Department announces awardees of 2023 Research Grants

SAN FRANCISCO (June 6, 2023) – The UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 Departmental Research Grants.  The grants, which include $40,000 in funding, provide resources for faculty members to pursue their orthopaedic research interests.  To learn more, visit

This year’s recipients include:



NOVA Grant ($5,000)
Ishaan Swarup, MD 

Outcomes after Core Decompression and BMAC in Patients with Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head



NOVA Grant ($5,000)
Mohammad Diab, MD 

Conditioning + Open-label Placebo for the Management of Pain in Children who Undergo Surgical Treatment of Idiopathic Scoliosis



SUPERNOVA ($10,000)
Ashraf N. El Naga
David Gendelberg 

A Prospective Observational Study of Clinical and Cost-effectiveness of Surgery for Thoracolumbar Spine Trauma in East Africa