Laura N. Sciaroni MD
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
Member of The San Francisco Multispecialty Medical Group
​Board Certified, Fellowship Trained in Sports Medicine

Leader in the diagnosis and treatment of orthopaedic and sports medicine injuries

Contact Dr. Sciaroni:

(415) 409-7364


About My Practice

Dr. Sciaroni is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of orthopaedic and sports medicine injuries and conditions.  Dr. Sciaroni focuses her practice in sports medicine including ACL injury, shoulder instability, and rotator cuff injury as well as general orthopaedic surgery, with particular interest in surgery and rehabilitation of the shoulder and knee. 


A San Francisco Bay Area native, Dr. Sciaroni began practicing in the San Francisco area in 2003 after completing a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Lake Tahoe Orthopaedic Institute in Zephyr Cove, Nevada. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Santa Cruz and her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin.  She completed her residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California, Irvine.  Dr. Sciaroni joined the San Francisco Multispecialty Medical Group after 12 years as a partner with The Orthopaedic Group of San Francisco.


She is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery.  She has served as a team physician for Skyline College and holds an affiliation with the St. Francis Center for Sports Medicine.  She holds memberships in the San Francisco Medical Society, Western Orthopaedic Association, Northern California Orthopedic Association, California Orthopaedic Association, California Medical Association, Bay Area Knee Society, and The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.  


She has offices in San Francisco and Daly City.  To serve patient throughout the Bay Area on various insurance plans, Dr. Sciaroni maintains staff privileges at St Francis Memorial Hospital, California Pacific Medical Center, Seton Medical Center, and as well as Pacific Heights Surgery Center and Campus Surgery Center.


Dr. Sciaroni is committed to helping her patients maintain a fulfilling and active lifestyle.  When out of the office, Dr. Sciaroni can usually be found somewhere on Mt. Tam or the Marin Headlands, hiking or riding her road bike or mountain bike. 


Licenses And Certifications

California Medical License     1997-present
Nevada Medical License     7/02-present
Board Certified    7/21/2005, recertified through 11/30/2025


Hospital Affiliations

Seton Medical Center    Active Staff    
Saint Francis Memorial Hospital    Active Staff
California Pacific Medical Center  Active Staff
Mills Peninsula Hospital Courtesy Staff 


Surgery Center Affiliations

Pacific Heights Surgery Center, San Francisco, CA 
Campus Surgery Center, Daly City, CA 

Professional Society Memberships

​American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
Western Orthopaedic Association

Northern California Orthopedic Association
San Francisco Medical Society
San Francisco Knee Society
California Orthopaedic Association
California Medical Association 


Awards

University of California, Santa Cruz: Honors in Biology, 1992
University of California, Irvine: Resident Research Award, 2002


Research

Orthopaedic Spine Surgery, U.C. San Francisco, 1994
Faculty:     Serena Hu M.D.
Project:     Spinal Motion and Fusion Levels

Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory    1999-2002
​Faculty:     Thay Q. Lee, PhD., Patrick J. McMahon, M.D., Stuart A. Green, M.D.
Projects:    Glenohumeral Joint Biomechanics
Intercondylar Notch Access for Retrograde Supracondylar Nail Placement 


Original Research Presentations

Chow, S., McMahon, P.J., Sciaroni, L.N., Yang, B.Y., Lee, T.Q.: Glenohumeral joint forces following repetitive anterior glenohumeral dislocations. Clin Orthop.  Accepted for publication, 2000

Sciaroni, L.N., McMahon, P.J., Cheung, T., Lee, T.Q.: Open Surgical Repair Restores Joint Forces That Resist Glenohumeral Dislocation. Clin Orthop. 2002 Jul;(400):58-64

​McMahon, P.J., Chow, S., Sciaroni, L.N., Yang, B.Y., Lee, T.Q.: A novel cadaveric model for anterior-inferior shoulder dislocation using forcible apprehension positioning.  J Rehab Res & Dev.  2003 Jul-Aug;40(4):349-59.


Presentations At Scientific Meetings

Sciaroni, L.N., Cheung, T., Kim, D.J., McMahon, P.J., Lee, T.Q.: Quantitative Assessment of the Forces in Anterior Shoulder Dislocation: Intact vs. Repair.  Presented at AAOS Specialty Day (AOSSM), San Francisco, CA, 2001 

Sciaroni, L.N., Cheung, T., Kim, D.J., McMahon, P.J., Lee, T.Q.: Quantitative Assessment of the Forces in Anterior Shoulder Dislocation: Intact vs. Repair.  Poster presentation at ORS (Orthopaedic Research Society), Dallas, TX, 2002


Collaborator On Other Presentations

​Lee, T.Q., Chow, S., Sciaroni, L.N., Yang, B.Y., Kim, D.J., McMahon, P.J.: A New Model for Anterior Dislocation of the Shoulder.  International Symposium of Ligaments and Tendons.  Orlando, FL, 2000

McMahon, P.J., Sciaroni, L.N., Cheung, T., Kim, D.J., Lee, T.Q.: Quantitative Assessment of the Forces in Anterior Shoulder Dislocation: Intact vs. Repair.  International Symposium of Ligaments and Tendons.  Orlando, FL, 2000

Chow, S., McMahon, P.J., Sciaroni, L.N., Yang, B.Y., Kim, D.J., Lee, T.Q.: A Novel Model of Anterior Glenohumeral Dislocation. Transactions of the 46th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, Orlando, FL, 2000

Cheung, T., Sciaroni, L.N., Lue, W., McMahon, P.J., Lee, T.Q.: Glenohumeral Joint Forces in Anterior Shoulder Dislocation and Bankart Repair.  ORLAC Bioengineering Conference, Pittsburg, PA, Oct. 199