Associate Professor, Orthopedics
Co-Director, Cedars-Sinai-USC Dance Medicine Center
Director, Foot and Ankle Surgery Program
Dr. Pfeffer received his bachelor’s degree from Yale University. He earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where he completed a surgical internship and orthopedic residency. Dr. Pfeffer completed fellowships in both foot and ankle surgery at the University of Texas, Houston and hand and microvascular surgery at the University of California, San Diego.
After completion of his training, he served for six months with Project Hope as a volunteer orthopedic surgeon overseas. Dr. Pfeffer’s primary clinical interests involve sports injuries and reconstruction of the foot and ankle. His current research focuses on the three-dimensional imaging of complex deformity in patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease.
He is a past president of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, the American Association of Foot and Ankle surgeons, and the California Orthopaedic Association. He also served on the national board of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Dr. Pfeffer has written articles for numerous peer-reviewed scientific publications and edited six books on the foot and ankle. He is on the editorial board of the American Journal of Orthopaedics, serves on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel for Devices and Radiological health, and reviews for multiple orthopaedic journals. He lectures internationally, most recently with a focus on total ankle replacement.
Dr. Pfeffer has shared his expertise through many media outlets, including ABC News, the Associated Press, CBS News, CNN, Dateline NBC, the Los Angeles Times, Good Morning America, the New York Times, People magazine, Readers’ Digest, Runner’s World magazine, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, and ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.