Dr. Rowan Paul


Dr. Rowan Paul is a fellowship trained sports medicine physician and a board certified family physician who treats athletes and active people of all ages. He has treated athletes of all ages, from recreational to professional athletes, He is currently the Head Company Physician for the San Francisco Ballet and consults with the Oakland Athletics.

Previous experience includes high profile team physician coverage roles for the Oakland Athletics, World Cup speed skating, alpine and snowboarding championships, numerous marathons, the U.S. Olympic development Nordic cross country skiing team, as well as the America’s Cup Sailing.

Dr. Paul was a full partner in a prestigious Orthopedic Surgery group in San Francisco for 10 years but recognized the inherent fragmented limitation of practicing regenerative orthopedics in a primarily surgical practice. He left in favor of a practicing the highest level of regenerative medicine in a more comprehensive non-surgical but multi-disciplinary approach, hopefully to prevent the need for surgery.

Dr. Paul is a pioneer and expert in the new emerging field of Regenerative Interventional Orthopedics and the use of autologous cellular products to promote healing non-surgically. His first PRP injection was 2008 and has since done thousands of these as well as bone marrow and adipose derived regenerative medicine based therapies since then. He specializes in the knee, hip, shoulder, elbow, ankle, foot and spine. He has developed mastery over 12 years of intense study and practice of musculoskeletal ultrasound and performs many high resolution ultrasound guided diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to alleviate pain and promote healing.

He is an expert in treating chronic refractory tendon problems, using Platelet Rich Plasma, Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrates (BMAC), Adipose nano/microfat, Dextrose Prolotherapy. He has an academic research interest in regenerative medicine and has been published numerous times in this space. He is also an expert at ultrasound guided nerve blocks for pain relief during procedures which helps limit or eliminate the use of narcotic opioid use.

Notably, Dr. Paul is a member of a national panel of experts (SAFE) in the regenerative medicine space that recently put out the world’s first consensus guidelines in the safe and ethical use of bone marrow aspirate concentrates for orthopedic use. The panel is actively working on and will publish future consensus guidelines for adipose, placental allografts, exosomes and other regenerative therapies. He is also on several national and international teaching faculties and is an active poster and thought leader on LinkedIn’s Biologic Orthopedic Society group.

Dr. Paul also performs TENEX and TENJET ultrasound guided micro-invasive tendon/fascia debridement including but not limited to the achilles, plantar fascia, rotator cuff, patellar tendons for severe tendinosis/tendonitis. He also specializes in innovative carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel, tarsal tunnel and occipital nerve hydro-dissections, a potential treatment alternative to surgical nerve releases.

Dr. Paul enjoys teaching and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dartmouth College Geisel School of Medicine. He is a residency site director for Stanford University’s Sports Medicine Fellowship. In the past he taught residents and fellows from UCSF and California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.

Dr. Paul is also interested in injury prevention, Global Health and is a current regular team member of Operation Rainbow, a non-profit humanitarian orthopedic surgical mission. He has travelled on humanitarian trips as well to Honduras, Ecuador, India, Nepal, and Venezuela.

His goal is to optimize physical performance in his athletes, and have athletes of all ages stay active as long as absolutely possible so they can live a healthier, more productive life.

Dr. Rowan Paul has presented and published nationally and internationally. He has received numerous awards including Castle Connolly’s “Top Doctor,” and Health Tap. On Health Tap, he has been a leading Sports Medicine contributor and a founding medical expert. He has also been featured on “Health Radio”, “Women’s Health Daily Site” and “Experience Life Magazine.” He was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, did his undergraduate degree at Brown University, where he was a division one varsity swimmer. He continues to be an active runner, cyclist, triathlete, runner, skier, yoga practitioner and outdoorsman.

He is an entrepreneur and is on several medical advisory boards including ROAM Robotics, Enso Pain, and PhysIO.

2100 Webster St suite 416, San Francisco, CA 94115, United States
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RegenCORE Method, San Francisco and Palo Alto, CA


California Pacific Orthopedics and Sports Medicine/California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA


Medical Advisory Board- Enso| Cur-


Medical Advisory Board Roam RoboticsM)-Active Member

2016 – pres

Teaching Faculty- 1) The Orthobiologic Institute (TOBI) 2)Regenerative Medicine Training Institute (RMTI),

2016 – pres

Educational Consultant, Key Opinion Leader- TENEX health

2015 – pres


University of Utah Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship

Fellow- Attendings/Mentors: David Petron, Elizabeth Joy, Jim Macintyre, Robert Burke – 2008-2009

University of Utah Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship

Fellow- Attendings/Mentors: David Petron, Elizabeth Joy, Jim Macintyre, Robert Burke – 2008-2009

UniStanford University affiliated O’Connor Hospital- Family Medicine Residencyversity of Utah Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship


Albany Medical College, Albany, NY- Doctor of Medicine


National Institute of Health (NIH) Continuity Program

Longitudinal clinic experience following and developing student-patient relationships and disease trajectory 2003-2005

Brown University, Providence, RI

B.A. Cum Laude Geology/Biology 1996-2000


Vahidy FS, Haque ME, Rahbar MH, Zhu H, Rowan P, Aisiku IP, Lee DA, Juneja HS, Alderman S, Barreto AD, Suarez JI, Bambhroliya A, Hasan KM, Kassam MR, Aronowski J, Gee A, Cox CS Jr, Grotta JC, Savitz SI. Intravenous Bone Marrow Mononuclear Cells for Acute Ischemic Stroke: Safety, Feasibility, and Effect Size from a Phase I Clinical Trial.

Stem Cells. 2019 Nov;37(11):1481-1491. doi: 10.1002/stem.3080. Epub 2019 Sep 17. PMID: 31529663.

Everts PA, Malanga GA, Paul RV, Rothenberg JB, Stephens N, Mautner KR. Assessing clinical implications and perspectives of the pathophysiological effects of erythrocytes and plasma free hemoglobin in autologous biologics for use in musculoskeletal regenerative medicine therapies. A review.

Regen Ther. 2019 May 10;11:56-64. doi: 10.1016/j.reth.2019.03.009. PMID: 31193111; PMCID: PMC6517793.


Centeno C, Burnham R, Rowan P, Le A, Malanga G, Freeman M. Regarding “Intra-articular Mesenchymal Stromal Cell Injections Are No Different From Placebo in the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials”.

Arthroscopy. 2021 May;37(5):1361-1362. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2021.02.026. PMID: 33896482.

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