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.



  • The Orthopaedic Institute
  • 1500 Owens Street
    San Francisco, CA 94158
    Phone: 415-353-2808
Richard Nguyen CPO
Orthotist and Prosthetist
Clinical Manager
Richard Nguyen CPO


Richard Nguyen is the manager and a certified prosthetist and orthotist at the Orthotics and Prosthetics Center at Mission Bay. Richard works with patients of all ages and activity levels but has a special interest in enhancing the physical performance for higher level lower limb amputees. The foundation for Richard’s clinical career began with a undergraduate degree in physiology from the University of California Santa Barbara in 2000. After graduating, Richard initially worked in assorted cooperate jobs which he felt were unfulfilling. He started to do research into other professions and came across prosthetics and orthotics. Through volunteering at offices in the Bay Area Richard solidified his passion for this field. From there, he went to California State Dominguez Hills for his formal orthotic and prosthetic education. He did his residency at Diablo Prosthetics and Orthotics where he helped develop a thriving practice with patients of all ages and activity levels. He brought his unique skill set to UCSF in July 2013.


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