Rakesh Donthineni

Specialty:

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Medical Licensure:

  • California & Pennsylvania

Education:

  • 1985 - 1991 MB, BCh., University of Wales, College of Medicine., Cardiff, United Kingdom
  • 1987 – 1988 B.Sc in Anatomy, Scholarship from Medical Research Council UK, University of Wales, College of Medicine, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments:

  • July 1991 - June 1992 Intern (House Officer), University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, United Kingdom
  • Aug 1992 – June 1994 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Orthopedics, University of California, San Diego (UCSD), CA
  • Aug 1992 – June 1994 Research Fellow, La Jolla Cancer Research Foundation, La Jolla, CA.
  • 1994 - 1999 Residency, Department of Orthopedics, UCSD. San Diego, California
  • 1998 – 1999 Chief Resident, Department of Orthopaedics, UCSD
  • June - July 1998 Fellowship in Ilizarov Techniques of External Fixation, With Maurizio Catagni MD, Lecco, Italy.
  • 1999 – 2000 Fellowship in Orthopaedic Oncology, Drs. Henry Mankin & Mark Gebhardt, Massachusetts General Hospital & Children’s Hospital of Boston, Harvard Medical School.
  • June - July 2003 Visiting Research Fellow, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre & Botnar Research Laboratory, University of Oxford, UK.
  • May 2005 – Dec 2006 MBA, Columbia University, NY & University of California, Berkeley
  • January – August 2007 Fellowship in Spine surgery and Spine Oncology surgery, Dr. Stefano Boriani, Director of Orthopedics, Ospedale Maggiore, Bologna, Italy

Current Faculty Appointments:

  • Established a private solo practice: Spine Specialist & Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Feb 2008 – Present Attending, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Berkeley, CA
  • July 2008 – Present Active Clinical Staff, Childrens Hospital of Oakland (CHO), Oakland, CA
  • Joined the Children’s Hospital’s Hematology & Oncology team, to manage the musculoskeletal tumors. More recently, I began participating in the management of sickle cell disease and thalassemia patients’ orthopaedic needs, such as avascular necrosis of the hips and shoulders.
  • Nov 2008 – Present Lecturer, St. Mary’s Orthopaedic Residency Program, San Francisco, CA.
  • July 2008 – Present Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Orthopedics, UC Davis Health System, Sacramento, CA

Previous Faculty Appointments:

  • Sept 2003 – Sept 2006 Chief, Orthopaedic Oncology Section, Assistant Professor of Orthopedics, Department of Orthopedics, UC Davis Health System, Sacramento, CA.
  • Sept 2000 – May 2003 Assistant Professor of Orthopedics, Dept. of Orthopedics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.

Awards and Honors:

  • 2006 Distinguished Faculty Award, UC Davis Department of Orthopedics
  • May – June 1990 Bone and Joint Surgery (UK) Travel Scholarship to study at Stanford University Department of Orthopedics.
  • 1987 - 1988 B.Sc. Honors in Anatomy
  • 1987 – 1988 Medical Research Council Scholarship (UK): for research on ‘Ligament Attachments in Man’

Membership in Professional and Scientific Societies:

  • Member (2004-Present) American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member (2003-Present) Musculoskeletal Tumor Society
  • Member (2001-Present) Connective Tissue Oncology Society
  • Member (2003-Present) British Orthopaedic Oncology Society
  • Member (2003-Present) Western Orthopaedic Association
  • Member (2004-Present) Societe Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopedique et de Tramatologie
  • Member (2008–Present) Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association
  • Member (2008 – Present) California Medical Association
  • Member 2008 – Present) American Medical Association
  • Member (2004-present) Paul R. Lipscomb Society, Sacramento, California
  • Member (2003-2007) Orthopaedic Research Society
  • Member (2003-2006) American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  • Member (2003-2006) International Bone and Mineral Society
  • Member (2000-2004) Eastern Orthopedic Society
  • Member (2000-2003) Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society
  • Member (2004-2006) University of California Davis Medical Center Cancer Center Group, Sacramento, California

Academic Committees at the University of California, Davis:

  • 2003 – 2006 Residents Selection Committee
  • 2004 – 2005 Electronic Medical Records Committee

Academic Committees at the University of Pennsylvania:

  • 2001 – 2002 Practice Committee, Dept. of Orthopedics, University of Pennsylvania Health Systems.
  • 2000 – 2001 Member - IT Committee, Dept. of Orthopaedics
  • 2001 Jan - July Search Committee for a Surgical Oncologist, School of Veterinary medicine

Editorial Positions:

  • 2008 – 2009 Guest Editor, Spine Oncology Section, January 2009, Orthopedic Clinics of North America, Elsevier Publishers, Philadelphia.
  • 2005 – 2006 Guest Editor, Orthopedic Oncology Section, January 2006, Orthopedic Clinics of North America, Elsevier Publishers, Philadelphia.
  • 2002 - 2003 Member of Board of Reviewers for the University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal

Teaching and Clinical Responsibilities:

  • 2008 – Present Musculoskeletal tumor review – for St. Mary’s orthopaedic residents,
  • 2003 – 2008 Course Director: Annual Orthopaedic Pathology Course
  • 2003 – 2008 Orthopaedic Oncology for Boards Review – for graduating residents
  • 2003 – 2007 Attending Staff: UC Davis Medical Center & Children’s Hospital
  • 2000 – 2003 Course Director: Philadelphia Orthopaedic Pathology annual review course
  • Jan 2001 – May 2003, Attending staff: The Hospital for the University of Pennsylvania

Community Service:

  • 2003 – Present Founder & Executive Director
  • Bone Cancer Research Foundation
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