Saam Morshed


Orthopedic surgeon
Clinician-scientist and nature enthusiast

Dr. Saam Morshed is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in caring for patients with traumatic injuries such as broken bones. He treats fractures of the pelvis, arm, elbow, shoulder, ankle, foot, leg and knee.

In his research, Morshed studies skeletal injuries to develop new techniques for fracture repair and rehabilitation. He also looks at how to prevent post-traumatic arthritis.

Morshed earned his medical degree at UCSF, where he completed a residency in orthopedic surgery. During his residency he was awarded a clinical research and training fellowship from the Orthopaedic Research and Education Society, which funded his studies toward a master's of public health degree and, later, a doctorate in epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley. He also completed an orthopedic trauma fellowship at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Morshed is a member of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, AO North America, Foundation for Orthopedic Trauma and Institute for Global Orthopaedics and Traumatology.

  • Education

    UCSF School of Medicine, 2001

  • Residencies

    UCSF Medical Center, Orthopedic Surgery, 2008

  • Fellowships

    Harborview Medical Center, Orthopedic Surgery, 2009

  • Board Certifications

    Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

  • Languages



Healing musculoskeletal injury is an inspiring journey, one in which I care for each patient with knowledge of science and dedication to quality.

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    Effects of Early Weight Bearing on Rehabilitation Outcomes in Patients With Traumatic Ankle and...

    Re-admissions for a limb related issue and all re-operations on the study limb will be prospectively tracked by the Research Coordinators by routinely scanning hospital admission and orthopaedic surgery logs to identify all admiss...


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    Early Advanced Weight Bearing for Peri-articular Knee and Pilon Injuries

    PROMIS Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) item banks for physical function, depression, anxiety, pain, fatigue, sleep, and social activity participation will be administered on a tablet. Scores for each item bank are calculated electron...