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Stefano Bini, MD

Faculty, San Francisco Orthopaedic Residency Program | Chief, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Podiatry.

Medical School:

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY

Year Completed:




Ospedal Luigi Sacco, Milan, Italy

Specialty (completed):

Infectious Disease, February 1990


Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute, Bologna, Italy  

Specialty (completed):

Orthopaedic Oncology and Reconstructive, March 1990

Intership Program:

University of California, San Francisco San Francisco, CA

Specialty (years):

Orthopaedic Surgery, 1990-1995

Residency Program:

University of California, San Francisco San Francisco, CA

Specialty (years):

Orthopaedic Surgery, 1990-1991

Fellowship Program:

Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute Bologna, Italy

Specialty (years):

Orthopaedic Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery, 1996-1997

Medical Doctorate:

University of Florence Florence, Italy

Specialty (years):

Doctorate in Medicine, April 1999

Hospital Affiliation:

Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA

Year Affiliated with SFORP as Faculty:


Concise Summary of Role in Program:

As Chief of the Department of Orthopaedic and Podiatry at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, I see my primary role as that of facilitating resident education and ensuring that the department is structured in such a way as to promote resident education. I believe that the clinic and surgical experiences need to be balanced and cohesive and follow the mini-fellowship model used at St Mary's. As a total joint surgeon with a focus on revision surgery and experience in minimally invasive techniques, I work with the residents to make sure they have a foundational understanding of how to approach a total joint both from a biomechanical standpoint for how to restore function and mobility, and from the technical perspective of how to predict and prepare for any possibly intra-operative challenge. I am very interested in research and am linked closely with the total joint registry. I have authored numerous articles and have had many posters at AAOS meetings. I am also involved with resident interviews. Overall, resident education is one of the focuses of my career and one I enjoy being a part of.