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.



  • Children's Hospital
    Orthopaedic Clinic
  • 744 52nd Street
    Oakland, CA 94609
    Phone: 510-428-3238
    Fax: 510-450-5606
Nirav Pandya MD
Assistant Professor
Nirav Pandya MD


Dr. Nirav K. Pandya joined the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of California San Francisco in 2012.  His areas of interest include sports medicine, arthroscopy, pediatric trauma, and disorders of the hip as well as general pediatric orthopaedics. Originally from Chicago, Dr. Pandya received his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago where he was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.  While at the University of Chicago, Dr. Pandya was a member of the track and field team, and was elected captain his senior year. He remains one of the top 10 triple jumpers in the school’s history.  He then received his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.  While in medical school, he served as an assistant coach for the University of Chicago track and field team, coaching several national qualifiers in the long and triple jump. Dr. Pandya then went on to complete his orthopaedic surgery residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.  He served as academic chief resident his final year, and was the recipient of the DeForest Willard Award for outstanding performance.  He then completed a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego where he was awarded the Lena Sefton Clark endowed fellowship award, and received further training in general pediatric orthopaedics, pediatric sports medicine, and hip preservation surgery.  Dr. Pandya has authored over 30 peer-reviewed publications and multiple book chapters, and has spoken at several national conferences. Dr. Pandya is the director of Pediatric Sports Medicine at the UCSF Oakland and Walnut Creek offices.


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