Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Welcome to the Department of

Orthopaedic Surgery



  • San Francisco VA Medical Center
  • 4150 Clement Street
    San Francisco, CA 94121
    Phone: 415-221-4810

Alfred Kuo MD

Alfred Kuo MD

Assistant Professor in Residence


Alfred Kuo graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in biochemistry, and then went on to receive a PhD in biochemistry and his medical degree at UCSF as part of the Medical Scientist Training Program. He was a resident in orthopaedic surgery and a research fellow at the University of California, Davis before completing a fellowship in lower extremity reconstruction at the Scripps Clinic in San Diego.

Kuo has received numerous awards and has published papers in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, the Journal of Arthroplasty and the Journal of Cell Biology. Here at UCSF, he works closely with Hubert Kim, MD, PhD at San Francisco Veterans Medical Center, attends surgery and clinic at San Francisco General Hospital and continues his basic research.