Dr. Chunbong Ma, MD

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Dr. Chunbong Ma, MD is a Sports Medicine Specialist in San Francisco, CA and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine in 1996. He is affiliated with UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center at Parnassus Heights. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Chunbong Ma, MD

UCSF Adult Cardiothoracic Sgy

500 Parnassus Ave San Francisco, CA 94143
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Excellent care
Dr. Ma and his team provide excellent and prompt care with a personal touch.
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G. Stone – Jun 07, 2022
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UCSF & Dr Ma are the greatest. Very knowledgeable & kindness of care.
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Sally S – Jun 07, 2022
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When I separated my shoulder, I knew exactly where to go: Dr. Ma. He replaced my husband's shoulder after a bike accident and I saw living proof of how very skilled Dr. Ma is. So there was really only one choice for me.
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rita neumark – Mar 28, 2022
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I have now had 3 surgeries performed by Dr Ma and his team. I could not imagine a more skilled surgeon and support team
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Marc Douville – Dec 30, 2021
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We have been thoroughly supported in every way by Dr Ma and his staff in the various steps involved in my clavicle surgery and recovery.
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Steve Hawkins – Nov 23, 2021
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Dr. Ma inspires confidence and security in proceeding with surgery and later recovery. He is kind & has great subtle humor. One can tell that he loves medicine and cares deeply about his patients.
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P. Jane Sinclair – Nov 10, 2021
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I had shoulder surgery to remove a cyst, repair the labrum and add 2 anchors for bicep. Dr Ma is the best. He walked me through the range of scenarios he might find, and what he would do in each case. The surgical team was excellent, caring, and responsive to my specific situation. From the nurses to the anesthesiologists to everyone in the operating room. Dr Ma treated them - and me - with care and respect. Dr ma made it clear that the surgery is just the beginning: it’s then up to the patient to do the work of recovery. He enlisted my commitment in thatsxsrs. I’ve had quite a few surgeries and none have heard so well. Inside and out. process. His team and their technology have made me feel supported and connected during the healing process. FWIW, I’m 2.5 weeks out and doing great. And my shoulder looks pretty good, too! Three small “x marks the spots.” I’ve had many surgeries, and this one is healing more easily than any other. I’m so grateful to Dr Ma and his team
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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K Murphy – Sep 15, 2021
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Dr. Ma, in addition to be an international recognized surgeon globally by his peers, has a lot of fine human qualities. He is compassionate, especially after surgery when I needed a lot of emotional strength and reassurance. He also explained information by showing what he did, and how he repaired the damaged shoulder.
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Christine Satris – Sep 10, 2021
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I have had knee surgery by Dr. Ma 10 years ago and he was the BEST Dr. I have ever had. Since then I have e-mailed him about my wife's broken leg and he responds within 24 hours to my e-mails. His group took care of her. He has seen my sister for bad shoulders and wants her to wait until they get worse which shows his care for the patient and not the operating room. His group two years ago operated on my broken wrist and put in a plate. It went great with Dr. Mas' group. He is the BEST!
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Ted B. Shel – Aug 27, 2021
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I've had procedures done by Dr. Ma on both shoulders done over the last year. I've seen the so called best in the bay area, with their photo's of athletes on the wall etc. Dr. Ma is in a league of his own. I was without pain after a total shoulder replacement in 3 days include near zero nerve pain. That tells me that every nerve in my shoulder was moved with great care. Congratulations if you found Dr. Ma - just stick with the program and consider yourself lucky.
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Vahe K. – Aug 11, 2021
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Knowledgeable, explains everything thoroughly, courteous, on time, fabulously well oiled operation! And small scars :)
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Jul 21, 2021
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Dr. Ma left me with my right shoulder useless. UCSF and Dr Ma failed me and put my health at risk by not treating me as I should of been treated. Failed to treat an infection completely allowing infection to return. Had to have pic line with very nasty medication twice. Infection never went away due to metal left in shoulder both times. Pic line treatment didnt work due to metal left in shoulder. When infection was still present. Dr. Ma stated " their is nothing I can do". Left me with infection, plastic spacer and broken bone. Dr. Ma was reckless by not treating infection correctly. By removing tissue and bone that didnt need to be removed. I was left with my right arm useless, infection still present and zero hope.
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Brian C – Jul 07, 2021
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Dr. Ma and his team were incredibly wonderful in every way. I could not have asked for more in the way of health care.
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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Marty Hartrick – Jul 06, 2021
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I had a meniscus tear so Dr. Ma suggested a trim since I had discoid meniscus, but he was very careful and said he wanted to get a clear look during the procedure before he goes forward with it. Post-op and check-ins have been great and I am looking to be fully recovered in another 5 weeks.
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Jun 28, 2021
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Very Excellent Dr. who mastered his Specialty in that Dr. Ma is "The One you're looking for for!"
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Timothy Warner – Jun 24, 2021
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My visits were quick and concise. If you like a doctor that answers your questions about the proceedure only, than he is your guy. Otherwise, the other questions are handled by nurses on his team. He is very good at what he does and I am very happy with the results of getting a new shoulder.
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  • Long wait times
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Karen Wight – Jun 23, 2021
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dr. ma, and his fabulous team at UCSF, is by far the very best shoulder surgeon! he did a reverse shoulder replacement on my dominant arm and i have been totally free of pain since surgery - this after 2 years of shoulder pain. he is the very best and i highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Laurie Garrett – Jun 23, 2021
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I appreciate Dr. Ma’s upbeat and gentle approach to my medical needs. More importantly, I have benefited so much from his expertise in his surgical field; the two surgeries he has performed, replacing both of my shoulders has given me my life back! It is no small undertaking as a patient to have shoulder joints replaced - it can be scary at the best of times. Knowing that my surgeon is super top notch made a world of difference going into it and has resulted in really terrific outcomes for my health and my life.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Kelly – Jun 10, 2021
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Everyone were so very knowledgable, helpfull and caring.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Chris – Apr 27, 2021
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I have recommended Dr. Ma to many of my friends here in the Modesto area. He is an outstanding surgeon and has the best "bedside"manor of any physician I have ever encountered. How many physicians do you know of that responds to an urgent phone call or email within 30+/- minutes? (even when he's on vacation!)
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dennis Wilson – Mar 01, 2021
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Biography

Dr. C. Benjamin Ma is the Chief of the UCSF Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at UCSF.   His special interests...Read more

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2003
Hospital for Special Surgery
Fellowship Hospital
1997
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
Internship Hospital
1996
Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1992
Brown University / Alpert Medical School
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Cantonese

Awards

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What are Dr. Chunbong Ma, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ma frequently treats Osteoarthritis of Shoulder, Rotator Cuff Tear, and All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Ma treats.

Where is Dr. Chunbong Ma, MD's office located?

Dr. Ma's office is located at 500 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94143. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Ma's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cartilage Regeneration
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Fracture
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis

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Locations

UCSF Adult Cardiothoracic Sgy

Limited To Official State Duties Only500 Parnassus Ave San Francisco, CA 94143
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UCSF Medical Ctr Orthpdc Sgy

UCSF Orthopaedic Institute at Mission Bay1500 Owens St San Francisco, CA 94158
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