Welcome to the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Steven Garfin, MD, chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine.
New head team physician Catherine M. Robertson, MD, will coordinate a multidisciplinary team of UC San Diego Health clinicians and staff members caring for the Padres at UC San Diego Health.
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.
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.
UC San Diego Medical Center
200 W. Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92103
Thornton Pavilion (part of Jacobs Medical Center)
9300 Campus Point Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037
Jacobs Medical Center
9300 Campus Point Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037
Chancellor Park - Sports Medicine
4520 Executive Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
Moores Cancer Center
3855 Health Sciences Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037


Outpatient Pavilion - Opening Soon!


 The Outpatient Pavilion is an outpatient clinical facility under construction on UC San Diego Health's La Jolla campus. It will accommodate hospital-licensed services and programs to support Jacobs Medical Center and other UC San Diego Health facilities. The four-floor, 156,000-square-foot facility is scheduled to open in early 2018.


Residency Program

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.