Drew Lansdown, MD

Orthopedic surgeon

Dr. Drew Lansdown is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine and surgeries of the knee, shoulder and elbow. He treats a wide range of conditions, including knee ligament injuries, meniscal injuries, cartilage injuries, rotator cuff tears, shoulder instability, shoulder arthritis, and shoulder and elbow injuries related to throwing. His experience encompasses athletes of all ages and skill levels.

Lansdown performs total shoulder replacements and reverse shoulder replacements, and he is trained in advanced arthroscopic techniques. He also has experience in procedures for knee joint preservation.

Lansdown's research interests include anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, rotator cuff tears and cartilage injuries. He studies how to use advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to improve diagnosis and treatment for knee and shoulder conditions.

Lansdown earned his medical degree at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, where he graduated with honors. While completing a residency in orthopedic surgery at UCSF, he was awarded the UCSF Exceptional Physician Award. He completed a fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at Rush University Medical Center.

Lansdown also reviews articles for numerous medical journals, including the American Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal of Orthopaedic Research, and Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. He has served as an assistant team physician for the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls as well as team physician for high school football teams in the Bay Area and Chicago.


Sports Medicine Center
1500 Owens St.
San Francisco, CA 94158
Appointments: (415) 353–2808
Main: (415) 353–9400
Fax: (415) 885–3862

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

Academic Title

Assistant Professor

More about Drew Lansdown


University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine 2010


UCSF, Orthopedic Surgery 2016


Rush University Medical Center, Sports Medicine 2017

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Lansdown DA, Ukwuani G, Kuhns B, Harris JD, Nho SJ. Self-reported Mental Disorders Negatively Influence Surgical Outcomes After Arthroscopic Treatment of Femoroacetabular Impingement. Orthop J Sports Med. 2018 May; 6(5):2325967118773312.
  2. Lansdown DA, Wang K, Cotter E, Davey A, Cole BJ. Relationship Between Quantitative MRI Biomarkers and Patient-Reported Outcome Measures After Cartilage Repair Surgery: A Systematic Review. Orthop J Sports Med. 2018 Apr; 6(4):2325967118765448.
  3. Lansdown D, Bernardoni ED, Cotter EJ, Romeo AA, Verma NN. Arthroscopic Anterior Shoulder Stabilization With Incorporation of a Comminuted Bony Bankart Lesion. Arthrosc Tech. 2017 Dec; 6(6):e2101-e2106.

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.