|BIOGRAPHY, PETER G GERBINO, MD
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