Coleen Sabatini, M.D., M.P.H.

Orthopedic surgeon

Dr. Coleen S. Sabatini is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon who treats a wide range of musculoskeletal problems including trauma and fractures, hip disorders, limb length discrepancies, limb deformities, foot disorders including clubfoot, and scoliosis. In her research, her interests include pediatric trauma prevention and treatment, access to care and clinical effectiveness.

Sabatini earned a medical degree at Harvard Medical School and a master's of public health at Harvard School of Public Health. She completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program in Boston and completed a fellowship in pediatric orthopedics at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She is an assistant professor at the UCSF School of Medicine. Sabatini is active in community service and has a special interest in international health and eliminating ethnic disparities in health.


Orthopedic Clinic
1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor, 5B
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2967

More about Coleen Sabatini


Harvard School of Medicine 2004


Massachusetts General Hospital, Orthopedic Surgery 2009


Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Pediatric Orthopedics 2010

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Heffernan MJ, Gordon JE, Sabatini CS, Keeler KA, Lehmann CL, O'Donnell JC, Seehausen DA, Luhmann SJ, Arkader A. Treatment of femur fractures in young children: a multicenter comparison of flexible intramedullary nails to spica casting in young children aged 2 to 6 years. J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Mar; 35(2):126-9.
  2. Sabatini CS, Curtis TA, Mahan ST. Patient-based outcomes after tibia fracture in children and adolescents. Open Orthop J. 2014; 8:41-8.
  3. Sabatini CS, Skaggs KF, Kay RM, Skaggs DL. Orthopedic surgeons are less likely to see children now for fracture care compared with 10 years ago. J Pediatr. 2012 Mar; 160(3):505-7.

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