Dr. Stefano Bini, MD was born in Italy, raised in Australia (he still has a slight Aussie accent), and finished high school in San Francisco. He received his BA from Stanford University, his MD from Columbia University’s College of Physician and Surgeons, and completed residency training at UCSF. Subsequently, he completed a fellowship at the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute in Italy and obtained a second MD from the University of Florence (and ate lots of great food!).
Prior to joining the faculty at UCSF, Dr. Bini worked at Kaiser Permanente as a joint replacement surgeon. He held multiple leadership positions including Chief of Orthopedics at two medical centers and Chief of the Adult Reconstructive Surgery Service in the East Bay. He participated in regional committees tasked with improving quality, access, and efficiency at Kaiser. He was selected for the California Health Care Foundation Leadership Program and developed an interest in applied organizational design. As a result, Dr. Bini co-authored a forthcoming book on change management.
Active in professional associations and academia, Stefano currently serves as the Chair of the International Committee for the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and sits on the Biomedical Engineering Committee for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery. He is the Associate Editor of Arthroplasty Today and is a reviewer for 4 major orthopaedic journals. Over the past decade, Dr. Bini has organized over a dozen conferences and learning labs nationally and internationally, presented over 110 scientific papers, and has authored 23 research papers with a focus on leveraging large databases to help define best practices in hip and knee replacement surgery.
Dr. Bini is very committed to teaching (and learning from!) residents and colleagues and has received several related awards including the James O. Johnston Award for Excellence in Orthopedic Research, Leadership, and Resident Training, the San Francisco Orthopedic Residency Program Teaching Award, the National Kaiser Permanente James Vohs Award for Quality for his work on establishing the Kaiser Permanente Total Joint Replacement Registry, and The Permanente Medical Group award for Outstanding Planning of Physician Education.
Dr. Bini is very excited to return to UCSF and work to continuously improve the patient care experience, clinical outcomes, and resident training. Dr. Bini’s clinical practice will continue to focus on total hip replacement through both anterior and posterior approaches, and total knee replacement using a novel anatomic alignment technique (“kinematic” knee alignment). Dr. Bini also has extensive experience in revision and complex total joint replacement. His three primary research areas will be the application of technology to health care delivery systems (digital medicine), improving surgical techniques in knee replacement surgery, and cartilage repair.
Outside work, Stefano is an avid cook, reasonable dancer, and amateur photographer. He loves traveling, sailing, skiing, and swims to try and stay in shape. He and his children Michaela and Gianluca live in the East Bay with his wonderful wife Katherine. Currently, the family has to put up with his trying to learn the guitar despite Dr. Bini having no inherent musical talent to speak of.