Cartilage Repair & Regeneration Center

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The treatment of cartilage injuries remains one of the most difficult challenges in medicine. The Cartilage Repair and Regeneration Center at the Orthopaedic Institute brings together world-renowned scientists and physicians to meet this challenge. Our team is dedicated to providing patients with the most advanced and effective treatments for cartilage injuries. Our research helps shape the future of cartilage repair and regeneration, and our patients are the beneficiaries.

Currently, cartilage repair is not suitable for conditions with diffuse cartilage loss such as osteoarthritis. Cartilage repair procedures are highly effective for focal cartilage defects such as those associated with acute injury.

You'll need a referral from your primary care provider or specialist to make an appointment. Once you have the referral, please call the number below.

Getting Here

Cartilage Repair and Regeneration Center
1500 Owens St.
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353–7566

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

What to Bring

  • Health insurance information including authorizations or referrals
  • List of prescription medications and dosages
  • List of medications that you're allergic to
  • List of questions you may have
  • Recent test results related to your condition
  • Paper and pencil to take notes

Access Your Health Information Online

This clinic uses UCSF MyChart, an online patient service. Message your provider, request medication refills, view some test results and more.

Learn more about UCSF MyChart


A parking lot is available adjacent to 1500 Owens St.

Parking fees are:

  • First hour $3
  • Two hours $5
  • Each additional hour $3
  • More than seven hours $24
  • After 6 p.m., $2 flat rate

Patients with disabled placards or license plates pay $3 for the first hour and $5 for up to 24 hours.

Parking fees are paid in advance at one of three kiosks. The kiosks accept cash (coins and bills up to $10) and credit cards (Visa and MasterCard).

Parking garages are available nearby, at 1625 Owens St. and at 1630 Third St., at higher hourly rates.

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Our Team

C. Benjamin Ma
C. Benjamin Ma, MD
Orthopedic surgeon
Hubert Kim
Hubert Kim, PhD, MD
Orthopedic surgeon