C. Benjamin Ma, MD appointed as the V-Nee Yeh Endowed Professor in the UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

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The UCSF Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery has announced that C. Benjamin Ma, MD, a Professor in Residence in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery and Vice-Chair of Adult Clinical Operations, has been appointed to the V-Nee Yeh Endowed Professorship.

As holder of the V-Nee Yeh Endowed Professorship, Dr. Ma will support orthopaedic research, service activities, and teaching related to the department’s vision to pioneering musculoskeletal discovery and innovative care to transform lives.

“I am grateful and honored for this opportunity afforded me by Mr. Yeh — a true innovator and leader in the international business world,” Dr. Ma said. “Through Mr. Yeh’s generosity, we will continue to develop our research focus on the management of sports medicine injuries and training of the future generations of orthopaedic surgeons.”

“Dr. Ma’s impressive accomplishments in leadership, education, and research will position him well for continuing success,” said Thomas P. Vail, MD, Chair of the UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. “I look forward to Dr. Ma’s bright future, and the many contributions that he will make in the pursuit of advancing orthopaedics at UCSF.”

About C. Benjamin Ma, MD

Dr. C. Benjamin Ma is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine, arthroscopic shoulder surgery to repair rotator cuff tears and ligament instability, shoulder replacements, knee ligament reconstruction, and procedures to address meniscus and other cartilage injuries. From 2007 through 2019, he was the Chief of Sports Medicine and Shoulder service at UCSF, where he assembled an outstanding group of clinicians, scientists and athletic trainers. He currently serves as the Vice Chair of Adult Clinical Operations at the UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

C. Benjamin Ma, MDMa is involved in research on cartilage imaging and dynamic MRI scans of knees with injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). His work has focused on early detection of cartilage injuries following ACL reconstruction surgery and improving ACL reconstruction outcomes. He has published extensively on the improvement of outcomes following rotator cuff surgeries and replacements.
Ma earned his medical degree at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, where he also completed a fellowship in musculoskeletal research. He subsequently completed a fellowship in shoulder and knee surgery and sports medicine at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

Ma has received many awards for his patient care, teaching and research, including the UCSF Health Exceptional Physician Award; UCSF Excellence in Teaching Award; O’Donoghue Award from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine; Patellofemoral Research Excellence Award from the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine; and the New Investigator Recognition Award from the Orthopaedic Research Society. He is a member of the prestigious American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Society, and has been awarded the Charles Neer Award on Shoulder Research three times. His peers have elected him on the Top Doctors list in San Francisco and Marin counties for the past 15 years.

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