Lauren Santiesteban, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1500 Owens Street, #200
San Francisco CA 94158
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    Indiana University, Bloomington, INBA2011Anthropology, Biochemistry
    New York University School of Medicine, New York, NYMD2015
    NYU Langone Health Department of Orthopedic Surgery, New York, NYResidency2020Orthopaedic Surgery
    UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, San Francisco, CAFellowship2021Hand, Elbow and Upper Extremity Fellow

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    Dr. Lauren G. Santiesteban, MD is an orthopedic surgeon with specialty training in hand and upper extremity surgery.Treating all conditions of the upper extremity, from the simple to the complex, Dr. Santiesteban’s philosophy of care is that each patient should be treated as a unique person and not by a cookie-cutter, protocol-only approach. She spends time getting to know each patient, and works with the patient to choose the right treatment, whether surgical or nonsurgical, that is best for his/her specific situation.

    Dr. Santiesteban graduated with honors with a B.A. degree in Anthropology and Biochemistry from Indiana University, and she then received her M.D. degree from the New York University School of Medicine. After medical school, she completed residency in Orthopedic Surgery at New York University Langone Health Department of Orthopedic Surgery. Most recently, Dr. Santiesteban completed her fellowship at UCSF in Hand, Elbow and Upper Exremity in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

    An active researcher, Dr. Santiesteban has published several peer-reviewed papers covering her clinical studies as well as diversity in orthopaedics As a mentor, she actively volunteers with high school and college STEM students, as well as medical students through the Perry Initiative. She also previously served as a Medical Brigade Volunteer and Translator with Timmy Global Health in Guatemala.

    Dr. Santiesteban will be seeing patients at the Orthopaedic Institute in San Francisco and the MarinHealth Orthopedic | a UCSF Health Clinic in San Rafael, Marin County.

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    1. Long-Term Results of Isolated Latissimus Dorsi to Rotator Cuff Transfer in Brachial Plexus Birth Injury. J Brachial Plex Peripher Nerve Inj. 2024 Jan; 19(1):e13-e19. Kirby DJ, Buchalter DB, Santiesteban L, Garcia MR, Berger A, Hacquebord J, Grossman JAI, Price AE. PMID: 38868463; PMCID: PMC11168807.
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    2. Representation of Female Speakers at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meetings Over Time. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2023 Mar 15; 31(6):283-291. Nwosu C, Wittstein JR, Erickson MM, Schroeder N, Santiesteban L, Klifto C, Jiang Y, Shapiro L. PMID: 36727899.
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    3. Female Pioneers in Orthopedic Surgery. Orthopedics. 2020 03 01; 43(2):74. Lajam CM, Santiesteban L, Hooper J. PMID: 32168379.
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    4. What's Important: Women Trailblazers in Orthopaedics: Marian Frauenthal Sloane, MD-Ahead of Her Time. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2019 Jun 05; 101(11):1037-1038. Hooper JM, Santiesteban L, Levin A, Lajam CM. PMID: 31169582.
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    5. Neuropathic Arthropathy of the Glenohumeral Joint A Review of the Literature. Bull Hosp Jt Dis (2013). 2018 Jun; 76(2):88-99. Santiesteban L, Mollon B, Zuckerman JD. PMID: 29799367.
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    6. Wrong-Site Surgery in Orthopaedics: Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Strategies for Prevention. JBJS Rev. 2016 01 26; 4(1). Santiesteban L, Hutzler L, Bosco JA, Robb W. PMID: 27490006.
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