Richard O'Donnell, MD

Orthopedic surgeon

Dr. Richard J. O'Donnell is chief of Orthopedic Oncology and a specialist in bone cancer and soft tissue tumors in adults and children. O'Donnell sees patients at the UCSF Orthopaedic Institute, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. His goal in treating bone cancer is to preserve as much bone and functionality as possible. In his research, he addresses prosthetic fixation for massive skeletal reconstructions, multimodal neoadjuvant management of soft tissue sarcomas and bone graft substitutes to treat cystic bone defects.

O'Donnell earned a medical degree at Harvard Medical School and completed the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency Training Program at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He joined UCSF Medical Center in 1998. He is a professor of clinical orthopedic surgery at UCSF.

Clinics

Orthopedic Surgical Oncology
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 885-3800
Fax: (415) 514-5661

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

Academic Title

Professor

More about Richard O'Donnell

Additional Languages

Spanish

Education

Harvard Medical School 1989

Residencies

Massachusetts General Hospital, Orthopedic Surgery 1995

Fellowships

University of Washington, Musculoskeletal Oncology 1996

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Biermann JS, Chow W, Reed DR, Lucas D, Adkins DR, Agulnik M, Benjamin RS, Brigman B, Budd GT, Curry WT, Didwania A, Fabbri N, Hornicek FJ, Kuechle JB, Lindskog D, Mayerson J, McGarry SV, Million L, Morris CD, Movva S, O'Donnell RJ, Randall RL, Rose P, Santana VM, Satcher RL, Schwartz H, Siegel HJ, Thornton K, Villalobos V, Bergman MA, Scavone JL. NCCN Guidelines Insights: Bone Cancer, Version 2.2017. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2017 02; 15(2):155-167.
  2. Kansagra AP, Wan JJ, Devulapalli KK, Horvai AE, O'Donnell RJ, Link TM. Malignant Transformation of an Aneurysmal Bone Cyst to Fibroblastic Osteosarcoma. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2016 Sep/Oct; 45(6):E367-E372.
  3. Trivedi H, Link TM, O'Donnell RJ, Horvai AE, Motamedi D. Multiple hereditary exostoses: A pseudoaneurysm masquerading as tumor. J Radiol Case Rep. 2016 Aug; 10(8):50-59.
  4. Burke C, Link T, O'Donnell RJ, Cho SJ, Motamedi D. Giant Cell Tumor of Bone: Documented Progression over 4 Years from Its Origin at the Metaphysis to the Articular Surface. Case Rep Radiol. 2016; 2016:9786925.
  5. Leeman JJ, Motamedi D, Wildman-Tobriner B, O'Donnell RJ, Link TM. Intra-articular osteoid osteoma at the femoral trochlea treated with osteochondral autograft transplantation. J Radiol Case Rep. 2016 Jun; 10(6):22-29.
  6. von Mehren M, Randall RL, Benjamin RS, Boles S, Bui MM, Conrad EU, Ganjoo KN, George S, Gonzalez RJ, Heslin MJ, Kane JM, Koon H, Mayerson J, McCarter M, McGarry SV, Meyer C, O'Donnell RJ, Pappo AS, Paz IB, Petersen IA, Pfeifer JD, Riedel RF, Schuetze S, Schupak KD, Schwartz HS, Tap WD, Wayne JD, Bergman MA, Scavone J. Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Version 2.2016, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2016 06; 14(6):758-86.
  7. Walker Gallego E, Burk TF, Horvai AE, Link TM, Luke AC, O'Donnell RJ. Patellar Coccidioides immitis osteomyelitis: Case report and literature review. Curr Orthop Pract. 2016; 27(3):330-335.
  8. Goldman LH, Morse LJ, O'Donnell RJ, Wustrack RL. How Often Does Spindle Failure Occur in Compressive Osseointegration Endoprostheses for Oncologic Reconstruction? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2016 Jul; 474(7):1714-23.
  9. Legaspi KN, Wustrack RL, O’Donnell RJ. Total femoral and proximal tibial compressive osseointegration: 12-year follow-up. Curr Orthop Pract. 2016; 27(2):231-235.
  10. Tinkle CL, Tsuji SY, Weinberg V, Wustrack R, Braunstein SE, Haas-Kogan DA, DuBois SG, Horvai A, Jahan T, O’Donnell RJ Gottschalk AR. Intraoperative radiotherapy and limb-sparing surgery in the treatment of primary, non-metastatic extremity soft tissue sarcoma. J Rad Onc. 2015; 4:299-307.
  11. Tinkle CL, Weinberg V, Braunstein SE, Wustrack R, Horvai A, Jahan T, O'Donnell RJ, Gottschalk AR. Intraoperative Radiotherapy in the Management of Locally Recurrent Extremity Soft Tissue Sarcoma. Sarcoma. 2015; 2015:913565.
  12. O'Donnell RJ, DuBois SG, Haas-Kogan DA. Sarcomas of bone. DeVita, Hellman and Rosenberg's Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 10th edition. Edited by Vincent T. DeVita, Jr., Theodore S. Lawrence, and Steven A. Rosenberg. 2014; 1292-1313.
  13. von Mehren M, Randall LR, Benjamin RS, Boles S, Bui MM, Casper ES, Conrad EU, DeLaney TF, Ganjoo KN, George S, Gonzalez RJ, Heslin MJ, Kane JM, Mayerson J, McGarry SV, Meyer C, O'Donnell RJ, Pappo AS, Paz IB, Pfeifer JD, Riedel RF, Schuetze S, Schupak KD, Schwartz, HS, Van Tine BA, Wayne JD. NCCN Guidelines for Patients. Soft Tissue Sarcoma. 2014; 1-74.
  14. von Mehren M, Randall RL, Benjamin RS, Boles S, Bui MM, Casper ES, Conrad EU, DeLaney TF, Ganjoo KN, George S, Gonzalez RJ, Heslin MJ, Kane JM, Mayerson J, McGarry SV, Meyer C, O'Donnell RJ, Pappo AS, Paz IB, Pfeifer JD, Riedel RF, Schuetze S, Schupak KD, Schwartz HS, Van Tine BA, Wayne JD, Bergman MA, Sundar H. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors, version 2.2014. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2014 Jun; 12(6):853-62.
  15. von Mehren M, Randall RL, Benjamin RS, Boles S, Bui MM, Casper ES, Conrad EU, Delaney TF, Ganjoo KN, George S, Gonzalez RJ, Heslin MJ, Kane JM, Mayerson J, McGarry SV, Meyer C, O'Donnell RJ, Pappo AS, Paz IB, Pfeifer JD, Riedel RF, Schuetze S, Schupak KD, Schwartz HS, Van Tine BA, Wayne JD, Bergman MA, Sundar H. Soft tissue sarcoma, version 2.2014. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2014 Apr; 12(4):473-83.
  16. Hemipelvectomy and hemicorporectomy: Hindquarter amputation. Spine and Spinal Cord Tumors: Advanced Management and Operative Techniques. Edited by C.P. Ames, S. Boriani, and R. Jandial. 2014; 759-776.
  17. Solomon DA, Antonescu CR, Link TM, O'Donnell RJ, Folpe AL, Horvai AE. Hemosiderotic fibrolipomatous tumor, not an entirely benign entity. Am J Surg Pathol. 2013 Oct; 37(10):1627-30.
  18. Cascio MJ, O'Donnell RJ, Goldsby RE, Horvai, AE. Are areas of isolated atypical cells or residual tumor cartilage prognostically significant in neoadjuvant treated osteosarcoma? An analysis of 106 cases from a single institution. The Open Pathology Journal. 2013; 7:7-15.
  19. Biermann JS, Adkins DR, Agulnik M, Benjamin RS, Brigman B, Butrynski JE, Cheong D, Chow W, Curry WT, Frassica DA, Frassica FJ, Hande KR, Hornicek FJ, Jones RL, Mayerson J, McGarry SV, McGrath B, Morris CD, O'Donnell RJ, Randall RL, Santana VM, Satcher RL, Siegel HJ, von Mehren M, Bergman MA, Sundar H. Bone cancer. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2013 Jun 01; 11(6):688-723.
  20. Rethman MP, Watters W, Abt E, Anderson PA, Carroll KC, Evans RP, Futrell HC, Garvin K, Glenn SO, Goldberg MJ, Hellstein J, Hewlett A, Kolessar D, Moucha C, O'Donnell RJ, Osmon DR, O'Toole JE, Rinella A, Steinberg MJ, Martin WR, Cummins DS, Song S, Sluka P, Boyer K, Woznica A, Ristic H, Hanson NB.. The prevention of orthopaedic implant infection in patients undergoing dental procedures. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013; 95(8):745-47.

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