Dr. Kenneth Akizuki is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. He graduated from The George Washington School of Medicine with his doctorate of medicine in 1993. He went on to complete his residency with the San Francisco Orthopaedic Residency Program from 1995-1999. Following his passion, he then moved to New York to complete the James A. Nicholas Sports Medicine Fellowship at Lenox Hill Hospital. During his fellowship, he served as the Assistant Orthopaedic Consultant for the New York Jets Football Organization, the New York Rangers Hockey Organization, the New York Islanders Hockey Organization, and the New Jersey Red Dogs Football Organization. He was also the Assistant Team Physician at Hofstra University and Hunter College.
In 2000, he moved back to the Bay area and took a position as attending physician with the San Francisco Orthopaedic Surgeon’s Medical Group, Inc. At this time, he also began serving as a team physician for the San Francisco Giants Baseball Organization, a position that he still holds to this date. His notoriety in the sports medicine world and his passion for sports also earned him the position of team physician at the University of San Francisco, San Francisco State University, and Skyline College. In addition to this, he is an Orthopaedic Consultant for the City College of San Francisco and for Santa Clara University.
Dr. Akizuki remains heavily involved in cutting edge technologies available to his patients. He is a member of the International Cartilage Repair Society and is an active presenter at the Genzyme Carticel Speakers Bureau. He is also a member of the Medical Advisory Committee for Major League Baseball. He was subcommittee chairman of the NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguard and Medical Aspects of Sports and was awarded recognition by the National Athletic Trainers Association at their annual Far West meeting in 2004. He lectures at the University of California, San Jose State University, and has presented at the Major League Baseball Winter Meetings, and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons annual meeting.
Dr. Akizuki’s accomplishments and affiliations have allowed him to become well-known throughout the Bay area and the surrounding cities. He operates at Pacific Heights Surgery Center in San Francisco, where he has played an intricate role in establishing the highest level of health care standards for his patients.
To schedule an appointment at the San Francisco office, please call 415-387-4900