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.

Clinical Research

Trauma Research

The UCSF/SFGH Orthopaedic Research Laboratories conduct world-class research on musculoskeletal injury and repair. The laboratories include a Bio Mechanics Research Laboratory, directed by Christian Puttlitz, PhD, and a Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory, headed by Ralph Marcucio, PhD. The team of research scientists includes orthopaedic surgeons, research physicians, and PhD scientists.

The research laboratories are capable of performing a wide range of research, second to no other public Level 1 trauma center in the United States. The lab is a training facility for post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, orthopaedic residents, and medical and undergraduate students.


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