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Sabatini, Coleen S., MD, MPH

Coleen Sabatini

MD, MPH

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Director, Scoliosis Center

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Clinical Specialties

Pediatric trauma, bone fractures, hip disorders, hip dysplasia, limb length discrepancies, limb deformity, foot disorders, clubfoot, scoliosis, spine deformity, sports injuries, dance medicine

Certifications

Board Certification
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

Medical School

Harvard University Medical School, MA

Medical School

Harvard School of Public Health, MA

Fellowship

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, CA
(Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery)

Residency

Harvard Combined Orthopaedic, MA
(Orthopedic Surgery)

Internship

Massachusetts General Hospital, MA

Clinic Locations

My Work

About Me

Dr. Sabatini received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego where she studied biology and dance. She then moved to Boston to obtain her Doctorate of Medicine (MD) and Masters of Public Health (MPH) from Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health, respectively. She served as an Intern in General Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and then completed her residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program. She served as Chief Resident in her last year of residency and as editor of "The Orthopaedic Journal" at Harvard Medical School for four years. Dr. Sabatini completed her fellowship training in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Having been a dancer for most of her life, Dr. Sabatini's passion for caring for children with orthopaedic problems is based in her own history of orthopaedic injuries and a commitment to helping others live an active and healthy life. Dr. Sabatini’s clinical practice is based at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland where she serves as the Director of the Orthopaedic Surgery Service.  She provides care at Children’s Hospital Oakland’s main hospital as well as the Ambulatory Center in Walnut Creek.  She also sees patients at the UCSF clinic in San Ramon.  Dr. Sabatini's clinical focus includes a wide range of pediatric orthopaedic care including pediatric trauma/fractures, hip disorders, limb length discrepancies, limb deformity, foot disorders and scoliosis. Her research focuses on clinical outcomes, pediatric trauma prevention and treatment, access to care, and eliminating disparities in care. She is active in international orthopaedic work including education and research in Uganda.

Grants & Awards

  • 2001-2001, SNMA Region VII Member of the Year
  • 2003-2004, Carmela Gagliardi Foundation Fellowship
  • 2004, Hollis L. Albright, MD '31 Award, Harvard Medical School
  • 2004, Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society Student Scholarship Award
  • 2004, Harvard Medical School Multiculturalism Award
  • 2004, Massachusetts Medical Society Scholar's Award
  • 2008, 2009, AAOS/ POSNA International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium Scholarship Recipient
  • 2009, Honorary Membership in the Dominican Orthopaedic Society
  • 2009, William H. Thomas MD Award - Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program

Membership & Committees

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Candidate Member
  • J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society, Member-at-Large
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, Candidate Member

Publications

Grants & Awards

  • 2001-2001, SNMA Region VII Member of the Year
  • 2003-2004, Carmela Gagliardi Foundation Fellowship
  • 2004, Hollis L. Albright, MD '31 Award, Harvard Medical School
  • 2004, Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society Student Scholarship Award
  • 2004, Harvard Medical School Multiculturalism Award
  • 2004, Massachusetts Medical Society Scholar's Award
  • 2008, 2009, AAOS/ POSNA International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium Scholarship Recipient
  • 2009, Honorary Membership in the Dominican Orthopaedic Society
  • 2009, William H. Thomas MD Award - Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program