The Department of Orthopaedic Sugery integrates clinical expertise, research, and education to provide the best care and state-of-the-art technology for our patients and community.

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery’s residency program recieved initial accreditation in June 2009 and has rapidly grown to be one of the most saught after and well-respected residency programs in the country.

As one of the most respected Orthopaedic groups in the Central Valley, the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery boasts an outstanding group of faculty physicians that are subspecialty trained and board-certified in all areas of orthopaedics including pediatric orthopaedics, spine, adult reconstruction, trauma, sports medicine, foot / ankle, orthopaedic oncology, and hand/microvascular surgery.

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is dedicated to developing a more comprehensive understanding of the musculoskeletal system and continually moving forward with front-line treatments to aide in the treatment of and recovery from disorders or injury to the musculoskeletal system.

Residents spend time at Community Regional Medical Center, the only Level 1 Trauma/Burn Center between Los Angeles and San Francisco, as well as several other hospitals, clinics, and surgery


centers in Fresno.  Three months are spent on the UCSF San Francisco campus learning about orthopaedic oncology.  Residents obtain very early hands-on experience in an inpatient and outpatient setting, as well as in the operating room, providing care to patients ranging from pediatric to geriatric for congenital, acquired, and traumatic conditions.

The Department of Orthopaedics continues to grow and develop year over year. With a philosophy to train well-skilled orthopaedic surgeons who have the ability to advance into all areas of orthopaedic subspecialites regardless of the setting, it is easy to see why the Department of Orthopaedics is the beacon for what orthopaedic care can be in the Central Valley.

For more information on the Department of Orthopaedics Residency Program, please click on the link below to go to the UCSF Fresno Orthopaedic Surgery Residency page.




Orthopaedic Surgeons provide for the diagnosis, treatment and management of disorders related to the musckuloskeletal system. As a member of the Deparment of Orthopaedic Surgery you may provide services for a wide variety of symptomology.



As a member of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, you may provide treatment for conditions including, but not limited to:

  • ACL Tear
  • Ankle Pain/Fracture
  • Bursitis
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Elbow Pain/Fracture
  • Foot Pain/Fracture
  • Fractures
  • Hand Pain/Fracture
  • Hip Pain/Fracture
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Pain/Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Ligament injuries
  • MCL Tear
  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)
  • Meniscus Tear
  • PCL Tear
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Pain/Fracture
  • Soft-Tissue Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains

Medical Practice Locations

University Orthopaedic Associates More Info
Community Regional Medical Center More Info
Orthopaedic Surgery More Info

As a UCSF faculty member, you may practice at one or more of the above locations.