Dr. Earl W. Brien, M.D.

Dr. Earl W. Brien, M.D. Get a Second Opinion

Attending Physician, Orthopedic Surgery

Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Areas of expertise

Orthopedics, Bone Tumors


Dr. Brien earned a bachelor's degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a medical degree from Howard University School of Medicine, Washington, DC. He completed an internship in general surgery at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, Columbia University, New York City, and a residency in orthopedic surgery at King/Drew School of Medicine, Los Angeles. Thereafter he completed a fellowship in orthopedic oncology at the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. From 1993-2004, he served as Director of Musculoskeletal Tumor Service at the Orthopaedic Hospital in Los Angeles. From 2004 – 2007 he served as Fellowship Coordinator, Sarcoma Service, John Wayne Cancer Institute / St. John Health Center, Santa Monica, CA. Since 2008, he has served as Surgical Director, Sarcoma Service at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.


Howard School of Medicine, Washington, DC
Orthopedic Oncology: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY
Metabolic Bone Disease: Hospital for Special Surgery: Cornell University, NY
Orthopedic Surgery: King-Drew School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
General Surgery: St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital, Columbia University, NY
Medical Degree


Assistant Clinical Professor: Surgery, LA-USC County Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA (1993-1998)
Associate Clinical Professor: Surgery, UC Irvine- College of Medicine, Orange, CA (1994-2003)
Fellowship Coordinator: Sarcoma Service, John Wayne Cancer Institute, St. John’s Health Center, Santa Monica, CA (2004-2007)
Director: Musculoskeletal Tumor Service, Orthopedic Hospital, Los Angeles, CA (1993-2004)
Surgical Director: Sarcoma Service, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA (2008- )
Member, California Children Services Panel, Orthopedic Surgery (1993- )
Member, Southern California Academy of Clinical Oncology (1994-2004)
Chairman: Cancer Commission, Orthopedic Hospital (1993-2004)
Member, American Association of Tissue Banks
Member, California Orthopedic Association
Member, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Member, International Skeletal Society
Member, American Orthopedic Association
Member, Musculoskeletal Tumor Society
Member, Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons


Available on request