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.



  • UCSF Ron Conway Family Gateway Medical Building
  • 1825 Fourth Street
    Fifth Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94158-2350
  • Children's Hospital
    Orthopaedic Clinic
  • 744 52nd Street
    Oakland, CA 94609
    Phone: 510-428-3238
    Fax: 510-450-5606
  • Children's Hospital
    Walnut Creek
  • 2401 Shadelands Dr.
    Ste 180-A
    Walnut Creek, CA 94598
    Phone: 925-939-8687
Coleen Sabatini MD MPH
Assistant Professor
Coleen Sabatini MD MPH


Dr. Sabatini received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego where she studied biology and dance. She then moved to Boston to obtain her Doctorate of Medicine (MD) and Masters of Public Health (MPH) from Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health, respectively. She served as an Intern in General Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and then completed her residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program. She served as Chief Resident in her last year of residency and as Editor of "The Orthopaedic Journal" at Harvard Medical School for four years. Dr. Sabatini completed her fellowship training in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Having been a dancer for most of her life, Dr. Sabatini's passion for caring for children with orthopaedic problems is based in her own history of orthopaedic injuries and a commitment to helping others live an active and healthy life. Dr. Sabatini’s clinical practice is based at Children’s Hospital and Research Center in Oakland (CHRCO) where she serves as the Director of the Orthopaedic Surgery Service.  She provides care at CHRCO’s main hospital in Oakland as well as the Ambulatory Center in Walnut Creek.  She also sees patients at the UCSF clinic in San Ramon.  Dr. Sabatini's clinical focus includes a wide range of pediatric orthopaedic care including pediatric trauma/fractures, hip disorders, limb length discrepancies, limb deformity, foot disorders and scoliosis. Her research focuses on clinical outcomes, pediatric trauma prevention and treatment, access to care, and eliminating disparities in care. She is active in international orthopaedic work including education and research in Uganda.


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