Eli Kupperman, MD

Sports and Regenerative Medicine Specialist located in Santa Barbara, CA & Solvang, CA

About Dr. Eli Kupperman

Eli Kupperman, MD, is a fellowship-trained sports and regenerative medicine specialist at Alta Orthopaedics in Solvang and Santa Barbara, California. He treats musculoskeletal conditions resulting from injury, overuse, and arthritis. He specializes in shoulder replacements as well as arthroscopic and minimally-invasive surgical techniques, which reduce post-operative recovery time and allow patients an earlier return to work and play.

Dr. Kupperman is proud to have grown up in Santa Barbara, where he attended Vieja Valley, La Colina, and San Marcos High School. He graduated from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics and rowed for the crew team. He then earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania and completed his internship and residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Following residency, Dr. Kupperman completed his specialty fellowship in sports medicine under the world-renowned surgeon, Dr. James Andrews, at the Andrews Institute, where he was awarded the prestigious Herodicus Society North American Travelling Fellowship. This fellowship provided him with extensive and immersive training in operative and non-operative treatment of musculoskeletal conditions in professional and collegiate athletes.

He is currently the head team physician for Santa Ynez High School and is one of the team physicians for the Santa Barbara Foresters baseball team and UCSB.
Dr. Kupperman stays active by distance running, including completing many marathons. He and his wife, Stephanie, and their young daughter, Audrey, love spending time with their extended family, enjoying the outdoors, and sampling the wonderful variety of activities and food Santa Barbara has to offer.

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Eli Kupperman, MD, is a fellowship-trained sports and regenerative medicine specialist at Alta Orthopaedics in Solvang and Santa Barbara, California. He treats musculoskeletal conditions resulting from injury, overuse, and arthritis. He specializes in shoulder replacements as well as arthroscopic and minimally-invasive surgical techniques, which reduce post-operative recovery time and allow patients an earlier return to work and play.

Dr. Kupperman is proud to have grown up in Santa Barbara, where he attended Vieja Valley, La Colina, and San Marcos High School. He graduated from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics and rowed for the crew team. He then earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania and completed his internship and residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Following residency, Dr. Kupperman completed his specialty fellowship in sports medicine under the world-renowned surgeon, Dr. James Andrews, at the Andrews Institute, where he was awarded the prestigious Herodicus Society North American Travelling Fellowship. This fellowship provided him with extensive and immersive training in operative and non-operative treatment of musculoskeletal conditions in professional and collegiate athletes.

He is currently the head team physician for Santa Ynez High School and is one of the team physicians for the Santa Barbara Foresters baseball team and UCSB.
Dr. Kupperman stays active by distance running, including completing many marathons. He and his wife, Stephanie, and their young daughter, Audrey, love spending time with their extended family, enjoying the outdoors, and sampling the wonderful variety of activities and food Santa Barbara has to offer.


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