Dr. Richard J. O'Donnell is chief of Orthopedic Oncology and a specialist in bone cancer and soft tissue tumors in adults and children. O'Donnell sees patients at the UCSF Orthopaedic Institute, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. His goal in treating bone cancer is to preserve as much bone and functionality as possible. In his research, he addresses prosthetic fixation for massive skeletal reconstructions, multimodal neoadjuvant management of soft tissue sarcomas and bone graft substitutes to treat cystic bone defects.
O'Donnell earned a medical degree at Harvard Medical School and completed the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency Training Program at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He joined UCSF Medical Center in 1998. He is a professor of clinical orthopedic surgery at UCSF.
Orthopedic Surgical Oncology
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-3800
Fax: (415) 353-9525
Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Harvard Medical School 1989
Massachusetts General Hospital, Orthopedic Surgery 1995
University of Washington, Musculoskeletal Oncology 1996
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