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Marc R. Safran, MD

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Sports Medicine Center - North Campus 450 Broadway St Pavilion A 2nd Fl MC 6120 Redwood City, CA 94063
    Tel Work (650) 723-5643 Fax (650) 721-3429
  • Academic Offices
    Alternate Contact
    Janet Lockshin Administrative Assistant Tel Work 650.721.7618
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview

Clinical Focus

  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Surgery
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Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Chief Orthopaedic Consultant, Women's Tennis Association (WTA) (2011 - present)
  • Board Member, Program Chairman, International Society for Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA) (2011 - 2013)
  • Board Member, Treasurer, International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) (2011 - 2015)
  • Board Member, Chair Council of Delegates, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (2012 - 2014)

Honors and Awards

  • Guest Reviewer, Aircast Foundation Granting Board (2004)
  • Irving Glick Award, Physician of the Year, Sanex WTA Tour (2001)
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) International Traveling Fellow, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) (2002)
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Clinical Exchange Scholar, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) (2001)
  • Best Clinical Science Fellow's Paper, 1ST Place, University of Pittsburgh (1994)
  • Best Resident's Paper, 1ST Place, Western Orthopaedic Association (1993)
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Professional Education

Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh PA (1994)
Internship: UCLA CA (1988)
Board Certification: Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (1996)
Board Certification: Sports Medicine, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (2007)
Medical Education: Duke University School of Medicine NC (1987)
MD: University of Pittsburgh, Sports Med. & Shoulder Surgery (1994)
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Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Dr. Safran is the Associate Chief of Sports Medicine and Fellowship Director of Sports Medicine, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Safran specializes in Sports Medicine and arthroscopic and ligament reconstructive surgery on the shoulder, elbow, hip and knee. He is a diplomat at the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and member of such prestigious societies such as: The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the ACL Study Group, the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Society, the Paradicus Society, the Multicenter of Arthroscopic Hip Surgery Outcomes Research Network, the Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network, and the Society of Tennis Medicine and Science in addition to the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Safran’s practice focuses on arthroscopic management of hip problems as well as articular cartilage regeneration, shoulder surgery and athletic shoulder and elbow problems. He is actively involved in research in these areas. Dr. Safran graduated from the University of California, Berkeley; Medical School was at Duke University; Residency at Uuniversity of California, Los Angeles; and Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery Fellowship from the University of Pittsburg. He has served as a team physician for many collegiate teams since 1993, in addition to being actively involved with professional tennis and as a consultant for the NBA Players Association. Dr. Safran has authored or co-authored more than 75 scientific articles, 40 book chapters and three books on sports medicine as it relates to the shoulder, elbow, knee, hip as well as tennis injuries and biomechanics cartilage research. Prior to coming to Stanford in the Spring of 2007, Dr. Safran has been in different practices, including being the Chief of Sports Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, where he also served as a team physician for the University of California, Berkeley. He is on the editorial board of many journals, including the American Journal of Sports Medicine.


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