Dean Matsuda, MD is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and one of the top hip arthroscopy specialists in the world. His practice at Premier Hip Arthroscopy in Marina Del Rey, California, is fully dedicated to arthroscopic surgeries of the hip and pelvis. Not only does Dr. Matsuda treat patients throughout the Los Angeles region, his two convenient Locations near Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) enables easy access for his national and international patients.
Dr. Matsuda uses his extensive 30+ years of experience and surgical skills to perform state-of-the-art minimally invasive procedures to help get his patients back to their active lifestyles, whether professional athlete or weekend warrior.
Dr. Matsuda has developed many innovative surgeries and instruments that have changed the way minimally invasive hip surgery is performed worldwide. He has authored the multimedia instructional program on Hip Arthroscopy for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), teaches and performs surgical demonstrations at top national and international venues, and is a prolific researcher and senior member of the MASH Hip Arthroscopy national study group.
Dr. Matsuda obtained his medical degree at the University of California at Davis, earning top Alpha Omega Alpha honors. He completed his internship and orthopedic surgical residency at the prestigious Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles.
He is an active member of the AAOS, where he was chairman of Sports Medicine, and now serves on the AAOS Hip committee. He is an educational committee member for the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA) and is on the editorial board of Orthopedics Today, the largest orthopedic newspaper. He also teaches regularly as a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the Western Orthopaedic Association.
Dr. Matsuda has volunteered for over 25 years with Orthopaedics Overseas, is the Director of their Travelling Fellowship Program, and also volunteers with the Alliance of Jamaican and American Humanitarians (AOJAH).
As a former football running back, Dr. Matsuda understands the goals and unique needs of the athlete. Moreover, he enjoys running, golf, surfing, and spear fishing which keeps him in synch with his active patients. Dr. Matsuda has experience from both sides of the scalpel, having had hip arthroscopies for both of his own hips. This gives him a truly unique insight into what his patients experience which is exceeded only by his skills and compassion as a world-renowned hip surgeon.