Francis B Gonzales, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Adult Joint Reconstruction
Dr Gonzales is an Orthopaedic Surgeon that specializes in adult hip and knee joint replacement surgery. He performs hip replacement surgery through an innovative muscle-sparing anterior approach, using a specialized surgical table, as well as tissue-sparing partial and total knee replacements. These less invasive surgical approaches allow for an accelerated recovery for today's active patient.
Dr Gonzales has advanced training and has performed complex hip and knee revision surgery when joint replacements fail from various causes.
He was born in Pittsburgh, PA and grew up in Orange County, CA. His inspiration to pursue a life in medicine stems from his mother and father, who are both physicians.
Dr Gonzales earned his undergraduate degree at UC Berkley in Integrative Biology. He then graduated medical school from Georgetown University and went on to New York City for his orthopaedic surgery training at St Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center, an Academic Affiliate of Columbia University. It was at this point that he developed a passion and keen interest in hip and knee joint replacement surgery and enjoyed seeing patients return back to an active lifestyle.
This led Dr Gonzales to the Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic in Alexandria, VA, where he completed an adult joint reconstruction fellowship, amongst leaders in the field of joint replacement surgery.
When not practicing medicine, Dr Gonzales spends his time with his wife and new daughter. He also enjoys running, golf and playing basketball.
"I believe a successful joint replacement starts with listening and educating the patient, then making decisions as a team that are unique to each person. Patient care begins at the first office visit, continues through the hospital stay to a full recovery at home, all the way through a renewed active lifestyle."
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Georgetown University Medical School
Doctor of Medicine
Fellowship in Adult Joint Reconstruction
Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic
Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery
St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
Academic Affiliate of Columbia University
New York, NY
Internship in General Surgery
Loyola University, Chicago
UC San Diego Thornton Hospital, La Jolla
UC San Diego Medical Center, Hillcrest
UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, La Jolla
Perlman Ambulatory Care Center
9350 Campus Point Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone: (858) 657-8200
FAX: (858) 657-8269
UCSD Medical Center North
200 West Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: (619) 543-6312
FAX: (619) 543-7480