Mark J. Ghilarducci, M.D.
Member of Ventura Orthopedics since 1992
Undergraduate Degree [BS]: St. Mary's College of California
Arthroscopy and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and knee
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery
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Mark J. Ghilarducci, M.D. is a native of California, born and raised in Sacramento. Dr. Ghilarducci is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and a Fellow of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.
Dr. Ghilarducci is fellowship trained in Sports Medicine and has a specialty interest and training in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and knee and Sports Medicine with additional interest in Joint Replacement Surgery and General Orthopedics. He has performed more than 3000 arthroscopic procedures.
Dr. Ghilarducci's interest in orthopedics and sports medicine was sparked during his intercollegiate NCAA basketball participation as a scholarship athlete. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology and Chemistry from St. Mary's College in Moraga, California. After graduating college in the San Francisco Bay area, he attended medical school at the University of Southern California and received his Doctor of Medicine in 1985. He completed residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Southern California in 1990 in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Ghilarducci's sports medicine fellowship was at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts where he worked with the Boston Celtics and Harvard University as well as the Boston Blazers professional Lacrosse team. After completing his sports medicine fellowship, he returned to Southern California. He joined Ventura Orthopedics in 1992. Board Certification in Orthopedic Surgery was completed in 1993 with re-certification in 2003 and 2013. He holds an additional subspecialty board certification in Orthopedic Sports Medicine in 2011.
He has served as team physician for a number of local high school, college, and recreational sports teams. With other physicians in his group, he provides athletic pre-participation physicals for hundreds of local athletes each year, and is director of a sports injury clinic.
He has remained active in local and regional education with lectures on numerous orthopedic and sports related topics. His research and academic interests have included the anterior cruciate ligament and rotator cuff tears of the shoulder. He has written several textbook chapters on the rotator cuff injuries and treatment. Always on the cutting edge of medicine, he is one of the first in Ventura County to have performed Autologous Cartilage Implantation. He currently provides PRP [platelet rich plasma] injections as an alternative to operative treatment for orthopedic injuries.
He is active in the Ventura County Medical association as a long time Board member and Past President of the Ventura County Medical Association. He is a delegate to the California Medical Association [CMA] since 2005. He has served as chairman of the delegation for District V of CMA.
He lives in Camarillo with his wife and sons. Many of his outside activities revolve around his family and include running, biking, fishing, basketball and golf.
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