Dr. Lisa Lattanza, MD

Dr. Lisa Lattanza, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon at The Arthritis and Joint Replacement Center at UCSF Medical Center

Meet Dr. Lisa Lattanza, MD

Dr. Lattanza is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon with the Arthritis and Joint Replacement Center at UCSF Medical Center.

She is the center's chief of hand, elbow, and upper extremity surgery, treating both adults and children for arthritis, nerve conditions, bone deformities, joint problems, ligament and tendon injuries, and more.

Dr. Lattanza at a Glance

  • Dr. Lattanza has particular expertise in hand and elbow birth defects in children, as well as elbow and forearm reconstruction in adults.
  • She is currently involved in research on the biomechanics of the elbow, congenital elbow problems, and flexor tendon rehabilitation.

Dr. Lattanza strives to deliver compassionate care for hand and upper extremity conditions.

Dr. Lattanza is a member of The Arthritis and Joint Replacement Center at UCSF Medical Center.

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San Francisco, CA

How Dr. Lisa Lattanza, MD Can Help You


  • Orthopedic Surgeon


  • AC Joint Sprain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Congenital Problems
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Degenerative Conditions of the Hand
  • Degenerative Conditions of the Upper Extremities
  • Deltoid Muscle Strain
  • Dislocated Shoulder
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Golfer's Elbow
  • Impingement Syndrome
  • Mallet Finger
  • Olecranon Bursitis
  • Radial Tunnel Syndrome
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
  • Scaphoid Fracture
  • Shoulder Tendonitis
  • Sprained Wrist
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex (TFCC) Tear
  • Trigger Thumb
  • Winged Scapula


  • Acromioclavicular Joint Reconstruction (Coracoclavicular Ligament Reconstruction)
  • Biceps Tenodesis
  • Capsular Release
  • Cartilage Restoration of the Glenohumeral Joint (Microfracture)
  • Distal Clavicle Excision
  • Labral Repair (Bankart Repair)
  • Pediatric Construction of the Arm
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • SLAP Repair (Superior Labrum Anterior to Posterior)
  • Subacromial Decompression
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Treatment of Osteochondritis Dessicans (OCD)
  • Treatment of Thrower's Elbow

Accolades for Dr. Lisa Lattanza, MD

Professional Distinctions

  • Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • Clinical Consultant, Shriner's Hospital of Northern California, Sacramento, CA
  • Fellowship, Hand Surgery, Roosevelt Hospital, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Fellow)
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Bay Area Hand Society
  • Committee on Instructional Course Lectures, 2004 & 2001 Meetings, AAOS

Office Information for Dr. Lisa Lattanza, MD

Mission Bay Orthopaedic Institute
1500 Owens Street
San Francisco, CA 94158
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Primary Location:

Mission Bay Orthopaedic Institute
1500 Owens Street
San Francisco, CA 94158

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Additional Locations

Children's Hospital Orthopaedic Clinic
744 52nd Street
Oakland, CA 94609
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Profile last updated: May 25, 2018. This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.