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Geoffrey Abrams

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care system

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Stanford Outpatient Center 450 Broadway St 2nd Fl Redwood City, CA 94063
    Tel Work (650) 723-5643 Fax (650) 721-3430
  • Academic Offices

Professional Overview


Dr. Abrams specializes in Sports Medicine and arthroscopy, upper extremity joint replacement, as well as ligament reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, knee, hip and elbow. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), and the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), among others. He is actively involved in cartilage restoration research, particularly for the shoulder and upper extremity, in addition to the role of inflammatory mediators on cartilage destruction and rotator cuff pathology. Dr. Abrams received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and his Doctor of Medicine from the University of California - San Diego. He completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Stanford University and went on to receive addition training in Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. He has participated in caring for the Chicago Bulls basketball team and Chicago Whitesox baseball team and currently serves as Team Physician for the Stanford Women's Basketball Team, Stanford Men's Tennis Team, and Notre Dame de Namur University. Dr. Abrams has authored or co-authored over 40 peer-reviewed scientific articles, over 20 book chapters, has presented original research at numerous national and international scientific meetings, and serves as a reviewer for numerous Sports Medicine scientific journals.

Clinical Focus

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Academic Appointments

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Member, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (2009 - present)
  • Member, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (2013 - present)
  • Member, California Orthopedic Association (2013 - present)
  • Member, Arthroscopy Association of North America (2013 - present)
  • Member, Western Orthopedic Association (2013 - present)

Professional Education

Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine CA (2012)
Internship: Stanford University School of Medicine CA (2008)
Fellowship: Rush University Medical Center IL (2013)
Medical Education: UCSD CA (2007)

Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Dr. Abrams' research is focused on the role that joint synovial tissue and inflammatory mediators have on rotator cuff pathology as well as cartilage lesions in the shoulder, knee, and hip.


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