Dr. Marc Darrow MD JD

Marc Darrow, MD. JD.

About Dr. Darrow

In my clinic, I have many new patients who are ready for surgery, and come in for a second opinion. It is rare that I agree that surgery is the correct option. It can always be used as a last option after more conservative measures are used. The best healing technique I know of in musculoskeletal medicine is Regenerative stem cell and Platelet Rich Plasma treatments.

  • Dr. Darrow graduated from Northwestern University and has a Medical Degree from the University of Hawaii.
  • He completed his Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency at the UCLA School of Medicine.
  • After college, Dr. Darrow completed a Doctorate in Jurisprudence from Golden Gate University College of Law in San Francisco, as well as a Masters in Business Taxation from the University of Southern California, and practiced law for 15 years prior to his medical career.


  • Dr. Darrow Teaches at the UCLA Physical Medicine & Rehab Residency Program


  • Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Scholarship.
  • Pan-Pacific Surgical Association Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Research.
  • Medical Research Award for Outstanding Achievement In the Field of Research.


  • New Trier High School, Winnetka, Illinois
  • Northwestern University, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
  • Golden Gate University College of Law, Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • University of Southern California, Masters of Business Taxation
  • University of Hawaii, John Burns School of Medicine, MD
  • Presbyterian-St. Lukes Hospital, Denver, CO, Transitional Internship
  • UCLA Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Training


Studies Awaiting Publication

  • Treatment of Shoulder Osteoarthritis and Rotator Cuff Tears with Spun and Whole Bone Marrow Concentrate Injections
  • Comparing Outcomes of Spun and Whole Bone Marrow Concentrate injections in Hip and Shoulder Pain Patients
  • Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain with Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections
  • Treatment of Hand and Wrist Osteoarthritis with Bone Marrow Concentrate: A Case Series
  • Treatment of Ankle Osteoarthritis with Bone Marrow Concentrate Injections
  • Treatment of Chronic Knee Pain with Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections
  • Treatment of Chronic Hip Pain with Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections.



  • Alternative Medicine, the Definitive Guide, Publisher: The Burton Goldberg Group. Chapter: Prolotherapy, co-author.


  • “Shoulder Strain: Prolotherapy is an effective, nonsurgical option for wheelchair users with chronic shoulder pain.” Advance for Directors in Rehabilitation February 2004, Vol. 13, No. 2, p. 49-52.
  • “Waves of Healing: Therapeutic ultrasound is a versatile tool with a range of uses.” Advance for Directors in Rehabilitation March 2003, Vol. 12, No. 3, p. 61-62.
  • “Going the Distance, Overuse Knee Syndromes.” Advance for Directors in Rehabilitation July 2004, Vol. 13, No. 7, p.27
  • “Pain Points: Injecting Relief.” Advance for Directors in Rehabilitation July 2003, Vol. 12, No. 7, P.21


  • Prolotherapy Injections for Pain Management.Monthly workshop for UCLA-VA PM&R Residents.
  • Back Pain: Non-Surgical Management.St. John’s Hospital and Century City Hospital, CME.
  •  Shoulder Pain & Imaging Methods. UCLA-VA PM&R Residents.
  • Neurogenic Bladder and Spinal Cord Injury. UCLA-VA PM&R Residents.
  • Scoliosis. UCLA-VA PM&R Residents.
  • Physical Medicine Modalities. UCLA-VA PM&R Residents.
  • Darrow M, Foulkes G, Ayoub M. ” Zoonotic Transmission of Turtle-Borne Edwardsiella tarda.” Infect Med 10 (4): 33-359 1993. Presented as Visiting Faculty at Musculoskeletal Infection Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Snowmass, Colorado. Presented at American College of Physicians Science Meeting, Honolulu. Presented at University of Hawaii Biomedical Sciences Symposium.
  • Darrow M, Foulkes G, Richmann P, De Los Reyes C, Ayoub M. “Atypcal infections of the Hand: 3 Cases.” Am J Orthopaedics. December,1995, 914-7. Presented at Musculoskeletal Infection Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Snowmass, Colorado, August
  • Darrow M, Gordon L. “Clinical Study on Low Back Pain Before & After Fusion & Wiltse Internal Stabilization.” Presented at 7th Annual Combined Orthopaedic Symposium. Presented at University of Hawaii Medical School Biomedical Sciences Symposium.


  • Medical License, California: A54550
  • Admitted to practice Law: California


  • LA Bar Association
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Medicine

Contact Dr. Darrow

A leading provider of stem cell therapy, platelet rich plasma and prolotherapy

PHONE: (800) 300-9300

There is controversy in the medical community about umbilical cord blood stem cells. Some insist that the injectable solution contains abundant live umbilical cord blood stem cells. Some suggest that the stem cells are not alive. I have seen the flow cytometry showing live stem cells. The research shows that these stem cells release cytokines and growth factors that awaken native stem cells. I have tried this treatment on myself for both shoulders and knees. After great success, I started using this treatment on patients. I still use PRP and bone marrow depending on the patient’s pathology and requirements. To date the results are excellent for all of these treatments. We are in the process of doing a study on cord blood stem cells (we have done others on bone marrow and PRP) to see which treatments are the most successful. We are awaiting more long term results.