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Eric P. Tannenbaum, M.D.

Sports Medicine, Shoulder, Elbow, Knee, Hip, Ankle, Wrist, and Joint Replacement

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Dr. Eric Tannenbaum is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in minimally invasive arthroscopic treatment of shoulder, hip, and knee injuries/disorders along with sports-specific injuries.

During his fellowship, he spent an additional year of specialty training in Los Angeles, California, learning from international leaders in the field and perfecting skills in arthroscopic surgery. Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive technique that uses poke hole incisions and a small fiber-optic camera, instead of traditional open surgery, to repair injured structures within the joint, such as rotator cuff repair or ACL reconstruction. 

During his fellowship training, he also had the opportunity to work with joint replacement specialists learning the newest techniques in shoulder, knee, and hip replacement surgery, including anterior hip replacement. He was also trained in joint preservation procedures using hip arthroscopy as well as robotic-assisted knee replacement using Mako® technology. Dr. Tannenbaum also performed the first robotic-assisted outpatient total knee replacement using the ROSA® robot at Columbus Specialty Surgery Center.

Using the latest advances in surgical and nonsurgical treatments, Dr. Eric Tannenbaum is dedicated to helping his patients get back to their pre-injury state and back to doing what they love.

During his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Dr. Tannenbaum was Captain of the NCAA Division 1 wrestling team, a 4-Time All-American, and national finalist. He later graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School before completing his orthopedic surgery residency training at the University of Michigan. 

After his residency, Dr. Tannenbaum received extensive specialty training in orthopedic sports medicine through a fellowship at Southern California Orthopedic Institute in Los Angeles, California. 

He previously served as a team physician for the University of Michigan football, wrestling, and volleyball teams. Additionally, he served as a team physician for the Los Angeles Valley College football team and has taken care of multiple professional athletes.

Dr. Tannenbaum is available to see patients at our Columbus and Greensburg locations.

Dr. Tannenbaum’s expertise includes:

  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Biologic treatments
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
    • Rotator cuff repair
    • Biceps tenodesis
    • Shoulder instability
    • Labral repair
    • SLAP repair
  • Knee arthroscopy
    • Meniscus surgery
    • ACL reconstruction
    • PCL reconstruction
    • Cartilage restoration (MACI procedure)


  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Medical School

  • University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI


  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


  • Southern California Orthopedic Institute, Van Nuys, CA

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Mid-American Orthopaedic Association


  • Peer-Reviewed Publications
    • Tannenbaum EP, Zhang P, Maratt JD, Gombera MM, Holcombe SA, Wang SC, Bedi A, Goulet JA. A CT Study of Gender Differences in Acetabular Version and Morphology: Implications for Femoroacetabular Impingement. J Arthroscopy 2015;31(7):1247-1254.
    • Ross JR, Tannenbaum EP, Nepple JJ, Kelly BT, Larson CM, Bedi A. Functional Acetabular Orientation Varies Between Supine and Standing Radiographs: Implications for Treatment of Femoroacetabular Impingement. Clin Orthop Relat Res 2015;473(4):1267-73. 
    • Tannenbaum EP, Ross JR, Bedi A. Pros, cons, and future possibilities for use of computer navigation in hip arthroscopy. Sports Med Arthrosc 2014;22(4):33-41.
    • Kopydlowski NJ, Tannenbaum EP, Bedi A, Smith MV, Sekiya JK. An Increase in Cranial Acetabular Version With Age: Implications for Femoroacetabular Impingement. J Arthroplasty 2014;29(9):1741-1744.
    • Tannenbaum EP, Kopydlowski N, Smith M, Bedi A, Sekiya JK. Gender and racial differences in focal and global acetabular version. J Arthroplasty 2014;29(2):373-376. 7. Tannenbaum EP, Sekiya JK. Posterior Shoulder Instability in the Contact Athlete. Clin Sports Med 2013;32(4): 781-796.
    • Grant JA, Tannenbaum EP, Miller BS, Bedi A. Treatment of Combined Complete Tears of the Anterior Cruciate and Medial Collateral Ligaments. J Arthroscopy 2012;28(1):110-122.
    • Tannenbaum EP, Sekiya JK. Evaluation and Management of Posterior Shoulder Instability. Sports Health 2011;3(3):253-263.
  • Book Chapters
    • Kirsch J, Tannenbaum EP, Lawton JN. Dorsal Plate Fixation for Distal Radius Fractures. In Lawton JN (Ed.): Distal Radius Fractures: A Clinical Casebook. New York, NY: Springer, 2015.
    • Kuhn A, Tannenbaum EP, Ross JR, Bedi A. The Role of Computer Modeling and Navigation for Arthroscopic Hip Surgery. In Byrd JW, Bedi A, Stubbs AJ (Eds.): The Hip: AANA Advanced Arthroscopic  Surgical Techniques, First Edition. Thorofare, NJ: Slack, 2015. 
    • Tannenbaum EP, Kopydlowski NJ, Sekiya JK. Posterior Shoulder Instability in the Contact Athlete. In Park J.-Y. (Ed.): Sports Injuries to the Shoulder and Elbow. New York, NY: Springer, 2015. pp 225-236.
    • Kopydlowski NJ, Tannenbaum EP, Sekiya JK. Dislocation of the Proximal Tibiofibular Joint. In W.N. Scott (Ed.): Insall & Scott Surgery of the Knee, 5th Edition. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, 2011. pp 1760-1768.
  • “I was very well informed, Dr. Tannenbaum spoke to me with genuine concern and I was left feeling confident that the course of treatment was right for me.”
    – Scott M.
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