Benjamin Ma, MD

Benjamin Ma, MD

Benjamin Ma, MD

Sports Medicine


M.D. John Hopkins University 1996


Grants & Awards

Membership & Committees

About Benjamin Ma, MD

Dr. C. Benjamin Ma is the chief of the UCSF Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service. His special interests include sports medicine, arthroscopic shoulder surgery to repair rotator cuff tears and ligament instability, shoulder replacement, knee ligament reconstruction, meniscus and cartilage injury. He has received many clinical and research awards which include the UCSF Exceptional Physician Award, Henry Kaiser Award for Excellent in Teaching and UCSF Excellent in Teaching Award. He has been awarded Top Doctor in San Francisco and Marin County for the past 10 years. He is also a member of the prestigious American Shoulder and Elbow Society
In addition to his clinical specialties, Dr. Ma is involved in research on cartilage imaging and dynamic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of ACL injured knees. He work has focused on early detection of cartilage injuries following ACL reconstructions and improvement in ACL reconstructions. His research has been awarded the O'Donoghue Award of the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine. He has also extensive publications on the improvement of outcomes following rotator cuff surgeries and replacements. His research has received the prestigious Charles Neer Award from American Shoulder and Elbow Society, Excellence in Patellofemoral Research from the International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and New Investigator Research Award from the Orthopaedic Research Society.
Dr. Ma completed his undergraduate education in bioelectrical engineering at Brown University and went on to earn his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, where he also completed a one-year musculoskeletal research fellowship. Following his residency, Ma completed a second fellowship in shoulder and knee surgery and sports medicine at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York

Awards Honors

  • Henry Kaiser Award for Excellent in Teaching in the Ambulatory Care Setting
    2011 - 2012
    Henry Kaiser Award for Excellent in Teaching in the Ambulatory Care Setting, UCSF, 2011-2012
  • Charles S Neer Award
    2011 - 2012
    Charles S Neer Award, American Shoulder and Elbow Society, 2011-2012
    American Shoulder and Elbow Society
  • Excellence in Patellofemoral Research Award
    2009 - 2010
    Excellence in Patellofemoral Research Award, ISAKOS, 2009-2010
  • APOSSM/AOSSM Travelling Fellowship
    2009 - 2010
    APOSSM/AOSSM Travelling Fellowship, AOSSM, 2009-2010
  • New Investigator Research Award (Principle Investigator)
    2009 - 2010
    New Investigator Research Award (Principle Investigator), Orthopaedic Research Society, 2009-2010
    Orthopaedic Research Society
  • Excellence in Teaching Award for Clinical Teaching Faculty
    2008 - 2009
    Excellence in Teaching Award for Clinical Teaching Faculty, UCSF, 2008-2009
  • UCSF Orthopaedic Surgery Teaching Award
    2005 - 2006
    UCSF Orthopaedic Surgery Teaching Award, UCSF, 2005-2006
  • New Investigator Research Award
    2004 - 2005
    New Investigator Research Award, Orthopaedic Research Society, 2004-2005
    Orthopaedic Research Society


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