M. Lucius Pomerantz, MD

Board Certified: Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Pomerantz is an orthopedic surgeon and upper extremity specialist. His residency training in orthopaedic surgery was at UC San Diego where he was elected chief resident. He went on to train at the prestigious Campbell Clinic in Memphis, TN for his fellowship in Hand/Upper Extremity Surgery.

He is currently a team physician for the San Diego Gulls hockey team and is a ringside physician for combat sports events such as mixed martial arts.

He has published research in orthopedic imaging, the scapular disorders in throwing athletes, biomechanics of the shoulder joint, and complications of surgical treatment of tennis elbow. Additional research includes acute synovial fluid changes in traumatized joints, outcomes of surgery for Dupuytren’s disease, and patient response to corticosteroids for various hand ailments.

He looks forward to providing cutting edge orthopedic surgical and non-surgical care to all ages and activity levels. While Dr. Pomerantz enjoys treating the whole musculoskeletal system, his focus will be on care of the entire arm including trauma, sports injuries, joint replacements, nerve compression and repair, all hand ailments such as Dupuytren’s contracture as well as microsurgical procedures.

Dr. Pomerantz was born in Santa Cruz, CA. He played many sports growing up including wrestling, soccer and baseball. He competed as an amateur boxer and professionally in Mixed Martial Arts. He continues to train in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Education

08/2014-08/2015
Campbell Clinic Fellowship in Hand/Upper Extremity Surgery
Voluntary faculty position at University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Medicine
Contributed to the care of the Memphis Redbirds and the University of Memphis athletes.

06/2008-06/2014
University of California San Diego, Orthopedic Surgery Residency
Elected by co-residents Administrative Chief Resident for 2013-2014

08/2004-05/2008
Albany Medical College
Doctor of Medicine

09/1999-03/2004
University of California San Diego
Bachelor of Science, Biology
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology

Honors & Awards

2007
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society – Albany Medical College

2006 & 2007
Albany Medical College Alumni Association
Class of 1955 Memorial Scholarship: Award for academic good standing.

2005 & 2006
Albany Medical College
Commendation for Scholastic Excellence for years 1 and 2.
Commendation for Excellence in Clinical Skills for years 1 and 2.

2004
University of California San Diego
Graduated Cum Laude, Dean’s List multiple times
Outstanding Teaching Award for teaching assistants – awarded to teaching assistants according to students’ evaluations.

Employment Experience

09/2015-Current
Synergy Orthopedic Specialists, Inc.
Orthopedic Surgeon, Hand/Upper Extremity Specialization

Partnership 06/2017
American Board of Orthopedic Surgeon Certified 08/2017
Certificate of Surgery of the Hand Subspecialty 08/2019

Hospital Affiliations

10/2015-Current
Sharp Hospital System
Orthopedic Surgeon, Hand/Upper Extremity Specialization
Grossmont Hospital – Active Staff
Coronado Hospital – Associate Staff
Chula Vista Hospital – Associate Staff
Memorial Hospital – Active Staff

10/2017-Current
Scripps Hospital System
Orthopedic Surgeon, Hand/Upper Extremity Specialization
Mercy – Chula Vista Hospital – Active Staff
Mercy – San Diego Hospital – Active Staff

08/2018-Current
University of California San Diego Hospital System
Orthopedic Surgeon, Hand/Upper Extremity Specialization
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor (Non-Salaried)
Take emergency call and work with residents and fellows

01/2019-Current
Alvarado Hospital
Orthopedic Surgeon, Hand/Upper Extremity Specialization

Research Experience

2009-2010
Fellowship in Orthopedic Research, University of California San Diego
Projects included grant writing and starting an animal research model.

Book Chapters:

Hand and Upper Extremity Injuries in Mixed Martial Arts, “Hand and Wrist Injuries in Combat Sports: A Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment”, Springer. P63-76, 2018.
Pomerantz ML

Papers:

Complications of Lateral Epicondylar Release, PMID 26772953 – Orthopedic Clinics of North America, (April 2016) Pomerantz ML

Assessment of Femoral Version: Comparing EOS Biplanar Radiography versus Computed Tomography, PMID 25319563 – Journal of Skeletal Radiology (Feb 2015) Pomerantz ML; Glaser D; Doan J; Fredrick A; Kumar, S; Edmonds E

The Role of the Scapula in Throwing Disorders – Sports Medicine & Arthroscopic Review, PMID: 24787721 (June 2014)
Provencher CM, Makani A, McNeil JW, Pomerantz ML, Golijanin P, Gross D.

Shoulder Instability in the Setting of Bipolar (Glenoid and Humeral Head) Bone Loss: The Glenoid Track Concept – Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research, PMID: 24752910 (August 2014)
Trivedi S, Pomerantz ML, Gross D, Golijanan P, Provencher MT

Abstracts/Poster Presentation:

Double Lavage Technique for Determination of Synovial Fluid Volume and Constituent Concentrations (2011 – ORS Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA)

Hansen BC; Hinton BJ; Caffrey JP; Pomerantz ML; Brinson DC; Szeto M; Hasegawa A; Temple-Wong MM; Lotz MK; Masuda K; Sah RL

Digit Preservation in the Setting of Invasive Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Two Rays with Concurrent Dupuytren’s Contracture: A Case Report (2013 – MSTS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA)

Pomerantz ML, Kulidjian AA, Abrams RA

Reconstruction of the Digit After Low Grade Chondrosarcoma is a Viable Alternative with Good Functional Outcomes: A Salvage Procedure After Resection of Middle Phalanx of Fifth Digit in Lieu of Ray Amputation (2013 – MSTS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA)

Pomerantz ML, Kulidjian AA, Abrams RA

Assessment of Femoral Version: Comparing EOS Biplanar Radiography versus Computed Tomography (2014 AAOS, New Orleans, LA)

Pomerantz ML; Glaser D; Doan J; Fredrick A; Kumar, S; Edmonds E

Presentations:

“Medical/Surgical Management of the Wrist & Hand Common Hand Problems and Their Treatment”, April 29, 2014, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Physical Therapy Department

“Hand Frostbite Injuries and Management”, May 21, 2016, Doctors Demystify Event at UC San Diego

“Common Hand Problems and Their Treatment”, August 15, 2016, Comprehensive Course in Orthopedic Nursing, Sharp Hospital System

“Post-Operative Pain Management in Hand Surgery Private Practice”, January 25, 2019, San Diego Orthopedic Society Annual Meeting

“Nerve Lacerations, Repair, Grafting, Transfers, and Neurotization”, May 11, 2019, Doctor’s Demystify Event at UC San Diego

Additional Activities

2015-Current
Team Physician (Orthopedic Surgeon) – San Diego Gulls, American Hockey League
Ring Side Physician – Mixed Martial Arts, Boxing events

Personal Language

Certified intermediate Spanish speaker by Central American Spanish School in Honduras.

Interests

Mixed Martial Arts/Brazilian Jiu Jitsu/Boxing – competed in professional Mixed Martial Arts bouts, amateur boxing, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I hold a Black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Certified Rescue Diver (2005) – Professional Associations of Diving Instructors.

Practice Locations

East Lake - CC06
955 Lane Ave, Ste 200
Chula Vista, CA 91914

Closed, Open at 08:00 am On Mon

Phone: (619) 421-3400

Chula Vista - PT03
88 E. Bonita Rd. Suite C
Chula Vista, CA 91910

Closed, Open at 08:00 am On Mon

Phone: (619) 230-0855

Ruffin - MRI
3939 Ruffin Rd.
San Diego, 92123

Closed, Open at 08:00 am On Mon

Phone: (858) 200-3300

La Mesa - PT02
8388 Parkway Drive
La Mesa, 91942

Closed, Open at 08:00 am On Mon

Phone: (619) 797-1190

Serra Mesa - CC09
3444 Kearny Villa Road, Suite 401
San Diego, CA 92133

Closed, Open at 08:00 am On Mon

Phone: (858) 616-6400

La Mesa - CC11
5565 Grossmont Center Drive, Suite 256
La Mesa, CA 91942

Closed, Open at 08:00 am On Mon

Phone: (619) 421-3400