Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery offers services and programs through the following Divisions. Use these links to directly access all our Department sites.

UCSF Orthopaedic Surgery Current Residents

Program Year 5

Jeff Barry

Hometown: San Jose, California
Undergraduate School: Duke University
Medical School: University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
Activities: Scuba diving, soccer, eating, being dragged around by my husky, fishing, outdoors stuff
Chris Langhammer

Hometown: Washington, District of Columbia
Undergraduate School: Princeton University
Graduate School: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Medical School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Activities:Surfing, running, exploring CA, time with family and friends
Micah Naimark

Hometown: San Luis Obispo, California
Undergraduate School: Stanford University
Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University
Activities: Swimming, soccer, ultimate frisbee, grilling, surfing
Jeremy Shaw

Hometown: Lexington, Massachusetts
Undergraduate School: Middlebury College
Graduate School: Case Western Reserve University
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Activities: Cycling, photography, skiing, brunch, hiking, my tomato plants
Alexander Theologis *

Hometown: Los Altos Hills, California
Undergraduate School: Stanford University
Medical School: University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
Activities: Cooking, hiking, cycling, international health, DerSpiegel
Zachary Thielen

Hometown: Kekaha, Kauai
Undergraduate School: University of Hawaii
Medical School: University of Hawaii
Activities: Getting barreled, hiking, camping, and enjoying live music
Kurt Yusi

Hometown: Greenville, South Carolina
Undergraduate School: Davidson College
Medical School: Jefferson Medical College
Activities: Getting outdoors – Running, biking (road/mountain), learning to surf, relaxing with family & friends. Major interests include health policy & international development.
Program Year 4

Kevin Choo

Hometown: Williamsville, New York
Undergraduate School: Stanford University
Medical School: The University of Chicago
Activities: Running, Cycling
Patrick Curran *

Hometown: Pleasanton, California
Undergraduate School: Brown University
Graduate School: Brown University
Medical School: University California Davis
Activities: Cooking, reading, running, traveling, exploring San Francisco with my wife
Debbie Yen Dao Dang *

Hometown: Cerritos, California
Undergraduate School: University of Southern California
Graduate School: University of Rochester (Pathology)
Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Activities: Ballet, Modern Dance, Reading, Knitting, Vicarious Living
Deeptee Jain

Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Undergraduate School: University of Pennsylvania
Medical School: Duke University
Activities: Triathlons and drawing/painting
Brian Lau

Hometown: Burtonsville, Maryland
Undergraduate School: University of Maryland, College Park
Medical School: University of Pittsburgh
Activities: Any sport with a ball, medical journalism, backpacking, traveling, sailing, trying to surf
Dominique (Niko) Laron *

Hometown: Danville, California
Undergraduate School: University of California Los Angeles
Medical School: University of California San Francisco
Activities: Any sport with a ball, medical journalism, backpacking, traveling, sailing, trying to surf
Dell McLaughlin

Hometown: Great Falls, Montana
Undergraduate School: Grinnell College
Medical School: Emory University
Activities: Cooking (and eating!) outdoor activities, exploring with my dog
Jennifer Tangtiphaiboontana

Hometown: Long Beach, California
Undergraduate School: Stanford University
Medical School: University of California San Francisco
Program Year 3

Jessica Bryant

Hometown: Ventura, CA
Undergraduate School: Harvard University
Medical School: University of Michigan
Activities: Running, baking, hiking, surfing, wakeboarding, snowboarding
Jonathan Cheah

Hometown: Cupertino, CA
Undergraduate School: UCLA
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Activities: Travel, biking, ski/snowboarding, hiking
Trevor Grace

Hometown: Honolulu, HI
Undergraduate School: Stanford University
Medical School: University of Hawaii
Activities: ortho, lifting, running, ortho
Krishn Khanna

Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
Undergraduate School: Columbia University
Medical School: Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons
Activities: Big Buck Hunter, National Public Radio, Osteo-Synthesis, Lifting Heavy Weights, Cricket, Burritos
Austin Pitcher

Hometown: Saint James, MN
Undergraduate School: Saint Cloud State University
Graduate School: UC Berkeley Department of Chemistry
Medical School: Columbia University
Activities: Hiking, Snowboarding, Cooking, Guitar, Photography
Joseph Patterson

Hometown: Del Mar, CA
Undergraduate School: UCLA
Medical School: Yale
Activities: Running, hiking, bodysurfing, skiing, brewing
Stephanie Wong

Hometown: Danville, California
Undergraduate School: UCLA
Medical School: UC Davis
Activities: Skiing, swimming, eating desserts, watching UCLA sports
Program Year 2

Ilya Bendich

Hometown: Great Neck, NY
Undergraduate School: Northwestern University
Medical School: Dartmouth
Activities: Northwestern Football, Northwestern Basketball
Erik Geiger

Hometown: Chatham, NJ
Undergraduate School: Yale
Medical School: Yale School of Medicine
Activities: running the list and absolute stability constructs, soccer, skiing, learning to surf, outdoor stuff
Kevin Hwang

Hometown: Houston, TX
Undergraduate School: Duke University
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Activities: Running, skiing, backpacking, crossfit, traveling, cooking, and Duke Basketball
Justin Krogue

Hometown: Mineral Wells, TX
Undergraduate School: Brigham Young University
Medical School: Washington University in St. Louis
Activities: running, biking, BYU football, hanging out with my wife and baby
Jeffrey Mulvihill

Hometown: Park City, UT
Undergraduate School: USC
Medical School: USC
Activities: running, hiking, sailing, skiing, dogs, the great outdoors
Caitlin Rugg

Hometown: Danville, CA
Undergraduate School: Stanford University
Medical School: UCLA
Activities: Ultimate Frisbee, running, hiking, following Giant’s Baseball, traveling, brewing/tasting craft beer
Musa Zaid *

Hometown: Davis, CA
Undergraduate School: UC Davis
Medical School: UCSF
Activities: cycling, running, cooking, woodworking, gardening, photography, falconering, spending time with my lovely fiance
Program Year 1

Andrew Figoni

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Undergraduate School: US Naval Academy
Medical School: UC Davis, School of Medicine
Activities: NTravel, reading, golf, snowboarding, swimming, amateur woodworking, home beer brewing, cooking
Alex Gornitzky

Hometown: Toms River, NJ
Undergraduate School: Yale
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania
Activities: running, swimming, squash, hiking, exploring the outdoors, Nets basketball
Gopal Lalchandani

Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Undergraduate School: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: Washington University in St. Louis
Activities: Running, cooking, skiing, traveling, watching and playing basketball, and listening to music
Erik McDonald *

Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA
Undergraduate School: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: University of California, San Francisco
Activities: Running, baking, cooking, climbing, pottery, racing cars
Laura Moore

Hometown: Denver, Colorado
Undergraduate School: Duke University
Graduate School: Northwestern University (Biomedical Engineering)
Medical School: Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
Activities: Ultimate Frisbee, running, reading, traveling, eating delicious things and Duke
Basketball
Heather Roberts

Hometown: Vancouver, WA
Undergraduate School: Stanford University
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Activities: Swim/bike/run, backpacking, rafting, piano
Nicholas Satariano

Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Undergraduate School: The Ohio State University
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Activities: Soccer, movies, traveling, art
* denotes research resident