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



  • Orthopaedic Trauma Institute
  • 2550 23rd Street
    Building 9, 2nd Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94110
    Phone: 415-206-8812

Nicolas Lee MD



Dr. Lee received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Biochemistry from UCLA.  He attended medical school at UCLA followed by completion of an orthopaedic surgery residency at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX.  He pursued an additional year of hand and upper extremity surgery specialization with an emphasis on microsurgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin combined plastic surgery and orthopaedic surgery program. 

Dr. Lee joined the faculty at UCSF in 2013 and works primarily out of the UCSF/San Francisco General Hospital Orthopaedic Trauma Institute (OTI).  His clinical interests include upper extremity elective and trauma care from the fingertip to the shoulder.  He has an additional interest in soft tissue coverage and microvascular surgery.   He is committed to high quality patient care and resident education.