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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

    Harvard University, M.P.H., 2000

    University of Toronto, 1995

  • 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
    324 Ratings
    About our process
    Aug 26, 2023
    Dr. Luke was one of the most attuned kind and excellent doctors are ever seen at the UCSF's orthopedic Institute. I wish all doctors were like him.
    Aug 25, 2023
    I feel extraordinarily blessed to be in the care of Dr. Luke.
    Aug 04, 2023
    I'm happy with Dr. Luke
    Jul 29, 2023
    Excellent in every respect.
    Jul 26, 2023
    Consistently goid
    Jul 22, 2023
    Jul 21, 2023
    Dr. Luke is amazing! He is a wonderful doctor who truly cares about his patients.
    Jul 20, 2023
    Very unhappy. I was advised to perform an xray without having been examined by Dr. He seemed to be rushing me out never fully letting me complete my sentences. He didn't offer any explanation as to what caused my injury. Didn't give me any treatment advice. Didn't give me any ways to prevent further injury. The exam was minimal. I had to remind the Dr at the end of the appt to review my xray results. Confirming the xray wasn't necessary at all as he didn't even look at them before talking with me.
    Jun 23, 2023
    Jun 19, 2023
    Very nice doctor patient with answering all my questions
    Jun 12, 2023
    Great and friendly doctor!
    Jun 07, 2023
    Exceptionally thorough compassionate professional and human.
    May 27, 2023
    Dr Luke I'd great he listens to everything and is so helpful and kind.
    May 26, 2023
    I will continue with Dr. Luke for as long as I need his specialty in medicine.
    May 25, 2023
    Dr. Luke is a knowledgeable and respectful MD. I trust him and his advice.
    May 21, 2023
    Dr. Luke greeted me with such warmth and care I immediately felt safe and comfortable in an overwhelming situation (having a recent concussion that makes stimulating environments and multiple interactions difficult and exhausting) I immediately felt I was in good capable hands.
    May 17, 2023
    Dr Luke was fantastic
    Apr 25, 2023
    Excellent doctor I have seen over a long number of years not continuously. Different illnesses.
    Apr 19, 2023
    Dr said he would send me post care information which I never received.
    Mar 18, 2023
    Dr luke and staff are knowledgeable and pleasant.- agood working team
    Mar 17, 2023
    Dr. Luke was informative and thorough. The problem is in order to confirm his diagnosis an MRI was required. Combined with the time it took to schedule my appointment with him and the necessary MRI needed for accurate diagnosis it took over a month. Unacceptable.
    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!

    My work

    A preventive test identified an athlete's heart condition

    An electrocardiogram (EKG) performed through the PlaySafe program found Ryland's heart arrhythmia. Dr. Luke helped him return to the football field.