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.

SFGH Orthopaedic Trauma Institute

Regardless of where you live or which health insurance policy you carry, if you suffer a life- or limb-threatening injury in San Francisco, the ambulance will bring you to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. Once there, you’ll find our team of UCSF Orthopedic Department surgeons, specially trained to mend complex fractures all over the body. Having so much at stake –with possible out-comes ranging from lifelong disability to full recovery– you’ll receive well-orchestrated care led by internationally-recognized “surgeons’ surgeons.”

Since 2005, we’ve put on the largest annual orthopedic trauma surgical course in the US, drawing instructors and attendees from over 20 countries and 40 states each year.

In 2009, we brought our NIH-funded research labs, surgical training facilities, and administrative offices together under one roof and one name: Orthopaedic Trauma Institute. With a secure base at home, our group has also turned outward, founding the renowned Institute for Global Orthopaedics and Traumatology, dedicated to creating sustainable academic collaboration with surgical educators in developing countries.

As our reputation has grown, other hospitals and networks have been seeking out our expertise. We currently offer orthopaedic trauma surgery services at SFGH, UCSF, Sutter (Davies and St. Luke’s campuses), and San Jose Regional Hospital.

Our Mission:
To mend the injured, inspire innovators, and empower leaders to restore lives.