UCSF Health partners with Oakland Roots soccer as official medical provider


SAN FRANCISCO (April 8, 2022) -- The UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is pleased to announce its partnership with the Oakland Roots Sports Club.

“We are proud to serve as the official sports medicine team for the Oakland Roots soccer team,” said Brian Feeley, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon and chief of the UCSF Sports Medicine Center. “This team is an inspiration to Oakland and East Bay communities, and we are happy to support their efforts on the field and off.”

The Oakland Roots Sports Club was established in 2019 and play in the United Soccer League (USL).  The team’s home matches will be at Laney Stadium in Oakland, Calif. (Visit team schedule.).

Cindy Chang, MD and Daniel Thuillier, MD are leading the medical team for UCSF.  Dr. Chang is a primary care sports medicine physician with extensive team physician experience and Dr.Thuillier is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle surgery.    

“UCSF Health is proud to be aligned with an organization like the Oakland Roots who have a strong community focus and vision for improving the health and wellbeing of the Bay Area through education, sports and physical activity,” Dr. Thuillier said. 

 About UCSF Sports Medicine

UCSF Sports Medicine cares for athletes of all levels, from the weekend warrior to the professional athlete. The center’s goal is to get each patient back to the highest level of physical activity possible, whether that means returning to a daily two-mile jog or training for elite soccer competitions. The UCSF Sports Medicine team includes orthopedic surgeons, primary care sports medicine specialists, physical therapists and athletic trainers, all of whom work together to tailor treatment plans to each patient's needs.

About Oakland Roots Sports Club

Oakland Roots Sports Club is a professional soccer club that competes in United Soccer Leagues - Championship division (USL-C). The club’s 2022 season will run through Oct. 1, 2022. For more information, visit https://www.oaklandrootssc.com/.