Dr. Bobby K-B Tay is based at the San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center and at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where he is involved in a collaborative effort with the Department of Neurosurgery. They hope to create a combined service to optimize treatment of degenerative disorders of the spine, spinal trauma, tumors and infections of the spine.
His major interest is exploring the pathways that control primary injury, secondary injury and regeneration after spinal cord surgery. Other research interests include the biologic mechanisms that control bone formation in fractures and spinal fusion.
After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, Tay earned his medical degree at the UCSF School of Medicine. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at UCSF and then completed a fellowship in spinal surgery at the University of Miami Hospital in Florida.
400 Parnassus Ave., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-0332
Phone: (866) 81-SPINE or
Neuro-spine Fax: (415) 353-2176
Ortho-spine Fax: (415) 353-4047
Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
UCSF School of Medicine 1993
UCSF Medical Center, Orthopaedic Surgery 1994
University of Miami School of Medicine, Spine Surgery 1999
University of Miami School of Medicine, Spine Surgery 2000