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Steven S Isono
Clinical Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
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.