Sanjeev Sabharwal, MD, MPH

Sanjeev Sabharwal, MD, MPH

Limb Lengthening and Deformity Correction
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland - Pediatric Orthopaedics
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Walnut Creek - Pediatric Orthopaedics



DEI Champion University of California 2020
Program for Leadership Development Harvard Business School 2019
MPH UMDNJ-School of Public Health, Rutgers University 2012
Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Fellowship Maryland Center for Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction 1996
Pediatric Orthopedics Fellowship Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, University of Southern California 1995
Pediatric Orthopedics Fellowship Shriners Hospital for Children, UCLA 1995
Residency, Orthopedics University of British Columbia 1994

About Sanjeev Sabharwal, MD, MPH


Meet Dr. Sanjeev Sabharwal (Video)

Dr. Sanjeev Sabharwal is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon who treats children and young adults with a wide range of musculoskeletal problems, such as limb deformities, limb length discrepancies, and skeletal trauma. He is a Professor of Orthopaedics at UCSF and as an expert in surgical limb reconstruction, Sabharwal directs the Limb Lengthening and Complex Reconstruction Center at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. He is the Program Director for the Pediatric Orthopaedic fellowship at UCSF and previously served as the Director and Chief of Orthopaedics at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, Oakland.

Prior to joining UCSF, Sabharwal served as the Chief of Pediatric Orthopaedics at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, where he was a Professor of Orthopaedics and the Residency Program Director. He completed his residency in orthopaedics at the University of British Columbia, followed by a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and at the Shriners Hospital for Children. He completed a second fellowship in limb lengthening and reconstruction at the International Center for Limb Lengthening in Baltimore and earned a Master of Public Health degree while at Rutgers.

Sabharwal’s clinical research focuses on pediatric lower limb deformities, including Blount disease (a growth disorder of the shinbone that causes bowlegs). He also studies the motivations and impact of orthopaedic medicine volunteerism. He is actively engaged in global outreach and bidirectional learning, which aims to enrich medical education by encouraging academic partnerships among institutions with varying resource levels.

In addition to his full-time clinical practice, Sabharwal is the past president of the Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society. He has served as an examiner for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery since 2010 and is the sole honorary member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of India. He serves as a deputy editor of the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery and is the editor of a comprehensive textbook on lower limb deformities in children.