Mathias Masem, MD

Title(s)Asst Clinical Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1500 Owens St.
San Francisco CA 94158
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    University of MinnesotaMD1975
    UCSF Medical CenterResidency1978
    UCSF Medical CenterFellowship, Hand Surgery1984
    UCSF Medical CenterFellowship, Orthopaedic Surgery1984

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    Dr. Mathias Masem is an orthopedic surgeon with more than 20 years of experience in surgeries of the hand and upper extremities.

    Masem earned his medical degree at the University of Minnesota. He completed general surgery training and a residency in orthopedic surgery at UCSF, then completed a hand surgery fellowship under esteemed hand surgeon Dr. Jack Tupper in Oakland. He spent the following two years as an orthopedic research physician in Switzerland at the University of Bern and the Laboratory for Experimental Surgery. He furthered his training in hand and upper extremity surgery and microsurgery as a clinical and research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

    In addition to his work at UCSF, Masem has a private practice in Oakland and is chief of hand surgery at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. He also is a consultant on hand and upper extremity injuries for the University of California, Berkeley athletic teams.

    Masem has authored numerous articles and given many lectures on upper extremity orthopedic surgery.

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    1. Benefits of male circumcision. JAMA. 2012 Feb 01; 307(5):455; author reply 457. Masem M. PMID: 22298670.
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    2. Efficacy of intraarterial heparin in maintaining microvascular patency: an experimental model. Plast Reconstr Surg. 1991 May; 87(5):933-40. Greenberg BM, Masem M, Wang YX, Rubin P, May JW. PMID: 2017503.
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    3. Comparative bacterial clearances of muscle and skin/subcutaneous tissues with and without dead bone: a laboratory study. Plast Reconstr Surg. 1990 May; 85(5):773-81. Masem M, Greenberg BM, Hoffman C, Hooper DC, May JW. PMID: 2095746.
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    4. The role of magnetic resonance imaging in assessing elevated intracompartmental pressure in the rabbit hindlimb. Plast Reconstr Surg. 1988 Oct; 82(4):678-87. Greenberg BM, Masem M, Ragozzino M, Schoenfeld DA, May JW. PMID: 3420191.
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    5. Therapeutic value of intravenous heparin in microvascular surgery: an experimental vascular thrombosis study. Plast Reconstr Surg. 1988 Sep; 82(3):463-72. Greenberg BM, Masem M, May JW. PMID: 3406180.
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    6. Reconstruction of post-traumatic deformity of the distal radius and ulna. Hand Clin. 1988 Aug; 4(3):377-90. Jupiter JB, Masem M. PMID: 3049632.
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    7. Work disability before and after total hip arthroplasty. Assessment of effectiveness in reducing disability. Arthritis Rheum. 1984 Apr; 27(4):410-21. Nevitt MC, Epstein WV, Masem M, Murray WR. PMID: 6424686.
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    8. Our political responsibilities as physicians. Minn Med. 1976 Feb; 59(2):135-7. Masem M. PMID: 1250204.
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