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- Arthroplasty/Joint Replacement
- Basic Research
- Foot & Ankle
- Intervertebral Disc
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Orthotics and Prosthetics
- Skeletal Health
- Sports Medicine
- Stem Cells
- Surgical Navigation/Robotics
Dr. Mohana Amirtharajah treats all disorders of the hand and wrist including degenerative conditions, sports injuries and trauma to the bones, tendons and soft tissues. Amirtharajah's primary research interests include tendon biology, development and healing as well as cartilage biology.
Amirtharajah graduated magna cum laude at Brown University and earned a medical degree at New York University School of Medicine. She completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Iowa and a hand fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Amirtharajah is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Research Society. She is an assistant professor in residence at the UCSF School of Medicine.
Career2008-Present, Assistant Professor in Residence, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California San Francisco
- 1992-1996, B.S., Biochemistry, Brown University
- 1998-2002, M.D., New York University School of Medicine
- 2002-2007, Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
- 2007-2008, Fellowship, Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery
Mantle PG, Amirtharajah M, Klippel S, Miljkovic A, Naik JT, Nestler S. Debrisoquine 4-hydroxylation and the Balkan Endemic Nephropathy [letter]. Nephron. 81(3): 347-8, 1999.
Egol KA, Amirtharajah M, Tejwani NC, Capla EL, Koval KJ. Ankle Stress Test for Predicting the Need for Surgical Fixation of Isolated Fibular Fractures. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 86A(11):2393-8, 2005.
Amirtharajah M, Martin JA, Buckwalter JA. Telomerase Activity is Necessary for Chondrosarcoma Survival in Culture. Abstract and Poster Presented at Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society Meeting 2005.
Grants and Awards
- 2005, Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society Resident Research Award
- 2006, AOA Clinician Scientist Development Program, nominated to attend by residency program
- 2007, Developmental Biology in Orthopaedics Symposium, invited to attend as young investigator