Bones and Joints: Keeping Them Healthy and Healing Them When Injured

Thursday, February 23 – March 30, 2017
7:00 to 8:30 pm
UCSF’s Parnassus Campus
School of Nursing Building, Room 217
513 Parnassus Avenue
Course# MLL17013

Course Chair

Theodore Miclau, III, MD
Professor and Vice Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Director of Orthopaedic Trauma
Chief, Orthopaedic Surgery, San Francisco General Hospital

Course Description

Musculoskeletal conditions are amongst the most common medical maladies, with more than 1.7 billion people experiencing bone or joint problems worldwide. According to the United States Bone and Joint Initiative, these conditions rank first among visits to physicians’ offices, with one out of every two Americans reporting a musculoskeletal problem. Musculoskeletal injuries, accounting for 75% of all reported injuries, result from accidents, falls, workplace, sports, and war-related injuries. They account for over 1.7 million hospitalizations, 40.8 million physician office visits, and 23.3 million outpatient and emergency room visits. This course will address common issues in bone and joint injuries, and provide an in-depth glimpse at what is being done to improve the care of the i njured patient.

Course Topics

  • Tissue Engineering: Approaches to Regenerate Bone
  • Bone Injury Research
  • Rehabilitation Approaches to Care: From Trauma to Pain Management
  • The Injured Spine
  • Diabetes and Limb Disorders
  • A Look Inside The Orthopaedic Trauma Institute

    (Thursday, March 30th, 7:00pm-8:30pm at Zuckerberg General Hospital, 2550 23rd Street, Building 9, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94110)

Lecture Schedule

Download Program at a Glance (.pdf)


February 23, 2017
Title: Engineering the Skeleton: Introduction/Moderation | Download Slides
Nathan Young, PhD
Title: Regrowing the Skeleton: Approaches in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine | Download Slides
Chelsea Bahney, MD
Title: Bone Biomechanic: How Our Bones Support Us and How They Fail/Fracture | Download Slides
Safa Herfat, PhD

March 2, 2017
Title: Pain Management Options for Common Orthopaedic Conditions Introduction/Moderation 
Lisa Pascual, MD 
Title: Low Back Pain | Download Slides
Masato Nagao, MD 
Title: Knee Osteoarthritis | Download Slides
Zack McCormick, MD 

March 9, 2017
Title: Bone Injuries: What Research is Being Done to Improve Patient Care? Introduction/Moderation | Download Slides
Saam Morshed, MD
Title: Trauma in North America 
Saam Morshed, MD 
Title: International Trauma
David Shearer, MD

March 16, 2017
Title: Diabetes and Limb Disorders Introduction/Moderation 
Monara Dini, DPM
Title: Preventative Measures for Diabetic Foot Care and the UCSF/ZSFG Functional Limb Service Experience 
Monara Dini, DPM
Title: What Happens When Things Go Wrong?
Charles Parks, DPM
Title: Care for the Diabetic Amputee | Download Slides
Aarti Deshpande, CPO

March 23, 2017
Title: The Injured Spine: Introduction/Moderation 
Trigg McClellan, MD
Title: Neck Injures 
Jeremie Larouche, MD
Title: Lower Back Injuries
Murat Pekmezci, MD



March 30, 2017

(Thursday, March 30th, 7:00pm-8:30pm at Zuckerberg General Hospital,
2550 23rd Street, Building 9, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94110)
Download Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center Map (.pdf)

Inside the Orthopaedic Trauma Institute: A Close Look at a Bay Area Resource

***Tour at OTI onsite at Zuckerberg General Hospital***

Title: Introduction and Clinical Overview
Theodore Miclau, MD

Title: Educational Programs
Amir Matityahu, MD

Title: Basic Research
Ralph Marcucio, PhD

Title: Clinical Research
Saam Morshed, MD, PhD

Title: Outreach Programs
Amber Caldwell, BA, MS