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.