Dr. Edward Diao, MD

Dr. Edward Diao, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 61
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Dr. Edward Diao, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons in 1981 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery.Read his story

450 Sutter St Rm 910

San Francisco, CA 94108

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Diao performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Limb Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
more than 90% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hands
very high
more than 89% of peers

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Dr. Diao's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Diao "Dr. Edward Diao is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon serving patients in San Francisco, California. He is currently welcoming new patients at Edward Diao, MD. Dr. Diao is a first-generation American who was born and raised in New York City, where he attended the Bronx High School of Science. After graduating from high school, Dr. Diao studied at Harvard University on a scholarship, graduating Magna Cum Laude, with the Highest Departmental Honors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Dr. Diao received his MD degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Upon graduation, he was singled out by the New York Orthopaedic Hospital for Outstanding Achievement in Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Diao completed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital under the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Program. During this program, he received the Resident Teacher of the Year award. He also served as chief resident, and he received a Cave Fellowship for research. Dr. Diao completed his fellowship at Roosevelt Hospital Hand Surgery Service in New York City. During his fellowship, he studied hand and upper extremity surgery under William Littler, Richard Eaton, and Steve Glickel. For more than 20 years, Dr. Diao has been at the forefront of hand and upper extremity surgery. He has trained surgeons from all over the world in intricate surgical techniques and research. He currently serves as professor emeritus, lecturing to a wide audience about his unique approaches to surgery and patient care. To make an appointment with Dr. Edward Diao, please contact the office today."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Diao "Caring, compassionate, patient centered care."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

78  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
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24  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Harvard
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Beth Israel Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Beth Israel Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Mass Gen Hospital Harvard
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Roosevelt Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Diao has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Mandarin
  • Chinese
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Diao's Reviews

4.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Diao to family and friends
5 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
    (4)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Dr. Diao's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
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