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Contact the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Patient Inquiries

All patient related inquiries, including prescription refills, should be directed to our UC San Diego Health Clinic.

We welcome hearing from you. If you have operational questions please feel free to send your inquiries or comments:

Office of the Chair

Susan Bukata, M.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Chief, Orthopaedic Oncology

Wendy Hess
Executive Assistant to the Chair

Administration & Business Office

Cheryl Correia
Administrative Vice Chair

Kathy Smith
Assistant Department Business Officer


Residency Coordinator

Sandra Gutierrez
Department Education Support Coordinator

Business Office Operations

Matthew Favila
Assistant Programmatic and Operation Analyst

Monica Labiano
Financial Analyst

Yesenia Rodriguez
Staff Human Services
Financial Assistant