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Orthopaedic Trauma Institute at San Francisco General Hospital

University of California at San Francisco (USF)


San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (SFGHMC) is a 639 bed hospital located on 24 acres in the center of the city and serves as the only Trauma Center for the City and County of San Francisco and Northern San Mateo County. It is 1 of only 4 Level 1 trauma centers serving Northern California. The Orthopaedic Trauma Institute (OTI), headquartered at SFGHMC, is staffed by 8 orthopaedic trauma-trained faculty, 4 physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, and a robust orthotics and prosthetics group. SFGHMC has approximately 3,500 trauma activations annually, with approximately 2/3 of those patients sustaining orthopaedic injuries. The orthopaedic trauma service, one of the most long-standing in the US (over 30 years old), is the busiest service at SFGHMC, performing over 2,000 cases, 1,500 consultations, and 20,000 outpatient visits annually. The clinical work at the OTI is supported academically by four research laboratories and 3 PhD scientists: Laboratory for Skeletal Regeneration (molecular biology), Biomechanical Testing Facility (biomechanics), Clinical Research Center , and the Surgical Training Facility (procedure-based research). The laboratories are supported by extramural funding agencies, including NIH, and provide a framework for "bench-to-bedside" investigations. These research labs are networked with other UCSF laboratories and clinical investigators in the greater UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. The OTI's clinical research group includes 2 full-time clinical research  staff, and is currently engaged in over 20 research projects, including several multi-national, multi-center prospective clinical research trials. SFGHMC was a site for the SPRINT and BESTT studies, and is an active member of the Southeast Fracture and Orthopaedic Trauma Research Consortia.

Site Principal Investigator: Theodore Miclau III, MD

2550 23rd Street, Bldg 9, Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94110