Theodore Miclau, MD

Orthopedic surgeon

Dr. Ted Miclau is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of injuries caused by trauma, such as complex fractures and bone loss. He is an internationally recognized expert on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of bone regeneration and repair, locally applied antibiotics and minimally invasive fracture surgery. Miclau joined the UCSF Orthopedic Surgery Department in 1996 as an orthopedic traumatologist at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH). He has been the chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) since 2002. He is the director of the UCSF/SFGH Orthopaedic Trauma Institute, director of Orthopaedic Trauma, and professor and vice chair of the UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Miclau earned a medical degree at the Yale School of Medicine. He completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After finishing an orthopedic trauma fellowship at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, he was awarded the AO-Jack McDaniel fellowship, given to one U.S. orthopedic residency graduate a year with an interest in orthopedic trauma. Since 2000, when Miclau received a five-year Career Development Award, he has had a research program in musculoskeletal injury funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He is the site director and Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine (AFIRM) liason for the Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium (METRC), supported by the Department of Defense.

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Yale University School of Medicine 1988


University of North Carolina Medical Center, Orthopedic Surgery 1994


Baylor College of Medicine, Orthopedic Trauma 1995