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Karina M. Del Rosario


Physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist
Outdoor enthusiast and amateur painter

Dr. Karina Del Rosario is a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation who cares for patients with nerve and muscle conditions with the goal of restoring physical function. As a specialist in electrodiagnostic medicine, she performs diagnostic procedures to identify nerve and muscle injuries, such as electromyography (recording the electrical activity in muscles to assess muscle and nerve health) and nerve conduction studies (measuring the speed of electrical impulses to assess nerve health), along with providing treatment to facilitate recovery from musculoskeletal and neurological injuries. In addition to caring for patients at UCSF, she sees patients at the Orthopaedic Trauma Institute at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

After earning a bachelor's degree in biochemistry and cell biology at the University of California, San Diego, Del Rosario earned her medical degree at Drexel University College of Medicine. She completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of California, Davis, where she was recognized with an award for outstanding teaching during her year as chief resident. She continues to teach and mentor medical students and residents at UCSF.

A Bay Area native, Del Rosario grew up in San Francisco and Oakland, and enjoys hiking, cooking and yoga.

  • Education

    Drexel University College of Medicine, MD, 2013

  • Residencies

    UC Davis, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2017

  • Board Certifications

    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

I strive to provide compassionate and collaborative care for my patients, with the aim of improving quality of life and function.

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    49 Ratings
    About our process
    Oct 04, 2023
    A truly thoughtful experience
    Sep 13, 2023
    Excellent Doctor !
    Jul 21, 2023
    Dr Del Rosario was personable authoritative and empathetic.
    Jul 12, 2023
    Very proficient in his work
    May 12, 2023
    Feb 07, 2023
    The care provider was very good at hearing my time frames and concern and plans and he was very good at mapping out the timelines for the insurance and explaining what was needed to accomplish my desired goals. I also had a trauma moment and he was also sensitive to my needs gave me space and allowed me to work through it before continuing his exam.
    Feb 03, 2023
    Excellent physician
    Jan 28, 2023
    Dr. del rosario was very nice always she cares about her patients
    Dec 07, 2022
    I answered some questions wrong re: pain- my error.
    Aug 27, 2022
    The Care Provider was great!
    Aug 15, 2022
    Ucsf staff is always friendly knowledgeable respectful always glad to be a patient
    Apr 27, 2022
    She was excellent had amazing bedside manner help me feel good even though toe procedure was painful. Was super non judgmental and caring. One of my best medical experiences
    Apr 14, 2022
    Provider was extremely thorough explained what she was testing and provide preliminary feed back
    Mar 14, 2022
    Very good medical care