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.

About the Orthopaedic Trauma Institute

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


The Orthopaedic Trauma Institute (OTI) is a collaboration between the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and the San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH). The OTI is the only trauma center in San Francisco specializing in the treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries. The Institute provides expert care for all aspects of traumatic musculoskeletal injuries, including inpatient and outpatient orthopaedic surgical care, rehabilitation, and orthotics and prosthetics. Surgeons and physicians from the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UCSF with specific training and experience in treating these conditions staff the OTI.

San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) is owned and operated by the City and County of San Francisco, Department of Public Health.  SFGH is the ONLY Level 1 in San Francisco and northern San Mateo County. We are the trauma hospital for 1.5 million residents living in or traveling through the area, regardless of their financial means. Approximately one out of three people will suffer a traumatic injury during their lifetime, and SFGH provides 24-hour comprehensive emergent, urgent and non-urgent care to 65,000 adult and pediatric patients annually.  Through its long-standing affiliation with UCSF, SFGH is staffed by only UCSF physicians.

In addition to its commitment to providing the best patient care to a diverse population, SFGH is also a center for innovative research. With an annual budget over $83 million, the SFGH campus is home to more than 160 principal investigators in 20 UCSF research centers, affiliated institutes, and major laboratories.


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