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David W. Shearer


Orthopedic surgeon

Dr. David Shearer is an orthopedic surgeon who cares for patients with complex musculoskeletal injuries, with a focus on foot and ankle conditions. His expertise includes treating both acute conditions (those that occur suddenly) and conditions that develop following an injury, such as problems caused by poor healing or infections.

Shearer works with the UCSF Institute for Global Orthopaedics and Traumatology to improve education and research programs in developing countries through academic partnership.

Shearer earned his medical degree at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at UCSF, followed by a fellowship in orthopedic trauma surgery at Harborview Medical Center and a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at the Saint Alphonsus Health System. He also earned a master of public health degree, with a focus on clinical outcomes research and global health, at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

  • Education

    University of Washington School of Medicine, MD, 2008

  • Residencies

    UCSF Health, Orthopedic Surgery, 2014

  • Fellowships

    Harborview Medical Center, Orthopedic Trauma Surgery, 2015

    Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, Foot and Ankle Surgery, 2016

  • Board Certifications

    Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    64 Ratings
    About our process
    Oct 26, 2023
    I love UCSF amazing care and facilities!
    Aug 28, 2023
    Both meds were great.
    Aug 15, 2023
    This was a great appointment. Doctor listened we discussed my situation he explained and showed me my break and healing process very well.
    Jul 13, 2023
    Jul 13, 2023
    Dr. Shearer is excellent. Very professional and knowledgeable but also very personable- great combination in a physician
    Jun 26, 2023
    Excellent care given by all. Thanks
    Jun 04, 2023
    Great doc and wonderful assistant felt very listened to.
    May 27, 2023
    Dr Shearer is an excellent doctor. He's a good listener responsive and through.
    Dec 01, 2022
    Dr. Shearer is excellent.
    Nov 10, 2022
    Very good
    Oct 06, 2022
    Overall great experience.
    Aug 04, 2022
    Dr Shearer and staff were all good listeners. Dr Shearer assed my situation explained it throughly provided a treatment plan and had me schedule a follow up appt. I felt informed and comforted by our visit.
    Jul 14, 2022
    I had all of my questions and concerns addressed.
    Apr 21, 2022
    Very friendly.
    Mar 10, 2022
    Dr. Shearer is great. Very knowledgeable patient thorough and empathetic.