Dr. Michael J. Coughlin, an orthopedic surgeon at the UCSF Foot and Ankle Service, is an internationally renowned expert in the field of foot and ankle surgery. He specializes in forefoot and hindfoot reconstructive surgery and total ankle reconstruction. He led the American effort to gain FDA approval of the STAR™ Ankle, which is used world-wide for more ankle replacements than any other device.
Coughlin earned a medical degree at the University of Oregon Medical School. Subsequently, he completed an internship and residency in orthopedics at UCSF, followed by a foot and ankle fellowship with Dr. Roger A. Mann. With over 30 years of experience as an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon, Coughlin has served as president of both the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society and the International Federation of Foot and Ankle Societies. He is past president of the Idaho Orthopaedic Association, the North Pacific Orthopedic Society and former chief of Orthopedics at St. Alphonsus Hospital. He is also head of the Coughlin Foot and Ankle Clinic at St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise, Idaho. Coughlin has published more than 150 peer reviewed articles on foot and ankle topics. In addition, he is author and co-editor of numerous texts on foot and ankle surgery, including the two-volume set, Surgery of the Foot and Ankle, 9th Edition (January 2014). He is a clinical professor of orthopedic surgery at UCSF.
Foot and Ankle Service
1500 Owens St.
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353–2808
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
University of Oregon at Eugene School of Medicine 1974
UCSF Medical Center 1978
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