University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Rosanna Wustrack, MD

Rosanna Wustrack, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UC San Francisco

Research Summary

Dr. Rosanna Wustrack is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the surgical diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal tumors and fragility fractures. Her research focuses on immunotherapy for sarcomas, functional outcomes in cancer patients, osseointegration and optimizing treatment for metastatic disease. She also is interested in global health and osteoporosis in cancer survivors.

Dr. Wustrack received an undergraduate degree from Yale University before earning a medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She completed an internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at UCSF. Subsequently, she completed fellowship training in musculoskeletal oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

Selected Publications

  1. Guy Ledergor, Elizabeth McCarthy, Nina Shah, Sandy Wong, Hewitt Chang, Frances Fan, Evans Shao, Lissa Gray, Alexander Cheung, Serena Kwek, Sophia Bylsma, Samuel Del Favero, Rosanna Wustrack, Matthew Spitzer, Jeffrey Wolf, Thomas Martin, Jimmie Ye, Lawrence Fong. Single cell Dissection of Resistance to anti-BCMA CAR-T cell Therapy. Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma & Leukemia. 2019 Oct 1; 19(10):e25-e26.
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  2. Heunis JC, Cheah JW, Sabnis AJ, Wustrack RL. Use of three-dimensional printing and intraoperative navigation in the surgical resection of metastatic acetabular osteosarcoma. BMJ Case Rep. 2019 Sep 30; 12(9).
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  3. Musa B. Zaid, Rosanna L. Wustrack, Matthew Garibaldi, Erik Geiger, Veronica Andaya, Richard J. O'Donnell. Prospective study of percutaneous bone-anchored implants in transfemoral amputees: Brain-machine platform technology for external prosthetic control and feedback. 2013 6th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering (NER). 2019 Mar 1; 13-16.
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  4. Pandya NK, Wustrack R, Metz L, Ward D. Current Concepts in Orthopaedic Care Disparities. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2018 Dec 01; 26(23):823-832.
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  5. Shaw JD, Miller S, Plourde A, Shaw DL, Wustrack R, Hansen EN. Methylene Blue-Guided Debridement as an Intraoperative Adjunct for the Surgical Treatment of Periprosthetic Joint Infection. J Arthroplasty. 2017 12; 32(12):3718-3723.
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  6. Morris CD, Wustrack RL, Levin AS. Limb-Salvage Options in Growing Children with Malignant Bone Tumors of the Lower Extremity: A Critical Analysis Review. JBJS Rev. 2017 07; 5(7):e7.
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  7. Sherborne AL, Lavergne V, Yu K, Lee L, Davidson PR, Mazor T, Smirnoff IV, Horvai AE, Loh M, DuBois SG, Goldsby RE, Neglia JP, Hammond S, Robison LL, Wustrack R, Costello JF, Nakamura AO, Shannon KM, Bhatia S, Nakamura JL. Somatic and Germline TP53 Alterations in Second Malignant Neoplasms from Pediatric Cancer Survivors. Clin Cancer Res. 2017 Apr 01; 23(7):1852-1861.
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  8. Wustrack R, Cooper K, Weber K. Molecular Markers in Bone and Soft-Tissue Tumors. JBJS Rev. 2016 08 30; 4(8).
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  9. Lansdown DA, Whitaker A, Wustrack R, Sawyer A, Hansen EN. A Resident-led Initiative Improves Screening and Treatment for Vitamin D Deficiency in Patients with Hip Fractures. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2017 Jan; 475(1):264-270.
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  10. Corinna Clio Zygourakis, Victoria Valencia, Chris Moriates, Christy Boscardin, Sereina Catschegn, Andrew Goldberg, Kevin Bozic, Kent Soo Hoo, Rosanna Wustrack, Lawrence H. Pitts, Adams Dudley, Ralph Gonzales, Michael T. Lawton. 152 A Prospective Controlled Trial of the Effect of Surgeon Cost Scorecards on Operating Room Surgical Cost Reduction. Neurosurgery. 2016 Aug 1; 63:161-162.
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  11. Goldman LH, Morse LJ, O'Donnell RJ, Wustrack RL. How Often Does Spindle Failure Occur in Compressive Osseointegration Endoprostheses for Oncologic Reconstruction? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2016 Jul; 474(7):1714-23.
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  12. Katharine N. Legaspi, Timothy V. Galan, Rosanna L. Wustrack, Richard J. O’Donnell. Total femoral and proximal tibial compressive osseointegration. Current Orthopaedic Practice. 2016 Jan 1; 27(2):231-235.
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  13. Christopher L. Tinkle, Stuart Y. Tsuji, Vivian Weinberg, Rosanna Wustrack, Steve E. Braunstein, Daphne A. Haas-Kogan, Steven G. DuBois, Andrew Horvai, Thierry Jahan, Richard J. O’Donnell, Alexander R. Gottschalk. Intraoperative radiotherapy and limb-sparing surgery in the treatment of primary, non-metastatic extremity soft tissue sarcoma. Journal of Radiation Oncology. 2015 Sep 1; 4(3):299-307.
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  14. Tinkle CL, Weinberg V, Braunstein SE, Wustrack R, Horvai A, Jahan T, O'Donnell RJ, Gottschalk AR. Intraoperative Radiotherapy in the Management of Locally Recurrent Extremity Soft Tissue Sarcoma. Sarcoma. 2015; 2015:913565.
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  15. Wong T, Goldsby RE, Wustrack R, Cash T, Isakoff MS, DuBois SG. Clinical features and outcomes of infants with Ewing sarcoma under 12 months of age. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2015 Nov; 62(11):1947-51.
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  16. Carolyn J. Vaughn, Merisa L. Piper, Rosanna Wustrack, Hani Sbitany. Abstract P13. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 2015 May 1; 135(5S):133-134.
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  17. Lee JS, DuBois SG, Boscardin WJ, Wustrack RL, Goldsby RE. Secondary malignant neoplasms among children, adolescents, and young adults with osteosarcoma. Cancer. 2014 Dec 15; 120(24):3987-93.
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  18. Napoli N, Schwartz AV, Palermo L, Jin JJ, Wustrack R, Cauley JA, Ensrud KE, Kelly M, Black DM. Risk factors for subtrochanteric and diaphyseal fractures: the study of osteoporotic fractures. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Feb; 98(2):659-67.
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  19. Metz LN, Wustrack R, Lovell AF, Sawyer AJ. Infectious, inflammatory, and metabolic diseases affecting the athlete's spine. Clin Sports Med. 2012 Jul; 31(3):535-67.
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  20. Napoli N, Jin J, Peters K, Wustrack R, Burch S, Chau A, Cauley J, Ensrud K, Kelly M, Black DM. Are women with thicker cortices in the femoral shaft at higher risk of subtrochanteric/diaphyseal fractures? The study of osteoporotic fractures. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2012 Jul; 97(7):2414-22.
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