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3838 California Street , Suites 108, 516 and 715, San Francisco, CA 94118 View Location

About Us

Philosophy of Care

Our goal is to provide patients with the best upper extremity care possible. It is a wonderful privilege to work in partnership with patients and their families. We pride ourselves on creating a patient care relationship centered on respect, honest communication, and mutual accountability. We believe knowledgeable patients will make the best decisions regarding their health care. Whether our advice includes simple exercises, formal physical therapy, medications, injections or surgery, we always strive to restore our patients’ mobility and independence by maximizing their physical potential.

Our team provides world class upper extremity care in a private practice setting. We have worked with California Pacific Medical Center, the premier private medical center in the Bay Area, for the last 25 years. Our academic roots trace back to Dr. Sterling Bunnell, the founding partner of the San Francisco Shoulder, Elbow and Hand Clinic. Dr. Bunnell was the first president of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and regarded by many as the father of hand surgery. Over the years, the San Francisco, Shoulder, Elbow & Hand Clinic expanded to become a national referral center for complex shoulder, elbow, and hand problems.

Our staff is committed to being accessible, helpful, thorough, efficient, and compassionate. Our surgeons are leaders in their respective fields; each participates in research, product development, and physician education. We train two orthopaedic surgeons each year in of the treatment of shoulder, elbow, and hand conditions through the nationally recognized American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons.

Welcome to the San Francisco, Shoulder, Elbow & Hand Clinic.

Learn more about Dr. Sterling Bunnell and his legacy.


The first major point scored by [the San Francisco Shoulder, Elbow & Hand Clinic] was that the receptionist was very friendly when I called to book my appointment — a rarity I find these days, especially as I was a new patient who needed some guidance (i.e., was this the right kind of doc to see for my problem? did they accept my insurance? etc.). Then, my actual visit was incredibly pleasant; I might dare say “fun”? I was seen without waiting more than a couple of minutes, the x-ray technician was warm and funny, and Dr. McCarroll also had a lovely bedside manor and sense-of-humor.
Tria C. Hand Patient

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