Amir Matityahu, MD, selected as Chair of Surgery at Regional Medical Center of San Jose


SAN FRANCISCO (Feb. 3, 2020) – The UCSF Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery is pleased to announce that Amir Matityahu, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in trauma and problem fractures and a Clinical Professor within the Department, has recently been selected as the new Chair of Surgery at Regional Medical Center of San Jose, a Level II Trauma Center that contracts surgical services from the UCSF Orthopaedic Trauma Institute.

Effective Jan. 1, 2020, Dr. Matityahu now serves on the Regional Medical Center’s Medical Executive Committee, which includes Chairs from Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Imaging, Internal Medicine, Ob/Gyn, Pathology, and Pediatrics.

In this role, he will oversee all clinically-related activities, operational improvement, and quality control programs across the Center’s Department of Surgery.

“The entire Department congratulates Dr. Matityahu on taking this leadership role,” said Theodore Miclau, MD, Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. “He is exceptionally qualified to lead the Department of Surgery at the Regional Medical Center to new heights.”

“I am beyond thrilled to be leading such a talented team of surgeons and individuals,” said Dr. Matityahu. “It has always been my foremost goal to provide the highest quality of medical care available to all patients.”

“Dr. Matityahu is a strong leader providing superior patient care, particularly in the acute injury and trauma realm,” said Thomas P. Vail, MD, chair of the Department. “We congratulate him on taking this new role, extending UCSF quality programs to the community.”

About Amir Matityahu, MD

Born in Israel, Amir Matityahu moved to Palo Alto as a child in 1978.  He received his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and earned his medical degree from Hahnemann University Medical School in Philadelphia. He completed his orthopaedic residency training from Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, followed by a fellowship in Orthopaedic Traumatology at the Adams R. Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

In 2003, Dr. Matityahu joined the faculty at the Orthopaedic Trauma Institute at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, where he is currently a Clinical Professor in the UCSF Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery.

His clinical areas of interest are high-energy complex periarticular fractures, pelvis and acetabular fractures, and the polytraumatic patient with orthopaedic injuries. His research interests include the biomechanics of fracture fixation and the post-traumatic hip joint. In addition, Dr. Matityahu is constantly developing innovative and minimally invasive surgical techniques to speed healing and return patients back to work and athletes back to the field more quickly.

To learn more about Dr. Matityahu, watch his Faculty Profile.