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Dr. Daniel Thuillier is an orthopedic surgeon who cares for patients with foot and ankle conditions. He places high value on the doctor-patient relationship and is dedicated to providing innovative, individualized care in and out of the operating room.

Thuillier earned his medical degree and completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at UCSF. He completed a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at Harborview Medical Center, part of the University of Washington health care system.

In research, Thuillier's interests include ankle instability, post-traumatic ankle arthritis and ankle replacement surgery. During his training, he studied the biomechanics of cartilage. He is highly involved in teaching medical students and residents.

Thuillier is a Bay Area native, born in San Francisco and raised in Oakland. He is currently a team physician for the Oakland Roots.

  • Education

    University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, 2007

  • Residencies

    UCSF Medical Center, 2013

  • Board Certifications

    Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    504 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 30, 2023
    Exceptional doctor.
    Nov 17, 2023
    Excellent communications
    Nov 15, 2023
    Easily the best experience I've ever had going through surgery. I'm very thankful to have had my procedure with UCSF
    Oct 16, 2023
    I am very pleased with the results of my procedure
    Oct 10, 2023
    Super positive experience from surgery to follow up
    Sep 21, 2023
    I was very impressed with him!
    Sep 19, 2023
    If I didn't ask any questions I never would of found out anything from the Dr
    Sep 19, 2023
    Dr. Thuillier is outstanding. He is very responsive to My Chart messages and an all around nice guy.
    Sep 17, 2023
    Dr. Thuillier is not only a great doctor but a good human being. I have nothing but positive things to say about him.
    Sep 15, 2023
    Fantastic doctor. One of the best.
    Sep 15, 2023
    Excellent Experience
    Sep 01, 2023
    The doctor seemed a bit rushed and impatient.
    Aug 08, 2023
    Excellent provider compassionate and thorough
    Aug 01, 2023
    Dr. Thuillier gave me great confidence in the care plan we established for my achillies rupture. He answered all of my questions and I feel that I am in the best care possible.
    Jul 30, 2023
    Very good
    Jul 12, 2023
    Highly recommended
    Jun 23, 2023
    Dr. Thuillier is a first class doctor. My operation so far is successful.
    Jun 23, 2023
    The provider was personable caring knowledgeable. Excellent bedside manner Patient. Excellent Provider and Patient Care.
    Jun 16, 2023
    I was impressed with the entire UCSF operation. Everything ran smoothly---Dr. Thuillier actually saw me 10 minutes BEFORE my scheduled appointment time A first for me...and he indicated ZERO sense of being rushed or in a hurry to move on to others. You wanted new xrays---and that whole thing was very quick and easy.
    May 25, 2023
    Great orthopedic surgeon who cares and addresses all your questions/concerns pre and post op.
    May 09, 2023
    Great experience
    May 06, 2023
    Apr 05, 2023
    Excellent I'm every way.
    Mar 28, 2023
    Although he talk to me for 25 minutes I felt he was very removed with lack of empathy. His exam was minimal for a situation that I have had for 20 years that has caused me quite a bit of distress. His visit notes were incorrect stating that I had no scars when I did etc.
    Mar 28, 2023
    Mar 26, 2023
    My entire experience has been outstanding!
    Mar 08, 2023
    Doctor Thuillier is awesome I would recommend anyone who would like to keep their feet to him.
    Mar 07, 2023
    Love him and the entire team
    Mar 05, 2023
    I have seen this doctor several times before he is highly competent and friendly.
    Mar 05, 2023
    Dr. Thuillier is professional yet authentic. He inspires trust.
    Feb 24, 2023
    Dr Thuillier is an excellent communicator in addition to his surgical procedure. Always listened and will not rush the patient. Seems genuinely concerned about the well being of the patient.
    Feb 09, 2023
    Dr Thuillier is a great surgeon with an exemplary bedside manner. The sombination of a successful outcome and a thoughtful provider who is kind leaves nothing to improve.
    Feb 03, 2023
    I liked him a lot! He was super professional while also being warm and human. I told people at work about him after I got back.
    Jan 31, 2023
    He suggested I wear compression socks to reduce swelling.
    Jan 31, 2023
    Hurried staff. Felt not complete or acknowledged.
    Jan 20, 2023
    Extremely professional with outstanding personality and bedside manner
    Dec 11, 2022
    Solid and professional support and effort by Dr. Thuillier from start to finish
    Dec 10, 2022
    No one wants to have a broken foot and two subsequent surgeries. But if you have to Dr. Dan Thuillier is your man. After 1.5 years my foot is almost 100% and I've been released from care! I'm so happy to be at this stage but will miss seeing Dr. Dan. Orthopedic surgeons have a reputation for being arrogant and egotistical. Dr. Thuillier could not be more the opposite. He is friendly and funny while delivering the highest quality of care.
    Dec 07, 2022
    Dr. Thuillier is the best! He came highly recommended by several other Dr.s and I understand why.
    Dec 04, 2022
    Outstanding Doctor direct and caring.
    Nov 23, 2022
    The system is broken in many ways. Often a statement of risks and alternatives is added as boiler plate to emails even when they weren't discussed. I understand this is a widespread if not standard practice to CYA and doesn't necessarily reflect on the provider but it is unnecessary and ineffective bureaucracy and does not Inspire patient confidence
    Nov 18, 2022
    I didn't ask about post-op physio but I will ask when the surgery center calls me.
    Nov 04, 2022
    Dr thuillier was wonderful from the start..I explained what has been going on and my pain threshold he asked questions we discussed my c-ray he examined my Achilles and we came up with a plan..
    Oct 28, 2022
    Polite and respectful
    Oct 28, 2022
    Dr Thuillier does not respond to inquiry after his prescription for more than 3 weeks left me in pain STILL waiting for a response.
    Oct 21, 2022
    Happy again.
    Oct 15, 2022
    Kind and thoughtful care.
    Oct 14, 2022
    Oct 04, 2022
    My experience was very good.
    Sep 30, 2022
    Dr. Thuillier is deeply concerned about my pain and conditions and does whatever he can to relieve to the pain. I am a unique case so it is not easy. He makes sure that the proper method and meds are used in conjunction with my illnesses and current meds. He is a very kind compassionate intelligent physician.
    Sep 22, 2022
    Dr. Thuillier was EXCELLENT!! He took time to explain my situation and offer options in a very friendly and concerned manner. His assistant was also fabulous. I felt so well cared for.
    Sep 16, 2022
    There was no discussion about possible physical therapy.
    Sep 09, 2022
    He is awesome
    Sep 09, 2022
    Doctor was exemplary. He and resident were caring and professional. They were all interested in my input. Listened to my concerns.
    Aug 05, 2022
    Dr Thuillier is a wonderful doctor.
    Aug 02, 2022
    Exceptional provider
    Jul 31, 2022
    Dr. Thuillier impressed me with his professionalism competence and listening/explaining skills. Now I know why he was highly recommended by other ankle specialists for my particularly challenging issues.Just wish your absolutely awful scheduling system would have made it possible/easy to see him sooner!
    Jul 30, 2022
    Listened gave feedback and was pleasant to talk to.
    Jul 22, 2022
    I was impressed with Dr. Thuillier and his team as the attention and care I received was superior.
    Jul 08, 2022
    I had such a wonderful experience with Dr. Thuillier. He gave me a referral that I did not think Orr had been told was not available to the Stemcell clinic which made this the best visit I've ever had. Very grateful that they were able to fit me in so that I did not have to drive a second time two hours coming and going I'm so pleased that they figured out a way to do it thank you so much.
    May 18, 2022
    Dr. Thuillier did an excellent job diagnosing my condition understanding me as a patient and giving me clear understandable information and a recommendation on how to proceed.
    May 06, 2022
    The Dr. Knew everything about about my history and explained everything to me I even told my sister I wish she was able to transfer to ucsf so she could see him
    Apr 29, 2022
    The medical trainee that saw me before Dr Thuillier seemed annoyed with me not sure why Dr Thuillier was very friendly. She seemed impatient with my questions
    Apr 29, 2022
    Dr Thuillier always listens shows great concern for my case .
    Apr 29, 2022
    Very good
    Apr 27, 2022
    No visit or after visit summary provided
    Mar 25, 2022
    We are very happy with Dr. Thuillier and the staff at UCSF
    Mar 25, 2022
    Dr Thuillier and his team always take good care of me .
    Mar 08, 2022
    My ultimate opinion about this provider will depend on follow-up issues. So far so good but this was just the first appointment and we will see if the treatment recommendations end up helping as well as how well he works with other specialists he has referred me to for the follow-up.
    Feb 16, 2022
    No instructions really. He will contact my surgeon to discuss what will be next.
    Feb 15, 2022
    Top notch. Knowledgeable helpful easy to talk to
    Feb 10, 2022
    I feel confident in receiving good future care from this provider.
    Feb 08, 2022
    I am VERY pleased with the care I received as it allows me as a Geologist and Archaeologist to resume my field work after 12 years of incapacity