The San Francisco Sports Medicine Foundation

At Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine you are provided with the most advanced orthopedic care available

Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine is internationally recognized in the treatment of Sports Medicine injuries and disorders. At Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine you are provided with the most advanced orthopedic care available as witnessed by our ongoing research and innovations. Patients with complex problems are referred to Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine by surgeons throughout the United States. 

Our goal is to make your relationship with us as successful as possible. Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine has thrived because of the thousands of satisfied and devoted patients who have become the referral source for family and friends. We believe in making certain that you not only understand the surgical process, but also play an integral role in the decision making process. 


James L Chen, M.D.

Dr. James L Chen is a Board Certified Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine surgeon specializing in minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques for the knee, shoulder, elbow, hip, and ankle. His practice includes general orthopaedic injuries, fractures, and joint replacement. He has expertise in anatomic ACL reconstruction, meniscus surgery, rotator cuff repair and shoulder instability.

Edward Shin, M.D.

Dr. Edward C Shin is a Board Certified Orthopaedic surgeon and Director of Hip and Shoulder Surgery with fellowship training in sports medicine and arthroscopy. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions in the shoulder, hip and knee and emphasizes minimally invasive techniques in the knee (meniscus and ligament injuries), hip (impingement, labral tears), and shoulder (instability) to optimize recovery and outcomes.


Patrick McGahan, M.D.

Dr. Patrick J McGahan is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in sports medicine and reconstructive surgery of the knee and shoulder. His elective practice consists of arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder, knee replacement, shoulder replacement, and reverse shoulder replacement. He also specializes in the treatment of traumatic injuries such as proximal humerus, clavicle, wrist, ankle, hand, and pediatric fractures.

Neil Pathare, M.D.

Dr. Neil Pathare is a fellowship-trained Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine. While his interest focuses on the knee and shoulder, he treats a variety of conditions in both the athlete and non-athlete. He is an advocate of conservative management and work closely with all of his patients to create an individualized treatment plan to get every patient back to a healthy and active lifestyle.


Our Philosophy

At Advanced Orthopedic and Sports Medicine our goal is to provide timely, professional, and cutting edge care. Our continued research and innovations provide patients with the latest techniques and expert care. We recognize that each patient is an individual who deserves attention and treatment based on their particular circumstances. Our team works hard to provide each patient with the respect and attention that we would give to our own families.


Meet Our Staff