Matthew Garibaldi, CPO, MS

HS Clinical Professor
Orthopaedic Surgery
+1 415 476-1788

Matthew Garibaldi serves as an Associate Clinical Professor and as the Director of the Orthotic and Prosthetic Centers for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UCSF. He oversees his division’s activities in patient care, research, and education.

In his research, Garibaldi investigates the validation of prosthetic assessment tools, formulates prosthetic patient preference surveys for regulatory purposes, and conducts quality of life outcomes research for experimental prosthetic technology.

Following a twenty-year clinical career, Garibaldi has played a key role in developing the Osseointegration program at UCSF and is the first prosthetist in the United States to treat patients using the transfemoral percutaneous osseointegration OPRA implant system.

Additionally, Garibaldi serves as the President of the California Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (COPA), he is a board-candidate for the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP), he is the creator of the Orthotic and Prosthetic Innovative Technologies (OPTech) conference, and a founding member of the Hospital-Based O&P Consortium.

2012 - 2013 COPA Board of Directors Board Member
2013 - 2016 COPA Board of Directors Vice President
2016 - 2017 COPA Board of Directors President Elect
2018 - 2020 COPA Board of Directors President
2020 - 2021 AAOP Board of Directors Board Member


Prosthesis preferences for those with upper limb loss: Discrete choice study of PULLTY� for use in regulatory decisions.

Journal of rehabilitation and assistive technologies engineering

Wilson L, Dohan D, Garibaldi M, Szeto D, Timmerman M, Matheny J

Scoping review to evaluate existing measurement parameters and clinical outcomes of transtibial prosthetic alignment and socket fit.

Prosthetics and orthotics international

Won NY, Paul A, Garibaldi M, Baumgartner RE, Kaufman KR, Reider L, Wrigley J, Morshed S