Richard Marder, M.D.

Richard A. Marder, M.D.


Sports Medicine

Orthopaedic Surgery - Sports Medicine


Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Professor
  • Co-Clinical Director, Sports Medicine Program


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Cannery Building

3301 C St, Suite 1600
Sacramento, CA 95816
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UC Davis Medical Group - Davis (West Covell Boulevard)

2440 West Covell Blvd, Suite 104
Davis, CA 95616
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Additional Phone Numbers

Clinic Phone: 916-734-6805
Clinic Phone: 530-747-3000
Clinic Fax: 916-734-6806
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

Dr. Marder is a sports injury specialist who has worked with major-league professional sports teams as well as collegiate athletic programs. His areas of clinical expertise include arthroscopy and ligament reconstruction.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Marder's research interests involve kinematics of medial collateral ligament (MCL) reconstruction and impingement or primary tendonitis of the rotator cuff.


Orthopaedic Surgery

Center/Program Affiliation

Sports Medicine Program
UC Davis Medical Group


M.D., UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles CA 1980

B.S., University of Southern California, Los Angeles CA 1975

Internship: Surgery, UCLA, Los Angeles CA 1980-1981


Orthopaedics, UCLA, Los Angeles CA 1981-1985


Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard, Boston MA 1985-1986

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2016

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery-Sports Medicine, 2016

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

American Orthopaedic Association

American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine

Arthroscopy Association of North America

California Medical Association

Western Orthopaedic Association

Honors and Awards

C. John Tupper Prize for Excellence in Teaching Award, UC Davis School of Medicine, 2017

Outstanding Faculty of the Year, UC Davis Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2013

Outstanding Teacher of the Year, UCD, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2011

Outstanding Teacher of the Year, University of California, Davis, Department of Orthopaedics, 1997

Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Grant Award, 1993

The Golden Cane, J. Vernon Luck Research Society, 1991

Outstanding Teacher of the Year, University of California, Davis, Department of Orthopaedics, 1988

Alpha Omega Alpha, 1979

Phi Beta Kappa, 1975

Eagle Scout, 1967

Select Recent Publications

Boutin RD, Fritz RC, Walker REA, Pathria MN, Marder RA, Yao L. Tears in the distal superficial medial collateral ligament: the wave sign and other associated MRI findings. Skeletal Radiology. 2020;49(5):747-756.

Hodges CT, Shelton TJ, Bateni CP, Henrichon SS, Skaggs AW, Boutin RD, Lee CA, Haus BM, Marder RA. The medial epicondyle of the distal femur is the optimal location for MRI measurement of semitendinosus and gracilis tendon cross-sectional area. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: official journal of the ESSKA. 2019;27(11):3498-3504.

Batt ME, Tanji JL, Marder RA. Stress Fractures. MW Chapman and MA James, (ed). Chapman’s Comprehensive Orthopaedic Surgery. 2019.

Powers TW, Marder RA. Arthroscopy of the Shoulder: Set-up and Basic Principles. MW Chapman and MA James, (ed). Chapman’s Comprehensive Orthopaedic Surgery. 2019.

Marder RA. Non-Rotator Cuff Tendon Disorders of the Shoulder. MW Chapman and MA James, (ed). Chapman’s Comprehensive Orthopaedic Surgery. 2019.

Boutin RD, Marder RA. MR Imaging of SLAP Lesions. The Open Orthopaedics Journal. 2018;12:314-323.

Sakata R, McNary SM, Miyatake K, Lee CA, Van den Bogaerde JM, Marder RA, Reddi AH. Stimulation of the superficial zone protein and lubrication in the articular cartilage by human platelet-rich plasma. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2015;43(6):1467-73.

Boutin RD, Fritz RC, Marder RA. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Postoperative Meniscus. Resection, Repair, and Replacement. Magnetic Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2014;22(4):517-55.

Sheridan K, Kreulen C, Kim S, Mak W, Lewis K, Marder R. Accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging to diagnose superior labrum anterior-posterior tears. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA. 2014.

Kim SH, Szabo RM, Marder RA. Epidemiology of humerus fractures in the United States: nationwide emergency department sample, 2008. Arthritis Care & Research. 2012;64(3):407-14.

Marder RA, Kim SH, Labson JD, Hunter JC. Injection of the subacromial bursa in patients with rotator cuff syndrome: a prospective, randomized study comparing the effectiveness of different routes. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American volume). 2012;94(16):1442-7.