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Harry Jergesen, MD

TitleEmeritus Clinical Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
DepartmentOrthopaedic Surgery
Address1001 Potrero Ave, SFGH 9
San Francisco CA 94110
Phone415-206-8812
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    Harvard CollegeAB1968
    Harvard Medical SchoolMD1972
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    Harvard University  - 1965Harvard College Scholarship
    Harvard Medical School  - 1972Harvard Medical School Chapter of Alpha Omega
    Department of Veteran's Affairs  - 1998Department of Veteran's Affairs Service Award
    UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery  - 1999Compassionate Physician Award, UCSF Orthopaedic Residency Program
    UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery  - 2002James O. Johnston Teaching Award, UCSF Orthopaedic Residency Program
    Department of Veteran's Affairs  - 2003Department of Veteran’s Affairs Service Award
    UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery  - 2008Compassionate Physician Award, UCSF Orthopaedic Residency Program

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    Dr. Harry E. Jergesen's interests include reconstructive surgery and hip and knee replacement. His research has focused on osteonecrosis (death of bone tissue) of the hip and on stimulating bone growth in the body (osteoinduction) by demineralized bone matrix.
    Jergesen graduated from Harvard College in 1968 and received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1972. He completed two years of general surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a residency in orthopedic surgery in the Combined Harvard Orthopedic Residency Program. He was chief resident at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston. In 1978, he was appointed assistant director of Rehabilitation Engineering Research and Development at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where he served as chief of Orthopedic Surgery from 1998 to 2007. In addition to his prior work at the Veterans Hospital, Dr. Jergesen served as an attending arthroplasty surgeon at UCSF until February of 2013. He also specialized in surgery of the hip and knee at San Francisco General Hospital until his retirement in December of 2015.
    Since 2004, a major focus in Dr. Jergesen's clinical work has been in the area of overseas healthcare. Besides working in Central and South America, he traveled yearly to provide clinical care and perform public health research at the Bedford Orthopaedic Hospital in Mthatha, South Africa. He has been active in the orthopaedic section of the UCSF Global Health Sciences Program, and has served on the Board of Directors of Orthopaedics Overseas. His current area of concentration is in arthroplasty care in US safety net hospitals.


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    1. Bernstein DN, Wu HH, Jergesen HE. Protocols for Management of Underserved Patients Undergoing Arthroplasty: A National Survey of Safety Net Hospitals. Arch Bone Jt Surg. 2018 Jul; 6(4):294-300. PMID: 30175177.
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    2. Jergesen HE, Thielen ZP, Roever JA, Vashon TT, Wu HH, Yi PH. Primary Hip and Knee Arthroplasty in a Safety Net Hospital: Substance Abuse and Other Factors Affecting Short-term Complications. J Arthroplasty. 2018 May 09. PMID: 29853309.
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    3. Arlas N, Jergesen H. Hip and Knee Replacement in Safety-net Hospitals: Recognizing the Challenges. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2016; 27(1):238-251. PMID: 27763467.
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    4. Jergesen HE, Yi PH. Early Complications in Hip and Knee Arthroplasties in a Safety Net Hospital vs a University Center. J Arthroplasty. 2016 Apr; 31(4):754-8. PMID: 26654489.
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    5. Aluede E, McDonald E, Jergesen H, Penoyar T, Calvert K. Mechanical behaviour of low-cost dynamic compression plates correlates with manufacturing quality standards. Int Orthop. 2014 Jan; 38(1):141-7. PMID: 24305785; PMCID: PMC3890111.
    6. Marmor M, Kandemir U, Matityahu A, Jergesen H, McClellan T, Morshed S. A method for detection of lateral malleolar malrotation using conventional fluoroscopy. J Orthop Trauma. 2013 Dec; 27(12):e281-4. PMID: 23481920.
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    7. Aluede EE, Phillips J, Bleyer J, Jergesen HE, Coughlin R. Representation of developing countries in orthopaedic journals: a survey of four influential orthopaedic journals. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012 Aug; 470(8):2313-8. PMID: 22588702; PMCID: PMC3392367.
    8. Pui CM, Jergesen HE. Femoral involvement by langerhans cell histiocytosis following total hip arthroplasty: a case report. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 Sep 07; 93(17):e98(1-6). PMID: 21915557.
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    9. Jergesen H, Oloruntoba D, Aluede E, Grova M, Phillips J, Caldwell A. Analysis of outpatient trauma referrals in a sub-Saharan African orthopedic center. World J Surg. 2011 May; 35(5):956-61. PMID: 21360308; PMCID: PMC3071472.
    10. Phillips, J., Jergesen, H., Caldwell, A., and Coughlin, R.IGOT-The Institute for Global Orthopaedics and Traumatology -A Model for Collaboration and Change . Techniques in Orthopaedics. 2009; 24:305-308.
    11. Neumayr LD, Aguilar C, Earles AN, Jergesen HE, Haberkern CM, Kammen BF, Nancarrow PA, Padua E, Milet M, Stulberg BN, Williams RA, Orringer EP, Graber N, Robertson SM, Vichinsky EP. Physical therapy alone compared with core decompression and physical therapy for femoral head osteonecrosis in sickle cell disease. Results of a multicenter study at a mean of three years after treatment. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2006 Dec; 88(12):2573-82. PMID: 17142406.
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    12. Aguilar CM, Neumayr LD, Eggleston BE, Earles AN, Robertson SM, Jergesen HE, Stulberg BN, Vichinsky EP. Clinical evaluation of avascular necrosis in patients with sickle cell disease: Children's Hospital Oakland Hip Evaluation Scale--a modification of the Harris Hip Score. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2005 Jul; 86(7):1369-75. PMID: 16003666.
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    13. Jergesen HE, Karlen JW. Clinical outcome in total hip arthroplasty using a cemented titanium femoral prosthesis. J Arthroplasty. 2002 Aug; 17(5):592-9. PMID: 12168175.
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    14. Ries MD, Barcohana B, Davidson A, Jergesen HE, Paiement GD. Association between human immunodeficiency virus and osteonecrosis of the femoral head. J Arthroplasty. 2002 Feb; 17(2):135-9. PMID: 11847610.
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