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Nicole Strauss Schroeder


Chief of Hand, Elbow and Upper Extremity Surgery
Orthopedic surgeon

Dr. Nicole Schroeder is an orthopedic surgeon with special interests in physical injuries of the hand and forearm, tendinosis (chronic degeneration of a tendon), Dupuytren's contracture (a hand condition in which some of the fingers can't straighten), arthritis, blood vessel and nerve problems, bone deformities, dislocations and fractures, joint problems, tumors, and ligament and tendon injuries. She serves as chief of hand, elbow and upper extremity services for UCSF's orthopedic surgery department.

Schroeder earned her medical degree from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at UCSF and a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at Washington University in St. Louis.

UCSF has honored Schroeder, a faculty member since 2018, with several awards for excellence in teaching. She serves as associate director of UCSF's orthopedic residency program and director of its education curriculum. She is a member of the Academy of Medical Educators and American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

  • Education

    Northwestern University, MD, 2004

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Orthopedic Surgery, 2009

  • Fellowships

    Washington University, Hand and Upper Extremity, 2010

  • Board Certifications

    Hand Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

    Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

  • Academic Title


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    Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
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    Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
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    Knew the important information about your medical history
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    The provider showed respect for what you had to say
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    The provider spent enough time with me
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