Biography


Dr. Hooper is a board-certified, fellowship-trained Orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee joint replacement surgery. She is a clinical assistant professor at Stanford University School of Medicine and heads the outpatient joint replacement program at the Stanford Outpatient Surgery Center in Redwood City.

A Bay Area native, Dr. Hooper attended college at UCLA, where she worked as a student athletic trainer for the football and women’s gymnastics teams. She went to medical school at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and was named a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. She completed Orthopedic residency training at the prestigious New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases in Manhattan. In residency, she mentored local female high school students interested in STEM as part of the Perry Initiative program, worked with local surgeons in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and received excellent training in all facets of Orthopaedic surgery and patient care. She then completed a fellowship at Stanford University, where she obtained additional training in hip and knee joint replacement. She is motivated by the dramatic improvements in quality of life that patients experience after surgery and is passionate about helping her patients return to the activities that matter most to them. She began her practice at Kaiser Permanente, where she gained experience in safe and effective management of same-day total joint replacement patients.

Dr. Hooper performs a full range of Orthopaedic procedures to treat injures and conditions related to hip and knee degenerative conditions, such as arthritis, avascular necrosis, and post-traumatic injuries. Dr. Hooper will help her patients first explore nonsurgical treatments and may recommend surgery once activities of daily living have been significantly affected. She specializes in tissue-sparing surgical techniques, including anterior approach total hip replacement, and performs hundreds of hip and knee replacements annually. She believes that less muscle disruption enables an easier patient recovery. Dr. Hooper also uses robotic navigation during knee replacement surgery to optimize outcomes. She views each of her patients as individuals; she takes the time to understand their unique goals and adjust treatment plans accordingly.

Dr. Hooper has written articles and book chapters on a variety of topics related to techniques, technologies, and outcomes in joint replacement surgery. She has given presentations on her research at national meetings for the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. She was also the recipient of the 2018 American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons FARE grant for her work on the use of virtual reality as a teaching tool for residents learning total hip replacement.

Dr. Hooper is a member of the American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society for female surgeons.

Professional Summary


Professional Education
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Orthopaedics (2020) CA
  • Residency: NYU Langone Medical Center Orthopaedic Residency (2019) NY
  • Medical Education: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Office of the Registrar (2014) MI

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Practice Locations


Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Redwood City Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

450 Broadway Street

Redwood City , CA 94063

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Arthritis and Joint Replacement Service Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

450 Broadway Street

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 723-5643

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(48 Ratings)

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4.8/5

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thank you for your time !
Care is always comprehensive and appointments are on time.
Very informative, very caring and left feeling taken care of. Thank you.
she asks the right questions and shows concern.
Morning hours are difficult because of heavy traffic for appointments.
Very thorough and caring
The doctor was very nice and explained things. She made me feel important.
She is very accomplished and qualified, and I read other patient reviews about her - they gave her 5 stars. I feel intimidated and frustrated by her because in our first appointment I felt she was not very patient with how I felt about her recommendations and plan of care.
Thank you
Professional
She is a very patient, engaged, and sympathetic listener.
Fast an efficient
Dr Hooper addressed all my concerns. she explained everything and now we'll wait for the next step.
Dr. Hooper was great and spent a good amount of time with us.
Extremely professional
Great doctor and assistant, very pleased with the care i received
Good listener, answered my questions, used visual (X-rays), gave fair assessment of risks/benefits of tx

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