The UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is pleased to announce the appointment of Sara L. Edwards, MD Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Sara Edwards is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, who specializes in treating shoulder, elbow and knee injuries, non-operative management of shoulder arthritis, and sports-related injuries in all age groups and all levels – from recreational to elite athletes.

Most recently, Dr. Edwards practiced at West Coast Sports Institute (formerly known as SOAR Medical Group) in San Francisco. She has also served as an Assistant Adjunct Professor in Sports Medicine at the UCSF/San Francisco Veterans Administration Hospital, and she currently serves as a team physician for the City College of San Francisco, the University of San Francisco and the Oakland Ballet.  She is the former team orthopaedic surgeon for UC Berkeley, where she took care of football, rugby, women’s basketball and gymnastics.  Prior to moving to San Francisco she was an Assistant Professor in orthopaedic surgery at Northwestern University and served as the head team orthopaedic surgeon for the Wildcats. 

Dr. Edwards’ research interests are in patient derived outcomes after shoulder arthroplasty and labral repair, injury epidemiology and prevention into youth athletes and biomechanical evaluation of various shoulder arthroscopic procedures and proximal humerus fractures.   

Dr. Edwards completed her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Illinois.  She continued her medical education training at Northwestern University Medical School, at which she received her M.D. degree.  She next completed her orthopaedic surgery residency at Northwestern University Orthopaedic Surgery, during which time she served as a chief resident both Jesse Brown Westside Veterans Administration Hospital and Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago.  Dr. Edwards followed her residency as the Charles S. Neer Shoulder and Sports Fellow at Columbia University Orthopaedic Surgery in New York City.



Referrals or consultations

Berkeley Outpatient Center

3100 San Pablo Avenue

Berkeley, CA 94707


UCSF Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Marin

Strawberry Village Shopping Center

750 Redwood Highway, Suite 1204

Mill Valley, CA 94941


UCSF Orthopaedic Institute

1500 Owens Street, Second Floor

San Francisco, CA 94158


Scheduling: (415) 353-2808

Dr. Sara Edwards joins Dr. Christina Allen, Dr. Cindy Chang, Dr. Nicholas Colyvas, Dr. Alexis Dang, Dr. Brian Feeley, Dr. Drew Lansdown, Dr. Elly LaRoque, Dr. Anthony Luke, Dr. C. Benjamin Ma, Dr. Nirav Pandya, Dr. Carlin Senter, Dr. Kristin Wingfield and Dr. Alan Zhang in the UCSF Sports Medicine Center, which has earned international acclaim due to its multidisciplinary approach to caring for athletes of all ages and skill levels. Treatment is highly individualized and innovative with options ranging from therapy and non-surgical care to surgical correction. Our providers work to improve function and return patients to their active lifestyles.

For more information or to make an appointment: 415-353-2808

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