​Welcome to the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

group shotDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery - UC San Diego School of Medicine
The laboratory consists of physiologists, hand surgeons, residents, graduate students, and undergraduates. We encourage collaboration with faculty and scholars from other Universities.
UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI) is part of a national Clinical and Translational Science Award consortium.
At UC San Diego Health, you can rest assured that you’re receiving the most comprehensive and innovative orthopedic treatment for bone, muscle, tendon, nerve and joint injuries and diseases.

Upcoming Events

New talent, pioneering procedures, progress in tried-and-true treatments, and quicker, easier access for patients and referring physicians are among the many developments shaping the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. The Department is growing and continuing to recruit a wealth of new talent in most of the orthopaedic surgery subspecialties. The quality of our faculty attracts the best applicants to our orthopaedic residency program which is ranked in the top 10% nationally.

Steven R. Garfin, M.D.
Professor and Chairman