Sports Medicine Ongoing Program: Women's Sports Medicine Center

Our program

The UCSF Women's Sports Medicine Center is the first and only women’s sports medicine center in the Bay Area and on the West Coast, providing comprehensive inclusive orthopaedic care to women and girl athletes of all abilities and levels.

Our mission is to use a multidisciplinary approach to the female athlete to optimize musculoskeletal function.

We offer both primary and operative orthopaedic surgery care from a team of female physicians, who are considered national and international leaders in the field of sports medicine.  All of our physicians are current or former athletes, and they have a unique understanding of what female athletes face at all ages.

In addition we have experts in sports nutrition, sports psychology, athletic training, physical therapy and a sports performance center.

Our goal is to provide the best comprehensive care to female athletes using a whole body approach to orthopaedic and musculokeletal care.

Referrals are not required to schedule an appointment. Patients can call our main line at 415-353-2808 and ask for an appointment at the UCSF Women's Sports Medicine Center.

Conditions we treat

We see musculoskeletal and orthopaedic injuries to women and girls of all ages and any ability level. We specialize in ACL tears, shoulder instability, rotator cuff tears, elbow injuries, hip impingement and labral tears, overuse and acute injuries, patellofemoral pain and dislocations.

Clinic Locations

San Francisco: UCSF Orthopaedic Institute, 1500 Owens Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94158. Appointments: 415-353-2808

East Bay: Berkeley Outpatient Center, 3100 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702. Appointments:  415-353-2808

Peninsula: UCSF Redwood Shores Specialty Care Clinic, 290 Redwood Shores Pkwy, Redwood City, CA 94065. Appointments: 415-353-2808

Our team



Sara Edwards, MD – Director


Dr. Sara Edwards, MD - Director:  Dr. Sara Edwards is an orthopaedic surgeon with a subspecialty in Sports Medicine and Shoulder. Her extensive experience includes serving as a team physician for various institutions, including City College of San Francisco, the University of San Francisco, and the Oakland Ballet.

Stephanie Wong, MD


Dr. Stephanie Wong, MD - Co-Director:  Dr. Stephanie Wong is an orthopaedic surgeon with subspecialty training in sports medicine and hip arthroscopy. She specializes in the arthroscopic treatment of hip, shoulder, and knee injuries, and is a leader in the UCSF Hip Preservation Center.


Carlin Senter, MD


Dr. Carlin Senter, MD:  Dr. Carlin Senter is the Chief of Primary Care Sports Medicine at UCSF. She focuses on helping patients of all ages stay active, reduce injury risk, and achieve peak performance. Her expertise includes exercise counseling and prescription as well as treating sports concussion

Elly La Roque, MD


Dr. Elly La Roque, MD:  Dr. Elly La Roque is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine and treats all types of athletic injuries. She is Chief of the Orthopaedic Service at UCSF Redwood Shores Specialty Clinic.  She also currently serves as the team physician for Academy of Art University and Junipero Serra High School.