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.



Zuckerberg San Francisco General is the training facility for orthopaedic trauma for the University of California, San Francisco. The orthopaedic surgical residency program at UCSF/ZSFG is considered to be one of the premier residencies in the country. The combined UCSF/ZSFG orthopaedic surgery faculty is dedicated to advancing the field through local, regional, national, and international educational efforts. Graduates of the UCSF orthopaedic surgery residency program include alumni who range from worldwide leaders in orthopaedic trauma to Bay Area orthopaedic surgeons. The UCSF/ZSFG trauma center carries forth its mission as a leader in orthopaedic trauma through its work in patient care, education, and research.

Course Overview and Links

Our CME programs bring together national and international experts, community physicians, ancillary staff, and trainees through collaborative educational events.The subjects include current clinical and research topics that affect day-to-day decision-making in clinical practice.To be placed on a registration and information waiting list for any of the courses listed below please contact

Event Calendar:
Grand Rounds The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery sponsors two types of Grand Rounds. Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds are ongoing forums where we discuss new developments in orthopaedics and provide information that will enhance physicians’ clinical skills and ability to diagnose and treat patients. Weekly presentations are held Wednesdays at 7 a.m. in the UCSF Nursing Building in Room N-225. City Wide Grand Rounds are a collaborative effort between UCSF, CPMC, Kaiser and the LeRoy C. Abbott Orthopaedic Society. These events are held quarterly in varying locations around San Francisco. Continuing medical education credits are available through UCSF Department of Continuing Medical Education. The University of California San Francisco is accredited by the Accreditation Council for continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Case Reviews in Trauma
April 27, 2016
InterContinental Hotel San Francisco
San Francisco, California

11th Annual International San Francisco Orthopaedic Trauma Course
April 28-30, 2016
InterContinental Hotel San Francisco
San Francisco, California

IGOT International Summit
The International Summit includes three courses and is held annually since 2010 in San Francisco at the UCSF SFGH Orthopaedic Trauma Center.
The Summit includes: Saturday, September 24th Limb Salvage & Complex Wound Management Symposium

Sunday – Monday, September 25-26th International SMART Course

Tuesday, September 27th International Research Symposium

Bay Area Global Health Film Festival
Fall 2016

Archive of Video lectures from:
Musculoskeletal Education Course for Primary Care Providers 2014


CME Courses – Common Questions and Answers
I’ve attended a meeting and seek my credits. Claiming Credits – How do I get my CME Certificate for attending a conference? Instructions for obtaining your CME Certificate will be provided during the conference. Typically you will be required to turn in your evaluation and Attendance Verification record (AVR) then your certificate will be mailed to you post course at the address you registered with. For further assistance, you may contact the CME office at 415-476-5808 or email Erin Simon at

What if I forgot to claim my credit? Attendance Verification Form – If you lost your original form or didn’t turn it in before the end of the course, download one here to claim your CME credit. Forms should be signed and faxed to 415-502-1795.

To access your e-Transcript on the UCSF CME site:
1. Go to
2. Click the link “CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR CME CALENDAR” (or go there directly through this link)
3. Click on the “My Profile” link located in the top left corner
4. An account has already been created using your email address as your log-in and a generic password has been set as your last name (case sensitive)
5. To view/print your e-transcript please click the “CE Credits” link on the right side of the page

Duplicate Certificates:
Please use our CME Certificate Form if you need a duplicate CME certificate for a prior course. UCSF maintains records for six years.

For more information please call 415-476-4251 or email

For a complete list of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery courses may be found here.

Thank you for your interest in UCSF CME.