Dr. Lisa Lattanza’s clinical interests include reconstruction of the adult and pediatric Upper Extremity. She has special interest in congenital problems and post-traumatic elbow reconstruction. She is currently involved in research on the biomechanics of the elbow, congenital elbow problems and flexor tendon rehabilitation. Lattanza, who joined UCSF Medical Center in 1999, received her medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo. After completing her residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, she served as a fellow in hand surgery at Roosevelt Hospital, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. She also finished additional fellowship training in congenital hand problems at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. She has been Chief of Hand, Elbow and Upper Extremity Surgery at UCSF since 2008 and Fellowship Director of the Hand Surgery Fellowship since 2006. She also is co-founder and President of the Perry Initiative a non-profit organization established to expose young women to the fields of orthopaedic surgery and engineering.