Sanjeev Sabharwal


Pediatric orthopedic surgeon
Leader in limb deformities, grateful husband and father

Dr. Sanjeev Sabharwal is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon who treats children and young adults with a wide spectrum of musculoskeletal problems, such as limb deformities, limb length discrepancies, and injuries to bones and soft tissues. He is also an expert in complex limb reconstruction.

Sabharwal earned his medical degree at Maulana Azad Medical College in India. He completed a residency in general surgery at Mercy Health ¬– St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital and a residency in orthopedics at the University of British Columbia. He then completed fellowships in clinical orthopedics at Boston University School of Medicine, in pediatric orthopedics at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and in pediatric orthopedics at Shriners for Children Medical Center. He also completed a fellowship in limb lengthening and reconstruction at the International Center for Limb Lengthening.

Prior to joining UCSF, Sabharwal served as chief of pediatric orthopedics at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, where he was a professor of orthopedics and director of the residency program.

Sabharwal, past president of the Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society, is frequently invited to speak at national and international meetings on orthopedic medicine. He is involved in global outreach in the field of orthopedics and is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America and Scoliosis Research Society. He has been an oral examiner for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery since 2010.

Sabharwal serves as deputy editor for two eminent orthopedic journals, Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery and Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. He has edited a comprehensive textbook on lower limb deformities in children.

  • Education

    Maulana Azad Medical College, 1985

  • Residencies

    St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, General Surgery, 1988

    University of British Columbia, Orthopedics, 1994

  • Fellowships

    Boston University School of Medicine, Clinical Orthopedics, 1990

    Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Pediatric Orthopedics, 1995

    International Center for Limb Lengthening, Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction, 1996

    Shriners for Children Medical Center, Pediatric Orthopedics, 1996

  • Board Certifications

    Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

It's very fulfilling to integrate patient care with lifelong learning. I'm fascinated by our ability to harness the healing power of the human body.

Clinics I work with


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Pediatric Orthopedic Clinic

Pediatric Orthopedic Clinic

San Francisco / Oakland / Greenbrae / San Mateo / San Ramon / Walnut Cre...

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Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction Center

Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction Center

San Francisco / Oakland / Walnut Creek / San Ramon

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