Harry Jergesen, MD

Harry Jergesen, MD

Harry Jergesen, MD

Emeritus Clinical Professor
Trauma & Problem Fractures

Education


MD Harvard Medical School 1972
AB Harvard College 1968

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Grants & Awards

Membership & Committees

About Harry Jergesen, MD

Dr. Harry E. Jergesen's interests include reconstructive surgery and hip and knee replacement. His research has focused on osteonecrosis (death of bone tissue) of the hip and on stimulating bone growth in the body (osteoinduction) by demineralized bone matrix.
Jergesen graduated from Harvard College in 1968 and received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1972. He completed two years of general surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a residency in orthopedic surgery in the Combined Harvard Orthopedic Residency Program. He was chief resident at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston. In 1978, he was appointed assistant director of Rehabilitation Engineering Research and Development at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where he served as chief of Orthopedic Surgery from 1998 to 2007. In addition to his prior work at the Veterans Hospital, Dr. Jergesen served as an attending arthroplasty surgeon at UCSF until February of 2013. He also specialized in surgery of the hip and knee at San Francisco General Hospital until his retirement in December of 2015.
Since 2004, a major focus in Dr. Jergesen's clinical work has been in the area of overseas healthcare. Besides working in Central and South America, he traveled yearly to provide clinical care and perform public health research at the Bedford Orthopaedic Hospital in Mthatha, South Africa. He has been active in the orthopaedic section of the UCSF Global Health Sciences Program, and has served on the Board of Directors of Orthopaedics Overseas. His current area of concentration is in arthroplasty care in US safety net hospitals.

Awards Honors

  • Harvard Medical School Chapter of Alpha Omega
    - 1972
    Harvard Medical School Chapter of Alpha Omega, Harvard Medical School, 1972
    Harvard Medical School
  • James O. Johnston Teaching Award, UCSF Orthopaedic Residency Program
    - 2002
    James O. Johnston Teaching Award, UCSF Orthopaedic Residency Program, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2002
    UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Department of Veteran’s Affairs Service Award
    - 2003
    Department of Veteran’s Affairs Service Award, Department of Veteran's Affairs, 2003
    Department of Veteran's Affairs
  • Compassionate Physician Award, UCSF Orthopaedic Residency Program
    - 2008
    Compassionate Physician Award, UCSF Orthopaedic Residency Program, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2008
    UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Department of Veteran's Affairs Service Award
    - 1998
    Department of Veteran's Affairs Service Award, Department of Veteran's Affairs, 1998
    Department of Veteran's Affairs
  • Harvard College Scholarship
    - 1965
    Harvard College Scholarship, Harvard University, 1965
    Harvard University
  • Compassionate Physician Award, UCSF Orthopaedic Residency Program
    - 1999
    Compassionate Physician Award, UCSF Orthopaedic Residency Program, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1999
    UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

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