News & Events

Marin Independent Journal publishes testimonial from patient treated at Mt. Tam Spine Center (11/26/2009)

In the Thursday readers forum, the Marin IJ published a testimonial from patient Christian Schurmann who was operated on by Dr. Su." I very recently had spine surgery at Marin General Hospital under the outstanding care of doctor Brian W Su. While I would not wish this on anybody, I was undoubtedly in the best hands. I am indefinitely grateful and thankful that our community has such an outstanding surgeon. Thank you Dr. Su for making a difference in so many people's life; thank you for your total dedication and thank you for truly caring. I could not end this gratitude list without mentioning the nursing staff at Marin General who provide such excellent care around the clock. We can all be proud of our medical community, they are simply the best."

See it online at

Marin Journal features photos of Dr. Su's welcome to the Marin community (12/2009)

In December, Mt. Tam Orthopedics held a welcome reception in order to introduce Dr. Su to physicians of the Marin community.

Photos can be seen at

Drs. Byers and Su hold community forum at Jason's Restaurant for spinal stenosis (11/2009)

With more than 100 people in attendance, Dr. Byers and Su lectured about spinal stenosis and cervical spine disorders to the Marin Community. There was a question and answer session following the lectures.

Mt. Tam Orthopedics San Francisco | Marin County CA

Mt. Tam Orthopedics San Francisco | Marin County CA
Mt. Tam Orthopedics San Francisco | Marin County CA

Mt. Tam Spine Center welcomes the addition of spine surgeon Dr. Su (9/2009)

On September 1, 2009 the Mt. Tam Spine center added Dr. Su as their newest spine surgeon. Dr. Su trained at Duke University, Columbia University, and the Columbia University Medical Center. He has been fellowship trained at one of the most prestigious spine centers in the country, Thomas Jefferson University.

Read more about Dr. Su.

New Location for Mt. Tam Orthopedics!

As of February 16, 2004 the general orthopedic/sports medicine portions of Mt. Tam Orthopedics has moved to 18 Bon Air Rd. in Larkspur, CA. The new location allows an updating of many of Mt. Tam's services, ground level access and closer proximity to the MRI scanner and Mt. Tam Spine Center. The new waterfront location is within walking distance to Marin General Hospital. Our main telephone line is changed to (415) 927-5300, but our prior number, (415) 461-7300, will still be forwarded to the front desk.

Contact Us for directions to our office.

Ski Team Goes to China

The US Freestyle Ski Team traveled to northern mainland China in March 2003 for the first ever FIS sanctioned international ski competition in China. The event included two days of aerial freestyle competition by the US, Canadian and Chinese national teams. The event was a huge success for international sports and a world cup competition is planned for the same venue in 2004. Mt. Tam Orthopedics staff physician Dr. David Goltz traveled to China with the US team to provide medical coverage. In addition to the exciting on-snow action and cultural exchange, Dr. Goltz was able to interact and learn from his colleagues on the Chinese team and visit the medical center in Harbin, China.

Learn more about the International Ski Federation (FIS).

Marin Football Season Closes

Another season of high school football has drawn to a close, and the Mt. Tam Sports Medicine Center has continued its volunteer service to the schools.

Mt. Tam has covered Redwood's home varsity games with on-field physician services for years. But, this year the service was expanded to include Redwood, Drake and San Rafael high schools with paramedic coverage for home JV games and paramedic and physician coverage for home varsity games. Thankfully, injuries were rare. Says long-time Redwood team physician, Dr. Charles Stuart: "Its nice to give something back to our community. We like to see a level of medical coverage for the high schools teams which is modeled on the level of care the pro's get."

Pre-season Physicals for High School Athletes to Continue for 2004!

Mt. Tam Orthopedics continued its tradition of providing free pre-participation screening physicals for Redwood High School athletes for 2003. The physicals were done at Redwood on a Saturday morning with Dr.'s Stuart, Keohane, Oechsel and Goltz volunteering their time. $20 was donated from each athlete for the booster club.

Mt. Tam plans to expand the pre-participation physicals program again for 2004, with Redwood, Drake and San Rafael to be included.

US Ski Team Injury - It's the Doctor!

Mt. Tam Orthopedics San Francisco | Marin County CAUS Ski Team doctor Dr. Jack Keohane traveled with the women's alpine team to Are, Sweden last March to cover a World Cup competition. One injury claimed the majority of the doctor's time: an on-snow shoulder dislocation. Unfortunately, it was Dr. Keohane's own shoulder!

Ever hard at work caring for the athletes, the doctor had a mishap with one of his skis pre-releasing, resulting in a nasty dislocation and fracture. Unable to put the shoulder back in himself, he summoned the help of his Swedish colleagues and has made an otherwise uneventful recovery.

Learn more about the US Ski Team.

Tiburon Triathlon

Mt Tam Orthopedics sponsored the 2003 Tiburon triathlon on a beautiful sunny weekend this year. Amongst the 400 or so athletes was Mt. Tam's own combined women's team, made up of novice triathletes Tonia Goltz and Vicki Strotz. Despite their inexperience, the ladies took first place in their category. Congratulations, ladies! No one had the heart to tell them they were the only ones in their category.