Spring 2008

New Department Faculty

Casey Batten, M.D.
Clinical Instructor

Casey Batten, M.D., is a primary care sports medicine specialist treating patients in the UCSF Sports Medicine Center. His specialties include conservative treatment of musculoskeletal injuries in athletes of all ages.

Batten recently joined the faculty in the UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin, served a family medicine residency at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga and completed a primary care sports medicine fellowship in the joint UC Davis/UC Berkeley clinical fellowship program.

Casey Batten can be contacted at (415) 885-3807.

Nancy Kadel, M.D.
Associate Professor in Residence

Nancy Kadel, M.D., has joined the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as an associate professor in residence. She is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine and the Harvard Orthopaedics Combined Residency Program. In addition, Kadel received fellowship training in foot and ankle surgery from Boston Foot and Ankle Center at New England Baptist Hospital.

As a former dancer, dance teacher and dance researcher, Kadel is in a unique position to integrate arts and medicine in the creation of the UCSF Dance Medicine Center. Her vision involves the melding of education, research, and medical and surgical care into a premier facility for dance injury diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Kadel will be opening research projects related to dance, and the center will provide injury prevention educational programs for dancers, dance teachers, parents and health care providers.

Nancy Kadel can be contacted at (415) 885-3668.

Alfred Kuo, M.D., Ph.D.
Clinical Instructor

We are very pleased to announce that Alfred Chung Kuo, M.D., Ph.D., has accepted a position as a member of our faculty. Kuo graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in biochemistry, and then went on to receive a Ph.D. degree in biochemistry and his medical degree at UCSF as part of the Medical Scientist Training Program. He was a resident in orthopaedic surgery and a research fellow at the University of California, Davis before completing a fellowship in lower extremity reconstruction at the Scripps Clinic in San Diego.

Kuo has received numerous awards and has published papers in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, the Journal of Arthroplasty and the Journal of Cell Biology. Here at UCSF, he works closely with Hubert Kim, M.D., Ph.D., at San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, attends surgery and clinic at San Francisco General Hospital and continues his basic research.

Alfred Kuo can be contacted at (415) 353-2808.

Brian Feeley, M.D.
Assistant Professor in Residence

Joining the UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in fall 2008 is Brian Feeley, M.D. Feeley received his bachelor of science degree from Stanford University and his medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine before serving his residency in the UCLA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is currently a sports medicine and shoulder fellow at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, where he serves as an assistant team physician to the New York Giants, Super Bowl XLII Champions. He joins our Sports Medicine group following completion of his fellowship.

Feeley's clinical focus will be on arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, hip and knee, as well as shoulder arthroplasty. His previous orthopaedic research has involvedinvestigating the biomechanics of posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, novel imaging techniques to follow gene therapy in vivo,and the role of bone morphogenetic proteins in the progression of skeletal metastases. Feeley plans to continue his research at UCSF, focusing on the biomechanics of the hip and shoulder, andstudyingthe molecular pathways associated with rotator cuff tears.

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