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

Michael Coughlin, MD

Michael Coughlin, MD


Dr. Coughlin is a Clinical Instructor at the UCSF Foot and Ankle Service.  He brings his extensive expertise in both forefoot reconstructive surgery as well as total ankle reconstruction to the service. Dr. Coughlin is an internationally renowned expert in the field of foot and ankle surgery.He is past president of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, and also past president of the International Federation of Foot and Ankle Societies. He has been in a practice as an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon for more than 30 years, and is head of the Coughlin Foot and Ankle Clinic at St. Alphonsus Hospital, Boise, Idaho. He has published over 150 peer reviewed articles on foot and ankle topics.  He is author and co-editor of several texts on foot and ankle surgery, including the two-volume set, Surgery of the Foot and Ankle, 9th Edition.