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.


Core Curriculum

 1. Grand Rounds and Basic Science/ Core Curriculum
(every Wednesday, 7-10 am):

During the academic year, grand rounds are held every Wednesday morning. Residents, attendings, community surgeons, and visiting professors are invited to discuss topics and the forefront of orthopaedic surgery, including clinical advances, basic science research, and ethical, legal, and economic issues pertaining to orthopaedics. Recent visiting professors have included Ken Yamaguchi, Stuart Weinstein, James Hernden, Charles Saltzman and Peter Stern.

2 Anatomy:

The annual anatomy curriculum takes place during the months of July and August. Every Tuesday, the chief residents coordinate anatomy review sessions on a selected anatomic region. Prosections, embalmed cadavers, and fresh-frozen specimens are available for dissection and review of surgical approaches. The following Wednesday, both residents and attendings instruct on basic physical exam skills and anatomy.

3. Resident Research Day / Inman Abbott:

The annual LeRoy C. Abbott Scientific Program and Verne T. Inman Lectureship brings together members of the Abbott Society and faculty and residents of the UCSF Department of Orthopaedics in a collaborative presentation of recent advances and updates in the field of orthopaedics. Each year, two visiting professors are invited as guest speakers. Residents have the opportunity to present their research to the visiting professors. Awards are given for the best research projects and presentations manuscript.

4. Sub-specialty Conferences and Workshops:

The various sub-specialties within orthopaedics also have weekly conferences held each morning at UCSF and SFGH.

5. National Meetings:

The R2s or R3s attend an AO Basic Course. The R5s attend the AAOS Annual Meeting. In addition, there are many opportunities to attend and present at national meetings and conferences.