Dr DiFiori joined the faculty in 1994 after completing his fellowship training in Sports Medicine at UCLA. He was appointed Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine in 2002. He also serves as co-director of the primary care sports medicine fellowship program at UCLA.
Dr. DiFiori is a team physician for the UCLA Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. He has also served as the U.S. team physician for several international competitions including the XIIIth Pan American Games in 1999. In addition, he has served as a physician for the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO, and USA Basketball. He is a member of the U.S.A. Gymnastics physician referral network.
Dr. DiFiori's research interests include overuse injuries affecting children and adolescents, the diagnosis and treatment of chronic tendon injuries, and preparticipation screening. He has conducted primary research on wrist pain, distal radial growth plate injury and ulnar variance in young gymnasts. He was a recipient of a fellowship from the Grant Generating Project. He has also authored multiple review articles, case reports, and book chapters on a variety of sports medicine issues.
Dr. DiFiori's sports medicine practice at UCLA includes patients of all ages for the evaluation of sports-related injuries and medical problems. He also maintains a family medicine practice, providing care for patients with a wide variety of medical problems, as well as general health maintenance and preventive care.