Bio

Bio


Steven S. Isono, M.D. is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in Sports Medicine as well as surgery of the knee and the shoulder.
He attended Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts concentrating in Biochemical Sciences and wrote a Thesis on Sickle Cell Anemia. He then attended medical school at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, continued research investigating Liver Hepatomas and received his M.D. degree in 1982. The next five years included studying Microsurgery in Japan at the Kyoto University Hospital and the Tokyo Metropolitan Hospital as well as completing both his Internship in General Surgery and Residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center in 1987.

Dr. Isono received his initial Board Certification in Orthopaedic Surgery in 1989 and has been re-certified in 1999, 2009 and 2018. Steve also received a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Sports Medicine in the inaugural class of 2007 and was re-certified in 2017. He is a member of many professional societies including the Association of NBA Team Physicians, The Olympic Sports Medicine Society, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the California Orthopaedic Association, the Western Orthopaedic Association, and the American College of Sports Medicine,

Steve is currently serving as a Team Physician for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association, United States Olympic Committee (USA Men's Swimming, Triathlon, Judo, Taekwondo, and Track and Field, Rowing and Boxing), and for Laney College. He is also a Consultant for the Ironman World Triathlon Championships, the Dew Tour of Action Sports, and the Association of Volleyball Professionals. Steve has also served as a Team Physician for the World Games of the Special Olympics, the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, the XXXI Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2016, the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aries, Argentina in 2018, and will be attending the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.

Clinical Focus


  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Knee and Shoulder Surgery

Academic Appointments


Administrative Appointments


  • Clinical Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (2017 - Present)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Team Physician and Consultant, USA Rowing (2018 - Present)
  • Team Physician and Consultant, USA Men's Swimming (2017 - Present)
  • Executive Committee, NBA Team Physicians Society (2015 - Present)
  • Team Physician and Consultant, Golden State Warriors (2011 - Present)
  • Team Physician and Consultant, Association of Volleyball Professionals (2007 - Present)
  • Team Physician and Consultant, Laney College (2005 - Present)
  • Expert Medical Reviewer, The Medical Board of California (2000 - Present)
  • Team Physician and Consultant, USA Taekwondo (1997 - Present)
  • Team Physician and Consultant, USA Track and Field (1996 - Present)
  • Team Physician and Consultant, USA Boxing (1996 - Present)
  • Team Physician and Consultant, USA Judo (1994 - Present)
  • Team Physician and Consultant, USA Triathlon (1994 - Present)
  • Qualified Medical Evaluator, State of California (1991 - Present)

Professional Education


  • B.A., Harvard University, Biochemical Sciences (1978)
  • M.D., Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Medical School (1982)
  • Internship, Stanford University Medical Center, General Surgery (1983)
  • Residency, Stanford University Medical Center, Orthopaedic Surgery (1987)
  • Board Certification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery (1989)
  • ReCertification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery (1999)
  • CAQ, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine (2007)
  • ReCertification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery (2009)
  • ReCertification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine (2018)

Community and International Work


  • One Nation Project, Oakland, California

    Topic

    Integrating Sports and Education to improve their lives

    Populations Served

    Kids-at-Risk

    Location

    Bay Area

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

  • Civic Assets

    Topic

    Veteran Integration into Society

    Partnering Organization(s)

    Marines, Air force, Army, and Navy

    Populations Served

    Veterans

    Location

    US

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

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