Dr. Marvin Lo

Marvin Lo MD- Pacific Heights Surgery Center- San FranciscoDr. Lo is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with advanced sub-specialty fellowship training in Sports Medicine and Advanced arthroscopic techniques of the knee, shoulder, and hip.

He grew up in Southern California, but after 16 years in Northern California, considers himself a Bay Area Native!  He graduated with a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley. He continued his post – graduate education at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) where he received both a masters in health and medical sciences as well as his medical degree (M.D.). He completed his residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery at UCSF as well.

Dr. Lo underwent advanced fellowship training in Sports Medicine, Knee and Shoulder Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Center for Sports Medicine. Dr. Lo returned to California to join the Orthopaedic Group of San Francisco.

Dr. Lo’s subspecialty interests include the treatment of complex injuries in the shoulder, more specifically in throwers and overhead athletes; and the treatment of complex tendon and ligament injuries around the knee (including double bundle ACL and revision ACL surgery). Dr. Lo has a background in basic science research in the prevention of articular cartilage injury and has a specific interest in the most cutting edge treatments of articular cartilage injury as well. During his training, he worked with collegiate and professional athletes with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, University of Pittsburgh Men’s Basketball, University of Pittsburgh Athletics, Duquesne Athletics, and Robert Morris division III football and hockey as well.  He is the co-Founder and co-Director of the High School Sports Program, providing education and sports medicine care to Bay Area high school student-athletes. He serves as the team physician for San Mateo High School, among other high school programs in the San Francisco and Peninsula areas.

Dr. Lo is well published in the medical literature with papers in various journals such as Lancet, Clinics in Sports Medicine, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related research, Journal of Orthopaedic Research, Osteoarthritis and Cartilage to name a few. His most recent publication is a surgical technique chapter on anatomic ACL reconstruction in one of the leading operative technique textbooks in sports medicine:

Lo MY, Shen W, Fu FH. Anterior Double-Bundle Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. In: OPERATIVE TECHNIQUES: SPORTS MEDICINE SURGERY (B. Reider, M. Terry, and M. Provencher, eds), Saunders Elsevier, Philadelphia 2010, pgs. 468-486.

Dr. Lo is a member of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and a Candidate Member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

For more information on Dr. Lo visit: http://sfortho.com/lo.htm

To schedule an appointment, please call 650-685-7100