David R. McAllister, MD is Chief of the Sports Medicine Service, Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He also serves as the program director of the sports medicine fellowship at UCLA and is responsible for teaching UCLA medical students and orthopedic surgery residents. Dr. McAllister also serves as the Head Team Physician for the UCLA Athletic Department. He specializes in all areas of orthopaedic sports medicine and has special expertise in knee ligament injuries, meniscus injuries and articular cartilage problems.
Dr. McAllister is a productive clinician-scientist who has published numerous scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally. His areas of expertise include knee ligament injuries, biomechanics, and surgery. Dr. McAllister has presented many scientific papers and is frequently invited to moderate sessions at various national and international orthopedic meetings. Dr. McAllister has also served on the faculty for courses designed to educate other orthopaedic surgeons. Dr. McAllister belongs to many national and international groups and has held leadership positions/committee positions in the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS), and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS).