Richard O'Donnell, MD

Richard O'Donnell, MD

Mission Bay - Orthopaedic Oncology
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland - Orthopaedic Oncology
Berkeley Outpatient Center


Awards Honors

  • Best Paper Award
    Best Paper Award, Musculoskeletal Tumor Society Annual Meeting, 2018
    Musculoskeletal Tumor Society Annual Meeting
  • Top Doctors
    Top Doctors, Marin Magazine, 2017-2020
    Marin Magazine
  • Top Doctors
    Top Doctors, San Francisco Magazine, 2017-2020
    San Francisco Magazine
  • Bishop's Distinguished Catholic Alumni Award
    Bishop's Distinguished Catholic Alumni Award, Diocese of Allentown, Pennsylvania, 2017
    Diocese of Allentown, Pennsylvania


Fellowship University of Washington 1996
Residency Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Program 1995
M.D. Harvard Medical School 1989
A.B. Harvard College 1985

About Richard O'Donnell, MD

Dr. O'Donnell is a Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. He is physician of the Orthopaedic Oncology Service in the UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is Co-Director of the Sarcoma Program at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Dr. O'Donnell is Founder of the Orthopaedic Surgical Osseointegration Society (OSOS). He is Director of both the UCSF Musculoskeletal Research Consortium (METRiCS) and the UCSF international Center for Osseointegration Research, Education, and Surgery (iCORES), and he is an Extramural Member of the Steering Committee for the Department of Defense Osseointegration Program. Dr. O'Donnell is proud to serve under the auspices of the American Red Cross at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. He has also been appointed as Visiting Professor of Surgery at the Harvard Medical School.

Additionally, Dr. O'Donnell is a member of the UCSF Sarcoma Center, a multidisciplinary team of sarcoma specialists who provide patients with the most precise diagnostic tools, novel surgical and reconstructive techniques, and promising new therapies. Learn more: