Welcome to the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Steven Garfin, MD, chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine.
group shotAt 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.
UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI) is part of a national Clinical and Translational Science Award consortium.
The laboratory consists of physiologists, hand surgeons, residents, graduate students, and undergraduates. We encourage collaboration with faculty and scholars from other Universities.


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

Residency Program

Welcome to the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UCSD! We are excited that you have chosen Orthopaedics as your specialty and hope you will find the field as exciting and gratifying as we do.

Residency Program Applicant Handout.pdf