Musculoskeletal RIG

The UCSF Musculoskeletal Research Interest Group (RIG) explores the structures that support the human body, their role in health, and how to prevent and heal musculoskeletal damage. 

Who we serve

The Musculoskeletal RIG’s research will translate to healthier futures for:

  • Those with osteoarthritis or other degenerative conditions affecting bones and joints;
  • The world’s athletes at all levels -  professional, amateur, and occasional;
  • Those whose joints and bones are deteriorating with age.  

Conditions we address

The clinical application of our Musculoskeletal research will help manage:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Back pain and injury
  • Knee and hip problems
  • Bone and joint degeneration

Who we partner with

We look forward to building relationships with the broadest possible range partners:

  • Patients and their families
  • Researchers from our own and other institutions
  • Visionaries who seek to serve the populations we do
  • Donors committed to improving the lives of others

Beyond medical research

In addition to researching causes and solutions, the Musculoskeletal RIG mines and analyzes vast amounts of data to better understand the sources of the conditions under study. These data lead to precision medicine approaches for more accurate assessment and healing.

Who we are

The Musculoskeletal RIG is made up of:

  • Faculty members
  • Postdoctoral fellows
  • Research staff
  • Medical and graduate students from the Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medicine, and Bioengineering at UCSF and UC Berkeley.

Our Musculoskeletal Research Labs:

Musculoskeletal RIG Members:

Vice Chair of Research
Co-Director, Musculoskeletal RIG
Professor and Vice Chair
Professor, & Chief of Musculoskeletal Imaging
Clinical Director of MQIR
Co-Director, Musculoskeletal RIG
Director, T32 Program
Professor in Residence
Assistant Professor
Chair, Diversity Committee
Co-Director of Focused Ultrasound
Asst. Professor in Residence
Associate Professor
Asst. Professor in Residence
Associate Professor
Chief of Pediatric Radiology
Assoc Professor in Residence
Assistant Professor
Asst. Prof of Clin Radiology
Associate Professor
Associate Professor in Resid.
Professor Emeritus
Prof of Clinical Radiology
Assistant Professor
Associate Program Director
Assistant Professor