About Robert Morris Szabo, MD, MPH

Board certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1985 Recertified, 1999, 2008
  • ABOS, CAQ Hand Surgery, 1989 Recertified, 1999, 2008


New York University , Bronx, New York B.A., Psychobiology June 1973
University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health, Berkeley, CA MPH, Epidemiology 8/94- 5/95
State University of New York, Buffalo, NY MD May 1977
Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY General Surgery 7/77-6/79
Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY Orthopaedic Surgery 7/79-7/82
University of California, San Diego, University Hospital Medical Center, San Diego, CA Hand and Microvascular Surgery 7/82-6/83

Hospital/academic affiliations

  • Mercy General Hospital | Sacramento, California
  • University of California, Davis, Health System | Sacramento, California
  • University of California, Davis | Sacramento, California

Society memberships

Regional Memberships
  • Western Orthopaedic Association
Specialty Society Memberships
  • Academic Orthopaedic Society
  • American Orthopaedic Association
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons
  • Orthopaedic Research Society


Robert M. Szabo, M.D., M.P.H. is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chief of the Hand and Upper Extremity Service at the University of California, Davis Medical Center. His current areas of research interest include nerve compression lesions, nerve repair and regeneration biology, wrist injuries, and the epidemiology of repetitive trauma and injury prevention. He has received the Nicolas Andry Award, funded by the Association of Bone & Joint Surgeons, May 15, 1989. He was an Invited Fellow, Kashiwagi-Sumihara Japan-U.S. Orthopaedic Exchange Traveling Fellowship, The Japan Orthopaedics and Traumatology Foundation Inc. Japan in 1992 and he received the Sterling Bunnell Traveling Fellowship in Hand Surgery from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 1993-1994. Dr. Szabo is an Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society life member.

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