Paul B. Roache, MD - Orthopaedic Specialist
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Practice Focus
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Shoulder Specialist
Sports Medicine

Dr. Roache is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons and is a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is an associate member of the Arthroscopic Association of North America and is fellowship trained in shoulder and upper extremity surgery

Dr. Roache’s main subspecialty focus is in arthroscopic treatments of rotator cuff disorders, frozen shoulder, and shoulder dislocations. In addition, he has strong specialty interest in the arthroscopic treatment of sports medicine injuries to the knee. His main practice is in San Francisco. He is also a visiting attending surgeon during ski season at Mt. Crested Butte Ski Clinic in Colorado.

Recently, Dr. Roache has developed an interest in yoga as it relates to orthopaedic injuries. He is currently working with local yoga teachers and their students to develop techniques for injury identification and practice modifications to prevent further injury. He is a certified yoga teacher.


California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
St. Luke's Hospital Center, San Francisco, CA

Education History

St. Ignatius College Preparatory, San Francisco, CA
University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

Medical Training

Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles BS, Biology and Chemistry 1982

University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona MD 1989

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Santa Clara, California Internship 89-90

Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, Bronx, New York Orthopaedics 93-97

San Francisco Shoulder and Upper Extremity Fellowship, San Francisco, CA Complex Shoulder Elbow and Hand reconstruction. 97-98

Boston City Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts Orthopaedic Junior Trauma Fellowship 90-91

AO Shoulder Fellowship, Balgrist University, Zurich Switzerland Complex Shoulder reconstruction 99

Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons


Dr. Roache is a native of San Francisco and currently lives in San Francisco. He enjoys swimming, yoga, scuba diving, salsa dancing and skiing.

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