• Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery
    • Shoulder and knee injury rehabilitation
    • Arthroscopy of the shoulder and knee
    • Knee arthritis care
    • Total knee replacement using the latest minimally invasive and postop pain management techniques

About Dr. Hariri

Dr. Sanaz Hariri was raised here in the Bay Area and attended St. Joseph’s for elementary school and Menlo School locally for high school before heading off to Cambridge where she graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard. Dr. Hariri returned home to attend the Stanford School of Medicine and was awarded the prestigious Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship which substantially subsidized her medical school tuition. She earned scores of 99, 98, and 99, respectively, on the three national Board Exams (maximum possible score 99). As a medical student, Dr. Hariri was featured in the Menlo Park Almanac as a Medical Marvel for her varied achievements.

After Stanford, Dr. Hariri was selected to be an orthopedic surgery resident at Harvard where she trained with many of the most skilled and accomplished surgeons in the country. She was subsequently selected to be a Harvard Knee Replacement fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital. At Harvard, Dr. Hariri was trained to perform total knee replacement surgeries using minimally invasive approaches and computer assistance where appropriate.

Dr. Hariri then returned to the Bay Area for a Sports Orthopedics and Arthroscopy fellowship at Stanford. There, she treated high school, college (e.g. Stanford football and basketball), and professional athletes (e.g. SAP Open Tennis, United Football League) both on the field and in the operating room. Throughout all of her training, Dr. Hariri has been dedicated to excellence: in her studies, in her clinical work, and in her research. She offers patients a unique combination of top caliber technical and academic training with the personal care and attention of a private practice designed for your convenience and comfort. Dr. Hariri works with each of her patients to alleviate their pain and return them to an active lifestyle. Dr. Hariri delivers excellent clinical results with compassion and a genuinely warm bedside manner.

Membership in Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
  • Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society (RJOS)

Honors & Awards

  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) Health Policy Fellowship: focus on ensuring patient access to care
  • The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons (ABJS) Marshall Urist Award for the article "The Impact of Direct to Consumer Advertising in Orthopaedics" published in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
  • Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship: provided half of Stanford Medical School tuition and an annual $20,000 stipend
  • Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society Pharmacia Fellowship
  • Medical Scholars Research Fellowship at the Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Charles Warren Fellowship for Harvard Honors Thesis
  • Detur Book Prize for "being a top achiever in [Harvard academic] Rank I"
  • John Harvard Scholarship for "academic achievement of the highest distinction"
  • Radcliffe Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Scholarship for Harvard "academic achievement of the highest distinction"
  • Robert C. Byrd Honors College Scholarship from the California Student Aid Commission
  • Stanford Hospital Auxiliary College Scholarship
  • National Merit College Scholarship
  • Menlo Park Rotary Club Honors College Scholarship for "outstanding achievement in academics and community service"

Committee Appointments

  • Harvard Combined Orthopedic Surgery Executive Council: elected chief resident representative
  • Harvard Combined Orthopedic Surgery Resident Council: elected class representative
  • Stanford Medical Student Association:
    • Elected clinical student representative to the Committee on Courses and Curriculum
    • Elected student representative to the alumni board
    • Elected treasurer

Community Service

  • Arbor Free Clinic: (provides free health care to medically underserved communities). Student Coordinator: recruited medical students to staff the clinic. Clinic manager and volunteer.
  • Evening with Champions: (a charity figure skating show benefiting the Jimmy Fund of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute). Sales Manager on the Executive Board. Co-Chair of the Tickets Committee.
  • Harvard Emerging Literacy Program: Co-Director. Recruited and coordinated volunteers to promote literacy in HeadStart programs.
  • Mission Hill Housing Project After-School Program: Volunteer. Directed and assisted weekly academic and artistic workshops; worked on building the children’s relationship, reading, and math skills.

Medical Teaching

  • Real World Medicine: Founder and Director. Course featured professors from the Stanford Business, Law, and Public Policy Schools lecturing on economic, legal, and political issues relating to the practice of medicine. The course was selected by Stanford’s Internal Medicine Residency Director to be the required noon resident lecture series
  • Student Rounds: Co-Director. Stanford School of Medicine.
  • Histology:Teaching Assistant. Stanford School of Medicine.

Public Policy Work

  • Massachusetts Governor Paul Cellucci’s Boston office. Worked in the Executive Office for Administration and Finance to investigate economic regulations and procedures, assess their utility, and propose reform
  • California Senator Dianne Feinstein’s Capitol Hill office. Policy work on tax and health care economic issues, focusing on the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
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