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Peter W. Callander, M.D. is a board certified and fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in state-of-the-art total hip and total knee replacement surgery. He has performed over 5,000 surgeries since he began his career in orthopaedic surgery. His area of expertise includes the minimally invasive direct anterior approach to hip replacements, hip resurfacing, partial and total knee replacement, and revision of joint replacements.

He underwent his fellowship training at the Hospital for Special Surgery – Cornell University which is rated number one in Orthopaedics by US News and World Reports. He is also noted as a hip-resurfacing specialist and was one of the first U.S. physicians exclusively selected to perform the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing He is the Medical Director of the Novato-Sutter Joint Replacement Center, and has been ranked among the top orthopaedic surgeons by his peers in “415-Top Doctors” and “Best Doctors.”

Dr. Callander has been published in numerous medical publications and has made presentations on his area of specialty both regionally and nationally at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Earlier in his career, Dr. Callander provided humanitarian medical and surgical work for Operation Rainbow in Guatemala and with International Relief in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Currently, he serves as an orthopedic consultant for the San Francisco Ballet.


  • Bachelor of Science, Stanford University
  • MD, Saint Louis University (Cum Laude), St. Louis, MO
  • Residency, UC Davis, General Surgery
  • Residency, UC Davis, Orthopedic Surgery
  • Fellowship, Adult Reconstruction, Hospital for Special Surgery, NY

Special Expertise

Professional Affiliations

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Western Orthopedic Association
  • California Orthopedic Association
  • Northern California Orthopedic Society (past president)

Awards and Honors

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society
  • Merck and Lange Book Awards
  • MD Distinction in Research Award
  • American College of Physicians Award
  • Best Doctors, Marin Magazine, 2013-present
Peter W. Callander, M.D.
  • California Street, San Francisco

    3838 California Street
    Suites 108, 516 and 715

    San Francisco, CA 94118

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  • D Street, San Rafael

    1099 D Street
    Suite 105

    San Rafael, CA 94901

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