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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

Adminstrative Vice Chair 


Kathy Smith

Assistant Department Business Officer 




Jennifer Zubyk

Residency Coordinator


Sandra Gutierrez

Department Education Support Coordinator 

Business Office Operations

Matthew Favila
Assistant Programmatic and Operation Analyst

Monica Labiano
Financial Assistant

Yesenia Rodriguez
Staff Human Services
Financial Assistant