Utku Kandemir


Orthopedic surgeon
Lecturer and moderator for courses nationwide

About me

Dr. Utku Kandemir is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine and treating injuries caused by trauma. His areas of expertise include reconstructive and complex joint trauma, pelvic trauma, and sports injuries affecting the hip, knee or shoulder.

Kandemir's research focuses on fractures and joint biomechanics.

A native of Turkey, Kandemir completed his medical degree as well as residencies in internal medicine and orthopedic surgery at the Hacettepe University Medical School in Ankara, Turkey. He completed a research fellowship in sports medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and a clinical trauma fellowship at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

Kandemir volunteers his medical skills at San Francisco high school football games.

  • Education

    Hacettepe University School of Medicine, 1993

  • Residencies

    Hacettepe University Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 1995

    Hacettepe University Medical Center, Orthopedic Surgery, 2001

  • Board Certifications

    Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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I enjoy putting the body back together following injuries, and I try to provide individualized care of the highest quality for each patient.

Orthopedic Trauma Service

1500 Owens St.
San Francisco, CA 94158

My reviews


Overall Experience
104 Reviews
I had a few surgeries on my leg with complications prior to seeing Dr. Kandemir. He repaired my leg without any problems and it was a process healing but he was always very encourageing and I felt completely comfortable with his advice.
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
104 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
104 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
97 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
103 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
104 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
104 Reviews