Derek Ward, MD

Derek Ward, MD

Derek Ward, MD

Assistant Professor
Arthritis & Joint Replacement

Education


Fellowship The Rothman Institute 07/2016
Residency University of California, San Francisco 06/2015
M.D. University of California, San Francisco 06/2010
B.A. Williams College 06/2002

Grants & Awards

Membership & Committees

About Derek Ward, MD

Dr. Derek Ward specializes in adult reconstruction for hip and knee arthritis. He sees patients with all types of degenerative disease of the hip and knee as well as patients with complications from prior joint replacement. He takes a comprehensive approach to the diagnosis and management of hip and knee pain, incorporating the latest advancements in perioperative pain management, surgical reconstruction, and recovery including the direct anterior approach to total hip replacement, partial knee replacement, and revision surgery.

Dr. Ward completed his undergraduate training at Williams College and then spent several years working in Washington D.C. in health care policy followed by a year working in Sub-Saharan Africa on the prevention of HIV in Zambia. He matriculated to UCSF for medical school where he spent an extra year studying health care policy with Dr. Kevin Bozic. Dr. Ward remained at UCSF for his Orthopaedic Residency followed by a fellowship in hip and knee replacement at the prestigious Rothman Institute in Philadelphia. He rejoined UCSF as faculty in 2016.

Dr. Ward is committed to clinical and health policy research as well as medical education. His research interests include peri-operative risk assessment and optimization, revision hip and knee replacement, health care policy, and educating the next generation of surgeons.

Awards Honors

  • Leroy C. Abbott – Verne T. Inman Society Award for Outstanding Resident Research
    2015
    Leroy C. Abbott – Verne T. Inman Society Award for Outstanding Resident Research, 2015
  • UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Global Health Scholar
    2015
    UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Global Health Scholar, 2015
  • First Place, Pacific Coast OREF/ORS Research Symposium
    2014
    First Place, Pacific Coast OREF/ORS Research Symposium, 2014
  • James O. Johnston Resident Research Award
    2014
    James O. Johnston Resident Research Award, 2014
  • Leroy C. Abbott – Verne T. Inman Society Award for Outstanding Resident Research
    2012
    Leroy C. Abbott – Verne T. Inman Society Award for Outstanding Resident Research, 2012
  • James A. Rand Young Investigator Award
    2009
    James A. Rand Young Investigator Award, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, 2009
    American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

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