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Anthony Luke, MD, MPH

TitleProfessor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentOrthopaedic Surgery
Address1500 Owens Street
San Francisco CA 94158
Phone415-885-3807
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    I have focused expertise in non-operative treatment of sports injuries, running medicine, and pediatric sports medicine. As Director of Primary Care Sports Medicine, the service aims to manage any sports-related problem both orthopedic and medical. Over my career having worked at various levels from NCAA Division 1 to high schools to the Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010, I have developed a broad level of experience that enables me to provide a comprehensive clinical assessment expected of top clinics in primary care sports medicine. The goal for the service is to provide the best sports medicine care in the Bay Area. This includes quick clinic access and appropriate referral for interventional or rehabilitation care.

    My clinic is busy and allows access to patients of any age, different activity levels, and various orthopedic and medical conditions. My experience enables me to manage patient issues conservatively while directing operative cases to our surgeons, improving the efficiency of the sports medicine service and surgical yield for surgeons. I often get referrals for second opinion for non-operative treatment options and. During clinical sessions, I am very active in teaching and supervising primary care residents (Family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics) and medical students. I have performed exertional compartment testing for the last 12 years and get regional referrals for the service, since most sports physicians do not have training or resources for this procedure.

    Since 2008, I have specialized in musculoskeletal ultrasound and I hold regular procedure clinics twice a month. I was one of the first to perform the clinical service, after gaining support from the UCSF Medical Center and credentialing through the Department of Radiology. The musculoskeletal ultrasound service has been a valuable service for patients. Acute cases are referred to me by the surgeons to have urgent scans at the point of care, for example in cases of tendon rupture. I have a bi-monthly ultrasound procedure clinic where referred patients from the sports medicine clinic or other Orthopedic services have ultrasound-guided injections, including needle tenotomy and platelet rich plasma procedures.

    Since June 2014, I have been charged by my Department Chair in Orthopedics, to work with the Department of Pediatrics to align and develop our pediatric sports medicine programs. This service line would be an extension of the UCSF primary care sports medicine program based in the Department of Orthopedics. There are several pediatric sports medicine services including physical therapy and orthopedic clinics in the East Bay at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. There are two high school programs, including PlaySafe program, which I direct, and six high schools in the East Bay directed by the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. With development of the program, new hires for pediatric primary care sports medicine are needed. This will enable better access for patients to get consultation and sports medicine services. Branding and marketing will be an important aspect of developing the program. Consistent, high-quality services for young athletes will be branded across all the clinics and programs. We will develop a large network by linking sites at Mission Bay, Children's Hospital Oakland and Children's Hospital Oakland Walnut Creek. Two human performance centers are also part of the service line: the Human Performance Center at the Orthopedic Institute and the motion laboratory in Walnut Creek will run similar consistent high-quality programs. This program will also increase educational experiences for medical students, and residents and primary care fellows.


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    1. Souza RB, Hatamiya N, Martin C, Aramaki A, Martinelli B, Wong J, Luke A. Medial and Lateral Heel Whips: Prevalence and Characteristics in Recreational Runners. PM R. 2015 Aug; 7(8):823-30. PMID: 25758531.
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    2. Kumar D, McDermott K, Feng H, Goldman V, Luke A, Souza RB, Hecht FM. Effects of Form-Focused Training on Running Biomechanics: A Pilot Randomized Trial in Untrained Individuals. PM R. 2015 Aug; 7(8):814-22. PMID: 25633634; PMCID: PMC4515408 [Available on 08/01/16].
    3. Luke AC. ACSM clinician profile. Anthony C. Luke. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2014 Jul-Aug; 13(4):195-6. PMID: 25014379.
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    4. DiFiori JP, Benjamin HJ, Brenner JS, Gregory A, Jayanthi N, Landry GL, Luke A. Overuse injuries and burnout in youth sports: a position statement from the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. Br J Sports Med. 2014 Feb; 48(4):287-8. PMID: 24463910.
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    5. DiFiori JP, Benjamin HJ, Brenner J, Gregory A, Jayanthi N, Landry GL, Luke A. Overuse injuries and burnout in youth sports: a position statement from the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. Clin J Sport Med. 2014 Jan; 24(1):3-20. PMID: 24366013.
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    6. Thuillier DU, Souza RB, Wu S, Luke A, Li X, Feeley BT. T1? imaging demonstrates early changes in the lateral patella in patients with patellofemoral pain and maltracking. Am J Sports Med. 2013 Aug; 41(8):1813-8. PMID: 23845401.
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    7. d'Hemecourt PA, Luke A. Sport-specific biomechanics of spinal injuries in aesthetic athletes (dancers, gymnasts, and figure skaters). Clin Sports Med. 2012 Jul; 31(3):397-408. PMID: 22657991.
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    8. Souza RB, Fang C, Luke A, Wu S, Li X, Majumdar S. Relationship between knee kinetics during jumping tasks and knee articular cartilage MRI T1rho and T2 relaxation times. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2012 May; 27(4):403-8. PMID: 22115848; PMCID: PMC3327363.
    9. Luke A, Lazaro RM, Bergeron MF, Keyser L, Benjamin H, Brenner J, d'Hemecourt P, Grady M, Philpott J, Smith A. Sports-related injuries in youth athletes: is overscheduling a risk factor? Clin J Sport Med. 2011 Jul; 21(4):307-14. PMID: 21694586.
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    10. Behera SK, Pattnaik T, Luke A. Practical recommendations and perspectives on cardiac screening for healthy pediatric athletes. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2011 Mar-Apr; 10(2):90-8. PMID: 21623290.
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    11. Stehling C, Luke A, Stahl R, Baum T, Joseph G, Pan J, Link TM. Meniscal T1rho and T2 measured with 3.0T MRI increases directly after running a marathon. Skeletal Radiol. 2011 Jun; 40(6):725-35. PMID: 21052658; PMCID: PMC3078310.
    12. Luke AC, Stehling C, Stahl R, Li X, Kay T, Takamoto S, Ma B, Majumdar S, Link T. High-field magnetic resonance imaging assessment of articular cartilage before and after marathon running: does long-distance running lead to cartilage damage? Am J Sports Med. 2010 Nov; 38(11):2273-80. PMID: 20631252.
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    13. Philpott JF, Houghton K, Luke A. Physical activity recommendations for children with specific chronic health conditions: juvenile idiopathic arthritis, hemophilia, asthma, and cystic fibrosis. Clin J Sport Med. 2010 May; 20(3):167-72. PMID: 20445355.
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    14. Philpott J, Wilson E, Luke A. The importance of exercise: know how to say 'go'. Pediatr Ann. 2010 Mar; 39(3):162-4, 166-8, 171. PMID: 20302248.
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    15. Rauscher I, Stahl R, Cheng J, Li X, Huber MB, Luke A, Majumdar S, Link TM. Meniscal measurements of T1rho and T2 at MR imaging in healthy subjects and patients with osteoarthritis. Radiology. 2008 Nov; 249(2):591-600. PMID: 18936315; PMCID: PMC2657859.
    16. Stahl R, Luke A, Li X, Carballido-Gamio J, Ma CB, Majumdar S, Link TM. T1rho, T2 and focal knee cartilage abnormalities in physically active and sedentary healthy subjects versus early OA patients--a 3.0-Tesla MRI study. Eur Radiol. 2009 Jan; 19(1):132-43. PMID: 18709373.
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    17. Stahl R, Luke A, Ma CB, Krug R, Steinbach L, Majumdar S, Link TM. Prevalence of pathologic findings in asymptomatic knees of marathon runners before and after a competition in comparison with physically active subjects-a 3.0 T magnetic resonance imaging study. Skeletal Radiol. 2008 Jul; 37(7):627-38. PMID: 18463868.
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    18. Luke AC, Bergeron MF, Roberts WO. Heat injury prevention practices in high school football. Clin J Sport Med. 2007 Nov; 17(6):488-93. PMID: 17993793.
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    19. Luke A, d'Hemecourt P. Prevention of infectious diseases in athletes. Clin Sports Med. 2007 Jul; 26(3):321-44. PMID: 17826187.
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    20. Iyengar J, Luke A, Ma CB. An unusual presentation of synovial chondromatosis of the knee: a case report. Clin J Sport Med. 2007 Mar; 17(2):157-9. PMID: 17414489.
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    21. Luke A, Ma CB. Exertional thigh pain in a runner. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2006 Sep; 5(5):251-3. PMID: 16934206.
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    22. Bergeron MF, McKeag DB, Casa DJ, Clarkson PM, Dick RW, Eichner ER, Horswill CA, Luke AC, Mueller F, Munce TA, Roberts WO, Rowland TW. Youth football: heat stress and injury risk. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2005 Aug; 37(8):1421-30. PMID: 16118592.
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    23. Luke A, Philpott J, Brett K, Cruz L, Lun V, Prasad N, Zetaruk M. Physical inactivity in children and adolescents: CASM AdHoc Committee on Children's Fitness. Clin J Sport Med. 2004 Sep; 14(5):261-6; discussion 260. PMID: 15377964.
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    24. Kocher MS, Micheli LJ, Zurakowski D, Luke A. Partial tears of the anterior cruciate ligament in children and adolescents. Am J Sports Med. 2002 Sep-Oct; 30(5):697-703. PMID: 12239005.
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