Nirav Pandya, MD

Nirav Pandya, MD

Associate Professor
Orthopaedic Institute - Sports Medicine
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland - Sports Medicine
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Walnut Creek - Sports Medicine



Rady Children's Hospital San Diego 08/2011
University of Pennsylvania 06/2010
MD University of Chicago 6/2005
BA University of Chicago 6/2001

About Nirav Pandya, MD

Dr. Nirav K. Pandya MD,  a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist within the UCSF Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, is Vice-Chair of Pediatric Operations and Section Chief of the Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics.  Dr. Pandya joined the UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2012. His areas of interest include sports medicine, arthroscopy, and pediatric trauma as well as general pediatric orthopaedics. Originally from Chicago, Dr. Pandya received his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago where he was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. While at the University of Chicago, Dr. Pandya was a member of the track and field team, and was elected captain his senior year. He remains one of the top 10 triple jumpers in the school’s history. He then received his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. While in medical school, he served as an assistant coach for the University of Chicago track and field team, coaching several national qualifiers in the long and triple jump. Dr. Pandya then went on to complete his orthopaedic surgery residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He served as academic chief resident his final year, and was the recipient of the DeForest Willard Award for outstanding performance. He then completed a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego where he was awarded the Lena Sefton Clark endowed fellowship award, and received further training in general pediatric orthopaedics, pediatric sports medicine, and hip preservation surgery. Dr. Pandya has authored over 60 peer-reviewed publications and multiple book chapters, and speaks regularly at national conferences.

Dr. Pandya also co-hosts 6-8 Weeks: Perspectives on Sports Medicine. This podcast presents the people and stories behind sports medicine at UCSF and our community of learners.