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Anthony C. Luke


Director, UCSF Human Performance Center
Primary care sports medicine specialist
Supporter of youth sports, promoter of digital health

Dr. Anthony Luke is a primary care sports medicine doctor. He specializes in treating sports injuries without surgery, and also focuses on training and counseling patients in injury prevention. He is a physician lead for the Benioff Children's Hospital Sports Medicine Center for Young Athletes.

Luke's research interests include injury prevention, pediatric sports medicine, running medicine and digital health.

Luke completed his undergraduate education, medical degree and residency in family practice at the University of Toronto. He completed a fellowship in primary care sports medicine at the Boston Children's Hospital and earned a master's degree in public health from Harvard University.

Luke helps direct high school sports medicine programs in San Francisco and Marin, and helps coordinate medical care at most of the large foot races in the Bay Area. He has worked with San Francisco Golden Gate Rugby and sports programs of the University of California, Berkeley, as well as at the Olympics.

  • Education

    University of Toronto, 1995

    Harvard University, M.P.H., 2000

  • Residencies

    University of Toronto, Family Medicine, 1997

  • Fellowships

    Boston Children's Hospital, Sports Medicine, 1999

  • Board Certifications

    Sports Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine

    Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine

  • Academic Title


I try to help patients reach their maximum potential, whether their goal is getting back in the game or improving function so they can do what they love.

Where I see patients (4)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    292 Ratings
    About our process
    Mar 03, 2023
    What a good Doctor he truly cares about his patients.
    Feb 11, 2023
    Dr. Luke is a great communicator and listened to and addressed my concerns
    Feb 03, 2023
    I and a very good first impression of dr. Luke
    Feb 01, 2023
    Dr. Luke is empathic attentive respectful and an overall wonderful human being and care provider. And is clearing a very educated orthopedist.
    Jan 30, 2023
    I found the instructions for reducing swelling somewhat vague and not detailed enough since the doctor had technical Issues with the computer report -- so I was not able to view instructions. But ice didn't reduce swelling so I put on heat and felt better. Would have liked more detailed instructions on swelling since I am in great pain at night and unable to sleep.
    Jan 25, 2023
    Dr luke and his staff are wonderful
    Jan 15, 2023
    Great doctor!
    Jan 08, 2023
    Best experience I've had with any provider to date
    Dec 21, 2022
    Dr. Luke is a very nice doctor and informative.
    Dec 08, 2022
    Dr. Luke seemed distracted. I felt I had to drag info out of him.
    Dec 01, 2022
    Dr. Luke is awesome!
    Nov 18, 2022
    Get the waiting time down.
    Nov 16, 2022
    He is a wonderful communicator
    Nov 03, 2022
    It is hard to read but experience since I've had So many appointments that the doctor was so late to that I missed them because I couldn't wait any longer.
    Sep 05, 2022
    Dr Luke is excellent
    Sep 02, 2022
    Dr. Luke is always friendly as well as very skilled at what he does.
    Sep 02, 2022
    With out a doubt one of the nicest doctors I've ever had
    Aug 26, 2022
    Care provider appeared not to have read chart notes and focused only on one area while the issue was more global one. Doctor was rushed and exam was cursory
    Aug 24, 2022
    I have the feeling Dr Luke doesn't listen very well to me. He tends to push right over questions and requests.
    Aug 24, 2022
    Excellent physician !
    Aug 19, 2022
    Excellent all around
    Aug 13, 2022
    I believe I should hav had an mei or an xray
    Jul 29, 2022
    It took extra work to get heard by the Dr. I had to repeat my concerns a fewTimes. But we did get it ultimately :)
    Jul 28, 2022
    All good.
    May 25, 2022
    Dr Luke is a wonderful physician!
    May 25, 2022
    I love Dr Luke. He's the best and very attentive. Excellent bedside manner. And he listens to you.
    May 21, 2022
    May 05, 2022
    Mar 25, 2022
    Dr Luke was thorough competent and very informative. Very personable and it was obvious he likes what her does by his enthusiasm.
    Mar 19, 2022
    Outstanding and top quality service!
    Mar 19, 2022
    Friendly thoughtful and helpful but is in a hurry. I have to be very strategic with my questions and plan ahead. I often leave his office wishing I would have said or asked something but didn't have enough context in the moment to formulate the question.
    Jan 15, 2022
    We had good communication at prior visits and this provider is usually attentive answers my questions and helps me make informed decisions about my care. This visit was not helpful in that way and some recommendations were provided that don't pertain to my specific condition. Maybe the doctor was just overwhelmed or having an off day. It happens to everyone
    Dec 09, 2021
    I don't feel I was examined for what I came in for. My hip joints and alignment were where I was concerned. I did not feel understood or thoroughly assessed.
    Dec 03, 2021
    Dec 01, 2021
    Extremely satisfied with the visit. Given good options information resources follow up strategy and very positive. Also liked the rapid analysis of my MRI conclusions.
    Nov 19, 2021
    Dr. Luke was awesome. Very helpful and friendly.
    Nov 10, 2021
    It may not be my providers fault because I am unable to see how or if he has communicated my needs within his internal notes but what I am sure of is things that we have discussed repeatedly such as scheduling Physical Therapy on a consistant basis or alternative treatments injections etc. Have not been fulfilled.
    Oct 27, 2021
    Having had decades of experience being seen in major medical schools I was totally impressed with Dr.Luke's extensive background and his demeanor. He showed good understanding of my symptoms and gave clear discussions of my treatment going forward. I came away feeling very fortunate and grateful that UCSF has such an truly outstanding doctor.
    Oct 21, 2021
    Dr. Luke is an excellent practitioner and a very kind and caring person!
    Sep 27, 2021
    I had a great experience with Dr. Luke. I felt he took the time to listen to my concern and repeat answers I didn't understand.
    Sep 16, 2021
    Completely unfamiliar with my condition and did not read any of my medical history I had filled out on line before walking in for this initial appointment. Could not answer my questions but admitted to just giving me answers to the problem in general. Visit was a waste of time and it was a 3 hour drive each way.
    Jul 07, 2021
    Dr. Luke is great!
    Jul 07, 2021
    Great experience with Dr. Luke.
    Jun 13, 2021
    I really appreciated that Dr. Luke made time for me to get the injection I needed in this visit. I live an hour away and loved not having to book another appointment and come back a second time.
    May 17, 2021
    The x-rays were poorly explained. Left me with questions unanswered. I didn't know I would have to sit in his office in excruciating pain in front of student. I would never agree to that again because he seemed distracted by the student seemed rushed or hurried and it felt like he barely had time to see me the patient. Maybe that's why and didn't listen well. No verbal instructions or questions answered. I was simply handed a couple sheets of paper about scheduling physical therapy which I couldn't get an appointment for another thirty days that's a longtime to wait for relief of PAIN. Not even a personal instruction on how to unlock shoulder in the morning without excruciating pain. Etc. Reason why I saw this doctor was because I needed a cortisone shot that I'm now not that confident he injected it in the right spot. Like I said he did everything fast while carrying on a conversation with a student while patient felt ignored.
    May 02, 2021
    Dr. Luke continues to be one of the best providers I've ever had at UCSF . . . and I've been a patient for decades. He is a gem!

    My work

    One athlete’s journey

    A simple test detects a serious – but treatable – heart condition