Co-Clinical Director, Sports Medicine Program

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Sports Medicine


Orthopaedic Surgery

Locations and Contact

Cannery Building

Sports Medicine
3301 C St
Sacramento, CA 95816

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Clinic Phone: 916-734-6805

Clinic Fax: 916-734-6806

UC Davis Medical Group - Davis (West Covell Boulevard)

UC Davis Medical Group - Davis (West Covell Boulevard)
2440 West Covell Blvd
Davis, CA 95616

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Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

Dr. Marder is a sports injury specialist who has worked with major-league professional sports teams as well as collegiate athletic programs. His areas of clinical expertise include arthroscopy and ligament reconstruction.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Marder's research interests involve kinematics of medial collateral ligament (MCL) reconstruction and impingement or primary tendonitis of the rotator cuff.


Orthopaedic Surgery - Sports Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

Sports Medicine Program

Undergraduate School

B.S., University of Southern California, Los Angeles CA 1975

Medical School

M.D., UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles CA 1980


Surgery, UCLA, Los Angeles CA 1980-1981


Orthopaedics, UCLA, Los Angeles CA 1981-1985


Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard, Boston MA 1985-1986

C. John Tupper Prize for Excellence in Teaching Award, UC Davis School of Medicine, 2017

Outstanding Faculty of the Year, UC Davis Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2013

Outstanding Teacher of the Year, UC Davis, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2011

Outstanding Teacher of the Year, UC Davis, Department of Orthopaedics, 1988, 1997

Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Grant Award, 1993

Shelton TJ, Delman C, McNary S, Taylor JR, Marder RA. Aging Decreases the Ultimate Tensile Strength of Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Allografts. Arthroscopy. 2021 Jul;37(7):2173-2180. doi:10.1016/j.arthro.2021.02.042. Epub 2021 Mar 10. PMID:33713755.

Boutin RD, Fritz RC, Walker REA, Pathria MN, Marder RA, Yao L. Tears in the distal superficial medial collateral ligament: the wave sign and other associated MRI findings. Skeletal Radiol. 2020 May;49(5):747-756. doi:10.1007/s00256-019-03352-4. Epub 2019 Dec 9. PMID:31820044.

Hodges CT, Shelton TJ, Bateni CP, Henrichon SS, Skaggs AW, Boutin RD, Lee CA, Haus BM, Marder RA. The medial epicondyle of the distal femur is the optimal location for MRI measurement of semitendinosus and gracilis tendon cross-sectional area. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2019 Nov;27(11):3498-3504. doi:10.1007/s00167-019-05421-6. Epub 2019 Feb 27. PMID:30809723.

Batt ME, Tanji JL, Marder RA. Stress Fractures. Chapman MW, MA James MA (ed). Chapman’s Comprehensive Orthopaedic Surgery. 2019;3(128):2673-2678.

Powers TW, Marder RA. Shoulder Arthroscopy: Principles. Chapman MW, James MA (ed). Chapman’s Comprehensive Orthopaedic Surgery. 2019;3(2716-2728.

Marder RA. Non-Rotator Cuff Tendon Disorders of the Shoulder. Chapman MW, James MA (ed). Chapman’s Comprehensive Orthopaedic Surgery. 2019;3(135):2843-2855.

Boutin RD, Marder RA. MR Imaging of SLAP Lesions. Open Orthop J. 2018 Jul 31;12:314-323. doi:10.2174/1874325001812010314. PMID:30197713.

Sheridan K, Kreulen C, Kim S, Mak W, Lewis K, Marder R. Accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging to diagnose superior labrum anterior-posterior tears. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2015 Sep;23(9):2645-50. doi:10.1007/s00167-014-3109-z. Epub 2014 Jul 2. PMID:24985524.

Sakata R, McNary SM, Miyatake K, Lee CA, Van den Bogaerde JM, Marder RA, Reddi AH. Stimulation of the superficial zone protein and lubrication in the articular cartilage by human platelet-rich plasma. Am J Sports Med. 2015 Jun;43(6):1467-73. doi:10.1177/0363546515575023. Epub 2015 Mar 26. PMID:25813869.

Boutin RD, Fritz RC, Marder RA. Magnetic resonance imaging of the postoperative meniscus: resection, repair, and replacement. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2014 Nov;22(4):517-55. doi:10.1016/j.mric.2014.07.007. Epub 2014 Nov 1. PMID:25442022.