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



  • Mission Bay
    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

Lisa Lattanza, MD

Lisa Lattanza, MD
Chief, Division of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery; Chief, Elbow Reconstructive Surgery


Dr. Lisa Lattanza's clinical interests include reconstruction of the adult and pediatric arm. She has special interest in congenital problems and post-traumatic elbow reconstruction. She is currently involved in research on the biomechanics of the elbow, congenital elbow problems and flexor tendon rehabilitation.

Lattanza, who joined UCSF Medical Center in 1999, received her medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo. After completing her residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, she served as a fellow in hand surgery at Roosevelt Hospital, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. She also finished additional fellowship training in congenital hand problems at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas.

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