Back in the Saddle

When severe pain from osteoarthritis threatened to put an end to former Green Beret Scott Ellinger's athletic passions, he turned to UC San Diego Health for help. Krishna R. Cidambi, MD, performed a bilateral hip replacement using advanced surgical techniques. After only 39 days, Ellinger was pain-free and back on his road bike.

I think I have a bunion. Will I need surgery?

David Dalstrom, MD, orthopedic surgeon at UC San Diego Health


Congratulations to our colleagues on their recent appointments, accomplishments, awards and honors:


We are very happy to announce that Dr. Covey was recently announced as the recipient of the AAOS 2019 William W. Tipton, Jr., M.D. Leadership Award.  This is an amazing accomplishment.  It is the highest leadership award from the AAOS and recognizes Academy members who have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities which have benefitted the orthopaedic community, patients, and the American public.

Surgery of Hand

Reid Allen Abrams, MD

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Orthopedic Surgery

Residency Program

2019 Residency Program Applicant Handout.pdf

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.


Give Here!

UC San Diego Health Named Official Health Care Provider of the San Diego Padres