Dr. Lionel N. Metz

Dr. Lionel N. Metz

Orthopedic Surgeon at UCSF Spine Center

Meet Dr. Lionel N. Metz

Dr. Lionel N. Metz, M.D. specializes in the surgical treatment of pediatric and adult spinal disorders resulting deformity, degenerative, and traumatic pathologies.

Dr. Metz completed his undergraduate education at the University of California, Davis earned a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, graduating with highest honors. He then completed medical school and residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. After residency, he completed a fellowship in spine surgery at Washington University, St. Louis, specializing in both pediatric and adult spinal disorders.

Dr. Metz’s research interests include the biology and biomechanics of degenerative disorders of the spine and intervertebral disc as well as basic science and pre-clinical regenerative therapies. His research is also focused on risk stratification and safety optimization for high-risk patients undergoing complex procedures.

Dr. Metz is an Orthopedic Surgeon with UCSF Spine Center.

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San Francisco, CA

How Dr. Lionel N. Metz Can Help You


  • Orthopedic Surgeon


  • Adult Spine Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Complex Spinal Disorders
  • Deformity
  • Degenerative Disorders of the Intervertebral Disc
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Neck Pain
  • Pediatric Spine Disorders
  • Sports Injuries
  • Trauma


  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Pre-Clinical Regenerative Therapies
  • Spinal Biomechanics
  • Spine Surgery

Accolades for Dr. Lionel N. Metz

Professional Distinctions

  • Fellowship, Spine Surgery - Washington University, St. Louis

Office Information for Dr. Lionel N. Metz

400 Parnassus Ave
3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
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Primary Location:

400 Parnassus Ave
3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

UCSF Spine Center

Profile last updated: August 31, 2016. This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.