Anthony Luke, MD, MPH

Title(s)Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1500 Owens Street, #200
San Francisco CA 94158
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    Harvard University, Boston, MAMasters of Public Health06/2000Family and Community Health
    Harvard University, Boston Children's Hospital , Boston, MACAQSM06/1999Primary Care Sports Medicine
    St. Joseph's Health Center, U of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaResidency06/1997Family Medicine Residency
    University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaMD06/1997Medicine
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    UCSF2018Pathways to Discovery Long-Term Mentor Award
    San Francisco Unified School District2017SFUSD Honoree
    UCSF2016UCSF CTSI Clinical and Translational Research Fellowship Mentor of the Year
    Marc and Lynne Benioff Foundation2014Benioff Distinguished Professorship in Sports Medicine
    UCSF2013UCSF Exceptional Physician Award

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    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 have experience performing exertional compartment testing for 20 years for diagnostic purposes.

    Since 2008, I have specialized in musculoskeletal ultrasound and I hold regular procedure clinics four times a month. The musculoskeletal ultrasound service has been a valuable service for patients, including ultrasound-guided injections, needle tenotomies and platelet rich plasma procedures.

    I am fellowship trained in Pediatric Sports Medicine by the Children's Hospital of Boston. I specialize in assessment of sports injuries in young athletes and help the Sports Medicine Center for Young Athletes and direct the UCSF high school outreach programs called the UCSF PlaySafe program. We work with 18 high schools in San Francisco.

    I am also Director of the UCSF Human Performance Centers at the Orthopedic Institute in Mission Bay in San Francisco. We use the latest technologies and a multidisciplinary approach to promote optimal health for athletes of all levels. We can do clinical and research evaluations for 3D motion capture of biomechanics and exercise performance testing (VO2 max and lactate), which help understand personalized motion and fitness. We can assess and counsel athletes on their performance goals.

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    1. Effect of a Home-based Walking Intervention on Cardiopulmonary Fitness and Quality of Life Among Men with Prostate Cancer on Active Surveillance: The Active Surveillance Exercise Randomized Controlled Trial. Eur Urol Oncol. 2023 Oct 29. Van Blarigan EL, Kenfield SA, Olshen A, Panchal N, Encabo K, Tenggara I, Graff RE, Bang AS, Shinohara K, Cooperberg MR, Carroll PR, Jones LW, Winters-Stone K, Luke A, Chan JM. PMID: 37907387.
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    2. Platelet factors attenuate inflammation and rescue cognition in ageing. Nature. 2023 Aug; 620(7976):1071-1079. Schroer AB, Ventura PB, Sucharov J, Misra R, Chui MKK, Bieri G, Horowitz AM, Smith LK, Encabo K, Tenggara I, Couthouis J, Gross JD, Chan JM, Luke A, Villeda SA. PMID: 37587343; PMCID: PMC10468395.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 12     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    3. Leukocyte-Poor Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections Improve Cartilage T1ρ and T2 and Patient-Reported Outcomes in Mild-to-Moderate Knee Osteoarthritis. Arthrosc Sports Med Rehabil. 2023 Jun; 5(3):e817-e825. Su F, Tong MW, Lansdown DA, Luke A, Ma CB, Feeley BT, Majumdar S, Zhang AL. PMID: 37388893; PMCID: PMC10300591.
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    4. Protocol for a 4-arm randomized controlled trial testing remotely delivered exercise-only, diet-only, and exercise + diet interventions among men with prostate cancer treated with radical prostatectomy (Prostate 8-II). Contemp Clin Trials. 2023 02; 125:107079. Van Blarigan EL, Chan JM, Sanchez A, Zhang L, Winters-Stone K, Liu V, Macaire G, Panchal N, Graff RE, Tenggara I, Luke A, Simko JP, Cooperberg MR, Carroll PR, Kenfield SA. PMID: 36621597.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    5. Quality of life for men with metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer participating in an aerobic and resistance exercise pilot intervention. Urol Oncol. 2023 03; 41(3):146.e1-146.e11. Langlais CS, Chen YH, Van Blarigan EL, Chan JM, Ryan CJ, Zhang L, Borno HT, Newton RU, Luke A, Bang AS, Panchal N, Tenggara I, Schultz B, Lavaki E, Pinto N, Aggarwal R, Friedlander T, Koshkin VS, Harzstark AL, Small EJ, Kenfield SA. PMID: 36528473.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Feasibility, safety, and acceptability of a remotely monitored exercise pilot CHAMP: A Clinical trial of High-intensity Aerobic and resistance exercise for Metastatic castrate-resistant Prostate cancer. Cancer Med. 2021 11; 10(22):8058-8070. Kenfield SA, Van Blarigan EL, Panchal N, Bang A, Zhang L, Graff RE, Chen YH, Ryan CJ, Luke A, Newton RU, Tenggara I, Schultz B, Wang E, Lavaki E, Zuniga K, Pinto N, Borno H, Aggarwal R, Friedlander T, Koshkin VS, Harzstark A, Small E, Chan JM. PMID: 34636156; PMCID: PMC8607248.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    7. The effects of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications after rotator cuff surgery: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2021 Sep; 30(9):1990-1997. Tangtiphaiboontana J, Figoni AM, Luke A, Zhang AL, Feeley BT, Ma CB. PMID: 34174448.
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    8. Patellar mobility and lower limb kinematics during functional activities in individuals with and without patellar tendinopathy. Knee. 2021 Jun; 30:241-248. Lazaro RM, Souza RB, Luke AC. PMID: 33957465; PMCID: PMC8880291.
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    9. Youth running consensus statement: minimising risk of injury and illness in youth runners. Br J Sports Med. 2021 Mar; 55(6):305-318. Krabak BJ, Roberts WO, Tenforde AS, Ackerman KE, Adami PE, Baggish AL, Barrack M, Cianca J, Davis I, D'Hemecourt P, Fredericson M, Goldman JT, Harrast MA, Heiderscheit BC, Hollander K, Kraus E, Luke A, Miller E, Moyer M, Rauh MJ, Toresdahl BG, Wasfy MM. PMID: 33122252.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Use of Pocket-Sized Ultrasound Device in the Diagnosis of Shoulder Pathology. Clin J Sport Med. 2020 01; 30(1):20-24. Lau BC, Motamedi D, Luke A. PMID: 31855908.
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    11. Sleep restriction impairs maximal jump performance and joint coordination in elite athletes. J Sports Sci. 2019 Sep; 37(17):1981-1988. Mah CD, Sparks AJ, Samaan MA, Souza RB, Luke A. PMID: 31122131; PMCID: PMC8889916.
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    12. Youth Distance Running: Strategies for Training and Injury Reduction. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2019 Feb; 18(2):53-59. Krabak BJ, Tenforde AS, Davis IS, Fredericson M, Harrast MA, d'Hemecourt P, Luke AC, Roberts WO. PMID: 30730342.
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    13. Medial and Lateral Heel Whips: Prevalence and Characteristics in Recreational Runners. PM R. 2015 Aug; 7(8):823-830. Souza RB, Hatamiya N, Martin C, Aramaki A, Martinelli B, Wong J, Luke A. PMID: 25758531.
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    14. Effects of Form-Focused Training on Running Biomechanics: A Pilot Randomized Trial in Untrained Individuals. PM R. 2015 Aug; 7(8):814-822. Kumar D, McDermott K, Feng H, Goldman V, Luke A, Souza RB, Hecht FM. PMID: 25633634; PMCID: PMC4515408.
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    15. ACSM clinician profile. Anthony C. Luke. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2014 Jul-Aug; 13(4):195-6. Luke AC. PMID: 25014379.
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    16. 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. DiFiori JP, Benjamin HJ, Brenner JS, Gregory A, Jayanthi N, Landry GL, Luke A. PMID: 24463910.
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    17. 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. DiFiori JP, Benjamin HJ, Brenner J, Gregory A, Jayanthi N, Landry GL, Luke A. PMID: 24366013.
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    18. T1ρ 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. Thuillier DU, Souza RB, Wu S, Luke A, Li X, Feeley BT. PMID: 23845401.
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    19. Sport-specific biomechanics of spinal injuries in aesthetic athletes (dancers, gymnasts, and figure skaters). Clin Sports Med. 2012 Jul; 31(3):397-408. d'Hemecourt PA, Luke A. PMID: 22657991.
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    20. 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. Souza RB, Fang C, Luke A, Wu S, Li X, Majumdar S. PMID: 22115848; PMCID: PMC3327363.
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    21. Sports-related injuries in youth athletes: is overscheduling a risk factor? Clin J Sport Med. 2011 Jul; 21(4):307-14. Luke A, Lazaro RM, Bergeron MF, Keyser L, Benjamin H, Brenner J, d'Hemecourt P, Grady M, Philpott J, Smith A. PMID: 21694586.
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    22. Practical recommendations and perspectives on cardiac screening for healthy pediatric athletes. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2011 Mar-Apr; 10(2):90-8. Behera SK, Pattnaik T, Luke A. PMID: 21623290.
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    23. Meniscal T1rho and T2 measured with 3.0T MRI increases directly after running a marathon. Skeletal Radiol. 2011 Jun; 40(6):725-35. Stehling C, Luke A, Stahl R, Baum T, Joseph G, Pan J, Link TM. PMID: 21052658; PMCID: PMC3078310.
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    24. 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. Luke AC, Stehling C, Stahl R, Li X, Kay T, Takamoto S, Ma B, Majumdar S, Link T. PMID: 20631252.
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    25. 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. Philpott JF, Houghton K, Luke A. PMID: 20445355.
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    26. The importance of exercise: know how to say 'go'. Pediatr Ann. 2010 Mar; 39(3):162-4, 166-8, 171. Philpott J, Wilson E, Luke A. PMID: 20302248.
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    27. Meniscal measurements of T1rho and T2 at MR imaging in healthy subjects and patients with osteoarthritis. Radiology. 2008 Nov; 249(2):591-600. Rauscher I, Stahl R, Cheng J, Li X, Huber MB, Luke A, Majumdar S, Link TM. PMID: 18936315; PMCID: PMC2657859.
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    28. 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. Stahl R, Luke A, Li X, Carballido-Gamio J, Ma CB, Majumdar S, Link TM. PMID: 18709373.
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    29. 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. Stahl R, Luke A, Ma CB, Krug R, Steinbach L, Majumdar S, Link TM. PMID: 18463868.
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    30. Heat injury prevention practices in high school football. Clin J Sport Med. 2007 Nov; 17(6):488-93. Luke AC, Bergeron MF, Roberts WO. PMID: 17993793.
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    31. Prevention of infectious diseases in athletes. Clin Sports Med. 2007 Jul; 26(3):321-44. Luke A, d'Hemecourt P. PMID: 17826187; PMCID: PMC7131838.
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    32. An unusual presentation of synovial chondromatosis of the knee: a case report. Clin J Sport Med. 2007 Mar; 17(2):157-9. Iyengar J, Luke A, Ma CB. PMID: 17414489.
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    33. Exertional thigh pain in a runner. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2006 Sep; 5(5):251-3. Luke A, Ma CB. PMID: 16934206.
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    34. Youth football: heat stress and injury risk. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2005 Aug; 37(8):1421-30. Bergeron MF, McKeag DB, Casa DJ, Clarkson PM, Dick RW, Eichner ER, Horswill CA, Luke AC, Mueller F, Munce TA, Roberts WO, Rowland TW. PMID: 16118592.
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    35. 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. Luke A, Philpott J, Brett K, Cruz L, Lun V, Prasad N, Zetaruk M, CASM AdHoc Committee on Children's Fitness. PMID: 15377964.
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    36. Partial tears of the anterior cruciate ligament in children and adolescents. Am J Sports Med. 2002 Sep-Oct; 30(5):697-703. Kocher MS, Micheli LJ, Zurakowski D, Luke A. PMID: 12239005.
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