Ashraf El Naga, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address2540 23rd Street, #3908
San Francisco CA 94110
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0003-4655-700X Additional info
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    University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CABS06/2006Electrical Engineering (Summa Cum Laude)
    University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, CAMD06/2012Medicine
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX06/2017Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA07/2018Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA07/2012Spine Surgery Fellowship
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    University of California, Los Angeles2006Chancellor’s Service Award
    University of California, Los Angeles2006Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science Schoolwide Outstanding Bachelor of Science A
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute2010Howard Hughes Medical Research Fellowship
    Baylor College of Medicine2016Joseph Barnhart Bronze Hammer Award
    University of California, San Francisco.2022James M. Morris Compassionate Physician Award

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    Dr. Ashraf El Naga is an orthopaedic surgeon who cares for patients with traumatic injuries. He also has expertise in spine care including traumatic spine injuries, degenerative spine conditions, scoliosis, spine tumors and infection. In addition to caring for patients at UCSF, he serves as Director of the Orthopaedic Spine Service at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

    Dr. El Naga’s research focuses on patient outcomes following fractures and spine trauma. He also studies health care disparities, technical innovations, and ways to improve surgical education.

    Dr. El Naga completed his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles, and subsequently attended the University of California, San Francisco for his medical degree. He completed residency training at Baylor College of Medicine followed by subspecialty training in orthopaedic trauma surgery at UCSF's Orthopaedic Trauma Institute and spine surgery at the University of Washington Harborview Medical Center.

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    1. Risk Factors for Reoperation to Promote Union in 1111 Distal Femur Fractures. J Orthop Trauma. 2023 04 01; 37(4):168-174. Lee C, Brodke D, O'Hara N, Devana S, Hernandez A, Burke C, Gupta J, McKibben N, O'Toole R, Morellato J, Gillon H, Walters M, Barber C, Perdue P, Dekeyser G, Steffenson L, Marchand L, Fairres MJ, Black L, Working Z, Roddy E, El Naga A, Hogue M, Gulbrandsen T, Atassi O, Mitchell T, Shymon S. PMID: 36379069.
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    2. Predictors of Deep Infection After Distal Femur Fracture: A Multicenter Study. J Orthop Trauma. 2023 04 01; 37(4):161-167. Brodke D, O'Hara N, Devana S, Hernandez A, Burke C, Gupta J, McKibben N, O'Toole R, Morellato J, Gillon H, Walters M, Barber C, Perdue P, Dekeyser G, Steffenson L, Marchand L, Fairres MJ, Black L, Working Z, Roddy E, El Naga A, Hogue M, Gulbrandsen T, Atassi O, Mitchell T, Shymon S, Lee C. PMID: 36302354.
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    3. Reliability of Modified Radiographic Union Score for Tibia Scores in the Evaluation of Femoral Shaft Fractures in a Low-resource Setting. J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev. 2022 05 01; 6(5). Urva M, Challa ST, Haonga BT, Eliezer E, Working ZM, El Naga A, Morshed S, Shearer DW. PMID: 35605095; PMCID: PMC9126518.
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    4. Appendicular Fracture and Polytrauma Correlate with Outcome of Spinal Cord Injury: A Transforming Research and Clinical Knowledge in Spinal Cord Injury Study. J Neurotrauma. 2022 08; 39(15-16):1030-1038. Miclau TA, Torres-Espin A, Morshed S, Morioka K, Huie JR, El Naga AN, Chou A, Pascual L, Duong-Fernandez X, Kuo YH, Weinstein P, Dhall SS, Bresnahan JC, Beattie MS, Digiorgio A, Ferguson AR, Transforming Research and Clinical Knowledge in Spinal Cord Injury (TRACK-SCI) Investigators. PMID: 35255740; PMCID: PMC9536347.
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    5. Single versus dual operative spine fractures in ankylosing spondylitis. Neurosurg Focus. 2021 10; 51(4):E6. Lu AY, Blitstein JS, Talbott JF, Chan AK, Dhall SS, El Naga AN, Tan LA, Clark AJ, Chou D, Mummaneni PV, DiGiorgio AM. PMID: 34598123.
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    6. Accuracy of institutional orthopedic trauma databases: a retrospective chart review. J Orthop Surg Res. 2021 Jun 07; 16(1):363. Chopra A, Cortez AC, El Naga A, Ding A, Morshed S. PMID: 34098974; PMCID: PMC8182920.
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    7. Incidence and degrees of neurologic decline following thoracic costotransversectomy. Spine J. 2021 06; 21(6):937-944. Naga ANE, Tavolaro C, Agel J, Zhou H, Bellabarba C, Bransford RJ. PMID: 33453386.
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    8. Management of Pelvic Ring Injury Patients With Hemodynamic Instability. Front Surg. 2020; 7:588845. Marmor M, El Naga AN, Barker J, Matz J, Stergiadou S, Miclau T. PMID: 33282907; PMCID: PMC7688898.
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    9. TightRope Versus Biocomposite Interference Screw for Fixation in Allograft ACL Reconstruction: Prospective Evaluation of Osseous Integration and Patient Outcomes. JB JS Open Access. 2020 Apr-Jun; 5(2):e0057. Yari SS, El Naga AN, Patel A, Qadeer AA, Shah A. PMID: 33123662; PMCID: PMC7418916.
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    10. Measurement of midshaft clavicle vertical displacement is not influenced by radiographic projection. JSES Int. 2020 Jun; 4(2):251-255. Hoogervorst P, Chopra A, Working ZM, El Naga AN, Verdonschot N, Hannink G. PMID: 32490411; PMCID: PMC7256810.
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    11. Reliability of the Dorsal Tangential View in Assessment of Distal Radioulnar Joint Reduction in the Neutral, Pronated, and Supinated Positions in a Cadaver Model. J Hand Surg Am. 2020 Apr; 45(4):359.e1-359.e8. El Naga AN, Jordan ME, Netscher DT, Adams BD, Mitchell SA. PMID: 31537400.
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    12. Increased litigation burden among tibia, pelvis, and spine fractures: An analysis of 756 fracture-related malpractice cases. OTA Int. 2019 Sep; 2(3):e025. Working ZM, El Naga AN, Slocum J, Tucker A, Hoogervorst P, Marmor MT. PMID: 33937654; PMCID: PMC7953554.
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    13. A Biomechanical Comparison of Fiberglass Casts and 3-Dimensional-Printed, Open-Latticed, Ventilated Casts. Hand (N Y). 2020 11; 15(6):842-849. Hoogervorst P, Knox R, Tanaka K, Working ZM, El Naga AN, Herfat S, Lee N. PMID: 30813805; PMCID: PMC7850261.
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    14. Effect of initial emergency room imaging choice on time to hip reduction and repeat imaging. Injury. 2019 Mar; 50(3):686-689. Walker MR, El Naga AN, Atassi OH, Perkins CH, Mitchell SA. PMID: 30712754.
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    15. Current Status of Musculoskeletal Trauma Care Systems Worldwide. J Orthop Trauma. 2018 Oct; 32 Suppl 7:S64-S70. Miclau T, Hoogervorst P, Shearer DW, El Naga AN, Working ZM, Martin C, Pesántez R, Hüttl T, Kojima KE, Schütz M, International Orthopaedic Trauma Study Consortium. PMID: 30247404.
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    16. In Vivo CT Analysis of Physiological Fibular Motion at the Level of the Ankle Syndesmosis During Plantigrade Weightbearing. Foot Ankle Spec. 2019 Jun; 12(3):233-237. Hoogervorst P, Working ZM, El Naga AN, Marmor M. PMID: 29923758.
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    17. All Internal Segmental Bone Transport and Optional Lengthening With a Newly Developed Universal Cylinder-Kombi-Tube Module for Motorized Nails-Description of a Surgical Technique. J Orthop Trauma. 2017 Oct; 31 Suppl 5:S39-S41. Krettek C, El Naga A. PMID: 28938391.
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