Dr. Shane Burch

Dr. Shane Burch

Orthopedic Surgeon at UCSF Spine Center

Meet Dr. Shane Burch

Dr. Shane Burch completed his residency in the Division of Orthopedics at the University of Toronto in 2004 and completed a Spine Fellowship at UCSF. During his residency, Dr. Burch became interested in the treatment of metastatic spine disease and bone tumors. He identified the difficulty with current management methods of metastatic bone disease and conceived the idea of treating these disorders with photodynamic therapy (PDT). Dr. Burch has active collaborative research with the biophotonics group at the University of Toronto and the Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology (CBST) at the University California - Davis. In addition he is actively investigating the role vascular mechanisms play in the etiology of scoliosis. He has been supported in his research by CBST, the Canadian Institute of Health Research Grant and grants from the Canadian Breast Cancer Society.

As an Orthopedic Surgeon in San Francisco, California, Dr. Shane Burch specializes in the treatment of spinal tumors, spinal deformity and degenerative conditions of the spine. Dr. Burch's areas of interest at the University of California, San Francisco also include Spinal Oncology, Spinal Research, and Medical Education.

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

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San Francisco, CA

How Dr. Shane Burch Can Help You


  • Orthopedic Surgeon


  • Back Pain
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sciatica / Radiculopathy
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Thoracic spine disorders
  • Tumors
  • Upper Back Pain


  • Lower Back Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Surgery
  • Upper Back Surgery

Accolades for Dr. Shane Burch

Professional Distinctions

  • Assistant Professor in Residence, Spine - UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery School of Medicine
  • Clinical Instructor for Spine Surgery - UCSF Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Researcher and Project Leader - University of California, Davis, Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology

Professional Affiliations

  • Candidate Member, American Academy of Orthopedic
  • Candidate Member, Scoliosis Research Society
  • Member, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Member, Canadian Orthopaedic Association
  • Member, O-Arm Focus Group
  • Member, Spine Oncology Study Group

Board Certifications

  • Board-Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, July 2009

Office Information for Dr. Shane Burch

400 Parnassus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94143
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Primary Location:

400 Parnassus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94143

UCSF Spine Center

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