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Christian Guier, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery, San Francisco, CA, California Pacific Medical Center-Davies Campus


Orthopaedic Surgery San Francisco, CA

Hip & Knee Reconstructive Surgery, Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Trauma, Shoulder Surgery

San Francisco Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

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  • Office

    San Francisco Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
    1580 Valencia St., Suite 703
    San Francisco, CA 94110
    Phone+1 415-917-7004
    Fax+1 628-225-4409
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  • I am a general Orthopedic Surgeon whose practice philosophy is like that of an old fashioned physician's; perhaps only more focused on musculoskeletal wellness. My childhood years found me needing treatment for numerous orthopedic injuries. This, alongside work with large and small animals in injury settings as a teen, sparked my desire to become a doctor. My med school/ post-grad UCSD years fostered my fascination with 'Praxingenium', a wordplay for the genesis and plasticity of human function, ascribed by mentor Vern Nickel, MD, Ex-Director of the Rancho Los Amigos Nat'l Rehabilitation Center. In 1988, with an interest in gleaning a foreign perspective of, and furthering my skills in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, I was afforded a Fellowship in Knee, Shoulder and Sports Trauma in Lyon, France. Fortuitous as this already was, it led to my first job as Physician and Surgeon to the French National Men/Women's Alpine Ski Teams of the French Ski Federation, for the1989-1990 World Cup season. This unparalleled collegial learning experience continues to this day, and paved a way for me to immigrate to America and Jackson, Wyoming, whence I set up my first Orthopedic Sports Medicine practice. During the ensuing 25 years, I had the invaluable fortune of collaborating with smaller community hospitals in the Greater Yellowstone Basin of Western Wyoming, Eastern Idaho and Southwestern Montana, and studying with and befriending Ron Losee, MD of Ennis, MT (from the fame of ‘Doc: Then and Now with a Montana Physician’) through the last 25 of his practice years and end of life events. In 2012, I moved to the San Francisco Bay area to raise my family. I joined Scott Dye, MD's practice and share his obsession with, and teaching of anatomo/bio/mechano/physiology principles, or 'Envelope of Function' of the knee; a Godsend. The passion I have for healing, coupled with an empathic desire to offer the best in innovative treatments for your orthopedic injuries, is my "Joie de Vie".

Education & Training

  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
    American Orthopaedic Society for Sports MedicineFellowship, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, 1999 - 1999
  • Pierre Chambat/ Gilles Walch/ Henri Dejour
    Pierre Chambat/ Gilles Walch/ Henri DejourFellowship, Knee and Shoulder Surgery/ Sports traumatology, 1988 - 1989
  • University of California (San Diego) Medical Center
    University of California (San Diego) Medical CenterResidency, Orthopaedic Surgery, 1983 - 1988
  • University of California (San Diego) Medical Center
    University of California (San Diego) Medical CenterInternship, Surgery, 1982 - 1983
  • McGill University Faculty of Medicine
    McGill University Faculty of MedicineClass of 1982

Certifications & Licensure

  • MT State Medical License
    MT State Medical License 1995 - 2025
  • WY State Medical License
    WY State Medical License 1990 - 2024
  • ID State Medical License
    ID State Medical License 1991 - 2024
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1984 - 2023
  • GA State Medical License
    GA State Medical License 2008 - 2019
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American College of SurgeonsFellow

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Honorary Lecturer American Physical Therapy Association, 1994
  • Visiting Professor Duke University Medical Center, 1992

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Other Languages

  • French, German

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