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Meet Our Surgeons

Our surgeons and staff are fully equipped to perform all operations and procedures related to the following specialties: Orthopedics, Hand Surgery, Podiatry and Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT)

Many of our Surgeons specialize in sports medicine, as well as other disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Our Orthopedic Surgeons treat acute, chronic, traumatic and recurrent injuries.  Our Hand Surgeons specialize in both surgical and non-surgical treatment of conditions and problems that occur in the hand or upper extremity, including injury and infection. Our ENT specialists focus on relieving allergies, snoring and sleep apnea, sinus and ear infections, hearing loss, and hoarse voices.

Please select a name from the list below to learn more about each surgeon.

  • Dr. Paul Abeyta

    Dr. Paul Abeyta

    Dr. Abeyta earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley and completed both his medical degree and orthopaedic residency training at the University of California at San Francisco. He is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Sports Medicine physician. His practice is located at the Mills-Peninsula Burlingame Division of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation.

    He completed advanced Fellowship training in Sports Medicine at both Stanford University and with the S.O.A.R Medical Group. Dr. Abeyta’s specialty interests lie in Sports Medicine, focusing on articular cartilage injury, as well as tendon and ligament injuries of the shoulder, elbow, and knee. He routinely performs anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and meniscus surgery in the knee as well as rotator cuff and labral surgery in the shoulder. During his training he worked with professional athletes on the ATP Tour and with the San Francisco 49ers. He performed athletic examinations at the NFL Combines and has also worked with local collegiate teams at Stanford University, Santa Clara University, and Foothill College. He is the co-Founder and co-Director of a high school sports program providing education and sports medicine care for Bay Area high school student-athletes. He serves as the team physician for many of the local high school programs along the San Francisco peninsula.

    Dr. Abeyta is trained in the most cutting edge arthroscopic surgical techniques and works closely with highly skilled Physical Therapists and Certified Personal Trainers. He is committed to careful diagnostic evaluation and compassionate care with the goal of returning patients of all ages and skill levels to their pre-injury level of performance.

    Dr. Abeyta holds memberships with Health Volunteers Overseas/Orthopedics Overseas, the San Mateo County Medical Association, the California Orthopaedic Association, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

    For more information on Dr. Abeyta visit: pamf.org

    To schedule an appointment, please call 650-652-8700

  • Dr. Kenneth Akizuki

    Dr. Kenneth Akizuki

    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

  • Dr. Lesley Anderson

    Dr. Lesley Anderson

    Dr. Lesley Anderson received her BS from Penn State and completed her MD at Hershey Medical School (Penn State) in 1976. At UCLA, Dr. Anderson was their first female orthopedic resident. She completed a fellowship in knee surgery and sports medicine at the Blazina Orthopedic Clinic and has been at the forefront in developing biologic resurfacing techniques of the knee for the past 25 years. Dr. Anderson is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and Arthroscopy Association of Northern America. She is chair of the California Orthopedic Association Workers Compensation Committee. She has been listed in Castle Connolly’s “Top Doctors” from 2000-2011 inclusive.

    For more information on Dr. Anderson visit: drlanderson.com

    To schedule an appointment, please call 415-923-3029

  • Dr. Kyle Bickel

    Dr. Kyle Bickel

    Dr. Kyle D Bickel received his medical degree from the University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine. He completed his residency in plastic surgery at Stanford University Medical Center. He also received specialty training in microsurgery at the Department of Microsurgery, Transplantation, and Replantation at Davies Medical Center in San Francisco and completed an AO International Fellowship in Hand Surgery in Bern, Switzerland. Dr. Bickel also completed the Hand Surgery Fellowship at the Curtis National Hand Center in Baltimore. He was Founder and Co-Director of the Hand Surgery Service at The Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Bickel is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He maintains membership in numerous hand and medical societies, including the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, where he currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Hand Surgery. Dr. Bickel is an instructor for AO North America, teaching principles and techniques in fracture fixation to surgeons from around the world. Dr. Bickel’s practice focuses on the treatment of all injuries and conditions in the hand, wrist, and upper extremity, in both adults and children. He has particular interest and expertise in the areas of wrist injuries, complex fractures of the hand and wrist, arthroscopic wrist surgery, nerve injuries of the arm and hand, surgery for arthritis in the hand and wrist, surgical and non-surgical (enzyme injection) treatment of Dupuytren’s Disease, and minimally invasive fracture care.

    Visit Dr. Bickel’s Website: sfhand.com

    To schedule an appointment, please call 415-751-4263

  • Dr. James Chen

    Dr. James Chen

    Dr. Chen is a Board-Certified Sports Medicine surgeon specializing in minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques for the knee, shoulder, elbow, hip, and ankle. His practice includes general orthopaedic injuries, fractures, and joint replacement. He has expertise in anatomic ACL reconstruction, meniscus surgery, rotator cuff repair and shoulder instability. His sports arthroplasty practice focuses on minimally invasive joint replacement of the knee, shoulder, hip, and elbow. He completed his specialty fellowship at UCSF in Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, and Arthroscopy. He has published numerous articles on ACL reconstruction and has received the Thompson Award. He instructs residents at the San Francisco Orthopaedic Residency Program and medical students at UCSF School of Medicine. He is the Director of the San Francisco Sports Medicine Fellowship.

    Dr. Chen enjoys helping his patients return to activity and has worked as a team doctor for college and professional athletes. During his time at UCSF and in Hawaii, he worked with the Cal Berkeley Basketball and Soccer teams, the University of Hawaii Football team and Kamehameha Schools athletics. He is currently the team physician for several local schools and organizations including Stuart Hall High School and Dragon House Mixed Martial Arts. He has worked with the USA Sevens Rugby teams and Oracle Team USA, winner of the 33rd and 34th America’s Cup. He is currently a Neutral Physician for the National Football League.

    A native of Northern California, Dr. Chen was raised Sacramento where he played soccer at Jesuit High School and for the Olympic Development program. He went on to play soccer for Swarthmore College and served as the team captain. He enjoys spending time with his wife and four children, playing soccer, running and skiing.

    Visit Dr. Chen’s Website: kneeandshoulder.com

    To schedule an appointment, please call 415-563-2600

  • Dr. Jeffrey Halbrecht

    Dr. Jeffrey Halbrecht

    Dr. Halbrecht is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He has been an active member of the learning center committee, which teaches other orthopedic surgeons from around the world current techniques in arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Halbrecht is a member of AOSSM (American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine), the former medical director for the Women’s World Pro Ski Tour, a consultant for AVP Volleyball, and US Soccer, and former Associate Professor at University of California at San Francisco in the Graduate Department of Physical Therapy.

    Dr. Halbrecht has been a pioneer in minimally invasive techniques in arthroscopic surgery including numerous articles and presentations on in-office arthroscopic techniques, and is currently involved in research on the treatment of articular cartilage injuries and new techniques in arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder. Dr Halbrecht is also a member of numerous medical societies and is a frequent lecturer nationally and internationally on techniques in Arthroscopic surgery. Dr Halbrecht obtained his undergraduate degree from Columbia University, where he graduated with honors, and did his medical school training at New York University where he was president of the AOA honor society. He did his orthopedic training at the prestigious Hospital for Joint Disease in New York and has completed two fellowships, one in orthopedic biomechanics and research, and the other in sports medicine at the world renowned Southern California Center for Sports Medicine. Dr. Halbrecht specializes in arthroscopic surgery and the treatment of knee and shoulder injuries and is in private practice in San Francisco.

    Visit Dr. Halbrechts Website: iasm.com

    To schedule an appointment, please call 415-923-0944

  • Dr. Patrick Lang

    Dr. Patrick Lang

    Dr. Lang graduated with honors from the College of the Holy Cross and the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed a plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at the University of California, San Francisco, and then went on to complete an orthopaedic hand surgery fellowship at the Curtis National Hand Center in Baltimore. Dr. Lang now works as a staff surgeon at the Hand Center of San Francisco.

    Dr. Lang provides expert care in all disorders of the upper extremity including, but not limited to, hand and wrist fractures, tendon and nerve injuries, complex ligament injuries, nerve compression, and arthritis. He has particular interests in caring for children and the injured worker.

    Learn more about Dr. Lang at www.sfhand.com.

  • Dr. Marvin Lo

    Dr. Marvin Lo

    Dr. 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: mlomd.com

    To schedule an appointment, please call 650-692-1475

  • Dr. Matthew Mingrone

    Dr. Matthew Mingrone

    Dr. Matthew Mingrone is the lead physician for eOs Sleep California centers. He is the former President and Medical Director of Sereno, The Center for Snoring Solutions in San Francisco. Dr. Mingrone is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose and Throat physician — ENT) who specializes in snoring and sleep apnea issues. He has over twelve years of experience and is highly trained in medically proven, minimally invasive treatments for snoring and sleep apnea. Dr. Mingrone has appeared in numerous national publications and on television as an expert on ear, nose and throat issues and has helped thousands of patients resolve snoring and sleep problems. Dr. Mingrone’s interest in this area, combined with his understanding that patients with these conditions could greatly benefit from a practice which focuses on comprehensive care of patients with these issues, led to his interest and participation with eOs sleep.

    Dr. Mingrone has authored several textbook chapters on facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and is an active member of medical professional organizations, including the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

    A native of the Bay Area in Northern California, Dr. Mingrone graduated magna cum laude with a degree in biology from Loyola Marymount University. He graduated from Georgetown University Medical School as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Mingrone completed his Otolaryngology-Head Neck Surgery Residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Mingrone’s board certifications include Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, as well as Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

  • Dr. William Montgomery

    Dr. William Montgomery

    Dr. William Montgomery has been practicing orthopaedic surgery with San Francisco Orthopaedic Surgeons since 1992. He is board-certified and fellowship-trained. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Colgate University and his M.D. at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center. He went on to complete his surgical internship at Beth Israel Medical Center and his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City in 1991. He then completed a sports medicine fellowship at The Kerlan Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles.

    During his fellowship, Dr. William Montgomery assisted in the care of multiple professional teams including the Los Angeles Dodgers, Rams, Lakers and Kings. Since he has been in practice, he has been the team physician for the San Francisco Giants, Spiders, Seals and the San Jose Lasers. Currently, he is the head team physician for the University of San Francisco and Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep.

    Dr. Montgomery is the Chief of Training for the San Francisco Orthopaedic Residency Training Program. He developed and directs the arthroscopy bioskills lab at St. Mary’s Medical Center where he is also Vice Chairman of the department of Orthopaedic Surgery. His interest is in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, knee and elbow. He has multiple publications and has presented research nationally on these topics.

    For more information on Dr. Monthgomery visit: sanfranciscoortho.com

    To schedule an appointment, please call 415-213-0215

  • Dr. Robert Purchase

    Dr. Robert Purchase

    Dr. Robert J. Purchase is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulder surgery and sports medicine. He attended Washington and Jefferson College; near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; where he competed in two Division III national championship football games and completed his Bachelors degree in biology. He attended Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He remained at Temple University for his orthopedic residency and completed his training with a shoulder and sports medicine fellowship here in San Francisco. After completion of his training, Dr. Purchase practiced in the Modesto region for 3 years.

    He routinely performs treatment of all manner of musculoskeletal traumatic injuries as well as elective total knee and hip replacements, with a focus on minimally invasive techniques. Furthermore, he has specific expertise in arthroscopic shoulder and knee techniques and shoulder and knee replacements, including partial replacements.

    Dr. Purchase has written many articles that have been published recently in the peer-reviewed orthopedic literature on both shoulder arthroscopic and replacement techniques. His current research interests continue to explore these issues.

    For more information, please visit: drlanderson.com

    To schedule an appointment, please call 415-923-3029

  • Dr. Laura Sciaroni

    Dr. Laura Sciaroni

    Laura Sciaroni is a Bay Area native, and has been in practice with the Orthopaedic Group of San Francisco since 2003. She is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Sciaroni earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz and her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. She completed her residency training in orthopaedic surgery at the University of California, Irvine and completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Lake Tahoe Orthopaedic Institute. Dr. Sciaroni’s practice includes general orthopaedics and sports medicine, with a focus on surgery and rehabilitation of the shoulder and knee. Her research interests have included the biomechanics of anterior shoulder dislocation, and she has published and presented nationally on the topic. Dr. Sciaroni has served as a team physician for Skyline College and is affiliated with the St. Francis Center for Sports Medicine. She holds memberships in the San Francisco Medical Society, Western Orthopedic Association, California Orthopedic Association, California Medical Association, Bay Area Knee Society, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

    For more information on Dr. Sciaroni visit: drsciaroni.com

    To schedule an appointment, please call 415-346-4400

  • Dr. Eddie Shin

    Dr. Eddie Shin

    Dr. Eddie Shin received his BS from the University of California, Los Angeles and completed his MD at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine in 2007. At UC Davis, Dr. Shin was awarded the Paul R. Lipscomb Award, which is awarded for outstanding achievement by a medical student in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He completed a fellowship in sports medicine and arthroscopy at the University of California, San Francisco and has since been a member of the Arthroscopic Association of Northern America and American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine.

    For more information on Dr. Shin, please visit: kneeandshoulder.com

    To schedule an appointment, please call 415-563-2600

  • Dr. Steven Sloan

    Dr. Steven Sloan

    Dr. Steven H. Sloan is a board-certified ENT Physician/Head and Neck Surgeon.  Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, he studied at Miami University, Medical College of Ohio in Toledo and completed six years of internship and residency at UCLA Medical Center. He completed a fellowship in Facial Plastics/Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York. He became an Assistant Professor at UCSF in 1994 and started his private practice in 1996. He rapidly developed a loyal following and reputation for thorough and compassionate care, accessibility and superior results.

    He is Chief of the Otolaryngology Service at St. Mary’s Medical Center and is on the active staff at California Pacific Med Center. He is a consultant to the San Francisco Giants and the voice faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the San Francisco Opera. Dr. Sloan lives in the Richmond District with his wife, Rhona, and their three young children.

    Whether you’re bothered by allergies, snoring or sleep apnea, sinus or ear infections, hearing loss, or a hoarse voice, please contact us and let us know how we can help.

    Call 415-379-9900 or visit www.SanFranENT.com

  • Dr. Eugene M. Wolf

    Dr. Eugene M. Wolf

    Dr. Eugene M. Wolf is a graduate of University of Bordeaux School of Medicine in France and completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the National Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Hospital in Arlington, Virginia. He is internationally recognized for his work in the development of multiple arthroscopic surgical techniques for the knee and shoulder. He teaches Internationally and Nationally with the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and as a Master Instructor in Arthroscopic Surgery at the Orthopaedic Learning Center in Rosemont, Illinois. Dr. Wolf also serves as the Director of the Pacific Heights Surgery Center.

     

  • Dr. Paul Abeyta

    Dr. Paul Abeyta
  • Dr. Kenneth Akizuki

    Dr. Kenneth Akizuki
  • Dr. Lesley Anderson

    Dr. Lesley Anderson
  • Dr. Kyle Bickel

    Dr. Kyle Bickel
  • Dr. James Chen

    Dr. James Chen
  • Dr. Jeffrey Halbrecht

    Dr. Jeffrey Halbrecht
  • Dr. Patrick Lang

    Dr. Patrick Lang
  • Dr. Marvin Lo

    Dr. Marvin Lo
  • Dr. Matthew Mingrone

    Dr. Matthew Mingrone
  • Dr. William Montgomery

    Dr. William Montgomery
  • Dr. Robert Purchase

    Dr. Robert Purchase
  • Dr. Laura Sciaroni

    Dr. Laura Sciaroni
  • Dr. Eddie Shin

    Dr. Eddie Shin
  • Dr. Steven Sloan

    Dr. Steven Sloan
  • Dr. Eugene M. Wolf

    Dr. Eugene M. Wolf
  • Our surgeons and staff are fully equipped to perform all operations and procedures related to the following specialties: Orthopedics, Hand Surgery and Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT)

    Many of our Surgeons specialize in sports medicine, as well as other disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Our Orthopedic Surgeons treat acute, chronic, traumatic and recurrent injuries.  Our Hand Surgeons specialize in both surgical and non-surgical treatment of conditions and problems that occur in the hand or upper extremity, including injury and infection. Our ENT specialists focus on relieving allergies, snoring and sleep apnea, sinus and ear infections, hearing loss, and hoarse voices.

    Please select a name from the list below to learn more about each surgeon.

  • Dr. Abeyta earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley and completed both his medical degree and orthopaedic residency training at the University of California at San Francisco. He is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Sports Medicine physician. His practice is located at the Mills-Peninsula Burlingame Division of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation.

    He completed advanced Fellowship training in Sports Medicine at both Stanford University and with the S.O.A.R Medical Group. Dr. Abeyta’s specialty interests lie in Sports Medicine, focusing on articular cartilage injury, as well as tendon and ligament injuries of the shoulder, elbow, and knee. He routinely performs anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and meniscus surgery in the knee as well as rotator cuff and labral surgery in the shoulder. During his training he worked with professional athletes on the ATP Tour and with the San Francisco 49ers. He performed athletic examinations at the NFL Combines and has also worked with local collegiate teams at Stanford University, Santa Clara University, and Foothill College. He is the co-Founder and co-Director of a high school sports program providing education and sports medicine care for Bay Area high school student-athletes. He serves as the team physician for many of the local high school programs along the San Francisco peninsula.

    Dr. Abeyta is trained in the most cutting edge arthroscopic surgical techniques and works closely with highly skilled Physical Therapists and Certified Personal Trainers. He is committed to careful diagnostic evaluation and compassionate care with the goal of returning patients of all ages and skill levels to their pre-injury level of performance.

    Dr. Abeyta holds memberships with Health Volunteers Overseas/Orthopedics Overseas, the San Mateo County Medical Association, the California Orthopaedic Association, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

    For more information on Dr. Abeyta visit: pamf.org

    To schedule an appointment, please call 650-652-8700

  • 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

  • Dr. Lesley Anderson received her BS from Penn State and completed her MD at Hershey Medical School (Penn State) in 1976. At UCLA, Dr. Anderson was their first female orthopedic resident. She completed a fellowship in knee surgery and sports medicine at the Blazina Orthopedic Clinic and has been at the forefront in developing biologic resurfacing techniques of the knee for the past 25 years. Dr. Anderson is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and Arthroscopy Association of Northern America. She is chair of the California Orthopedic Association Workers Compensation Committee. She has been listed in Castle Connolly’s “Top Doctors” from 2000-2011 inclusive.

    For more information on Dr. Anderson visit: drlanderson.com

    To schedule an appointment, please call 415-923-3029

  • Dr. Kyle D Bickel received his medical degree from the University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine. He completed his residency in plastic surgery at Stanford University Medical Center. He also received specialty training in microsurgery at the Department of Microsurgery, Transplantation, and Replantation at Davies Medical Center in San Francisco and completed an AO International Fellowship in Hand Surgery in Bern, Switzerland. Dr. Bickel also completed the Hand Surgery Fellowship at the Curtis National Hand Center in Baltimore. He was Founder and Co-Director of the Hand Surgery Service at The Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Bickel is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He maintains membership in numerous hand and medical societies, including the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, where he currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Hand Surgery. Dr. Bickel is an instructor for AO North America, teaching principles and techniques in fracture fixation to surgeons from around the world. Dr. Bickel’s practice focuses on the treatment of all injuries and conditions in the hand, wrist, and upper extremity, in both adults and children. He has particular interest and expertise in the areas of wrist injuries, complex fractures of the hand and wrist, arthroscopic wrist surgery, nerve injuries of the arm and hand, surgery for arthritis in the hand and wrist, surgical and non-surgical (enzyme injection) treatment of Dupuytren’s Disease, and minimally invasive fracture care.

    Visit Dr. Bickel’s Website: sfhand.com

    To schedule an appointment, please call 415-751-4263

  • Dr. Chen is a Board-Certified Sports Medicine surgeon specializing in minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques for the knee, shoulder, elbow, hip, and ankle. His practice includes general orthopaedic injuries, fractures, and joint replacement. He has expertise in anatomic ACL reconstruction, meniscus surgery, rotator cuff repair and shoulder instability. His sports arthroplasty practice focuses on minimally invasive joint replacement of the knee, shoulder, hip, and elbow. He completed his specialty fellowship at UCSF in Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, and Arthroscopy. He has published numerous articles on ACL reconstruction and has received the Thompson Award. He instructs residents at the San Francisco Orthopaedic Residency Program and medical students at UCSF School of Medicine. He is the Director of the San Francisco Sports Medicine Fellowship.

    Dr. Chen enjoys helping his patients return to activity and has worked as a team doctor for college and professional athletes. During his time at UCSF and in Hawaii, he worked with the Cal Berkeley Basketball and Soccer teams, the University of Hawaii Football team and Kamehameha Schools athletics. He is currently the team physician for several local schools and organizations including Stuart Hall High School and Dragon House Mixed Martial Arts. He has worked with the USA Sevens Rugby teams and Oracle Team USA, winner of the 33rd and 34th America’s Cup. He is currently a Neutral Physician for the National Football League.

    A native of Northern California, Dr. Chen was raised Sacramento where he played soccer at Jesuit High School and for the Olympic Development program. He went on to play soccer for Swarthmore College and served as the team captain. He enjoys spending time with his wife and four children, playing soccer, running and skiing.

    Visit Dr. Chen’s Website: kneeandshoulder.com

    To schedule an appointment, please call 415-563-2600

  • Dr. Halbrecht is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He has been an active member of the learning center committee, which teaches other orthopedic surgeons from around the world current techniques in arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Halbrecht is a member of AOSSM (American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine), the former medical director for the Women’s World Pro Ski Tour, a consultant for AVP Volleyball, and US Soccer, and former Associate Professor at University of California at San Francisco in the Graduate Department of Physical Therapy.

    Dr. Halbrecht has been a pioneer in minimally invasive techniques in arthroscopic surgery including numerous articles and presentations on in-office arthroscopic techniques, and is currently involved in research on the treatment of articular cartilage injuries and new techniques in arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder. Dr Halbrecht is also a member of numerous medical societies and is a frequent lecturer nationally and internationally on techniques in Arthroscopic surgery. Dr Halbrecht obtained his undergraduate degree from Columbia University, where he graduated with honors, and did his medical school training at New York University where he was president of the AOA honor society. He did his orthopedic training at the prestigious Hospital for Joint Disease in New York and has completed two fellowships, one in orthopedic biomechanics and research, and the other in sports medicine at the world renowned Southern California Center for Sports Medicine. Dr. Halbrecht specializes in arthroscopic surgery and the treatment of knee and shoulder injuries and is in private practice in San Francisco.

    Visit Dr. Halbrechts Website: iasm.com

    To schedule an appointment, please call 415-923-0944

  • Dr. Lang graduated with honors from the College of the Holy Cross and the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed a plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at the University of California, San Francisco, and then went on to complete an orthopaedic hand surgery fellowship at the Curtis National Hand Center in Baltimore. Dr. Lang now works as a staff surgeon at the Hand Center of San Francisco.

    Dr. Lang provides expert care in all disorders of the upper extremity including, but not limited to, hand and wrist fractures, tendon and nerve injuries, complex ligament injuries, nerve compression, and arthritis. He has particular interests in caring for children and the injured worker.

    Learn more about Dr. Lang at www.sfhand.com.

  • Dr. 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: mlomd.com

    To schedule an appointment, please call 650-692-1475

  • Dr. Matthew Mingrone is the lead physician for eOs Sleep California centers. He is the former President and Medical Director of Sereno, The Center for Snoring Solutions in San Francisco. Dr. Mingrone is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose and Throat physician — ENT) who specializes in snoring and sleep apnea issues. He has over twelve years of experience and is highly trained in medically proven, minimally invasive treatments for snoring and sleep apnea. Dr. Mingrone has appeared in numerous national publications and on television as an expert on ear, nose and throat issues and has helped thousands of patients resolve snoring and sleep problems. Dr. Mingrone’s interest in this area, combined with his understanding that patients with these conditions could greatly benefit from a practice which focuses on comprehensive care of patients with these issues, led to his interest and participation with eOs sleep.

    Dr. Mingrone has authored several textbook chapters on facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and is an active member of medical professional organizations, including the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

    A native of the Bay Area in Northern California, Dr. Mingrone graduated magna cum laude with a degree in biology from Loyola Marymount University. He graduated from Georgetown University Medical School as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Mingrone completed his Otolaryngology-Head Neck Surgery Residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Mingrone’s board certifications include Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, as well as Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

  • Dr. William Montgomery has been practicing orthopaedic surgery with San Francisco Orthopaedic Surgeons since 1992. He is board-certified and fellowship-trained. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Colgate University and his M.D. at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center. He went on to complete his surgical internship at Beth Israel Medical Center and his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City in 1991. He then completed a sports medicine fellowship at The Kerlan Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles.

    During his fellowship, Dr. William Montgomery assisted in the care of multiple professional teams including the Los Angeles Dodgers, Rams, Lakers and Kings. Since he has been in practice, he has been the team physician for the San Francisco Giants, Spiders, Seals and the San Jose Lasers. Currently, he is the head team physician for the University of San Francisco and Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep.

    Dr. Montgomery is the Chief of Training for the San Francisco Orthopaedic Residency Training Program. He developed and directs the arthroscopy bioskills lab at St. Mary’s Medical Center where he is also Vice Chairman of the department of Orthopaedic Surgery. His interest is in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, knee and elbow. He has multiple publications and has presented research nationally on these topics.

    For more information on Dr. Monthgomery visit: sanfranciscoortho.com

    To schedule an appointment, please call 415-213-0215

  • Dr. Robert J. Purchase is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulder surgery and sports medicine. He attended Washington and Jefferson College; near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; where he competed in two Division III national championship football games and completed his Bachelors degree in biology. He attended Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He remained at Temple University for his orthopedic residency and completed his training with a shoulder and sports medicine fellowship here in San Francisco. After completion of his training, Dr. Purchase practiced in the Modesto region for 3 years.

    He routinely performs treatment of all manner of musculoskeletal traumatic injuries as well as elective total knee and hip replacements, with a focus on minimally invasive techniques. Furthermore, he has specific expertise in arthroscopic shoulder and knee techniques and shoulder and knee replacements, including partial replacements.

    Dr. Purchase has written many articles that have been published recently in the peer-reviewed orthopedic literature on both shoulder arthroscopic and replacement techniques. His current research interests continue to explore these issues.

    For more information, please visit: drlanderson.com

    To schedule an appointment, please call 415-923-3029

  • Laura Sciaroni is a Bay Area native, and has been in practice with the Orthopaedic Group of San Francisco since 2003. She is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Sciaroni earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz and her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. She completed her residency training in orthopaedic surgery at the University of California, Irvine and completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Lake Tahoe Orthopaedic Institute. Dr. Sciaroni’s practice includes general orthopaedics and sports medicine, with a focus on surgery and rehabilitation of the shoulder and knee. Her research interests have included the biomechanics of anterior shoulder dislocation, and she has published and presented nationally on the topic. Dr. Sciaroni has served as a team physician for Skyline College and is affiliated with the St. Francis Center for Sports Medicine. She holds memberships in the San Francisco Medical Society, Western Orthopedic Association, California Orthopedic Association, California Medical Association, Bay Area Knee Society, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

    For more information on Dr. Sciaroni visit: drsciaroni.com

    To schedule an appointment, please call 415-346-4400

  • Dr. Eddie Shin received his BS from the University of California, Los Angeles and completed his MD at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine in 2007. At UC Davis, Dr. Shin was awarded the Paul R. Lipscomb Award, which is awarded for outstanding achievement by a medical student in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He completed a fellowship in sports medicine and arthroscopy at the University of California, San Francisco and has since been a member of the Arthroscopic Association of Northern America and American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine.

    For more information on Dr. Shin, please visit: kneeandshoulder.com

    To schedule an appointment, please call 415-563-2600

  • Dr. Steven H. Sloan is a board-certified ENT Physician/Head and Neck Surgeon.  Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, he studied at Miami University, Medical College of Ohio in Toledo and completed six years of internship and residency at UCLA Medical Center. He completed a fellowship in Facial Plastics/Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York. He became an Assistant Professor at UCSF in 1994 and started his private practice in 1996. He rapidly developed a loyal following and reputation for thorough and compassionate care, accessibility and superior results.

    He is Chief of the Otolaryngology Service at St. Mary’s Medical Center and is on the active staff at California Pacific Med Center. He is a consultant to the San Francisco Giants and the voice faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the San Francisco Opera. Dr. Sloan lives in the Richmond District with his wife, Rhona, and their three young children.

    Whether you’re bothered by allergies, snoring or sleep apnea, sinus or ear infections, hearing loss, or a hoarse voice, please contact us and let us know how we can help.

    Call 415-379-9900 or visit www.SanFranENT.com

  • Dr. Eugene M. Wolf is a graduate of University of Bordeaux School of Medicine in France and completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the National Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Hospital in Arlington, Virginia. He is internationally recognized for his work in the development of multiple arthroscopic surgical techniques for the knee and shoulder. He teaches Internationally and Nationally with the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and as a Master Instructor in Arthroscopic Surgery at the Orthopaedic Learning Center in Rosemont, Illinois. Dr. Wolf also serves as the Director of the Pacific Heights Surgery Center.

     


Leadership Team & Careers

  • Director of Nursing & Clinical Services

    Kara Maiko, RN

    Ms. Maiko oversees all nursing and administrative staff as well as supervises the care of all patients at Pacific Heights Surgery Center. Ms. Maiko received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Trinity Western University and following her graduation proceeded to work in Critical Care at various California based hospitals. In 2007 she began her career at Pacific Heights Surgery Center and during her time at the center, she completed her Master in Science from the University of San Francisco with a focus in Clinical Nurse Leadership.  In 2011, PHSC obtained CMS recertification that auditors described as the “Gold Standard” of the industry.  Her passion for providing excellent patient care extends from the local community to the global community.  Ms. Maiko is actively involved with Operation Rainbow, a humanitarian organization which performs surgeries in impoverished regions of the world.

  • Charge RN

    Stacy Gray, RN

    Mrs. Gray received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Webster University. Early in her career she participated in an operating room fellowship and with that training she has worked in hospitals in Missouri, New York, and California. Her journey at Pacific Heights Surgery Center started in 2007 and has been highlighted by becoming a charge nurse in 2011, and an infection control nurse in 2013.  In 2011 she obtained her  CNOR certification which validates her specialized perioperative skills, experience, and knowledge.

Career Opportunities

Pacific Heights Surgery Center is always willing to make additions to our team of dynamic professionals.  If you are interested in career opportunities at Pacific Heights Surgery Center, please submit your resume and cover letter to info@pacificheightssc.com