Welcome to the
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

The Stanford University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is dedicated to providing excellent patient care and outstanding education for students, residents, and fellows in the fields of orthopaedic surgery and musculoskeletal medicine. 

Stanford Ortho at Super Bowl LIV

Stanford Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Timothy McAdams has lead the San Francisco 49ers’ medical staff as the team’s head physician since 2014. Seen here, he shares the 2020 Super Bowl LIV field in Miami with Stanford Orthopaedic Surgery Department Chair, Dr. William Maloney and Stanford Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Assistant Professor, Dr. Geoffrey Abrams.

February 2, 2020

(Right) Dr. William Maloney, (Middle) Dr. Timothy McAdams, (Left) Dr. Geoffrey Abrams.

Interested in Participating in a Study?

Dr. Constance Chu and her research team are looking for participants in their Acute ACL Trial

In this study, Dr. Chu and her team will use an FDA-approved drug called Tranexamic Acid (TXA) — already widely used to reduce bleeding during orthopaedic surgeries — to see if TXA treatment right after ACL injury, and during ACL surgery, can improve knee recovery and cartilage health over 2 years of follow-up.  This clinical trial is part of a $10 million grant led by Dr. Chu from the Department of Defense to combat the problem of osteoarthritis occurring after joint injuries.

If interested, please call the research hotline at 650-721-7612.

New Stanford Hospital
Is Open!

November 17, 2019

WOA President, Dr. William Maloney

Summer 2019

USBJI PB&J Day, Listen to your athletes!

October 19, 2019

Recognizing Women in Medicine!


Join us in warmly welcoming our newest faculty to the Stanford Ortho Team:

Brady T. Evans, MD

Hand & Upper Extremity

John Kleimeyer, MD


James Rhee,


Physician Spotlight

Congratulations to Dr. Robin Kamal, Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center, was recently awarded the Friedenberg Clinician-Scientist Grant from the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) for his project “Developing and Testing a Tool for Preference Elicitation in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.” This grant is funded by the Zachary B. and Mrs. Kathleen Friedenberg Endowment Fund.  

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford, Derek F. Amanatullah, MD, PhD, is developing novel ways to treat infected joint replacements.