Dr. Coleen Sabatini is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at UCSF.
She is also the Vice Chair of Health Equity and Academic Affairs for the UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Dr. Sabatini received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego and her Doctorate of Medicine (MD) and Masters of Public Health (MPH) from Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health, respectively.
She completed her residency training at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program and fellowship training in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She joined the faculty of the University of California San Francisco in 2010 and served as the Chief of the Division of Orthopaedic at Children’s Hospital Oakland from 2012-2019, before transitioning to a global health role and Vice-Chair.
Dr. Sabatini's clinical focus includes a range of pediatric orthopaedic conditions, with particular interests in pediatric trauma/fractures, clubfoot and other pediatric foot and limb deformities. She is very active in global health, health equity and diversity work in orthopaedics. Her global health work is focused on education, research, and capacity-building. Although she has been involved in educational initiatives in many countries, she focuses the majority of her time and effort in Uganda where she spends about 4 months a year – including helping to run a pediatric orthopaedic fellowship and where she leads a pediatric musculoskeletal health research initiative.
Dr. Sabatini is an Associate Director of the UCSF Center for Health Equity in Surgery and Anesthesia and a member of the Executive Committee of the UCSF Institute for Global Orthopaedics and Traumatology. She is currently the Chair of the International Committee of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).