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.

Welcome to the Department of

Orthopaedic Surgery



  • The Orthopaedic Institute
  • 1500 Owens Street
    San Francisco, CA 94158
    Phone: 415-353-2808
  • Children's Hospital
    Orthopaedic Clinic
  • 744 52nd Street
    Oakland, CA 94609
    Phone: 510-428-3238
    Fax: 510-450-5606

Christina Allen, MD


  • Dr. Christina Allen specializes in the treatment of knee and shoulder injuries, especially those of women athletes.  An avid soccer enthusiast, she is an expert in treating anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries and shoulder athletic injuries.  She has a special interest in meniscus tranplantation, ACL revision surgery, and proximal hamstring repairs, which are focus areas for her research.
  • Dr. Allen is the Team Physician for the USA Taekwondo National Team and has traveled with the team to many countries including China, Azerbaijan, Russia, Turkey, and Mexico for international and Olympic qualification competitions.  Most recently, Dr. Allen has served as a Team Physician at the 2011 Pan American Games for Judo, Wrestling, and Taekwondo and was team physician for the USA Taekwondo National Team at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.   She will be team physician for the USA Taekwondo National Team at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada.  She is also an Orthopaedic Team physician for the United States Soccer National teams and has traveled with teams to Brazil, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Germany, and the Netherlands. She traveled with the US Soccer team to Russia in August of 2006 for the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, and with the US Women’s National Team to China in January 2008 for the Four Nations Tournament. She is also an Orthopaedic Team Physician for Cal athletics at the University of California at Berkeley, working with Men’s and Women’s Soccer and Women’s Basketball.
  • Dr. Allen earned a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering at Duke University and was Chief of Biomedical Engineering at the Veterans Affairs medical centers in Philadelphia and San Francisco before attending the UCLA School of Medicine.
  • To make an appointment, call 415-353-2808 or schedule an appointment online.