SAN FRANCISCO (May 25, 2021) -- The UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is proud to announce that Coleen Sabatini, MD, MPH, a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon and Vice Chair of Health Equity and Academic Affairs, will deliver the keynote address at this year's inaugural UCSF Pediatric Musculoskeletal Conference for Primary Care Providers to be held on Friday, June 25, 2021 (Live Stream).
The title of her keynote address is entitled," Practice Changes and Innovations in Pediatric MSK Medicine from a Global Perspective."
As a leader in global health for pediatric patients, Dr. Sabatini has been involved for more than 15 years in organizations and efforts to increase diversity within orthopaedic surgery. She also belongs to several professional organizations, which include the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA), American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society (JRGOS), Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is currently chair of the AAOS International Committee, serves on the Board of Directors of POSNA and JRGOS, and is leading the Diversity Task Force for POSNA.
About Dr. Sabatini
Dr. Coleen Sabatini is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon, who is dedicated to caring for children with musculoskeletal problems both domestically and abroad. Her clinical areas of focus include treating clubfoot and other foot deformities, limb deformities, infection, and fractures. She currently directs the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital’s clubfoot clinic as well as its dance medicine program.
Her research interests include health equity, global health, ways to prevent and treat traumatic injuries in young people, and improving access to orthopaedic care for children who live in areas with limited resources.
Dr. Sabatini also leads a pediatric orthopaedic research program in Uganda, for which she serves as the Principal Investigator on multiple projects focused on neglected surgical conditions. She is also co-director of the UCSF Center for Health Equity in Surgery and Anesthesia (CHESA) – a program that has the mission is to improve access to quality surgical care in low-resource settings through education and research.
Dr. Sabatini earned her medical degree at Harvard Medical School and her master’s degree in public health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She completed her residency in orthopedic surgery through the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program, and later completed a fellowship in pediatric orthopedic surgery at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She joined the faculty at UCSF in 2010.