Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Orthopaedic Surgery

Rickard Branemark MD PhD

Rickard Branemark MD PhD
Visiting Associate Professor


Dr. Branemark completed his PhD and received his MD from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. He brings his extensive expertise in orthopaedic osseointegration to both the Orthopaedic Oncology and the Orthotic and Prosthetic Centers at UCSF. Dr. Branemark has pioneered the studies on titanium implants to anchor limb prostheses for more than 20 years.  As the most experienced surgeon in this field, Dr. Branemark has been internationally acknowledged and was rewarded with the Hanger Prize in 2007 for his contribution to amputation research.