In the UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 25 of our 87 faculty (29 percent) are represented by women – a rising trend compared to the national average of 6.5 percent, a statistic recently tabulated by the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: AAOS).
March 4, 2020 (SAN FRANCISCO) – The UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is pleased to announce a special celebration to honor the women of our Department during UCSF’s annual International Women’s Day, which will be recognized worldwide on Sunday, March 8. This year’s theme is #EachforEqual -- promoting the concept that an equal world is an enabled world.
“We are exceptionally proud of all the women in our Department – faculty, residents and all of our staff. Please take a moment to thank all of the women who are important in your work and your life. On behalf of the Department, a big thank you to all of the women who immeasurably enhance our collective success and make our department one of the best in the nation,” said Thomas P. Vail, MD, Chair of the Department.
“Today more than ever, we as a Department consciously and actively recognize the importance and impact of diversity in our community. Following the lead set by the University, our Department is working actively to promote diversity and equity,” Dr. Vail added.
Celebrating our female faculty and residents
Female members of our Department include: faculty (25), residents (11) and more than 250 staff members.
“I am honored to work with this phenomenal group of women who are tireless leaders and mentors, helping to inspire the future generation of women in orthopedics,” said Melissa Zimel, MD, who chairs the Department’s Diversity Committee. “We are genuinely committed to narrowing the gender equity gap in our profession and serve as a model for other institutions.”
Faculty and residents include:
Christina Allen, MD, Sports Medicine
Tamara Alliston, PhD, Basic Science
Chelsea Bahney, PhD, Basic Science
Jeannie F. Bailey, PhD, Basic Science
Avionna Baldwin , MD (Resident)
Ravinder Brar, MD, MPH, Pediatric Orthopaedics
Krishna Chaganti, MD, MS, Arthritis & Joint Replacement
Cindy Chang, MD, Sports Medicine
Monica Coughlan, MD (Resident)
Celina De Borja, MD, Pediatric Orthopaedics
Karina Del Rosario, MD, Rehabilitation
Eliana Delgado, MD, MPH, Pediatric Orthopaedics
Leah Demetri, MD (Resident)
Sibel Deviren, MD, Spine
Monara Dini, DPM, Podiatry
Lori Drake, DPM, Podiatry
Arin Kim, MD (Resident)
Elly Laroque, MD, Sports Medicine
Tiffany Liu, MD (Resident)
Kristin Livingston, MD, Pediatric Orthopaedics
Laura Moore, MD, Ph.D (Resident)
Jennifer O'Donnell, MD (Resident)
Kirstina Olson, MD, Foot & Ankle
Lisa Pascual, MD, Rehabilitation
Heather Roberts, MD (Resident)
Erika Roddy, MD (Resident)
Caitlin Rugg, MD (Resident)
Coleen Sabatini, MD, MPH, Pediatric Orthopaedics
Aenor Sawyer, MD, Skeletal Health
Nicole Schroeder, MD, Hand, Elbow and Upper Extremity
Carlin Senter, MD, Sports Medicine
Sarah Stroud, MD (Resident)
Kristin Wingfield, MD, Sports Medicine
Rosanna Wustrack, MD, Orthopaedic Oncology
Patricia Zheng, MD, Spine
Melissa Zimel, MD, Orthopaedic Oncology
Celebrations on Campus
The University is holding several events this week to celebrate International Women’s Day on Parnassus, Mount Zion, Mission Bay and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland campuses. For a complete listing of all events, which include invited speakers, career development workshops and networking opportunities, please visit the complete listing of events.
The Department will also be holding a staff celebration on both the Parnassus and Mission Bay campuses on Friday, March 6, 2020 from 10 AM to 12 PM.