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Dr. Lesley Anderson, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA and has been practicing for 34 years. She graduated from Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine in 1976 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.Read her story
This content was provided by Dr. Anderson " Dr. Anderson received her B.S. at Penn State and completed her M.D. at Hershey Medical School (Penn State). Dr. Anderson completed her Orthopedic Residency at UCLA and was their first female orthopedic resident. She completed a fellowship in Knee Surgery and Sports Medicine in 1983. Since moving to San Francisco in 1985, Dr. Anderson has specialized in treating only knee and shoulder problems. She has been listed in Castle-Connelly's "America's Top Doctors" yearly from 2000 to the present. She recently was awarded the California Orthopedic Association Tipton Leadership Award. Dr. Anderson is Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at UCSF and is active in teaching medical students and residents. She has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally on biologic resurfacing techniques of the knee for the past 25 years. She is actively researching the benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma in treating orthopedic injuries. Dr. Anderson is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America as well as the first woman member of SICOT, a prestigious international organization of Orthopedic Surgeons. She currently is Chair of the Quality Assurance Committee at CPMC and is Chair of the Workers Compensation Committee for the California Orthopedic Association and on the Board of Directors of COA."
This content was provided by Dr. Anderson "I believe as physicians we must always remember what it feels like to be a patient. I had several knee surgeries in high school as an athlete, specifically lacrosse and field hockey and the experience has helped me develop into the doctor that I try to be. I try to be compassionate and caring, even though I am very focused on the issues that brings the patient into the office. I believe in educating patients about their problem so the decision for surgery is collaborative, and the patient ultimately has the final decision. I believe that surgery can be a very vunerable process, and education and support by my entire wonderful staff is paramount to an excellent outcome. I am very fortunate to have excellent staff from the person who answers the phone, to my medical assistant, to our surgery scheduler, who helps walk a patient through the complex process of scheduling, having and healing after surgery. I have specialized in treating only knee and shoulder problems since I finished my fellowship in 1984, and continually try to stay on the leading edge of treating cartilage problems, arthritis in the young patient, and ways to avoid arthritis in the first place. I am very fortunate to work at a craft that continually stimulates my curiosity and provides me the opportunity to help patients return to health and wellness. "
Orthopedic Knee Surgery
Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
Orthopedic Sports Medicine
1 Board Certifications
Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
20 Conditions Treated
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear