Aenor Sawyer, MD

Associate Clinical Professor
Office of Strategic Alliances
+1 415 353-4983

Dr. Aenor Sawyer, has more than two decades of experience in development and evaluation of health technologies, telemedicine and remote medical management. Dr. Sawyer’s experience in remote medical management includes 15 years as an Expedition Medic and Medical Advisor for extreme ocean rowers. She also conducts research with the Australian Antarctic Division on remote medical monitoring. She has expertise in remote care and Space Health/Medical management as the Director of the UC Space Health Program and previously served as the Chief Health Innovation Officer for the Translational Research Institute for Space Health, a NASA-funded program.

She is a member of the UCSF IT Governance Committee, Co-Founder and Co-Director of the UCSF Center for Advanced 3D+ Technologies, Co-Founder of the Center for Digital Health Innovation, and a UCSF HEALTH HUB board member. External roles also include Chair of MCRI HealthTechnology Advisory Board, Advisor to UCSF Invest Fund, Advisor to ANDHealth, External Advisory Board Member of the Scripps Translational Sciences Institute, and prior Associate Editor of Nature’s Digital Medicine Journal.

As a UCSF Orthopedist, she is Founder and Director of the Skeletal Health Service where she combines her background as an Orthopaedic Surgeon, Physical Therapist and Exercise Physiologist enabling pediatric to geriatric patients optimize their bone health across the lifespan. Dr Sawyer's career includes 10 years as a Physical Therapist, after which she received an M.S. in Human Physiology and her M.D. from the University of California, Davis. Upon completion of her Orthopaedic Surgery residency at Stanford University, she completed fellowship training in Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Paediatric/Adolescent Sports Medicine, both at Boston Children's Hospital, in the Harvard Orthopaedic program

Publications: 

Developing an international database on long-term health effects of spaceflight.

Acta astronautica

Susan A. Bloomfield, Bonnie J. Dunbar, Cason D. Schmit, Aenor J. Sawyer, J.B. Charles

SARS-CoV-2 PCR and antibody testing for an entire rural community: methods and feasibility of high-throughput testing procedures.

Archives of public health = Archives belges de sante publique

Appa A, Chamie G, Sawyer A, Baltzell K, Dippell K, Ribeiro S, Duarte E, Vinden J, Consortium C, Kramer-Feldman J, Rahdari S, MacIntosh D, Nicholson K, Im J, Havlir D, Greenhouse B

Universal Polymerase Chain Reaction and Antibody Testing Demonstrate Little to No Transmission of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 in a Rural Community.

Open forum infectious diseases

Appa A, Takahashi S, Rodriguez-Barraquer I, Chamie G, Sawyer A, Duarte E, Hakim J, Turcios K, Vinden J, Janson O, Manglik A, Peluso MJ, Deeks SG, Henrich TJ, Torres L, Rodgers M, Hackett J, Chiu C, Havlir D, Greenhouse B

FDA public workshop: Orthopaedic sensing, measuring, and advanced reporting technology (SMART) devices.

Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society

Baumann AP, O'Neill C, Owens MC, Weber SC, Sivan S, D'Amico R, Carmody S, Bini S, Sawyer AJ, Lotz JC, Goel V, Dmitriev AE

Universal PCR and antibody testing demonstrate little to no transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in a rural community.

medRxiv : the preprint server for health sciences

Appa A, Takahashi S, Rodriguez-Barraquer I, Chamie G, Sawyer A, Consortium C, Duarte E, Hakim J, Turcios K, Vinden J, Janson O, Manglik A, Peluso MJ, Deeks SG, Henrich TJ, Torres L, Rodgers M, Hackett J, Chiu C, Havlir D, Greenhouse B

SARS-CoV-2 PCR and antibody testing for an entire rural community: methods and feasibility of high-throughput testing procedures.

medRxiv : the preprint server for health sciences

Appa A, Chamie G, Sawyer A, Baltzell K, Dippel K, Ribeiro S, Duarte E, Vinden J, Consortium C, Kramer-Feldman J, Rahdari S, MacIntosh D, Nicholson K, Im J, Havlir D, Greenhouse B

Deep Space Applications for Point-of-Care Technologies.

Current Opinion in Biomedical Engineering

Gary E. Strangman, Aenor Sawyer, Kristin M. Fabre, Emmanuel Urquieta, James Hury, Jimmy Wu, Andrew Peterman, Jeff Hoffman, Dorit Donoviel

The Answer is Vitamin D! From Pediatrics to Geriatrics in Orthopaedics.

Instructional course lectures

Minkowitz B, Sawyer A, Fung EB, Dvorzhinskiy A, Lane JM

A Resident-led Initiative Improves Screening and Treatment for Vitamin D Deficiency in Patients with Hip Fractures.

Clinical orthopaedics and related research

Lansdown DA, Whitaker A, Wustrack R, Sawyer A, Hansen EN

Evaluation of Fracture Without Known Trauma: Use of DXA in Differential Diagnosis.

Bone Health Assessment in Pediatrics

M. Zulf Mughal, Amanda T. Whitaker, Aenor J. Sawyer

Rationale for Bone Health Assessment in Childhood and Adolescence.

Bone Health Assessment in Pediatrics

Maria Luisa Bianchi, Aenor J. Sawyer, Laura K. Bachrach

A comprehensive overview of osteoporotic fracture treatment.

Instructional course lectures

Wolf JM, Cannada LK, Lane JM, Sawyer AJ, Ladd AL

Calcium supplementation during pregnancy improves tibial bone density at one year post-partum in racially diverse women (250.3).

The FASEB Journal

Andrea Hacker, Janet King, Marta Van Loan, Erik Gertz, Mickye Adams, Aenor Sawyer, Ellen Fung

Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases Affecting the Young Athlete’s Spine.

Spinal Injuries and Conditions in Young Athletes

Lionel N. Metz, Derek Thomas Ward, Aenor J. Sawyer

Hospital readmission after spine fusion for adult spinal deformity.

Spine

Schairer WW, Carrer A, Deviren V, Hu SS, Takemoto S, Mummaneni P, Chou D, Ames C, Burch S, Tay B, Sawyer A, Berven SH

The effect of whole body vibration therapy on bone density in patients with thalassemia: a pilot study.

American journal of hematology

Fung EB, Gariepy CA, Sawyer AJ, Higa A, Vichinsky EP

Infectious, inflammatory, and metabolic diseases affecting the athlete's spine.

Clinics in sports medicine

Metz LN, Wustrack R, Lovell AF, Sawyer AJ

Exploring Vertebral Height Deficits in Patients with Thalassemia and Sickle Cell Disease,.

Blood

Ellen B Fung, Kathryn N Reget, Drucilla Haines, Aenor Sawyer, Ashutosh Lal

Characterization of low bone mass in young patients with thalassemia by DXA, pQCT and markers of bone turnover.

Bone

Fung EB, Vichinsky EP, Kwiatkowski JL, Huang J, Bachrach LK, Sawyer AJ, Zemel BS

Characterization of bone deficits in young patients with thalassemia.

Bone

E.B. Fung, J. Kwiatkowski, J. Huang, A. Sawyer, B.S. Zemel, E. Vichinsky

Looking to the Future of Pediatric Bone Densitometry.

Bone Densitometry in Growing Patients

Nicholas J. Bishop, Aenor J. Sawyer, Mary B. Leonard

Rationale for Bone Densitometry in Childhood and Adolescence.

Bone Densitometry in Growing Patients

Aenor J. Sawyer, Laura K. Bachrach

Mind your T's and Z's.

The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume

Plotkin H, Sawyer A, Bachrach L

Calcaneus ultrasound measurements in a convenience sample of healthy youth.

Journal of clinical densitometry : the official journal of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry

Sawyer A, Moore S, Fielding KT, Nix DA, Kiratli J, Bachrach LK