Jason L. Dragoo, MD

Sports medicine surgeon

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center

Sports Medicine Clinic

  • 450 Broadway Street
  • Redwood City, CA 94063
  • Phone: 800-717-0012
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Professional Education

Residency: UCLA Health Sciences (2004) CA

Board Certification: Sports Medicine, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (2010)

Subspecialty Certification, Sports Medicine, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (2011)

Board Certification: Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (2007)

Fellowship: Steadman-Hawkins Sports Clinic (2005) CO

Internship: UCLA Health Sciences (1999) CA

Medical Education: University of Arizona College of Medicine (1998) AZ

MD, Steadman-Hawkins Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine (2005)

MD, UCLA, Orthopaedic Surgery (2004)

MD, University of Arizona, Medicine (1998)

Honors & Awards

US Ski Team Physician, United States Ski and Snowboard Association (2005-curr)

US Olympic Committee Level III Physician, Volunteer Services, US Olympic Committee (2010-curr)

Top 70 Best Knee Surgeons in America, Becker's Hospital Review (2010)

Listed in “Top US Orthopeadic Surgeons in Sports Medicine”, Consumers Research Council of America (2008)

North American representative for Scientific Exchange with Europe, AOSSM/ESSKA (2008)

Bone and Joint Decade Young Investigator Award, Bone and Joint Decade (2006)

Basic Science Research Award, Smith and Nephew (2006)

InScope Orthopeadic Research Grant, Innovative Scientific Centers of Orthopaedic Excellence Orthopaedic (2005)

Investigation of treatments for osteochondral defects in children-Educational Grant, Shriners Hospital System for Children (2003)

Aventis Orthopaedic Research Scholarship, UCLA Department of Orthopaedics (2002)

Zimmer Research Award, American Orthopaedic Association (2002)

Basic Science Manuscript Award Smith and Nephew National Research Awards Conference, Smith and Nephew (2002)

Orthopaedic Hospital Research Award, California Orthopaedic Association (2002)

Best and Brightest: Current Research in Surgery. Award-Winning Studies by California Surgeons, American College of Surgeons (2001)

Zimmer Research Award, American Orthopaedic Association (2001)

Bernard Revsin Scholarship Award for Academic Excellence, University of Arizona College of Medicine (1998)

University of Arizona Foundation Top Medical Student at Graduation, University of Arizona College of Medicine (1998)

McGraw-Hill Award-Top Medical Student in the basic sciences, University of Arizona College of Medicine (1996)

Junior Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, University of Arizona College of Medicine (1996)

Administrative Appointments

Head, Team Physician, Stanford Football Program, 2007

Team Physician, Stanford Athletic Department, 2005

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

Platelet-rich plasma as a treatment for patellar tendinopathy: a double-blind, randomized controlled trial.
Dragoo, J. L., Wasterlain, A. S., Braun, H. J., & Nead, K. T. (2014). Platelet-rich plasma as a treatment for patellar tendinopathy: a double-blind, randomized controlled trial. American journal of sports medicine, 42(3), 610-618.

The Use of PRP in Ligament and Meniscal Healing.
Braun, H. J., Wasterlain, A. S., & Dragoo, J. L. (2013). The Use of PRP in Ligament and Meniscal Healing. Sports medicine and arthroscopy review, 21(4), 206-212.

Six-week gait retraining program reduces knee adduction moment, reduces pain, and improves function for individuals with medial compartment knee osteoarthritis
Shull, P. B., Silder, A., Shultz, R., Dragoo, J. L., Besier, T. F., & Cutkosky, M. R. (2013). Six-week gait retraining program reduces knee adduction moment, reduces pain, and improves function for individuals with medial compartment knee osteoarthritis. JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC RESEARCH, 31(7), 1020-1025.

Epidemiology of syndesmosis injuries in intercollegiate football: incidence and risk factors from National Collegiate Athletic Association injury surveillance system data from 2004-2005 to 2008-2009.
Hunt, K. J., George, E., Harris, A. Hs., & Dragoo, J. L. (2013). Epidemiology of syndesmosis injuries in intercollegiate football: incidence and risk factors from National Collegiate Athletic Association injury surveillance system data from 2004-2005 to 2008-2009. Clinical journal of sport medicine , 23(4), 278-282.

Effect of airline travel on performance: a review of the literature.
Leatherwood, W. E., & Dragoo, J. L. (2013). Effect of airline travel on performance: a review of the literature. British journal of sports medicine, 47(9), 561-567.

The effect of local anaesthetics on synoviocytes: a possible indirect mechanism of chondrolysis.
Braun, H. J., Busfield, B. T., Kim, H. J., Scuderi, G. J., & Dragoo, J. L. (2013). The effect of local anaesthetics on synoviocytes: a possible indirect mechanism of chondrolysis. Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy : official journal of the ESSKA, 21(6), 1468-1474.

The effect of playing surface on the incidence of ACL injuries in National Collegiate Athletic Association American Football
Dragoo, J. L., Braun, H. J., & Harris, A. Hs. (2013). The effect of playing surface on the incidence of ACL injuries in National Collegiate Athletic Association American Football. KNEE, 20(3), 191-195.

Author's response.
Wasterlain, A. S., & Dragoo, J. L. (2013). Author's response. American journal of sports medicine, 41(5), NP23-6.

Application of advanced magnetic resonance imaging techniques in evaluation of the lower extremity.
Braun, H. J., Dragoo, J. L., Hargreaves, B. A., Levenston, M. E., & Gold, G. E. (2013). Application of advanced magnetic resonance imaging techniques in evaluation of the lower extremity. Radiologic clinics of North America, 51(3), 529-545.

Application of Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging Techniques in Evaluation of the Lower Extremity
Braun, H. J., Dragoo, J. L., Hargreaves, B. A., Levenston, M. E., & Gold, G. E. (2013). Application of Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging Techniques in Evaluation of the Lower Extremity. RADIOLOGIC CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA, 51(3), 529-?.

The effect of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs on tissue healing
Chen, M. R., & Dragoo, J. L. (2013). The effect of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs on tissue healing. KNEE SURGERY SPORTS TRAUMATOLOGY ARTHROSCOPY, 21(3), 540-549.

Toe-in gait reduces the first peak knee adduction moment in patients with medial compartment knee osteoarthritis
Shull, P. B., Shultz, R., Slider, A., Dragoo, J. L., Besier, T. F., & Delp, S. L. (2013). Toe-in gait reduces the first peak knee adduction moment in patients with medial compartment knee osteoarthritis. JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICS, 46(1), 122-128.

Optimizing lavage during knee arthroscopy: A three-dimensional MRI study
Nord, R. M., Badowski, N., Elkins, C., Alley, M., Harris, A. Hs., & Dragoo, J. L. (2013). Optimizing lavage during knee arthroscopy: A three-dimensional MRI study. JOURNAL OF MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING, 37(1), 201-207.

The Systemic Effects of Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection
Wasterlain, A. S., Braun, H. J., Harris, A. Hs., Kim, H.-J., & Dragoo, J. L. (2013). The Systemic Effects of Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, 41(1), 186-193.

Postarthroscopic Infection in the Knee following Medical or Dental Procedures.
Swank, K., & Dragoo, J. L. (2013). Postarthroscopic Infection in the Knee following Medical or Dental Procedures. Case reports in orthopedics, 2013, 974017-?.

The effect of local anesthetic and corticosteroid combinations on chondrocyte viability
Braun, H. J., Wilcox-Fogel, N., Kim, H. J., Pouliot, M. A., Harris, A. Hs., & Dragoo, J. L. (2012). The effect of local anesthetic and corticosteroid combinations on chondrocyte viability. KNEE SURGERY SPORTS TRAUMATOLOGY ARTHROSCOPY, 20(9), 1689-1695.

The chondrotoxicity of single-dose corticosteroids
Dragoo, J. L., Danial, C. M., Braun, H. J., Pouliot, M. A., & Kim, H. J. (2012). The chondrotoxicity of single-dose corticosteroids. KNEE SURGERY SPORTS TRAUMATOLOGY ARTHROSCOPY, 20(9), 1809-1814.

Acromioclavicular Joint Injuries in National Collegiate Athletic Association Football Data From the 2004-2005 Through 2008-2009 National Collegiate Athletic Association Injury Surveillance System
Dragoo, J. L., Braun, H. J., Bartlinski, S. E., & Harris, A. Hs. (2012). Acromioclavicular Joint Injuries in National Collegiate Athletic Association Football Data From the 2004-2005 Through 2008-2009 National Collegiate Athletic Association Injury Surveillance System. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, 40(9), 2066-2071.

Evaluation of a one-stage ACL revision Technique using bone void filler after cyclic loading
Tse, B. K., Vaughn, Z. D., Lindsey, D. P., & Dragoo, J. L. (2012). Evaluation of a one-stage ACL revision Technique using bone void filler after cyclic loading. KNEE, 19(4), 477-481.

Comparison of the Acute Inflammatory Response of Two Commercial Platelet-Rich Plasma Systems in Healthy Rabbit Tendons
Dragoo, J. L., Braun, H. J., Durham, J. L., Ridley, B. A., Odegaard, J. I., & Arnoczky, S. P. (2012). Comparison of the Acute Inflammatory Response of Two Commercial Platelet-Rich Plasma Systems in Healthy Rabbit Tendons. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, 40(6), 1274-1281.

Incidence and Risk Factors for Injuries to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament in National Collegiate Athletic Association Football Data From the 2004-2005 Through 2008-2009 National Collegiate Athletic Association Injury Surveillance System
Dragoo, J. L., Braun, H. J., Durham, J. L., Chen, M. R., & Harris, A. Hs. (2012). Incidence and Risk Factors for Injuries to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament in National Collegiate Athletic Association Football Data From the 2004-2005 Through 2008-2009 National Collegiate Athletic Association Injury Surveillance System. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, 40(5), 990-995.

Effects of Arm Position on Maximizing Intra-Articular Visualization of the Biceps Tendon: A Cadaveric Study
Hart, N. D., Golish, S. R., & Dragoo, J. L. (2012). Effects of Arm Position on Maximizing Intra-Articular Visualization of the Biceps Tendon: A Cadaveric Study. ARTHROSCOPY-THE JOURNAL OF ARTHROSCOPIC AND RELATED SURGERY, 28(4), 481-485.

The In Vitro Chondrotoxicity of Single-Dose Local Anesthetics
Dragoo, J. L., Braun, H. J., Kim, H. J., Phan, H. D., & Golish, S. R. (2012). The In Vitro Chondrotoxicity of Single-Dose Local Anesthetics. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, 40(4), 794-799.

In vitro chondrogenic differentiation of human adipose-derived stem cells with silk scaffolds.
Kim, H. J., Park, S.-H., Durham, J., Gimble, J. M., Kaplan, D. L., & Dragoo, J. L. (2012). In vitro chondrogenic differentiation of human adipose-derived stem cells with silk scaffolds. Journal of tissue engineering, 3(1), 2041731412466405-?.

Evaluation and Treatment of Disorders of the Infrapatellar Fat Pad
Dragoo, J. L., Johnson, C., & Mcconnell, J. (2012). Evaluation and Treatment of Disorders of the Infrapatellar Fat Pad. SPORTS MEDICINE, 42(1), 51-67.

Arthroscopic Releases for Arthrofibrosis of the Knee
Chen, M. R., & Dragoo, J. L. (2011). Arthroscopic Releases for Arthrofibrosis of the Knee. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEONS, 19(11), 709-716.

Prospective Correlation Between Serum Relaxin Concentration and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears Among Elite Collegiate Female Athletes
Dragoo, J. L., Castillo, T. N., Braun, H. J., Ridley, B. A., Kennedy, A. C., & Golish, S. R. (2011). Prospective Correlation Between Serum Relaxin Concentration and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears Among Elite Collegiate Female Athletes. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, 39(10), 2175-2180.

Biomechanical analysis of bicortical versus unicortical locked plating of mid-clavicular fractures
Hamman, D., Lindsey, D., & Dragoo, J. (2011). Biomechanical analysis of bicortical versus unicortical locked plating of mid-clavicular fractures. ARCHIVES OF ORTHOPAEDIC AND TRAUMA SURGERY, 131(6), 773-778.

Comparison of Growth Factor and Platelet Concentration From Commercial Platelet-Rich Plasma Separation Systems
Castillo, T. N., Pouliot, M. A., Kim, H. J., & Dragoo, J. L. (2011). Comparison of Growth Factor and Platelet Concentration From Commercial Platelet-Rich Plasma Separation Systems. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, 39(2), 266-271.

Trends in serum relaxin concentration among elite collegiate female athletes.
Dragoo, J. L., Castillo, T. N., Korotkova, T. A., Kennedy, A. C., Kim, H. J., & Stewart, D. R. (2011). Trends in serum relaxin concentration among elite collegiate female athletes. International journal of women's health, 3, 19-24.

Restoration of Knee Volume Using Selected Arthroscopic Releases
Dragoo, J. L., Miller, M. D., Vaughn, Z. D., Schmidt, J. D., & Handley, E. (2010). Restoration of Knee Volume Using Selected Arthroscopic Releases. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, 38(11), 2288-2293.

Fabrication of custom-shaped grafts for cartilage regeneration
Koo, S., Hargreaves, B. A., Gold, G. E., & Dragoo, J. L. (2010). Fabrication of custom-shaped grafts for cartilage regeneration. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ARTIFICIAL ORGANS, 33(10), 731-737.

Chondrotoxicity of Low pH, Epinephrine, and Preservatives Found in Local Anesthetics Containing Epinephrine
Dragoo, J. L., Korotkova, T., Kim, H. J., & Jagadish, A. (2010). Chondrotoxicity of Low pH, Epinephrine, and Preservatives Found in Local Anesthetics Containing Epinephrine. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, 38(6), 1154-1159.

Mechanics of the anterior interval of the knee using open dynamic MRI
Dragoo, J. L., Phillips, C., Schmidt, J. D., Scanlan, S. F., Blazek, K., & Williams, A. (2010). Mechanics of the anterior interval of the knee using open dynamic MRI. CLINICAL BIOMECHANICS, 25(5), 433-437.

Effect of bupivacaine on chondrocyte viability.
Dragoo, J. L., & Pun, S. Y. (2010). Effect of bupivacaine on chondrocyte viability. spine journal , 10(2), 172-173.

The Effect of Playing Surface on Injury Rate A Review of the Current Literature
Dragoo, J. L., & Braun, H. J. (2010). The Effect of Playing Surface on Injury Rate A Review of the Current Literature. SPORTS MEDICINE, 40(11), 981-990.

Biomechanical Evaluation of a 1-Stage Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Technique Using a Structural Bone Void Filler for Femoral Fixation
Vaughn, Z. D., Schmidt, J., Lindsey, D. P., & Dragoo, J. L. (2009). Biomechanical Evaluation of a 1-Stage Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Technique Using a Structural Bone Void Filler for Femoral Fixation. ARTHROSCOPY-THE JOURNAL OF ARTHROSCOPIC AND RELATED SURGERY, 25(9), 1011-1018.

The effect of relaxin on the female anterior cruciate ligament: Analysis of mechanical properties in an animal model
Dragoo, J. L., Padrez, K., Workman, R., & Lindsey, D. R. (2009). The effect of relaxin on the female anterior cruciate ligament: Analysis of mechanical properties in an animal model. KNEE, 16(1), 69-72.

College Football Player With Unstable C1 Fracture A Case Report
Bales, C. P., Chang, I., Matheson, G., Ouyang, D., & Dragoo, J. L. (2009). College Football Player With Unstable C1 Fracture A Case Report. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, 37(1), 195-198.

Disorders of the suprapatellar pouch of the knee
Dragoo, J. L., & Abnousi, F. (2008). Disorders of the suprapatellar pouch of the knee. KNEE, 15(5), 348-354.

Arthroscopic release for symptomatic scarring of the anterior interval of the knee
Steadman, J. R., Dragoo, J. L., Hines, S. L., & Briggs, K. K. (2008). Arthroscopic release for symptomatic scarring of the anterior interval of the knee. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, 36(9), 1763-1769.

The effect of local anesthetics administered via pain pump on chondrocyte viability
Dragoo, J. L., Korotkova, T., Kanwar, R., & Wood, B. (2008). The effect of local anesthetics administered via pain pump on chondrocyte viability. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, 36(8), 1484-1488.

Healing full-thickness cartilage defects using adipose-derived stem cells
Dragoo, J. L., Carlson, G., McCormick, F., Khan-Farooqi, H., Zhu, M., & Benhaim, P. (2007). Healing full-thickness cartilage defects using adipose-derived stem cells. TISSUE ENGINEERING, 13(7), 1615-1621.

Anterior cruciate ligament tears and associated injuries.
Stevens, K. J., & Dragoo, J. L. (2006). Anterior cruciate ligament tears and associated injuries. Topics in magnetic resonance imaging , 17(5), 347-362.

Tissue-engineered bone from BMP-2-transduced stem cells derived from human fat
Dragoo, J. L., Lieberman, J. R., Lee, R. S., DeUgarte, D. A., Lee, Y., & Benhaim, P. (2005). Tissue-engineered bone from BMP-2-transduced stem cells derived from human fat. PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, 115(6), 1665-1673.

Bacteriostatic properties of biomatrices against common orthopaedic pathogens
Carlson, G. A., Dragoo, J. L., Samimi, B., Bruckner, D. A., Bernard, G. W., & Benhaim, P. (2004). Bacteriostatic properties of biomatrices against common orthopaedic pathogens. BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS, 321(2), 472-478.

Long-term results of arthroscopic resection of the distal clavicle with concomitant subacromial decompression
Kay, S. P., Dragoo, J. L., & LEE, R. (2003). Long-term results of arthroscopic resection of the distal clavicle with concomitant subacromial decompression. ARTHROSCOPY-THE JOURNAL OF ARTHROSCOPIC AND RELATED SURGERY, 19(8), 805-809.

Relaxin receptors in the human female anterior cruciate ligament
Dragoo, J. L., Lee, R. S., Benhaim, P., Finerman, G. Am., & Hame, S. L. (2003). Relaxin receptors in the human female anterior cruciate ligament. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, 31(4), 577-584.

Knee function after anterior cruciate ligament injury in elite collegiate athletes
McAllister, D. R., Tsai, A. M., Dragoo, J. L., McWilliams, J., Dorey, F. J., & Finerman, G. Am. (2003). Knee function after anterior cruciate ligament injury in elite collegiate athletes. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, 31(4), 560-563.

Tissue-engineered cartilage and bone using stem cells from human infrapatellar fat pads
Dragoo, J. L., Samimi, B., Zhu, M., Hame, S. L., Thomas, B. J., & Benhaim, P. (2003). Tissue-engineered cartilage and bone using stem cells from human infrapatellar fat pads. JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY-BRITISH VOLUME, 85B(5), 740-747.

Bone induction by BMP-2 transduced stem cells derived from human fat
Dragoo, J. L., Choi, J. Y., Lieberman, J. R., Huang, J., Zuk, P. A., & Benhaim, P. (2003). Bone induction by BMP-2 transduced stem cells derived from human fat. JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC RESEARCH, 21(4), 622-629.

Comparison of multi-lineage cells from human adipose tissue and bone marrow
De Ugarte, D. A., Morizono, K., Elbarbary, A., Alfonso, Z., Zuk, P. A., & Hedrick, M. H. (2003). Comparison of multi-lineage cells from human adipose tissue and bone marrow. CELLS TISSUES ORGANS, 174(3), 101-109.