Coleen Sabatini, MD, MPH

Coleen Sabatini, MD, MPH

Coleen Sabatini, MD, MPH

Associate Professor
Pediatric Orthopaedics


Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship Children's Hospital Los Angeles 2010
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program 2009
M.D. Harvard University 2004
Master of Public Health Harvard University 2004
BS University of California, San Diego 1997


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About Coleen Sabatini, MD, MPH

Dr. Coleen Sabatini is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon and the Director of the Orthopaedic Service at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland.  She received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego where she studied biology and dance. She then moved to Boston to obtain her Doctorate of Medicine (MD) and Masters of Public Health (MPH) from Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health, respectively. She served as an Intern in General Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and then completed her residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program. She served as Chief Resident in her last year of residency and as Editor of "The Orthopaedic Journal" at Harvard Medical School for four years. Dr. Sabatini completed her fellowship training in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Having been a dancer for most of her pre-medical life, Dr. Sabatini's passion for caring for children with orthopaedic problems is based in her own history of orthopaedic injuries and a commitment to helping others live an active and healthy life.


Dr. Sabatini’s clinical practice is based at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (BCHO) where she serves as the Director and Chief of the Orthopaedic Surgery Service.  She provides care at BCHO’s main hospital in Oakland as well as the Ambulatory Center in Walnut Creek.  Dr. Sabatini's clinical focus includes a wide range of pediatric orthopaedic care including pediatric trauma/fractures, clubfoot and other pediatric foot deformities, limb deformities, hip disorders, limb length discrepancies, scoliosis, and dance medicine. Her research focuses on global health, clinical outcomes, pediatric trauma prevention and treatment, and improving access to care for children with musculoskeletal conditions, particularly for children in low-resource environments.  Dr. Sabatini is very active in international orthopaedic work including education and research in Uganda, where she heads a pediatric orthopaedic research program.

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