Orthopaedic Surgery Residency

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Program Leadership:
Thomas Vail, MD, Department Chair
Hubert Kim, MD, PhD, Program Director

Administrative Staff:
Johnson Huang, Program Administrator

UCSF Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program
School of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
500 Parnassus Avenue, MU-320 W
San Francisco, CA 94143



Program Description

The UCSF Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program is dedicated to training orthopaedic surgeons who will make a difference locally, nationally, and globally. UCSF is a wonderfully collaborative and inclusive place where excellence is the norm. We strive to create a learning environment that rewards exploration, discovery, and the rigorous pursuit of knowledge.

Our Department is focused first and foremost on training residents. Compared to many of the other training programs you are likely considering, ours trains relatively few fellows, and some of our subspecialty groups train no fellows at all. We believe this commitment to resident education allows us to create a learning environment where your educational needs come first.

Our clinical training paradigm is based on a model in which residents have two rotations in each subspecialty area, once as a junior resident and again as a senior resident. This schedule provides ample exposure to all subspecialty areas before our residents need to decide on fellowship options. We also utilize a variety of teaching sites, including some overseas, to provide exposure to a diverse patient population and to different health care delivery systems. This structure allows us to provide the breadth and depth of clinical exposure that our residents have asked for through years of fine-tuning their experience.

Instructors & Resources

Teaching Staff

The UCSF Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program has a wealth of clinical and research faculty distributed throughout UCSF and its associated hospitals listed below. Education within the program and supervision of trainees are the focus of the majority of the faculty. 

  • Tamara Alliston, PhD, Associate Professor
  • Jeannie Bailey, PhD, Assistant Professor
  • Jeffrey Barry, MD, Assistant Professor
  • John Belzer, MD, Chairman, CPMC
  • Sigurd Berven, MD, Professor
  • Stefano Bini, MD, Professor
  • Shane Burch, MD, Professor
  • Lan Chen, MD, Associate Professor
  • Nicholas Colyvas, MD, Professor
  • Alan Dang, MD, Associate Professor
  • Alexis Dang, MD, Associate Professor
  • Jon Davids, MD, Assistant Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Sibel Demir-Deviren, MD, Professor
  • Vedat Deviren, MD, Professor
  • Mohammad Diab, MD, Professor
  • Anthony Ding, MD, Assistant Professor
  • Sara Edwards, MD, Associate Professor
  • Ashraf El Naga, MD, Assistant Professor
  • Brian Feeley, MD, Professor in Residence and Associate Program Director
  • Erik Hansen, MD, Associate Professor
  • Igor Immerman, MD, Assistant Professor
  • Jason Jagodzinki, MD, Assistant Professor
  • Michelle James, MD, Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery, Shriners
  • Utku Kandemir, MD, Professor
  • "Hubert Kim, MD,
  • PhD, Program Director and Vice Chair"
  • "Afred Kuo, MD,
  • PhD, Professor"
  • Drew Lansdown, MD, Assistant Professor
  • Elly LaRoque, MD, Professor
  • Nicolas Lee, MD, MS, Associate Professor
  • Kristin Livingston, MD, Associate Professor
  • Benjamin Ma, MD, Professor
  • Meir Marmor, MD, Associate Professor
  • Lionel Metz, MD, Assistant Professor
  • Theodore Miclau, MD, Professor
  • Saam Morshed, MD, Associate Professor
  • Richard O'Donnell, MD, Professor
  • Kirstina Olson, MD, Associate Professor
  • Nirav Pandya, MD, Associate Professor
  • Lisa Pascual, MD, Professor
  • Coleen Sabatini, MD, Associate Professor
  • Sanjeev Sabharwal, MD, MPH, Professor
  • Lauren Santiesteban, MD, Assistant Professor
  • Nicole Schroeder, MD, Professor and Associate Program Director
  • Lauren Shapiro, MD, MS, Assistant Professor
  • David Shearer, MD, Assistant Professor
  • Jennifer Tangtiphaiboontana, MD, Assistant Professor
  • Bobby Tay, MD, Professor
  • Alexander Theologis, MD, Assistant Professor
  • Daniel Thuillier, MD, Associate Professor
  • Paul Toogood, MD, Assistant Professor
  • Thomas Vail, MD, Professor and Chair
  • Derek Ward, MD, Assistant Professor
  • Stephanie Wong, MD, Assistant Professor
  • Rosanna Wustrack, MD, Associate Professor
  • Alan Zhang, MD, Associate Professor

Instructional Facilities

  • UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus, San Francisco, CA
  • Orthopaedic Institute at Mission Bay, San Francisco, CA
  • Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, San Francisco, CA
  • San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
  • Mission Bay Adult and Benioff Children’s Hospital, San Francisco, CA
  • UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, Oakland, CA
  • Shriners Hospitals for Children, Sacramento, CA
  • California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA