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

Nicole Schroeder, MD


Nicole Schroeder, MD is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UCSF. She is the Director of the Orthopaedic Hand Service at San Francisco General Hospital as well as Director of the UCSF Orthopaedic Resident Education Curriculum and Associate Residency Director. Over the past four years, she has work to develop an online curriculum designed to improve Orthopaedic resident education. She is currently Director of the Orthopaedic Intern Surgical Skills curriculum as well as incorporating the new ACGME milestones projects within the department. In 2012, she was awarded the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Outstanding Teaching Award. In 2013, she was awarded the UCSF Excellence in Teaching Award. In 2014, she was awarded the Henry J. Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Ambulatory Care Setting. Dr. Schroeder was a member of the School of Medicine 2013-2014 Teaching Scholars Program. As an active member of the American Society of Surgery for the Hand, she sits on both the Resident Education and Emergency Hand Care Committees. Dr. Schroeder’s clinical practice is focused primarily at San Francisco General Hospital but she also spends time at the San Francisco VA Hospital and St. Luke's Hospital. Her clinical interests include traumatic hand and forearm injuries, tendinoses of the upper extremity, Dupuytren's contracture, arthritis, blood vessel and nerve problems, bone deformities, dislocations and fractures, joint problems, ligament and tendon injuries, and tumors.