Wustrack, Rossanna, MD

Rossanna Wustrack


Orthopaedic Oncology

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Medical School

Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
(Musculoskeletal Oncology)


Department of Orthopaedic Surgery,University of California, San Francisco , CA


University of California, San Francisco, CA

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Dr. Wustrack received her undergraduate degree from Yale University in New Haven, CT, before completing her M.D. from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. She served as an Intern before receiving her residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery from at the University of California San Francisco. Dr. Wustrack completed her Fellowship training in Musculoskeletal Oncology from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY. Dr. Wustrack’s clinical focus includes surgical diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal tumors and fragility fractures. Her research is centered around functional outcomes in oncologic patients, osseointegration and optimizing treatment for metastatic disease. She also is interested in global health and osteoporosis in cancer survivors.


  • Lee JS, DuBois SG, Boscardin WJ, Wustrack RL, Goldsby RE. Secondary malignant neoplasms among children, adolescents, and young adults with osteosarcoma. Cancer. 2014 Dec 15; 120(24):3987-93. PubMed
  • Napoli N, Schwartz AV, Palermo L, Jin JJ, Wustrack R, Cauley JA, Ensrud KE, Kelly M, Black DM. Risk factors for subtrochanteric and diaphyseal fractures: the study of osteoporotic fractures. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Feb; 98(2):659-67. PubMed
  • Metz LN, Wustrack R, Lovell AF, Sawyer AJ. Infectious, inflammatory, and metabolic diseases affecting the athlete's spine. Clin Sports Med. 2012 Jul; 31(3):535-67. PubMed
  • Napoli N, Jin J, Peters K, Wustrack R, Burch S, Chau A, Cauley J, Ensrud K, Kelly M, Black DM. Are women with thicker cortices in the femoral shaft at higher risk of subtrochanteric/diaphyseal fractures? The study of osteoporotic fractures. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2012 Jul; 97(7):2414-22. PubMed
  • Pedtke AC, Wustrack RL, Fang AS, Grimer RJ, O'Donnell RJ. Aseptic failure: how does the Compress(®) implant compare to cemented stems? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012 Mar; 470(3):735-42. PubMed
  • Wustrack R, Seeman E, Bucci-Rechtweg C, Burch S, Palermo L, Black DM. Predictors of new and severe vertebral fractures: results from the HORIZON Pivotal Fracture Trial. Osteoporos Int. 2012 Jan; 23(1):53-8. PubMed
  • Gomberg SJ, Wustrack RL, Napoli N, Arnaud CD, Black DM. Teriparatide, vitamin D, and calcium healed bilateral subtrochanteric stress fractures in a postmenopausal woman with a 13-year history of continuous alendronate therapy. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2011 Jun; 96(6):1627-32. PubMed

Grants and Awards:

  • 2002 Distinguished Student Merit Scholarship, Washington University School of Medicine.
  • 2004 Class of 2002 Award, Washington University School of Medicine
  • 2008 Mauer Award for Best Junior Resident, UCSF Department Orthopedic Surgery
  • 2010 2nd Place Resident Paper Award, 55th Annual LeRoy Abbott Society Scientific Program, UCSF Department Orthopedic Surgery
  • 2011 1st Place Clinical Science Resident Research Symposium, 3rd Annual OREF/ORS Southwest Regional Resident Research Symposium
  • 2012 Outstanding Resident Paper Award, 3rd Annual Lumbar Spine Research Society Meeting
  • 2012 Resident Paper Award, Western Orthopedic Association 76th Annual Meeting
  • 2012 Mauer Award for Best Chief Resident, UCSF Department Orthopedic Surgery
Membership & Committees
  • 2011-Present: Orthopedic Surgical Osseointegration Society
  • 2012-Present: Musculoskeletal Tumor Society