Bobby K-B Tay


Orthopedic surgeon

Dr. Bobby K-B Tay is an orthopedic surgeon at the UCSF Spine Center, where specialists from many disciplines collaborate to provide optimal treatment of spinal conditions. These include spinal degenerative disorders, trauma, tumors and infections. Tay is particularly interested in caring for patients with degenerative diseases of the cervical and lumbar spine, as well as those with spinal tumors or fractures. He has significant expertise in minimally invasive surgical techniques for the spine.

After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, Tay earned his medical degree at the UCSF School of Medicine. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at UCSF and then completed a fellowship in spinal surgery at the University of Miami Health System.

  • Education

    UCSF School of Medicine, 1993

  • Residencies

    UCSF Medical Center, Orthopaedic Surgery, 1994

  • Fellowships

    University of Miami School of Medicine, Spine Surgery, 1999

    University of Miami School of Medicine, Spine Surgery, 2000

  • Board Certifications

    Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

  • Academic Title


Clinics I work with

Spine Center

400 Parnassus Ave., Suite A2300
San Francisco, CA 94143

My reviews


Overall Experience
412 Reviews
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
407 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
408 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
398 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
406 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
409 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
408 Reviews
Decorative Caduceus

The Enso Study for Chronic Low Back Pain

Compare the change in patient's 6 Minute Walk Test (6MWT) between the Enso intervention group and the sham group using the validated 6MWT procedure.