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David Matthew Apel, MD

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My specialty:
Orthopedics

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English, Spanish

My gender: Male

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About me

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Biography

I am a native Californian in the loosest sense. Yes, I was born here, but at the age of six months, I began an odyssey of travel tied to my father's job in the U.S. Department of State. I grew up in Europe, Canada, and Latin America, and returned to the United States to earn my undergraduate degree at Carleton College in Minnesota. I attended medical school at the University of Chicago, and completed my residency in orthopaedics at Loyola University of Chicago. I did my fellowship in joint reconstruction at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, and my fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. I have authored or co-authored more than twenty articles and book chapters. Over the years, I have held many administrative positions within Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center.

About my practice

I am probably most proud of my role in helping start the spine surgery program at our medical center and in our region. I am a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon, meaning I treat children and teenagers with bone, ligament, and muscle and tendon disorders. As a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon, I treat child and adolescent disorders that can occur from birth defects, developmental disorders, neuromuscular disorders, or as a result of injury. If there is one surgery type that predominates in my practice, it is spine surgery for deformities.

How I thrive

To maintain my own health, I like to run, and I also walk the family dog. I play ice hockey on a team consisting mostly of players considerably younger than myself. While I am not entirely sure this sport is still appropriate for me physically, it definitely helps me mentally!

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My office

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My Provider type

Physicians and Surgeons

Medical groups and plans

Southern California Permanente Medical Group

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  • Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO)
  • HMO
  • Medi-Cal Managed Care
  • Point-of-Service Plan (POS)
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Orthopedics Department
4760 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Contact information

  • Advice/appointments/cancellations/messages
  • 1-833-574-2273 (1-833-KP4CARE) (toll free)
  • After-hours advice
  • 1-833-574-2273 (1-833-KP4CARE) (toll free)
  • California Relay Service
  • 711 (TTY for the hearing/speech impaired)

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My training, certifications and licensing

Medical school

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Chicago , IL

Board certification

Orthopedic Surgery

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical training

Internship

General Surgery

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Maywood , IL

Residency

Orthopedic Surgery

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Maywood , IL

Fellowship

Joint Reconstruction Orthopedics

Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic
Inglewood , CA

Fellowship

Pediatric Orthopedics

Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles
Los Angeles , CA

Joined Permanente Medical Group

1990

Active license information

License number

G61691

License type

PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON

License issuing state

CALIFORNIA

National Provider Identifier (NPI)

1568553055
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My hospitals

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4867 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

I have admitting privileges at this hospital.

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This page was last updated on:

12/09/2018