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Dr. Jeff Barry is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee reconstruction for arthritis. He cares for patients with all types of degenerative hip and knee conditions, as well as those with complications from prior joint replacement surgery.

Barry takes a comprehensive approach to diagnosing and managing hip and knee pain, incorporating the latest advances in pain control before, during and after surgery. He also has expertise in the most advanced surgical techniques, including direct anterior total hip replacement (a less invasive approach), partial knee replacement and revision surgery (surgery to correct a problem with a previously replaced joint).

Barry's research interests include perioperative management and risk assessment, revision surgery and managing complications after total joint replacement. He is also interested in educating the next generation of medical students and residents, and in designing and using novel surgical instruments and methods of delivering care. His current projects include studying how best to manage infections in total joint replacements, as well as how to harness technology to improve outcomes and enhance the experience of patients receiving care.

A San Jose native, Barry went to Duke University to earn a bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering, graduating magna cum laude. He earned his medical degree at UCSF, where he also completed a residency in orthopedic surgery. During this time at UCSF, he received numerous awards for both his work with patients and his research, including an orthopedic surgery chief resident of the year award and a dean's research fellowship. He was also selected for the American Orthopaedic Association's Emerging Leaders Program. He subsequently completed a fellowship in adult joint reconstruction at OrthoCarolina.

In addition to caring for UCSF patients needing joint replacement, he sees patients through the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Health Care System.

Barry is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.

  • Education

    UCSF, 2012

  • Fellowships

    OrthoCarolina, Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction, 2018

  • Board Certifications

    Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    482 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 30, 2023
    Doctor is GREAT !!
    Nov 16, 2023
    Very supportive care team led by Dr. Barry.
    Nov 14, 2023
    Dr. Barry is thoughtful and a really good listener.He is reassuring and thorough.
    Nov 07, 2023
    Provided thorough explanation of the process of my upcoming surgery. Explained in detail and answered all my questions and concerns.
    Nov 01, 2023
    Rating of Very Good is way below what I would give this care provider Dr. Barry. OUTSTANDING is the word that I would use.
    Nov 01, 2023
    Just a great experience and level of care
    Oct 31, 2023
    The Dr was very upbeat and had a positive attitude. Loved him
    Oct 31, 2023
    I felt like the care provider came to a very quick conclusion without considering alternatives. There also was very little discussion about options going forward. For example if I have arthritis in my hip will it get worse; are there options for treatments - I asked about PT when he gave a negative review for my situation. I "felt" like he was wanting a surgical candidate (he never mentioned surgery) and isn't have much interest in my hip issue.
    Oct 31, 2023
    Very personable and professional. Dr Barry listened to me answered my questions and asked me questions. The shared knowledge and communication is valuable intel for us both.
    Oct 29, 2023
    Oct 28, 2023
    Dr Barry answered my questions and provided contact information for any follow-up questions.
    Oct 20, 2023
    Oct 17, 2023
    Dr Barry & his care team were always friendly & available for any questions I had. Most times my questions were answered that same day
    Oct 17, 2023
    Dr. Barry was very articulate in accessing his opinion on where my pain was coming from.
    Oct 06, 2023
    Are excellent conversations with clear messages
    Sep 21, 2023
    My experience with Dr Barry and his team were all positive and I highly recommend to anyone considering hip replacement.
    Sep 19, 2023
    Dr. Barry was very kind and compassionate. I did not feel rushed at all he took his time and answered all my questions.
    Sep 14, 2023
    Outstanding service and skill
    Sep 03, 2023
    It was a very good experience. Thank you
    Aug 28, 2023
    Dr.Barry gave me peace of mind.
    Aug 27, 2023
    I travel 5 hours to see this provider. It's worth it
    Jul 27, 2023
    I hit gold with UCSF's Ortho clinic.
    Jul 19, 2023
    MA and PA were great!
    Jul 18, 2023
    My appointment (first time with this clinic) reflected effective management resulting in a good understanding of the problem and its ultimate treatment.
    Jul 15, 2023
    Super impressed
    Jul 11, 2023
    Dr Barry is extraordinary in every way.
    Jul 05, 2023
    He seems to really know what he was talking about and I liked that he talked to me even though my parents were in the room.
    Jul 04, 2023
    Very helpful
    Jun 26, 2023
    Dr Barry has given me the best care that I could expect and beyond
    Jun 25, 2023
    My surgeon listens very well & answers my numerous questions explaining all aspects of surgery & post-op care. He's concerned with my well being.
    Jun 15, 2023
    It moved a little too fast for me lots to take in felt a bit overwhelmed.
    Jun 01, 2023
    Very positive all around!
    May 29, 2023
    I was very impressed.
    May 27, 2023
    Dr Barry did an excellent revision surgery. I couldn't be happier.
    May 23, 2023
    Dr. Barry is the best surgeon anyone could have. He is excellent.
    May 05, 2023
    I was so impressed with everyone I came in contact with at my appointment. Dr. Barry was so professional & so helpful.
    May 04, 2023
    A very pleasant and reassuring visit as always.
    Apr 29, 2023
    Dr. Barry is Awsome I would and have already recommended him to several people who's having knee problems. I am so happy he excepted me!!!!
    Apr 27, 2023
    Dr. Barry and his team were very caring and patient in answering my questions. I couldn't ask for better care.
    Apr 19, 2023
    Dr Barry responded to questions I posed to him online over the weekend right away!!
    Apr 18, 2023
    I find the entire office entirely professional
    Apr 16, 2023
    Dr. Barry has made me feel confident and at ease concerning my procedure and recovery. He has promptly responded to all my emails and questions and helped me to understand and put my mind at ease. I would not want anyone else on my case.
    Apr 11, 2023
    Excellent in every way
    Apr 06, 2023
    Doc Barry was awesome
    Apr 04, 2023
    Besides being an accomplished physician Dr. Barry has a superb friendly and courteous demeanor. He is an exceptional listener and exhibits a genuine concern for the patient.
    Apr 04, 2023
    The care providers asked questions abot my experience and listened and responded with empathy. Clear and thurough explanations were given about care plans which Included requesting my thoughts.
    Mar 30, 2023
    Dr Barry was great and his fellow was actually a very experienced orthopedic MD as well so it was a very thorough visit
    Mar 28, 2023
    Excellent! Really understood the treatment options even though I wanted a different approach. He was patient and I understand why his approach is the best option for me. Great!
    Mar 27, 2023
    My experience with the nurses and staff was very nice and felt warm and caring. My experience with Dr. Barry was horrific. He came into the room with a preconceived idea of what I should do and barely asked me any questions. I am not nave I know weight loss needs to happen but he jumped to amputation or weight loss and was NOT the least bit Interested in the excruciating pain I am in every single day. He didn't care nor want to understand my current situation how I got to this place what I have tried what has worked vs not worked. He wasn't Interested In trying ANYTHING from his end - just passed me off to the gastric bypass group. Its clear Dr. Barry has zero empathy for people In general and no desire to understand his patients or potential patients.
    Mar 23, 2023
    Love that Dr. Barry explains things in a calm way answering each question very patiently.
    Mar 23, 2023
    I feel I am now in good hands and relieved compared to the previous provider Dr Barry is top notch!
    Mar 14, 2023
    Couldn't have been happier with Dr. And resident. They both listened and actually heard me.
    Feb 25, 2023
    Excellent in every way!
    Feb 07, 2023
    The best provider for me.
    Feb 07, 2023
    Every one was efficient friendly and caringAnd very busy.
    Feb 02, 2023
    I have received the very best of care.
    Jan 31, 2023
    Excellent physician. Couldn't ask for better care.
    Jan 29, 2023
    Dr. Barry made sure to address my concerns and gave time to ask any questions I may have about my recovery
    Jan 28, 2023
    Dr. Barry is the best and thank you so much for fixing my knee
    Jan 28, 2023
    Truly amazed at the care & compassionate care received.
    Jan 27, 2023
    Excellent support throughout
    Dec 10, 2022
    Happy to be in Dr. Barry's & his teams care for this surgery.
    Nov 29, 2022
    Nov 29, 2022
    Extremely caring informative and knowledgeable.
    Nov 17, 2022
    Dr. Barry is awesome. I look forward to my follow up in one year!
    Nov 03, 2022
    Nov 01, 2022
    I was well please with everything thereI wish I could have had a good experience in the hospital (UCSF Mount Zion) I will never recommend that hospital the nursing staff were horrible I had a very bad experience.
    Nov 01, 2022
    Already have recommend to others
    Oct 31, 2022
    Dr. Barry listened and responded to my concerns. He approached the issues I presented very diligently. He assessed the scrape on my right leg dressed/bandaged the slight wound carefully and requested that I clean and change twice a day and report anymore concerns immediately. The wound is now (a few days later healed I believe his care helped accelerate the process. He also discussed the right knee problem with continuing as have been doing and report any concerns as well. I am very happy that Dr. Had the patience to address and take care of my right leg issues immediately as I feel this is helping the leg heal. Thank you.
    Oct 27, 2022
    I don't know why you don't have "excellent". I also thought the Fellow who worked with Dr. Barry was excellent.
    Oct 25, 2022
    Dr Barry was condescending did not direct comments or attention to patient (looked at spouse instead) and made comments about condition that were inconsistent with multiple other physicians as well as being inconsiderate of patient experience and situation. Awful experience.
    Oct 18, 2022
    Dr. Barry and his resident were attentive patient and allowed me to express my concerns and issues regarding CRPS. They allowed me to ask questions directed me to complete those questions with anesthesia and Dr. Barry even said I could send him a message if there was some thing that I didn't understand I was worried about with anesthesia because with CRPS patients you have to have a really good degree of pain management and he has been patient and I'm very grateful to have found this doctor as resident was wonderful also
    Oct 11, 2022
    Dr. Barry is a excellent physician. His greatest qualities are many-of which I find most important are his care of the patient has compassionate understanding of where the patient is coming from and the ease it is to talk to him.
    Sep 29, 2022
    Excellent compassionate and thorough care.
    Sep 26, 2022
    Hard to evaluate because he was filling in. He refused to discuss the treatment path if the cultures came back positive for infection which is one of my main concerns. I was to given any guidance on treatment options for hematoma other than that it would take a while and to be conservative. It was a long way to come in a lot of pain to get so little information. I did get to see the CT Scan images though and that was slightly gratifying because I feel like I am completely in the dark ... Unable to walk yet not knowing if/when that will change. I feel like no one really cares. It's a very different experience than I had 4 years ago.
    Sep 24, 2022
    Dr. Barry is an exceptional provider. I respect his expertise and am confident in his competency.
    Sep 13, 2022
    Dr Barry was kind listened to my concerns and answered my question in a way that built trust and respect.
    Sep 10, 2022
    Dr. Barry was great! He patiently answered all my questions and and made me feel heard and very comfortable with the procedure.
    Sep 01, 2022
    I would have liked a bit more hand-holding
    Aug 30, 2022
    Great clear explanations.
    Aug 30, 2022
    I was very encouraged
    Aug 30, 2022
    The best doctor I ever had.
    Aug 30, 2022
    Dr Barry and his team are my heroes.
    Aug 29, 2022
    I would like to have had time to ask the Doctor a couple of questions. It was obvious that he was in a hurry.
    Aug 27, 2022
    How do they measure lengthOf leg so they match
    Aug 05, 2022
    Very professional and human attitude!
    Aug 03, 2022
    Not enough superlatives to describe Dr. Barry and his entire Team!
    Jul 23, 2022
    Information to caregiver gave to me we're good
    Jul 21, 2022
    I found everyone with whom I met caring and patient and efficient. I look forward to working with this team.
    Jul 20, 2022
    Everyone one was very helpful
    Jul 20, 2022
    Dr. Barry is a wonderful physician who is a credit to himself your Orthopaedic Institute and UCSF!
    Jul 12, 2022
    Absolutely I would recommend anybody to go there I don't think that I have ever had such good care as I did yesterday when I was there from the front desk to x-rays that x-ray technician was just amazing and then going into the room and meeting the first doctor and then the second doctor and then the other two ladies all was just wonderful have never had an experience so good thank you so very much
    Jul 09, 2022
    Dr Barry was exceptional in all Interactions: history taking reviewing xrays and explaining findings his exam and discussing treatment recommendations. Answered all my questions came up with acceptable plan given my hesitancy to take traditional anti inflammatory medication and I never felt rushed. He was excellent and I felt I received personalized terrific care.
    Jul 09, 2022
    May 30, 2022
    I can't recommend this provider yet. He's going to perform a knee replacement for me I'll be able to answer that question better after surgery.
    Apr 19, 2022
    A very knowledgeable doctor. His personality was bland. Exactly what I expected from someone that has an undergraduate degree in engineering. The resident was VERY good.
    Apr 04, 2022
    I said that I would do my lab work at my doctors office but I was not give the order.
    Apr 02, 2022
    Dr. Barry is a good listener to my Med condition.
    Apr 02, 2022
    Poor listening and diagnostic skills
    Mar 26, 2022
    This provider told me that I was triaged to the wrong "team" for level of care at this Clinic when I asked him about Tx options for my complex & extruding Meniscus Tear per MRI. He said that my complex Meniscus Tear "can heal on its own." He told me that he does "Jt. Replacement surgery" which I don't need.
    Feb 19, 2022

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