Elizabeth Dailey, M.D.


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Dr Elizabeth Dailey | Orthopedic Surgeon San Francisco | Marin County CADr. Dailey is dedicated to getting her patients back to the activities they love. Her practice is focused on arthritis care and treatment of knee and hip disorders, including joint replacement surgery.

Dr. Dailey completed her residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle, including training at a level one trauma center with specialized orthopedic fracture care - Harborview Medical Center. She then completed a post doctoral fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, doing hundreds of joint replacements with world-renowned experts in the latest technologies and complex revision surgeries for failed total joint replacements. Dr. Dailey uses evidence-based surgical techniques and individualized care planning to maximize outcomes and get her patients back to participating in their favorite activities.

Dr. Dailey spends most of her free time outdoors and enjoys traveling, hiking, snowboarding and camping with her husband, Dave. Dr. Dailey is honored to be involved in your care and will work with you toward regaining your fulfilling lifestyle.

View Dr. Dailey's CV

  • University of Notre Dame, B.S. Pre-medical studies and Political Science (Notre Dame, IN)
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine, M.D. (Chicago, IL)
Orthopedic Training
  • Residency - University of Washington (Seattle, WA)
  • Fellowship – Midwest Orthopedics at Rush (Chicago, IL)
Practice focus

Dr. Dailey performs general orthopedic procedures in addition to operative trauma procedures such as arm, ankle, and leg fractures – all with a focus on patient satisfaction and function. She has specialized training in minimally-invasive total and partial knee replacements and total hip replacement procedures from either the minimally-invasive posterior or anterior approach.

Active Medical Licensure
  • CA 132012
  • IL 036.132810
  • WA MD 60328814
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • Chief Resident University of Washington
  • Orthopaedics Research and Education Fund Journal Club Grant Recipient
  • University of Washington Resident Research Grant Recipient
  • Washington State Orthopaedic Association, 2nd place Resident Research Award
  • Dailey EA, Vann E, Sanders S, Berger RA “Single- vs. Dual-Antibiotic Therapy for Periprosthetic Joint Infection” 2014 Rush Orthopedics Journal
  • Dailey EA, Cizik AM, Kasten J, Chapman JR, Lee MJ. “Risk Factors for Readmission of Orthopaedic Surgical Patients”. JBJS 2013 Jun 5;95(11):1012-9
  • Pennock AT, Phillips CS, Matzon JL, Daley[sic] E “The Effects of Forearm Rotation on Three Wrist Measurements: Radial Inclination, Radial Height, and Palmar Tilt”. J Hand Surg Am 2005 Jul;10(1):17-22
  • Alavanja G, Dailey E, Mass DP “Repair of Zone II Flexor Digitorum Profundus Lacerations Using Varying Suture Sizes: A Comparative Biomechanical Study.” J Hand Surg Am 2005 May;30(3):448-54
  • Amirouche FA, Dailey EA, Gonzalez MH. “A Finite Element Model of Silicone Implant Pistoning to Predict Fatigue Stress in Metacarpophalangeal Arthroplasty”. Submission to: J of Engineering in Medicine
  • “Single- vs. Dual-Antibiotic Treatment for Periprosthetic Joint Infection”. Rush Research Day presentation, June 2014
  • “Making the Subjective Objective – Outcomes Measures in Orthopaedic Surgery”. University of Washington Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds, Seattle, WA. April 2013
  • “Risk Factors for Readmission of Orthopaedic Surgical Patients” - AAOS National Meeting, Podium Presenter Chicago, IL, March 2013
  • “Can 30-Day Readmission of Orthopaedic Surgical Patients Be Prevented?” Washington State Orthopaedic Association. Bellevue, WA. November, 2011