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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
    242 Ratings
    About our process
    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.
    Aug 25, 2021
    Very professional and conpassionate
    Jul 30, 2021
    Excellent provider service
    Jun 28, 2021
    the best highly recommended.
    Jun 12, 2021
    Made PT referral mentioned those he works with but no names in packet.
    Jun 03, 2021
    I had previously seen another orthopedist for this issue. this was a second opinion. this doctor was far more engaged than my first doctor. he showed more concern empathy and gave clearer and more complete explanations. I left feeling materially more confident in my treatment plan.
    May 27, 2021
    Continue to be so impressed with the Orthopedics Dept at UCSF
    May 12, 2021
    Totally professional and very caring about his patients.
    May 06, 2021
    Dr. Lansdown is a wonderful Dr. He is a very attentive listener caring and is able to convey medical information in an understandable yet not condescending way.
    Apr 09, 2021
    Great explanation by provider Really good written summary given at discharge
    Feb 27, 2021
    Excellent care and professionalism.
    Feb 18, 2021
    my doctor is more knowledgeable than me. that is wonderful. i fully trust their advice and recommendation.
    Jan 19, 2021
    Dr Lansdown ROCKS!
    Dec 05, 2020
    Dr Lansdown is exceptional and I am grateful for his care and concern. He goes above and beyond to ensure I receive care during the pandemic.
    Dec 04, 2020
    excellent doctor & office. The x-ray techs were AWESOME & so nice.
    Nov 20, 2020
    Very Professional & Very knowledgeable
    Oct 22, 2020
    I felt heard and when I asked about my diagnosis my doctor pulled out a knee from the cupboard and showed me what was happening. That was really kind and I felt at ease and comfortable taking the next steps with a physical therapist.
    Oct 07, 2020
    Care provider was more interested in getting me out of the office and dismissed from his care than focusing on my questions and my concerns for regaining my usual state of health.
    Oct 06, 2020
    I have never had an unpleasant experience in this providers office or with her
    Oct 01, 2020
    we were supposed to schedule surgery. Suddenly he changed his prior recomendation and told me I was not recommended to have surgery anymore.i had asked for a cortisone shot earlier last month nut was told of I got the onjection it would postpone the surgery by 3 i agreed to not have the injection so we could do the surgery sooner. during the visit he said he no longer thought surgery was for me.gave me the injection and said come back in 3 months for another one.
    Sep 28, 2020
    I love him. he is awesome. the best dr. I've ever seen.
    Aug 25, 2020
    I feel like my concerns weren't taken seriously.
    Jul 31, 2020
    Dr. Drew Lansdown is great. I am excited to be on the road to shoulder recovery.
    Jul 10, 2020
    Very thorough pleasant confident provider.