Welcome to the UCSF Fresno Orthopaedic Surgery webpage.  We hope you find the information here valuable.  UCSF Fresno recently celebrated its 30th anniversary with the opening UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education & Research.  This 30 million dollar center for medical education and research is an indicator representing the support from the University of California.  The new UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education & Research is located on the Community Regional Medical Center (CRMC).

The UCSF Fresno Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program received initial accreditation from the ACGME Orthopaedic Residency Review Committee in June of 2009. Our inaugural class began in June 2010. This is an exciting time for us and UCSF Fresno as this new residency program brings another dimension to our training programs already in place at UCSF Fresno.  Our goal is to provide outstanding clinical education and research opportunities to our residents.  The faculty is subspecialty trained in all areas of orthopaedics including pediatric orthopaedics, spine, adult reconstruction, trauma, sports medicine, foot/ankle, orthopaedic oncology and hand/microvascular surgery.  In addition, a large volume of general orthopaedic surgery cases are performed by many faculty members.  From day one to completion of the residency, the residents will have one-on-one faculty mentoring and a wealth of clinical opportunities.   There are also numerous clinical research opportunities and a support staff to facilitate these research projects. The residents obtain tremendous hands-on experience providing care to patients ranging in age from pediatric through geriatric for congenital, acquired and traumatic conditions. 

We will graduate three chief residents each year. Our graduates will function as practitioners of orthopaedic surgery at the high level of performance expected of board certified specialists. 


Armen K. Martirosian, MD
Program Director
UCSF Fresno Orthopaedic Surgery Residency