Robert Lawrence Randall, M.D., FACS for UC Davis Health

Robert Lawrence Randall, M.D., FACS

The David Linn Endowed Chair for Orthopaedic Surgery

Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Orthopaedic Surgery

Pediatric Oncology



Orthopaedic Surgery

Locations and Contact

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Orthopaedic Surgery Academic Office Orthopaedic Surgery Clinic
4860 Y Street 4860 Y Street
Sacramento Sacramento, CA CA 95817 95817

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Phone: 916-734-5885

Fax: 916-734-7904

Clinic Phone: 916-734-2700

Clinic Fax: 916-734-7137

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
2279 45th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Phone: 916-734-5959

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Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

R. Lor Randall, MD, FACS, is the Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California, Davis in Sacramento. Dr. Randall’s clinical practice and research focus on musculoskeletal surgical oncology and on building-leading edge trans-disciplinary teams to combat rare cancers of connective tissue in children and adults.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Randall’s clinical practice and research focus on musculoskeletal surgical oncology and on building leading-edge, trans-disciplinary teams to combat rare cancers of connective tissue in children and adults. His translational research efforts have been recognized internationally, including: his work as chief of the Sarcoma Array Research Consortium (SARC) lab, investigating the molecular genetic mechanisms of sarcomas; his development of a genetically engineered mouse model (in cooperation with Nobel Prize co-winner Mario Capecchi); and his technical advancements in limb salvage surgery. He is also responsible for the development of the Sarcoma Advanced Research and Clinical (SARC) Fellowship, one of the most sought-after clinical training experiences in the world.


Orthopaedic Surgery
Musculoskeletal Oncology
Pediatric Orthopaedics

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
UC Davis Medical Group
UC Davis Children's Hospital

Undergraduate School

B.A., Human Biology Molecular Biology, Brown University, Providence RI 1988

Medical School

M.D., Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven CT 1992


General Surgery, UC San Francisco, San Francisco CA 1992-1993


Orthopedic Surgery, UC San Francisco, San Francisco CA 1993-1997


Musculoskeletal Oncology, University of Washington - Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, Seattle WA 1997-1998

Sacramento Magazine Top Doctors Award, 2019, 2020, 2021

The Leading Physicians of the World, 2019

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Achievement Award, 2019

To view a detailed list of Dr. Randall's publications, please click here.

Groundland J, Brown JM, Monument M, Bernthal N, Jones KB, Randall RL. What Are the Long-term Surgical Outcomes of Compressive Endoprosthetic Osseointegration of the Femur with a Minimum 10-year Follow-up Period? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2022 Mar 1;480(3):539-548. doi:10.1097/CORR.0000000000001979. PMID:34559734.

Leavey PJ, Laack NN, Krailo MD, Buxton A, Randall RL, DuBois SG, Reed DR, Grier HE, Hawkins DS, Pawel B, Nadel H, Womer RB, Letson GD, Bernstein M, Brown K, Maciej A, Chuba P, Ahmed AA, Indelicato DJ, Wang D, Marina N, Gorlick R, Janeway KA, Mascarenhas L. Phase III Trial Adding Vincristine-Topotecan-Cyclophosphamide to the Initial Treatment of Patients With Nonmetastatic Ewing Sarcoma: A Children's Oncology Group Report. J Clin Oncol. 2021 Dec 20;39(36):4029-4038. doi:10.1200/JCO.21.00358. Epub 2021 Oct 15. PMID:34652968.

Venkatramani R, Xue W, Randall RL, Wolden S, Anderson J, Lopez-Terrada D, Black J, Kao SC, Shulkin B, Ostrenga A, Pappo A, Spunt SL. Synovial Sarcoma in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults: A Report From the Children's Oncology Group ARST0332 Study. J Clin Oncol. 2021 Dec 10;39(35):3927-3937. doi:10.1200/JCO.21.01628. Epub 2021 Oct 8. PMID:34623899.

Jawad MU, Bayne CO, Farhan S, Haffner MR, Carr-Ascher J, Alvarez E, Thorpe SW, Randall RL. Prognostic factors, disparity, and equity variables impacting prognosis in bone sarcomas of the hand: SEER database review. J Surg Oncol. 2021 Dec;124(8):1515-1522. doi:10.1002/jso.26659. Epub 2021 Aug 25. PMID:34432316.

Jawad MU, Farhan SB, Haffner MR, Kreulen CD, Giza E, Thorpe SW, Randall RL. Malignant neoplasms originating from the bones of the foot: Predilection of hematological malignancies and sex-related and ethnic disparities in amputation. J Surg Oncol. 2021 Dec;124(8):1468-1476. doi:10.1002/jso.26633. Epub 2021 Aug 5. PMID:34351631.

Avutu V, Weiss AR, Reed DR, Ahmed SK, Allen-Rhoades WA, Chen YE, Davis LE, Eaton BR, Hawkins DS, Indelicato DJ, Patel SR, Randall RL, Reinke DK, Riedel RF, Scharschmidt TJ, Thornton KA, Wang D, Janeway KA, Kopp LM. Identified Enrollment Challenges of Adolescent and Young Adult Patients on the Nonchemotherapy Arm of Children's Oncology Group Study ARST1321. J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol. 2021 Sep 9. doi:10.1089/jayao.2021.0103. Epub ahead of print. PMID:34515544.

Jawad MU, Farhan S, Haffner MR, Le HV, Thorpe SW, Klineberg EO, Randall RL. Primary mobile vertebral column sarcomas: Prognostic factors vary by histologic subtypes. J Surg Oncol. 2021 Sep;124(4):635-645. doi:10.1002/jso.26530. Epub 2021 Jun 6. PMID:34091907.

Groundland J, Brown J, Jones K, Randall RL. Is osseous reattachment of the greater trochanter necessary compared to soft-tissue-only abductor repair in proximal femoral megaprosthesis reconstruction? J Surg Oncol. 2021 Jul;124(1):115-123. doi:10.1002/jso.26477. Epub 2021 Mar 25. Erratum in: J Surg Oncol. 2021 Dec;124(7):1208. PMID:33765357.