Before arriving in Monterey, Dr. Gerbino practiced orthopedic sports medicine for eight years at Children’s Hospital in Boston. The bulk of his time has been spent involved with patients and students in the office, operating room and hospital wards. Dr. Gerbino brings a strong academic and research background, skilled surgical expertise and a respected professional reputation to Monterey Joint Replacement and Sports Medicine.

Born in Boston, Dr. Gerbino earned his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from Stanford University. He graduated from medical school at the University of Pittsburgh in 1986. Upon receiving his M.D., he moved back to the San Francisco Bay area for a surgical intern position at the Naval Hospital in Oakland. Returning east, he was a Resident in Orthopedic Surgery at the Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia for four years.

Dr. Gerbino completed a one year Sports Medicine Fellowship at Children’s Hospital in Boston. He also served as Boston-Stockholm Sports Medicine Exchange Fellow and as a Clinical Orthopedic Society Traveling Fellow.

Dr. Gerbino’s academic appointments have included Orthopedic Surgery positions at the Naval Hospital in Long Beach, California, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio and at Harvard Medical School in Boston.

Through his professional positions, Dr. Gerbino has worked first-hand with top athletes in multiple sports. He has served as a Medical Team Member for the Boston and Pittsburgh Marathons and as an orthopedic consultant for University of Cincinnati and Miami University of Ohio Intercollegiate Athletics. He has also provided medical care for the Boston Ballet and U.S. Figure Skating team. He has been the Team Physician for Babson College in Massachusetts for six years.

Dr. Gerbino has continuously taught residents and fellows while lecturing locally, nationally and internationally. He has built a global reputation as a sports medicine expert by lecturing in Brazil, San Salvador, Colombia, Trinidad and Argentina. He also has 25 years of military service with the U.S. Navy and was active during the Iraq War from March to May of 2003.

He has concentrated on achieving clinical excellence in orthopedic surgery, teaching orthopedics and conducting research in sports medicine. A large portion of his patients suffered from anterior knee pain. He focused much of his research and practice efforts on treating this condition. He highly values giving patients with knee pain a precise diagnosis that includes all the components of their particular injury.

Dr. Gerbino’s clinical contributions include introducing a new method of repairing loose posterior cruciate ligaments. At the head of his field, he has developed a new technique for reconstructing the medial patellofemoral ligament of the knee. His research has led to an improved method of diagnosing patients with anterior knee pain. During his time at Harvard, he has published eleven review articles and book chapters and 13 original research papers. He is also credited with inventing a device to repair meniscal tears.

Dr. Gerbino is performing arthroscopic surgery of the hip.  This is a new technique for treating many sources of hip pain that previously went untreated.  The operation is done through tiny holes, sometimes delaying more extensive operations such as total hip replacement.


Monterey Joint Replacement and Sports Medicine

Ronald N. Chaplan, M.D      Peter Gerbino, M.D.

900 Cass Street, Suite 200
Monterey, CA 93940
Tel: 831.655.2122
Fax: 831.655.5477


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