Connor LaRose, M.D.

Sports Medicine

Connor LaRose, M.D. is a fellowship-trained Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine. He has expertise in Comprehensive Shoulder Surgery and Arthroscopic Surgery of the Shoulder, Knee, and Hip. He also has vast experience in fracture care of pediatric and adult patients.


Before joining Arrowhead Orthopaedics, Dr. LaRose completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Southern California Orthopaedic Institute (SCOI). He received specialized training in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle. He also gained experience in complex open shoulder surgical procedures.


Before his fellowship, Dr. LaRose completed his 5-year orthopaedic residency program at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. While at Duke, he helped provide medical coverage for the Duke University sports teams, including the basketball and football teams.

Dr. LaRose’s clinical interests include injuries involving the shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is currently a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the International Cartilage Repair Society, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. LaRose is an assistant clinical professor associated with Loma Linda University. He is involved in teaching and training LLU orthopaedic residents at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC).

Dr. LaRose was born and raised in Claremont, CA. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame, where he played four years of soccer. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine before heading to Duke University for his orthopaedic surgery training.

Dr. LaRose remains an athletes enthusiast, spending his free time running, golfing, and playing in the odd pick-up soccer game. He has returned to Claremont with his wife, Melissa, and their daughter, Marlow.


Medical Degree

  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine




  • Duke University




  • Southern California Orthopaedic Institute (SCOI)

Licensure & Certification

  • State Board of California

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Membership & Affiliations


  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

  • Arthroscopy Association of North America

  • International Cartilage Repair Society

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon

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