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Safa Herfat, PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
DepartmentOrthopaedic Surgery
Address1001 Potrero Ave
San Francisco CA 94110
Phone415-206-8295
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    University of CincinnatiPhD2011Biomedical Engineering

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    Dr. Herfat joined UCSF in 2012 as the Director of the Biomechanical Testing Facility and became research faculty in 2014. His research has focused on the biomechanical testing of spine & trauma fracture fixation strategies. In 2016, he increased his involvement with the UCSF Institute for Global Orthopaedics & Traumatology (IGOT), leading the organization's Disruptive Innovations initiative. He also collaborates with colleagues from UCSF and UC Berkeley on developing implantable sensors for orthopaedic applications.


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    1. Woronowicz KC, Gline SE, Herfat S, Fields AJ, Schneider RA. FGF and TGFβ Signaling Link Form and Function During Jaw Development and Evolution. Dev Biol. 2018 May 10. PMID: 29753626.
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    2. Lin MC, Hu D, Yang F, Herfat S, Bahney CS, Marmor M, Maharbiz MM. Using impedance to track fracture healing rates in mice in vivo: A pilot study. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2017 07; 2017:1724-1727. PMID: 29060219.
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    3. Lin MC, Yang F, Herfat S, Bahney CS, Marmor M, Maharbiz MM. New opportunities for fracture healing detection: Impedance spectroscopy measurements correlate to tissue composition in fractures. J Orthop Res. 2017 Dec; 35(12):2620-2629. PMID: 28383765.
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    4. Huang JI, Peterson B, Bellevue K, Lee N, Smith S, Herfat S. Biomechanical Assessment of the Dorsal Spanning Bridge Plate in Distal Radius Fracture Fixation: Implications for Immediate Weight-Bearing. Hand (N Y). 2017 Apr 01; 1558944717701235. PMID: 28387161.
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    5. Kandemir U, Herfat S, Herzog M, Viscogliosi P, Pekmezci M. Fatigue Failure in Extra-Articular Proximal Tibia Fractures: Locking Intramedullary Nail Versus Double Locking Plates-A Biomechanical Study. J Orthop Trauma. 2017 Feb; 31(2):e49-e54. PMID: 28129271.
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    6. Kandemir U, Herfat S, Herzog M, Viscogliosi P, Pekmezci M. Fatigue failure in extra-articular proximal tibia fractures: locking intramedullary nail vs. Double locking plates. J Orthop Trauma. 2016 Oct 07. PMID: 27755335.
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    7. Pekmezci M, Herfat S, Theologis AA, Viscogliosi P, Demirkiran G, McClellan RT, Ames C. Integrity of Damage Control Posterior Spinal Fusion Constructs for Patients With Polytrauma: A Biomechanical Investigation. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Dec; 40(23):E1219-25. PMID: 26192728.
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    8. Marmor M, Elliott IS, Marshall ST, Yacoubian SV, Yacoubian SV, Herfat S. Biomechanical comparison of long, short, and extended-short nail construct for femoral intertrochanteric fractures. Injury. 2015; 46(6):963-9. PMID: 25818058.
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    9. Lin MC, Herfat S, Bahney CS, Marmor M, Maharbiz MM. Impedance spectroscopy to monitor fracture healing. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2015; 2015:5138-41. PMID: 26737448.
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    10. Nesbitt RJ, Herfat S, Boguszewski DV, Engel AJ, Galloway MT, Shearn JT. Primary and secondary restraints of human and ovine knees for simulated in vivo gait kinematics. J Biomech. 2014 Jun 27; 47(9):2022-7. PMID: 24326097; PMCID: PMC4032813.
    11. Herfat S, Boguszewski DV, Nesbitt RJ, Shearn JT. Effect of perturbing a simulated motion on knee and anterior cruciate ligament kinetics. J Biomech Eng. 2012 Oct; 134(10):104504. PMID: 23083204; PMCID: PMC3689265.
    12. Herfat S, Boguszewski DV, Shearn JT. Applying simulated in vivo motions to measure human knee and ACL kinetics. Ann Biomed Eng. 2012 Jul; 40(7):1545-53. PMID: 22227973; PMCID: PMC3683826.
    13. Herfat S, Shearn JT, Bailey DL, Greiwe RM, Galloway MT, Gooch C, Butler DL. Effect of surgery to implant motion and force sensors on vertical ground reaction forces in the ovine model. J Biomech Eng. 2011 Feb; 133(2):021010. PMID: 21280882; PMCID: PMC3707150.