Anna Sophie Bartsch, MD

Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar
Stanford Orthopaedic Surgery/PM&R

Dr. Anna Sophie Bartsch is an Orthopaedic Surgeon and Traumatologist with a special interest in sports medicine and in particular the knee joint. She completed Medical School at Heidelberg University, Germany. Anna also holds sports science and psychology degrees from the Institute of Sports and Sports Sciences at Heidelberg University. During her clinical residency at the University Hospital Basel, Switzerland, she implemented research projects at the interface between sports medicine, biomechanics, and sports science.

Anna has a special interest in the biomechanics and pathophysiology of the patellofemoral joint. She investigates patellofemoral instability and anterior knee pain and explores conservative and operative treatment options. Her current research focuses on clinical and biomechanical outcomes after medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction. Her research is funded by the Society for Arthroscopy and Joint-Surgery (AGA), German Knee Society (DKG), AO Trauma Switzerland, Zaeslin Foundation, and the Martin Allgöwer Fellowship at the University of Basel. Anna is a recipient of the Society for Orthopaedic Traumatologic Sports Medicine (GOTS) Award 2022.

Anna is an avid sports enthusiast and enjoys practicing martial arts, holding 1st Dan in Taekwondo. She also loves snowboarding and playing tennis and is a licensed instructor for both sports. She has played the violin since a young age and has performed on international stages with symphonic and baroque chamber orchestras in Japan, Australia, Spain, Taiwan, and Germany.