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- Arthroplasty/Joint Replacement
- Basic Research
- Foot & Ankle
- Intervertebral Disc
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Orthopaedic Oncology
- Orthotics & Prosthetics
- Skeletal Health
- Sports Medicine
- Stem Cells
- Surgical Navigation/Robotics
- Trauma & Problem Fractures
Dr. Anthony Luke is board certified in primary care for sports medicine. His special interests include the non-operative management of many sports medicine injuries along with prevention training and counseling. His research interests include epidemiology and injury prevention of high school sports injuries.
Luke completed his undergraduate education, medical degree and family practice residency at the University of Toronto, in Ontario, Canada. He completed a primary care sports medicine fellowship at the Children's Hospital of Boston and master's degree in public health at Harvard University.
- 2006 - Present: Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, San Francisco
- 2003-2006: Assistant Professor in Residence, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, San Francisco
- 2000-2003: Associate Physician - Primary Care Sports Medicine, Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic, London, Ontario, University of Western Ontario
- 2000-2003: Adjunct Professor, Department of Family Practice, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
- 2001-2003: Physician, Family Practice (part-time), North Lambton Community Health Centre, Forest, Ontario.
- 2000: Staff Physician-Primary Care Sports Medicine, Waterloo Sports Medicine, Waterloo, Ontario
- 1999-2000: Emergency Room Physician (part-time), Children's Hospital of Boston, Boston, MA
- 1997-1998: Emergency Room Physician, Med-Emerg, Inc., Mississauga, Ontario
- 1991-1995: M.D., University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
- 1995-1997: Residency, Family Practice, St. Joseph's Health Care Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
- 1998-1999: Fellowship, Primary Care Sports Medicine, Children's Hospital of Boston, Division of Sports Medicine, Harvard University, Boston, MA
- 1999-2000: M.P.H., Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
REAC Fund 7/1/06-6/30/07 High Field MRI assessment of articular cartilage before and after marathon running: Does long-distance running lead to cartilage damage?(PI)Investigate the effects of long-distance marathon running on articular cartilage and bone marrow using a high field MRI using new T1-rho weighting techniques
Canadian Academy of Sports Medicine 1/1/07-5/30/07 Web-based International Survery of Health and Physical Activities Levels (WISHPAL) to assess the Effects of Socioeconomic Factors on Activity in High School StudentsInvestigate socioeconomic factors that influence sports participation using an internet-based survey; we hope to understand how socioeconomic status, culture, ethnicity, and other competing interests affect physical activity levels in high school students in the United States, Canada, and Switzerland
Will pursue further funding to support the current projects 2. I was just recently awarded the REAC grant.
Massachusett's Governing Committee on Physical Activity in Sports 9/1/00-6/30/01 Walnut Hill High School for the Arts / Children's Hospital of Boston, Natick, MA $1000 Prospective Pilot Study: Determinants of Injuries in Young Dancers (PI) University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada 7/1/02- 6/30/03 Clinical decision rules predicting elevated compartment pressures in patients with suspected anterior exertional compartment syndrome. London Health Sciences Centre' Lawson Health Research Institute Internal Research Fund $1000 CAD Raymond and Rosalee Weiss Research Endowment 7/1/05-6/30/06 American College of Sports Medicine $1,500 Survey Assessment of the Effects of Socioeconomic Factors on Sports Participation in High School Students (PI) - Web-based survey to understand socioeconomic factors that influence sports participation - Identify areas of intervention for increasing activity and fitness Healthy Dancers' Clinic: Description of a community-based outreach clinic for dancers 2/01/07 - pres. This survey will describe demographics and injury details of clients seen at the Heathly Dancers' Clinic at the Oberlein Dance Collective, San Francisco, California - non-funded project - Presented at 2007 UCSF Inmann Abbott Society Meeting
Effect of the Adolecent Core Training (ACT) Program on Lumbar Stability, Dynamic Postural Balance, and Lower Limb Control (Co-PI) 12/01/06 - Present -This project will assess the effectiveness on a core stability strength training program that will be carried out on high school students. Non-funded project Defining and Identifying Overscheduling Injuries in Young Athletes (PI) 12/01/07-Present -Suvery of pediatric primary care physicians to define overscheduling injury criteria. Non-funded project. Survery of pediatric patients at University Based Sports medicine clinics to assess validity of criteria
- How much is too much? Training guidelines in different sports. OMA Sport Med Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, January, 2003.
- Determinants of Injuries in Young Dancers. Performing Arts Medicine Association Meeting, Aspen Colorado, 2001.
Grants and Awards
- 2006, New Investigator Research Award (NIRA), Orthopaedic Research Foundation, Quantitative Cartilage Imaging of Knee Osteoarthritis An In Vivo Comparison between T1p and T2 mapping using 3T MRI, Li, X; Link, T M; Ma, C B; Blumenkrantz, G; Lozano J; Luke A; Majumdar S.
- 2005, Clinical Teaching Award, Awarded by UCSF Graduating Class to 5 best teachers, University of California, San Francisco
- 2004, SFUSD Honoree (for services through the UCSF PlaySafe program)
- 2002, NETWORK Research Award, Performing & Visual Arts Schools, Niagra Falls, Ontario
- 2001, Alice G. Brandfonbrener Young Investigator Award, Performing Arts Medicine Association, Aspen, Colorado
Membership & Committees
- American College of Sports Medicine
- ACSM Fit Society Editorial Board
- ACSM Research Committee Member
- ACSM Board of Trustees (NOMINATED for Spring 2008 Election)
- American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine
- American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
- CASM Research Committee Member
- Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
- International Academy of Dance Medicine Specialists
- International Federation of Sports Medicine
- Sports Medicine Committee, Salifornia Interscholastic Federation (CIF)