Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

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  • Parnassus Heights
  • 400 Parnassus Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94143
    Phone: 415-353-2739
    Fax: 415-353-2248
Vedat Deviren MD
Professor in Clinical Orthopaedics
Vedat Deviren MD


Dr. Vedat Deviren specializes in the treatment of spinal disorders in children and adults. He has a strong clinical interest in problems affecting the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, including deformities such as adult scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, failed back surgeries, degenerative conditions such as herniated discs, spinal stenosis, fractures and tumors.

Dr. Deviren has a strong research interest in spinal disorders to provide and bring his patients the best health care service, form standard care to the most advanced technologies available. His research focused on outcomes of spine surgery, minimally invasive surgery, development of advanced techniques, spinal biomechanics and instrumentation of spine. Dr. Deviren has published numerous articles and abstracts on the subject of spinal disorders and their surgical outcomes.

Deviren is a Professor in Clinical Orthopaedics in UCSF's . He completed his postgraduate theoretical and practical courses in orthopaedics and traumatology from Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey. He had further clinical training in Spine Surgery as a clinical and research fellow at UCSF. He joined the UCSF faculty in 2001.


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