Darrell Christensen


Darrell Christensen is an experienced orthotist. His clinic is adjacent to the hospital. He comes to the ALS Center to see patients on an on-call basis to help determine the type of lower limb orthotic device needed. His recommendation is invaluable because of the many options available and the skill needed to match the right device with each patient. He also assesses the patient's current device for proper fit and use and can make some adjustments to devices in use. He is available for separate appointments at the Orthotic Clinic to mold and custom-fit a new device.


Orthotics & Prosthetics at Parnassus
400 Parnassus Ave., Suite A096
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 476–1788
Fax: (415) 476–7003

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

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Graves CE, Hirose S, Raff GW, Iqbal CW, Imamura-Ching J, Christensen D, Fechter R, Kwiat D, Harrison MR. Magnetic Mini-Mover Procedure for pectus excavatum IV: FDA sponsored multicenter trial. J Pediatr Surg. 2017 Jun; 52(6):913-919.
  2. Harrison MR, Gonzales KD, Bratton BJ, Christensen D, Curran PF, Fechter R, Hirose S. Magnetic mini-mover procedure for pectus excavatum III: safety and efficacy in a Food and Drug Administration-sponsored clinical trial. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Jan; 47(1):154-9.
  3. Harrison MR, Curran PF, Jamshidi R, Christensen D, Bratton BJ, Fechter R, Hirose S. Magnetic mini-mover procedure for pectus excavatum II: initial findings of a Food and Drug Administration-sponsored trial. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Jan; 45(1):185-91; discussion 191-2.
  4. Harrison MR, Estefan-Ventura D, Fechter R, Moran AM, Christensen D. Magnetic Mini-Mover Procedure for pectus excavatum: I. Development, design, and simulations for feasibility and safety. J Pediatr Surg. 2007 Jan; 42(1):81-5; discussion 85-6.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.

This health care professional is not a member of UCSF Medical Group. Please check with your health insurance plan regarding coverage for services.