Lamont Cardon was born in Phoenix, Arizona. He came to the Bay Area after receiving a football scholarship at the University of California, Berkeley. He graduated from Cal in 1988 with a degree in Microbiology and Immunology. After spending a year performing research at UCSF he attended The Chicago Medical School, N. Chicago, Illinois. He received his MD degree in 1993. He completed his Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York. As part of his residency, he spent two months studying at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY, and four months at the Alfred I. duPont Institute, Wilmington, DE.
Dr. Cardon furthered his studies by completing a fellowship in Hand Surgery at The CV Starr Hand Surgery Center in New York. It was there that he trained under the guidance of Drs. Richard Eaton, Steven Glickel, Alton Barron, Vincent Fietti and Ben Rosenstadt. He was also fortunate to interact with Professor William Littler, one of the founders of Hand Surgery. In addition to the one year Hand Fellowship, he had the opportunity to spend several months as a traveling fellow. He studied Microsurgery with Roberto Adani at the Policlinico di Modena, Modena, Italy. He then traveled to Japan where he continued his Microsurgical training with Katsutero Doi at Ogori Daiichi Hospital in Ogori, Japan, and with Satoshi Toh at the Hirosaki University Hospital, Aomori, Japan. He spent 2 months focused on Pediatric Hand Surgery at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas TX with Drs. Mary Beth Ezaki and Peter Carter.
Dr. Cardon is an Orthopaedic Overseas Volunteer who has volunteered in Thimphu, Bhutan, May 1996 and Sept 2000 and Phenom Phen, Cambodia at the Sihinouk Hospital in February 2002. He also volunteered with the SIGN intramedullary nail program in Hanoi, Vietnam in Jan 2005. He served with Operation Rainbow in Hue Hue Tenango, Guatemala in November 2005 and in Machala, Ecuador in May 2006. In January 2007 he traveled with the Philippine Medical Society of Northern California to Naga City, Philippines and in late 2007 to the AIMS hospital in Kochi, India. In the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake, Dr. Cardon joined a Partners-in-Health team in August of 2010 spending a week in St. Marc Haiti.
Dr. Cardon has done research and authored several papers including papers on Trigger Finger in Children, Traumatic Boutonniere Deformity of the Thumb, The Long Term Follow-up of Radial Collateral Ligament Reconstruction, and Distal Thumb Reconstruction Using a Mini Wrap-Around Flap from the Great Toe.
He currently has privileges with Alta Bates Medical Center and the ABSMC Telegraph Surgery Center. He also holds appointments as a Clinical Assistant Professor with the University of California, San Francisco and a Staff Physician with the University of California, Berkeley, Tang Center.
Dr. Cardon is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery.