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Aenor J. Sawyer

MD

Orthopedic surgeon

Dr. Aenor Sawyer is an orthopedic surgeon with expertise in physical therapy and exercise physiology. She provides comprehensive orthopedic care to pediatric and adolescent patients.

Throughout her career, Sawyer has maintained a strong research interest in childhood bone development, which she pursued as an adjunct clinical scientist at Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute and as director of the Pediatric Bone Health Consortium. Other research interests include sports injury prevention, anterior cruciate ligament repair and osteoporosis.

Sawyer has a bachelor's degree in physical therapy from California State University, Fresno. After a 10-year career in physical therapy, she earned a master's degree in human physiology followed by a medical degree from the University of California, Davis. After completing a residency in orthopedic surgery at Stanford University, Sawyer pursued fellowship training in pediatric orthopedic surgery and pediatric and adolescent sports medicine, both through the Harvard orthopedic program at Boston Children's Hospital.

  • Education

    UC Davis School of Medicine, 1993

  • Residencies

    Stanford Medical Center, Orthopedic Surgery, 1999

  • Fellowships

    Harvard Medical School, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, 2000

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

Fetal surgery firsts

The first open fetal surgery in the world was performed at UCSF in the early 1980s.

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