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Dr. Drew Lansdown is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine and surgeries of the knee, shoulder and elbow. He treats a wide range of conditions, including knee ligament injuries, meniscus and other cartilage injuries, rotator cuff tears, shoulder instability, shoulder arthritis, and shoulder and elbow injuries related to throwing. He cares for athletes of all ages and skill levels.

Lansdown performs total shoulder replacements and reverse shoulder replacements, and he is trained in advanced arthroscopic techniques. He also has experience in procedures for knee joint preservation.

Lansdown's research interests include anterior cruciate ligament injuries, rotator cuff tears and cartilage injuries. He studies how to use advanced MRI techniques to improve diagnosis and treatment for knee and shoulder conditions.

Lansdown earned his medical degree at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, graduating with honors. While completing a residency in orthopedic surgery at UCSF, he received the UCSF Exceptional Physician Award. He completed a fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at Rush University Medical Center.

Lansdown reviews articles for numerous medical journals, including the American Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal of Orthopaedic Research, and Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. He has served as an assistant team physician for the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls, in addition to serving as team physician for high school football teams in Chicago and the Bay Area.

  • Education

    University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, 2010

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Orthopedic Surgery, 2016

  • Fellowships

    Rush University Medical Center, Sports Medicine, 2017

  • Board Certifications

    Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    295 Ratings
    About our process
    Jul 09, 2023
    Seems like a very good doctor
    Jun 13, 2023
    Dr Lansdown has such a great positive presence . He explains problems clearly and follows up with solutions. You can tell he really cares !!
    Jun 02, 2023
    Excellent doctor. I am very glad I chose to see hi.
    May 19, 2023
    Professional and thorough Detailed in explanation and following questions
    May 11, 2023
    I would recommend anybody to this hospital. Very well run facility.
    May 08, 2023
    Dr Lansdown is one of the most empathetic providers I've every encountered. He really does seem to care. He answered by boat load of questions showed me models and CatScan results so I can better understand the procedure. I trust his skills and judgement. I don't feel like I understand much about the post-surgical at home experience and what I can do to prepare for it. Sounds like a lot of that will happen in the hospital but I feel like I'll be overwhelmed and need to prepare earlier.
    May 04, 2023
    Never a problem with this department from being making a appointment to Dr Lansdown he's a very good Doctor
    May 04, 2023
    Very professional personable and knowledgable
    Apr 30, 2023
    I was previously seen by this health care provider and was told I required surgery of both shoulders and X-rays were taken prior to seeing him and they weren't included in my in person visit. Also I mentioned that an MRI is the proper method of determining whether the automobile accident I recently was involved in had caused further complications of which X-rays won't determine this.
    Apr 09, 2023
    Dr. Lansdown is a fantastic surgeon and caregiver. I will highly recommend him to anyone I know who needs support that Dr. Lansdown can support. Dr. Lansdown also helped me with an ongoing issue with a foreign body left in my non-surgery hand by a nurse. The foreign body had nothing to do with Dr. Lansdown's work and is in no way his fault. However he recognized my concern and helped me get further support.
    Apr 02, 2023
    The doctor well explained the procedure he would recommend but not much discussion of alternatives. I am reading up on these on line. I have scheduled surgery (that person was helpful) but I don't know what to do next. How will I dress? How do I sleep sitting up? I'm reading up on this with useful information from the Mayo Clinic and Stanford websites but what do I need to know from UCSF? I have great faith in Dr Lansdown. I just don't know all the details of what I'm committing to or when I'll know that
    Mar 02, 2023
    All was explained very clearly to me.
    Feb 16, 2023
    Very sweet and caeing
    Feb 07, 2023
    Attentive professional and caring. Simply outstanding!
    Dec 15, 2022
    Great doctor nurses and staff. Wouldn't go anywhere else for medical
    Dec 08, 2022
    This was my first interaction with Dr. Lansdown and it was all positive. I would recommend him for consult but I have no experience with a surgical ability so I would be hesitant to recommend him for that.
    Nov 18, 2022
    Dr Lansdown listened to me and answered my questions with respect and knowledge.
    Nov 11, 2022
    Dr Drew Lansdown is by far the best orthopedic doctor I've had. He listened to my concerns and goals and provided a clear path forward
    Oct 15, 2022
    Dr Drew was the 4th orthopedic surgeon I saw and the only one who asked what my goals were clearly explained my injuries and provided a clear path forward to running.I would recommend him to my family and friends
    Oct 14, 2022
    Excellent Dr.
    Oct 14, 2022
    Very impressed with Dr Lansdown and staff.
    Oct 08, 2022
    Drew listened provided advice and feedback. Excellent physician.
    Oct 07, 2022
    Dr Lansdown was very helpful in helping me understand my options take a decision and plan for the procedure.
    Sep 30, 2022
    Great experience.
    Sep 22, 2022
    Dr. Lansdown is an amazing human being. So helpful and always listens to my concerns and we come to joint agreements very easily.
    Sep 06, 2022
    Dr Lansdown and his staff are amazing.....they really listen to all the concerns questions etc. Explain everything clearly answer questions....I am very impressed and pleased!
    Aug 28, 2022
    Very satisfied. Received impeccable service
    Aug 28, 2022
    Went above and beyond. I live 5 hours away and the doctor even saw me fir a problem not originally planned for the appointment
    Aug 26, 2022
    Excellent in every way best ever
    Aug 25, 2022
    Always a great experience at UCSF
    Aug 25, 2022
    Dr. Lansdown has been wonderful Evan really likes him too and proactively commented that he wishes he could be his every day doctor.
    Aug 06, 2022
    This Dr gave me my life back. I'm very blessed to have him do my surgery.
    Aug 04, 2022
    Very good
    Jul 29, 2022
    Jun 02, 2022
    Appreciated the detailed visit summary referrals forms that he provided. Also appreciated follow up communication via MyChart.
    Apr 23, 2022
    Apr 17, 2022
    The only uncomfortable part of the experience was figuring out how to juggle communicating to Dr. Lansdown and the two visiting doctors. I felt awkward only speaking to Dr Lansdown and ignoring the two visiting doctors and tried to include them in the conversation. One of them avoided interaction while the other one did their best to acknowledge me. It would have been good to just make clear they are shadowing and maybe to pretend they were not there to make it clear for the patient on what to do. They also were clearly getting tired standing and I felt like I couldn't help but shorten my interactions so they didn't have to stand anymore. I didn't want this unexpected burden but I understand why they attended the appointment and I was willing to help them gain experience.
    Mar 13, 2022
    Dr Lansdown has a very positive and patient attitude He is a great listener
    Mar 10, 2022
    Provider didn't disclose possible negative outcomes of surgery. Surgery made situation far worse.
    Feb 25, 2022
    Dr Lansdown was excellent
    Jan 21, 2022
    Dr. Lansdown is a superb clinician plain and simple. I left the visit with absolute confidence that my problem was being addressed expertly and thoroughly
    Jan 21, 2022
    I've had a long term experience with the Ortho Clinic (fractured clavicles/knee issues) and in my opinion they are absolutely terrific. Dr. Lansdown has been my Ortho "guy" for the past couple of years and I'm greatly pleased with his capabilities and general kindness.
    Jan 06, 2022
    Dr. Lansdown was very attentive and pleasant during the visit. He was enthusiastic about progress made since surgery.
    Dec 03, 2021
    This was my third visit to the Orthopaedic Institute. I have always been treated with respect and courtesy by Dr. Lansdown and his staff. Questions and concerns relating to my injury have been addressed in a manner that inspire confidence In my treatment and recovery.
    Dec 02, 2021
    Great care! Thank you.
    Nov 11, 2021
    Dr. Drew is wonderful. He listens well and explains thoroughly.
    Nov 03, 2021
    The doctor explained everything completely. He answered all my questions and made sure I understood everything we discussed.
    Oct 25, 2021
    I wish I got a better warning of the pain I would have post surgery but it did pass in two days so not a huge deal and maybe I just missed the warnings they tried to give me.