Biography


Orthopaedic Surgeon Specializing in Arthroscopy and Sports-Related Problems of the Hip, Knee, Shoulder, and Elbow.

Dr. Safran is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with specialty certification in sports medicine. He is Chief of Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine Surgery, and a professor of orthopaedic surgery. Dr. Safran is recognized worldwide as a leading innovator in the fields of orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine.

In his clinical practice, he specializes in hip arthroscopy, treatment of elbow pain, knee ligament and cartilage surgery, and shoulder surgery. For each patient, he prepares a precise, comprehensive care plan. His goal is to help every individual enjoy the best possible health and quality of life.

Dr. Safran conducts extensive research and has authored more than 275 articles for peer-reviewed journals including the American Journal of Sports Medicine, Bone & Joint Journal, Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy and Related Surgery, Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery, and many more. Topics include advances in techniques and technology to improve patient outcomes.

He has written nine books on sports medicine as it relates to the shoulder, elbow, knee, and hip, as well as tennis injuries and biomechanics cartilage research. He also has written more than 150 book chapters on these and other subjects. He is on the editorial board of many journals, including the American Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery, and Journal of ISAKOS.

Dr. Safran is a diplomat at the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a member of prestigious societies such as the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM); the ACL Study Group; the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Society (ASES); the Herodicus Society; the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS); the International Society of Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA); and the Society of Tennis Medicine and Science (STMS).

In addition to having served as President of ISAKOS, ISHA, STMS, and the Northern California Chapter of the Western Orthopaedic Association, he has served on the Board of the AOSSM and ASES.

Professional Summary


Professional Education
  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery (1996)
  • Internship: UCLA Registrar (1988) CA
  • Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh (1994) PA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine (2007)
  • Medical Education: Duke University School of Medicine (1987) NC
  • MD, University of Pittsburgh, Sports Med. & Shoulder Surgery (1994)
  • MD, UCLA, Orthopaedic Surgery (1993)
  • M.D., Duke University (1987)

Honors & Awards
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Clinical Exchange Scholar, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) (2001)
  • American Heart Association Student Research Fellowship, American Heart Association (1982)
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) International Traveling Fellow, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) (2002)
  • Best Clinical Science Fellow's Paper, 1ST Place, University of Pittsburgh (1994)
  • Best Resident's Paper, 1ST Place, Western Orthopaedic Association (1993)
  • Best Resident's Paper, 3RD Place, Am. Acad. Ped., Orthop. Section (1990)
  • Guest Reviewer, Aircast Foundation Granting Board (2004)
  • Honor Student Society, UC Berkeley (1979-1983)
  • Irving Glick Award, Physician of the Year, Sanex WTA Tour (2001)
  • Magna Cum Laude, UC Berkeley (1983)

Administrative Appointments
  • Board Member, Chair Council of Delegates, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (2012 - 2014)
  • Chief Orthopaedic Consultant, Women's Tennis Association (WTA) (2011 - Present)
  • Consultant, NHL Players' Association (2014 - Present)
  • Consultant, NBA Player's Association (2016 - Present)
  • Consultant, Beijing Ducks Professional Basketball Team (2018 - Present)
  • Past President, International Society for Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA) (2015 - 2016)
  • Past President, International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) (2017 - 2019)

Publications

Practice Locations


Sports Medicine Clinic Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

450 Broadway Street

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 723-5643

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Child and Adult Hip Preservation Center Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

450 Broadway Street, Pavilion A

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 723-5643

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

450 Broadway Street

Redwood City , CA 94063

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