Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Angela Passanisi-Clifford, MPA, PA-C
Physician Assistant
Angela Passanisi-Clifford, MPA, PA-C


Angela Clifford joined UCSF in 2012 after working as a Physician Assistant in an Emergency Department. She works primarily with Dr. Erik N. Hansen, Assistant Professor in Residence, in the Arthroplasty Clinic at the Orthopaedic Institute. She completed her Master’s degree in the Physician Assistant Program at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California. Angela completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California, San Diego and received a Bachelor of Science degree in General Biology. Prior to becoming a Physician Assistant, she worked as an EMT, as well as emergency room technician for multiple years.


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