Musculoskeletal Research Group

The UCSF Musculoskeletal Research Group 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 Research Group 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 Research Group 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 Research Group Members:

Professor, & Division Chief, Musculoskeletal Radiology
Clinical Director of MQIR
Director, T32 Program
Professor in Residence
Associate Professor
Associate Chair, Wellbeing and Professional Climate
Associate Professor In Res.
Associate Professor
Asst. Prof of Clin Radiology
Professor in Physical Therapy
Professor In Residence
Professor Emeritus
Prof of Clinical Radiology
Associate Professor
Director of Clinical Operations, ZSFG
Associate Residency Program Director
Assoc Prof Clinical Radiology
Assistant Professor
Assistant Adjunct Professor