Dr. Rowan Paul

Sports Medicine
San Francisco, CA
16 years experience male



San Francisco, CA


3838 California St, Suite 715 , 2100 Webster St, Suite 109, San Francisco, CA

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:30am - 12pm
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Insurances accepted

Blue Cross of California

Blue Shield of California


Humana Insurance Company


Great-West Healthcare

Aetna Life Insurance Company



Rowan Paul, M.D. is a Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician, non-operative, micro-invasive regenerative orthopedist and board certified Family Physician who treats all athletes, from Professional San Francisco Ballet, and Oakland Athletics players to active weekend warriors of all ages in a compassionate, comprehensive manner. Dr. Paul has a particular interest in advancing health care both from the side of improving patient and physician timely access to quality health information, as well as clinically in medicine and orthopedics transition from damage control treatment to preventive and regenerative medicine. Dr. Rowan Paul uses High Resolution Musculoskeletal Ultrasound for dynamic diagnosis of musculoskeletal problems of all joints, ligaments, tendons and cartilage whenever possible. He does Musculoskeletal Ultrasound guided minimally invasive procedures and injections, often helping to regenerate tendons, free entrapped nerves, sports hernias and treat various acute and chronic injury. Treatment options include the use of Platelet Rich Plasma, Dextrose, Bone Marrow, Fat and Amniotic Derived Stem Cells and other injectates. These are used for tough, refractory tendonitis and tendinopathy of many joints including the elbow, wrist, shoulder, ankle, and foot. Dr. Paul, also does a procedure called hydro-dissection of carpal and cubital tunnel and sciatic notch. His goal is to have all his patients be regularly physically active so they can live healthier, more productive lives.

Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Sports Medicine

Family Medicine

Orthopedic Surgery

Doctor Q&A

133 Answers
36 Agrees
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A female asked:
Dr. Rowan Paul
16 years experience Sports Medicine
Maybe the calf pain: Medial thigh pain is a higher dermatome, usually L3 or L4 nerve roots. Buttock, posterior-lateral thigh, posterior calves however are consistent with ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rowan Paul
16 years experience Sports Medicine
Many treatments: You may be a candidate for numerous treatments including medications, MiraDry, Lasers, antiperspirants, Botox, iontophoresis, and ETS surgery as a la ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rowan Paul
16 years experience Sports Medicine
Facet or cervical: Probably a mildly unstable or irritated Facet joint. in your upper cervical spine. Especially if there is a history of trauma. I would get cervical xr ... Read More
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Apr 16, 2013
I've had a lot of injuries over the years from playing sports and have seen many Orthopedic specialists, Dr. Paul is one of my favorite doctors. Highly recommend him, very knowledgable, great bedside ...Read More
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Aug 25, 2015
If not for Dr Paul I wouldn't have been able to recover from my achilles tendon injury within six weeks, in time to run the Machu Picchu marathon (rated the world's most difficult) pain free! https:/...Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Paul is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! thank you, as you have given me more explanation and thought that my surgeon cared to give me , and given me some hope that people with hyper mobility can maybe get some...Read More
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I kinda think it might just be in my head also cuz it don't hurt and I tend to worry and think about it all the time. When I don't its fine
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Thanks for your quick reply! Can yuo give me a guide line for my food intake. Im 5ft 7inch & 76kg.. I swim 5x a week, run 3x a week.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Albany Medical College, NY
Graduated 2005MD


Stanford University/ O'Connor Hospital


Operation Rainbow Medical/Surgical Mission- Most Valuable Team Member, San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Brown University Academic Scholarship
Undergraduate Teaching and Research Assistantship Fellowship-Brown University


American Medical Society For Sports Medicine
California Academy Of Family Physicians
American Academy Of Family Physicians
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