Joseph Haggerty, MD

Dr. Joseph Haggerty is the most senior partner in our group.

He received his medical degree from the St. Louis University School of Medicine in 1971. Following that, he completed his orthopaedic training with the San Francisco Orthopaedic Residency Program in 1976, where he has been serving as a faculty member since 1978. After his residency, Dr. Joseph Haggerty served for 2 years in the US Navy as a Lt. Commander, where he ran the Knee Surgery Department and did all the spine surgery for the Navy for the Northwestern United States.

In 1978, he joined San Francisco Orthopaedic Surgeons and has been a member of the group ever since, for over 30 years.

Dr. Haggerty was the team physician for the San Francisco 49ers in the 1978-79 seasons, taking care of sports injuries in world-class athletes. He has been on active staff at St. Mary’s Medical Center since 1978 and is one of the most-trusted and most-senior physicians at the hospital. Dr. Haggerty has been a Team Doctor for the University of San Francisco athletic team since 1978, and in 1993 he was inducted into the USF Athletic Hall of Fame.

Dr. Haggerty now specializes in non-operative treatment of orthopaedic conditions and is adored by his patients as well as colleagues for his kindness, attention to detail and expertise.

San Francisco Orthopaedic Surgeons
spine surgery, joint replacement, and sports medicine


One Shrader Street, Suite 650
San Francisco, CA 94117
415-221-0665

One Shrader Street, Suite 450
San Francisco, CA 94117
415-750-5570 (Spine Center)