Edward Diao, M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgeon located in Union Square, San Francisco, CA

On behalf of everyone at Dr. Diao’s office, our hearts go out to all those impacted by COVID-19 – this includes not only those diagnosed with the virus, but also their friends and family, those whose jobs and schools have been impacted and so many more. Our focus is, as always, on the health and safety of you, our patients.

The situation is changing rapidly, and to do our part in slowing the spread of the virus, we have decided to keep our office open with reduced hours.

We will be open for emergency only appointments on Thursday 3/19/2, Monday 3/23/2019, Tuesday 3/31/20 and Thursday 4/2/2020. We will be accepting emergency only walk-ins from 10 am to 2 pm on those days. Please email us at hands@diaomd.com for inquiries or leave a voice message to our office cell (415) 815-9575. The two-week closure will go into effect on Tuesday, March 17 and will end on April 7th. Please stay posted for updates on our website.

There is no question this is a time of great uncertainty. While we don’t know exactly what the future may hold, we feel confident that by sticking together and supporting each other, we’ll emerge from this stronger than before.

Thank you & stay healthy,

Diao team

En nombre de todos en la oficina del Dr. Diao, nuestros corazones están con todos los afectados por COVID-19, esto incluye no solo a aquellos diagnosticados con el virus, sino también a sus amigos y familiares, aquellos trabajos y escuelas se han visto afectados y así mucho mas. Nuestro enfoque es, como siempre, en la salud y la seguridad de nuestros empleados y pacientes.

La situación está cambiando rápidamente, y para hacer nuestra parte en frenar la propagación del virus, hemos decidido minimizar temporalmente nuestras horas de oficina.

Estaremos abiertos para citas de emergencia únicamente el jueves 3/19/2, lunes 3/23/2019, martes 3/31/20 y jueves 4/2/2020. Aceptaremos visitas de emergencia solo de 10 am a 2 pm en esos días. Envíenos un correo electrónico a hands@diaomd.com para consultas o deje un mensaje de voz en el celular de nuestra oficina (415) 815-9575. El cierre de tres semanas entrará en vigencia el martes 17 de marzo y finalizará el 7 de abril. Manténgase informado para recibir actualizaciones en nuestro sitio web.

No hay duda de que este es un momento de gran incertidumbre. No sabemos exactamente qué deparará el futuro, estamos seguros de que al mantenernos unidos y apoyarnos mutuamente, saldremos de esto con más fuerza que antes.

Gracias y mantente saludable

Equipo Diao

About Dr. Diao

Dr. Edward Diao is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon serving patients in San Francisco, California. He is currently welcoming new patients at Edward Diao, MD.

Dr. Diao is a first-generation American who was born and raised in New York City, where he attended the Bronx High School of Science. He attended Harvard University on a scholarship, graduating Magna Cum Laude, with Highest Honors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Dr. Diao received his MD degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and was awarded by the New York Orthopaedic Hospital Award for Outstanding Achievement in Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Diao completed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital under the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Program, and he received the Resident Teacher of the Year Award, served as chief resident, and received a Cave Fellowship for research. Dr. Diao completed his fellowship for hand and upper extremity surgery at the Roosevelt Hospital Hand Surgery Service in New York City under William Littler, Richard Eaton, and Steve Glickel.

He moved to San Francisco in 1993 where he was Chief of the Division of Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgery at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center for 13 years, and established post-graduate fellowships in clinical care and research. With numerous publications, lectureships, and research grants to his name, Dr. Diao has been at the forefront of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery. He has trained surgeons and scientists from all over the world in. He currently serves as Professor Emeritus at UCSF, and lectures to a wide audience about his unique approaches to surgery and patient care.

To make an appointment with Dr. Edward Diao, please contact the office today.

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Edward Diao, MD

Dr. Edward Diao is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon serving patients in San Francisco, California. He is currently welcoming new patients at Edward Diao, MD.

Dr. Diao is a first-generation American who was born and raised in New York City, where he attended the Bronx High School of Science. He attended Harvard University on a scholarship, graduating Magna Cum Laude, with Highest Honors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Dr. Diao received his MD degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and was awarded by the New York Orthopaedic Hospital Award for Outstanding Achievement in Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Diao completed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital under the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Program, and he received the Resident Teacher of the Year Award, served as chief resident, and received a Cave Fellowship for research. Dr. Diao completed his fellowship for hand and upper extremity surgery at the Roosevelt Hospital Hand Surgery Service in New York City under William Littler, Richard Eaton, and Steve Glickel.

He moved to San Francisco in 1993 where he was Chief of the Division of Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgery at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center for 13 years, and established post-graduate fellowships in clinical care and research. With numerous publications, lectureships, and research grants to his name, Dr. Diao has been at the forefront of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery. He has trained surgeons and scientists from all over the world in. He currently serves as Professor Emeritus at UCSF, and lectures to a wide audience about his unique approaches to surgery and patient care.

To make an appointment with Dr. Edward Diao, please contact the office today.


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Most Major Insurances Accepted

It is the patient’s responsibility to verify Dr. Diao is in network with your insurance company. Contact your plan’s Customer Service department for further assistance and to verify your benefits and out-of-pocket. Dr. Diao’s National Provider ID: 1427009794. Please bring your current insurance with you to each appointment, as well as photo ID.

Anthem Blue Cross PPO
Blue Shield
Blue Shield of California
Brown & Toland
Cigna
Great-West Healthcare
Health Net
Humana/ChoiceCare
Interplan Health Group PPO
Medicare
Multiplan PHCS
Sutter Gould Medical Foundation
SutterSelect
Tricare
United Healthcare
USA Managed Care
Touching Hands Project

Touching Hands Project

On Nov 11, 2017 Dr. Diao and his volunteer medical staff made a day of free surgery for uninsured patients that were hand, wrist, arm candidates. 

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Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Dr. Diao discussed all the options. He recommended surgery based upon the tests and the extent of the pain and numbness. The process was painless, quick and easy."

    Stan H.
  • Yelp

    "I have no regrets. Dr. Diao was very professional, very focused and most importantly is incredibly skilled, with much more experience in years and volume of patients."

    Aaron S.
  • Yelp

    "I went to Dr. Diao for carpel tunnel-like symptoms. He was super friendly, listened patiently, and examined me thoroughly."

    Shelley M.
  • Yelp

    "I did my research and found the BEST HAND SURGEON on the west coast. I am so grateful to Dr. Diao and his excellent staff."

    Christine K.
  • Vitals

    "He and his staff were very friendly, the office ambience was pleasant, and Dr. Diao seemed knowledgeable and showed a concern for helping me."

    Verified Patient
Location
Edward Diao, MD
450 Sutter Street, Suite 910
Union Square

San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: 415-322-3912
Fax: (415) 362-8045
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415-322-3912