Dr. Shane Burch is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in treating spinal disorders. With expertise in all regions of the spine, he uses computer-assisted and robotic surgery techniques to perform both highly complex and minimally invasive procedures.

Burch's research focuses on spinal surgery outcomes, including how to improve postsurgical quality of life. A champion of using digital technology to elevate patient care, he established a motion analysis system to assess how patients move before and after surgery.

Burch earned his medical degree and completed a residency in orthopedics at the University of Toronto. He completed a spine fellowship at UCSF and joined the faculty in 2005.

Burch serves in many leadership roles at UCSF, including research director for the spine division. He also directs the spine fellowship program and has helped train more than 40 surgeons in complex spinal disorder surgeries and minimally invasive techniques over the last 15 years. He mentors undergraduate students, medical students, orthopedic residents and clinical fellows through career counseling and as an adviser on research projects. He works closely with the UCSF Spine Center's directors to improve the center's efficiency in collaborating with the UCSF combined orthopedic and neurosurgery spine services. He also participates in campus-wide committees on risk management and patient safety.

In his spare time, Burch enjoys spending time with family, running ultramarathons and cycling in the Marin Headlands.

  • Education

    University of Toronto School of Medicine, 1998

  • Residencies

    University of Toronto Medical Center, 2004

  • Academic Title

    Professor

  • Languages

    French

Clinics I work with

Spine Center

400 Parnassus Ave., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Orthopedic Spine Surgery at Greenbrae

1100 S. Eliseo Dr., Suite 1
Greenbrae, CA 94904

My reviews

4.8

Overall Experience
293 Reviews
Dr Shane is a wonderful caring doctor and I feel very confident being under his care that I will be in the best of hands.
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
292 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
292 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
288 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
291 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
292 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
291 Reviews

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