Dr. Lisa Lattanza is chief of Hand, Elbow and Upper Extremity Surgery at UCSF Medical Center. Lattanza, who treats adults and children, specializes in surgery for arthritis, blood vessel and nerve problems, bone deformities, dislocations and fractures, joint problems, ligament and tendon injuries, and tumors. She has a special interest in hand and elbow birth defects in children and elbow and forearm reconstruction in adults.
A former physical therapist, she earned a medical degree at the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo. She completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Missouri in Kansas City; a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City, an affiliate of Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons; and a fellowship in congenital hand defects at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. Lattanza teaches and performs surgery for Health Volunteers Overseas and is co-founder of the Perry Initiative that encourages high school girls to purse carerrs in orthopedic surgery. She is an assistant adjunct professor of orthopedics at UCSF.
Hand, Elbow and Upper Extremity Surgery Center
1500 Owens St.
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353–2808
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Medical College of Ohio, Toledo 1993
Columbia College of Physician and Surgeon, Orthopedic Surgery
University of Missouri, Kansas City, Orthopedic Surgery 1994
Roosevelt Hospital, New York City, Hand Surgery 1998
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Dallas, Congenital Hand Problems 1999
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