Saam Morshed, MD, PhD, MPH

Orthopedic surgeon

Dr. Saam Morshed is an orthopedic trauma surgeon who specializes in treating broken bones and fractures at the Orthopaedic Institute at Mission Bay. He treats patients with breaks and fractures of the pelvis, arm, elbow, shoulder, ankle, foot, leg and knee. In his research, he studies skeletal injuries to develop new techniques for fracture repair and rehabilitation as well as prevention of post-traumatic arthritis.

Morshed earned a medical degree at the UCSF School of Medicine, where he completed an orthopedic residency. He completed an orthopedic trauma fellowship at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. He is a member of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, AO North America, Foundation for Orthopaedic Trauma and the Institute for Global Orthpaedics and Traumatology. He is an associate professor in residence in orthopedic surgery at UCSF.


Orthopedic Trauma Service
1500 Owens St.
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-9400
Fax: (415) 885-3862

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

Board Certification

Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Academic Title

Associate Professor

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UCSF School of Medicine 2001


UCSF Medical Center, Orthopedic Surgery 2008


Harborview Medical Center, Orthopedic Surgery 2009

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Ibrahim JM, Conway D, Haonga BT, Eliezer EN, Morshed S, Shearer DW. Predictors of lower health-related quality of life after operative repair of diaphyseal femur fractures in a low-resource setting. Injury. 2018 May 23.
  2. Razani N, Morshed S, Kohn MA, Wells NM, Thompson D, Alqassari M, Agodi A, Rutherford GW. Effect of park prescriptions with and without group visits to parks on stress reduction in low-income parents: SHINE randomized trial. PLoS One. 2018; 13(2):e0192921.
  3. Mustafa Diab M, Wu HH, Eliezer E, Haonga B, Morshed S, Shearer DW. The impact of antegrade intramedullary nailing start site using the SIGN nail in proximal femoral fractures: A prospective cohort study. Injury. 2017 Nov 18.

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