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Dr. Alan Zhang, MD

Sports Medicine ·  Male

Dr. Zhang

UCSF Orthopedic Institute

1500 Owens St San Francisco, CA 94158

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Dr. Alan Zhang, MD is a sports medicine specialist in San Francisco, CA. He graduated from Ucsd and specializes in sports medicine and orthopedic sports medicine.


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(415) 353-2808

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Dr. Zhang's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot Conditions
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Impingement
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Hip Labrum Repair
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Wrist Fracture

About Me

I treat patients with sports injuries of the hip, knee or shoulder using advanced, evidence-based medicine. If surgical treatment is needed, I utilize minimally-invasive arthroscopic procedures to help achieve optimal results. 

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

Ucsf
Fellowship Hospital
UCLA
Residency Hospital
Ucsd
Medical School
Rice University
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Chinese, Cantonese
  • Chinese, Mandarin
  • English

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From the moment I entered to the moment I had my final checkup, I was consistently thrilled with the kind, attentive, professional care I received. Dr. Zhang and his team attended my every need, and I had nothing but positive experiences with my surgery and care.
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Dr Zhang and his team are professional, competent, caring, and knowledgeable. I had surgery to repair my ACL and meniscus. The facilities, supporting infrastructure, and patient follow-up have all been great across the diagnosis, operation, and post-op steps. Definitely recommend!
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Dr. Zhang is absolutely incredible! After months of living in stress, pain, and agony dealing with Worker's Comp, due to a labral tear that occurred while opening a restaurant (OTJ), Dr. Zhang was my saviour! He is hospitable, knowledgeable, professional, and more. This being my first major surgery, his staff put my mind at ease and have helped with both pre and post-op recovery; making sure that I have been well taken care of through this journey. Thank you for giving me my life back Dr. Zhang!
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I suffered from pain due to FAI in my hip for several years. One surgeon said that arthroscopic surgery wouldn't help in my case and recommended a hip replacement instead which I didn't want to do. I met Dr Zhang because of a recommendation of a yoga student who recently got arthroscopic surgery by him and he seemed confident that this procedure would be helpful in my case. Just got it done. Recovery was much less painful than expected. Walked without problems a week after procedure. Great team.
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Dr Alan Zhang beey kmowledgeable in his field. For me, I gelt very safe and confident and I will recover soon. Post surgery had limited pain, nothing I could handle. Thanks expertise of Dr Zhang, my expeirence with him was almost seemleas.
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I had hip arthroscopy for FAI and after 12 days I was walking no crutches. Dr. Zhang is very informative and the process was like a well oiled machine. Questions we answered quickly as well! I felt taken care of. Surgery lasted only an hour.
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Dr Zhang was pleasant, and explained my procedure fully and in a way that I could understand. The procedure went great. Dr Zhang is the best and his office truely thought of everything. I couldn’t be happier
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He listens patiently. Most importantly, I found that he checks old health record of mine to analyze my current problems.
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He is the best. He is warm and humble. He gives you ghe confidence that everything is going to be fine and it does. He did my acl and miniscus surgery and it was smooth. There is barely a scar, it was like done by an artist.
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Dr. Zhang was a delight. He is very professional, provides very helpful information and does a great job of listening. He has a laid back personality that made me very comfortable with asking questions.
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I had a partial lateral meniscus tear that Dr. Zhang operated on. Everything went smoothly and I was able to stand for 8+ hours 3 weeks later when my wife delivered our first baby. Dr. Zhang's bedside manner is spot on as well and through the entire consultation, pre-op, op and post-op I felt well taken care of and at ease.
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Hands down the most highly skilled, patient, informative and involved Doctor I’ve ever had. I would recommend him without hesitation to anyone who needs his services
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Dr Zhang is everything I could want in an orthopedic surgeon. He took my issues seriously, even though, at nearly 70, I am no young athlete. He explained clearly what was causing my knee issues and how minor arthroscopic surgery would help. He also recommended a special brace to slow down the process of arthritis. I was up and weight-bearing within 24 hrs after surgery, no pain, and very little discomfort.
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Dr. Zhang was incredibly helpful throughout the entire process of repairing my ACL/meniscus tears. From initial consultation to surgery to post-op, he was very kind, informative, and professional. He was also very receptive to questions and I never felt like I was one patient among many. I'm only 3 weeks out of surgery and I barely have any scarring as well. Really just an all around great experience with this guy
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Super happy with the overall care experience. Hip arthroscopy operation and recovery went very well. Painless and problem free.
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Dr. Zhang and his entire staff are top rate. There is absolutely nothing that I would change beginning with my consult, through the surgery, and now my after care. They 100% know what they are doing and make me feel very cared for - even at 350miles away. Dr. Zhang is very professionaL and very personable. He & his staff are ALWAYS on time, but at the same time, never make me feel rushed. GREAT EXPERIENCE!
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Over my lifetime I've encountered many doctors after having a car accident 13years ago that increased. I have been to many different hospitals and had multiple surgeries. After a new injury i saw my regular orthopedic doctor and he said my knee was one of a kind and needed an extensive surgery that he would not do and didn't know anyone that could help me. I was sent to Dr. Zhang. He was kind great bedside manner and was very detailed in the process for surgery and after I am beyond impressed!!!
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Great in all ways.
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Dr. Zhang made me feel comfortable and confident about my diagnosis and treatment plan/surgery.
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Great experience working Dr. Zhang. Calming and direct and gets to the issues and then gets them resolved. This has been one of the best experiences dealing with a medical issue ever. The whole staff is top notch.
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