Mohammad Diab, MD, appointed Vice Chair of Pediatric Clinical Operations

SAN FRANCISCO (Oct. 25, 2019) -- The UCSF Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery is pleased to announce that Mohammad Diab, MD, has been appointed as the Vice Chair of Pediatric Clinical Operations.

"Dr. Diab will provide vision and leadership in the overall pediatric clinical operational activities of the department across the health system," said Dr. Thomas P. Vail, MD, chair of the Department.

“With his vast knowledge and experience in pediatric orthopaedics, we greatly look forward to having him lead clinical faculty and staff with expertise in clinical operations and quality outcomes.”

In his new role, Dr. Diab will work directly with faculty, staff and University leadership to optimize resource utilization and pursue value-based care. In doing so, he will develop short- and long-term goals, build teams to pursue overall strategy goals and create metrics for continuous quality improvement.

About Mohammad Diab, MD

Dr. Diab was born in Cairo, Egypt, and raised in the United Kingdom.  He came to the U.S. in 1979 to attend Stanford University, where he majored in Classics as an undergraduate and later attended Stanford University Medical School.  He completed his post-graduate training at the University of Washington in General Orthopaedics and Harvard University in Pediatric Orthopaedics.

Dr. Diab's practice encompasses all musculoskeletal conditions in children, including spine deformity, hip dysplasia, fractures, osteotomy and other complex reconstructive techniques.  He is nationally and internationally recognized in the field of pediatric orthopaedics, having published and spoken extensively on a wide variety of topics, and being co-author of the text-book Practice of Paediatric Orthopaedics, 3rd Edition.  He has an interest in the history of medicine, which found expression in his book on medical language titled Lexicon of Orthopaedic Etymology.  He is deeply committed to the education of medical students and post-graduate trainees, having been Mentor in the Miller-Diab Advisory College at UCSF for a decade as well as holding the endowed Professorship in Pediatric Orthopaedic Education in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.


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