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Dr. Magovern

Brian Magovern MD

Shoulder, Elbow and Fracture Specialist, Orthopedic Surgeon located in Torrance, CA


Brian Magovern, MD, joined Coastal Ortho as an orthopedic surgeon in 2012. He joined the practice in El Segundo and Torrance, California, to treat patients in modern, state-of-the-art facilities with a high-speed open MRI machine and a full physical, hand, and aquatic therapy department.

While completing his internship in surgery at UC San Francisco, Dr. Magovern realized that this very specialized field — which often involves puzzle-like reconstructing of several broken bone pieces — was exactly what he wanted to do and that he was excellent at it. 

He followed his internship with a residency at Loyola University Chicago, then a fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Since 2008, his position as the Chief of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center has given him thousands of opportunities to use his education, skills, and intensive training.

Dr. Magovern is known in particular throughout the South Bay and Los Angeles area for performing these and other complicated procedures: shoulder replacement, elbow replacement, complex humeral/scapular fracture care, complex elbow trauma care, and complex elbow instability repair. 

He is adept in the operating room, and his patients have positive outcomes as a result. He stays current with the latest medical advances and imparts this knowledge by regularly giving lectures and teaching medical students at Harbor-UCLA.

Dr. Magovern was born on the East Coast and received his Doctorate of Medicine from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where he met his wife. The two of them were drawn to the South Bay’s sense of community, small-town feel, and amazing weather, so they decided to pursue their careers and raise their family here. 

Dr. Magovern and his wife enjoy skiing together as a family. To stay in shape, he swims several times a week.