UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery appoints Clinic Directors for Berkeley and Peninsula outlying clinics


Peter I-Kung Wu, MD,PhD, at left, will serve as the Clinic Director at the UCSF/John Muir Berkeley Outpatient Clinic; Elly LaRoque, MD, at right, will serve as the Clinic Director of the UCSF Orthopaedics Redwood Shores clinic. (Photos:  UCSF Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery). 

SAN FRANCISCO (June 4, 2021) --  The UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is pleased to announce the appointments of two of its physicians to lead services at the existing UCSF/John Muir Berkeley Outpatient Center and the new Peninsula clinic located at the UCSF Health Redwood Shores Specialty Care Clinic.

Peter I-Kung WU, MD/PhD, a specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) and Pain Medicine, will serve as the Clinic Director at the UCSF/John Muir Berkeley Outpatient Center, located at 3100 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, Calif. (Map).

Elly LaRoque, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, will serve as the Clinic Director at the new UCSF Health Redwood Shores Specialty Care Clinic, located 290 Redwood Shores, Parkyway, Redwood City., Calif. (Map).

In these new roles, Dr. Wu and Dr. LaRoque will be responsible for working with the Department leadership and for planning, organizing, and coordinating daily clinical operations at these clinics.

“As we grow in the Bay Area, we are firmly committed to establishing access for our patients closer to their homes at our outlying clinics with Dr. Wu helming the East Bay, and Dr. LaRoque leading our new Peninsula footprint.,” said Dr. C. Benjamin Ma, MD, who serves as UCSF’s Vice Chair of Adult Clinical Operations for the Department.

“In these new roles, both Dr. Wu and Dr. LaRoque will work to optimize clinic operations – from clinic safety, patient and physician satisfaction, and regulatory requirements -- as well working closely with community physicians to provide the best orthopaedic care to the community.”

“Both Dr. Wu and Dr. LaRoque have always provided exemplary leadership in clinical care – and will be ideal in expanding our services outside of San Francisco,” Dr. Ma added.

Services that will be offered at both clinics will include:  comprehensive spine care; foot and ankle care; hand, elbow and upper extremity care; sports medicine, including community-based sports medicine outreach to local high schools; trauma and fracture care; arthritis treatment and joint replacement; orthotics and prosthetics; orthopaedic oncology; and physical medicine and pain management services.

Dr. Wu and Dr. LaRoque will also provide guidance on marketing initiatives, clinic policies, and overall administrative support.

“Dr. Wu and Dr. LaRoque’s new roles reflect UCSF’s commitment to providing superior patient care in the communities we serve, and to advancing musculoskeletal health,” said Dr. Thomas P. Vail, MD, chair of the Department. “We congratulate them on taking on these new leadership roles.”

About Dr. Peter I-Kung Wu, MD, PhD

Dr. Peter Wu is a board-certified specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) and Pain Medicine, and he is a member of the UCSF Spine Center’s Non-Operative Spine Service, a team of providers who employ an evidence-based, multidisciplinary approach to managing spinal disorders. With a focus on diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for the optimal management of patients with chronic back, neck, and joint pain, Dr. Wu specializes in using electromyogram and nerve conduction studies (EMG/NCS) to evaluate nerve or muscle injuries; he incorporates multidisciplinary therapies to manage pain; and he delivers an array of ultrasound and X-ray guided injections to alleviate pain and improve quality of life.

An East Bay native, Dr. Wu grew up in Cerritos, Calif. He attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he received a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering. He then pursued both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical and Medical Engineering from the Harvard/ Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Wu returned to northern California to complete his M.D. at Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital / Harvard Medical School. Dr. Wu then completed an additional year of fellowship training at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he served as a Clinical Fellow in Pain Medicine in the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine.

About Dr. Elly LaRoque, MD

Dr. Elly LaRoque is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, who specializes in arthroscopy, rehabilitation of the knee and shoulder, sports injuries in all age groups and all levels – from recreational to elite athletes.
Dr. LaRoque completed her bachelor’s degree in biology from Stanford University. She continued her medical education training at the University of California, Irvine, at which she received her M.D. degree. She next completed a General Surgery internship and her orthopedic surgery residency at Stanford University Hospital. Dr. LaRoque then completed her fellowship in sports medicine and arthroscopy with the Stanford University Medical Center.