Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

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  • Parnassus Heights
  • 400 Parnassus Avenue
    Level B1, Room A096
    San Francisco, CA 94143
    Phone: 415-476-1788
Heidi Truman CPO
Orthotist and Prosthetist
Heidi Truman CPO


Mrs. Truman brings a wide and diverse range of experiences to the Orthotic and Prosthetic Centers @ UCSF since she came to complete her prosthetic residency in 2006. After deciding she liked to care for patients instead of paper, her engineering days, Mrs. Truman attended Northwestern University for her Orthotic Certification program followed a few years later for prosthetic Certification.

After residency and clinical care experience in Cleveland and Iowa, she took time to give back by volunteering in Ecuador. Since coming to UCSF to complete her prosthetic residency, she has become a very visual member of our staff, traveling to various hospitals and centers in San Francisco. Mrs. Truman is the go to expert for the WalkAide lower extremity electro stimulation device, participating in the clinical trials ongoing at the San Francisco VA.

Special Interests

  • WalkAide Functional Electrical Stimulation
  • Lower Extremity Prosthetics
  • Running Biomechanics


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