Research Summary

Dr. Rosanna Wustrack is the Chief of Orthopedic Oncology and 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.


Yale University, BA, 1999, Biology
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, MD, 2006
University of California San Francisco, Intern, 2007, Orthopedic Surgery
University of California San Francisco, Resident, 2012, Orthopedic Surgery
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Fellow, 2013, Musculoskeletal Oncology
University of California San Francisco, Advanced Training in Clinical Research Certificate Program Certificate, 2014, Clinical Research

Honors & Awards

  • 2002
    Distinguished Student Merit Scholarship, Washington University School of Medicine., Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
  • 2006
    Class of 2002 Award, Washington University School of Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
  • 2008
    Mauer Award for best junior resident, UCSF Department Orthopedic Surgery, UCSF Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  • 2010
    2nd Place Resident Paper Award, 55th Annual LeRoy Abbott Society Scientific Program, UCSF Department Orthopedic Surgery, UCSF Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  • 2011
    1st Place Clinical Science Resident Research Symposium, 3rd Annual OREF/ORS Southwest Regional Resident Research Symposium, Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation
  • 2012
    Outstanding Resident Paper Award, 3rd Annual Lumbar Spine Research Society Meeting, Lumbar Spine Research Society
  • 2012
    Resident Paper Award, Western Orthopedic Association 76th Annual Meeting, Western Orthopedic Association
  • 2012
    Mauer Award for Best Chief Resident, UCSF Department Orthopedic Surgery
  • 2016
    James O. Johnston Teaching Award, UCSF Department of Orthopedic Surgery, graduating class of 2016
  • 2018
    The UCSF School of Medicine Excellence in Teaching Award, UCSF School of Medicine
  • 2018
    Best Paper Award, MSTS Annual Meeting, Musculoskeletal Tumor Society

Selected Publications

  1. W.S. Chen, M. Lometti, R.L. Wustrack, M.N. Zimel, R.J. O'Donnell, A.E. Horvai, S.J. Cho, R.A. Okimoto, T.M. Jahan, A.R. Gottschalk, S.E. Braunstein Intraoperative Radiotherapy Without External Beam Radiotherapy in the Management of Primary Soft Tissue Sarcomas of the Extremities.  View on PubMed
  2. J. Chew, S.A. Lloyd, R.A. Okimoto, A. Sabnis, E. Nakakura, C. Corvera, M.N. Zimel, A.E. Horvai, S.J. Cho, R.L. Wustrack, A.R. Gottschalk, R.J. O'Donnell, T.M. Jahan, S.E. Braunstein Outcomes of Elderly Patients with Soft Tissue Sarcoma of the Extremities.  View on PubMed
  3. Wustrack R, Rao SS, Morris CD Musculoskeletal Effects of Cancer and Cancer Treatment.  View on PubMed
  4. Wustrack R, Rao SS, Morris CD Musculoskeletal Effects of Cancer and Cancer Treatment.  View on PubMed
  5. Zara Butte, Kara Tanaka, Veronica Andaya, Melissa Zimel, Richard J O’Donnell, Rosanna Wustrack Risk of endoprosthetic infection and impact of health-related quality of life in patients with osteosarcoma and giant cell tumor of bone; a retrospective case-control study.  View on PubMed
  6. Penumarthy NL, Goldsby RE, Shiboski SC, Wustrack R, Murphy P, Winestone LE Insurance impacts survival for children, adolescents, and young adults with bone and soft tissue sarcomas.  View on PubMed
  7. 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.  View on PubMed
  8. Heunis JC, Cheah JW, Sabnis AJ, Wustrack RL Use of three-dimensional printing and intraoperative navigation in the surgical resection of metastatic acetabular osteosarcoma.  View on PubMed
  9. 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.  View on PubMed
  10. Pandya NK, Wustrack R, Metz L, Ward D Current Concepts in Orthopaedic Care Disparities.  View on PubMed
  11. 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.  View on PubMed
  12. Morris CD, Wustrack RL, Levin AS Limb-Salvage Options in Growing Children with Malignant Bone Tumors of the Lower Extremity: A Critical Analysis Review.  View on PubMed
  13. 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.  View on PubMed
  14. Wustrack R, Cooper K, Weber K Molecular Markers in Bone and Soft-Tissue Tumors.  View on PubMed
  15. 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.  View on PubMed
  16. 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.  View on PubMed
  17. Goldman LH, Morse LJ, O'Donnell RJ, Wustrack RL How Often Does Spindle Failure Occur in Compressive Osseointegration Endoprostheses for Oncologic Reconstruction?  View on PubMed
  18. Katharine N. Legaspi, Timothy V. Galan, Rosanna L. Wustrack, Richard J. O’Donnell Total femoral and proximal tibial compressive osseointegration.  View on PubMed
  19. 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.  View on PubMed
  20. 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.  View on PubMed

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