Eric Giza, M.D.

Eric Giza, M.D.


Orthopaedic Surgery - Adult Foot and Ankle Surgery

Orthopaedic Surgery - Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine


Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
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Cannery Building

3301 C St., Suite 1700
Sacramento, CA 95816
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Additional Phone Numbers

Clinic Phone: 916-734-6805
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

Dr. Giza is chief of the UC Davis orthopaedics department’s foot and ankle service, where he specializes in reconstruction and minimally invasive arthroscopy of the foot and ankle complex. He also has expertise in knee and shoulder surgery.

Dr. Giza is a former collegiate soccer player and has served as an assistant team physician for the United States Soccer Federation, which runs the U.S. women’s and men’s World Cup-level national teams. He has also served as a medical information consultant and research committee chair for America’s highest-level professional soccer league.

Dr. Giza currently serves as an official team physician for the Sacramento Republic FC professional men's soccer team


Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Giza’s research interests include cartilage transplantation, arthroscopic approaches to lateral ligament stabilization, and Achilles tendon repair. He has published book chapters and journal articles on a range of orthopaedic topics, and has presented and chaired meetings of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, International Cartilage Repair Society and the Major League Soccer Sports Symposium.



Orthopaedic Surgery
Foot and Ankle Surgery


M.D., Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia PA 1998

B.S., Haverford College, Haverford PA 1994


Orthopaedics, Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency, Boston MA 1998-2003


Othopaedics/sports Medicine, Santa Monica Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group, Santa Monica CA 2004-2005

Foot and Ankle Surgery, St. Vincent?s and North Shore Private Hospitals, Sydney, Australia 2004

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2007

Professional Memberships

American Medical Association

California Orthopaedic Association

International Cartilage Repair Society

Honors and Awards

Sage Publications Inc. - Foot & Ankle Best Resident Paper Award for 2013, "A Clinical and Radiological Study of Peroneal Tendon Pathology"; Co Authored: Giza, Campanelli, 2013

Academic Senate Travel Research Award, University of California, Davis, Health System. Participation as International Faculty at the 4th Annual Indo-US Foot & Ankle Surgery Conference, Calcutta, India; January 18-20, 2012

Academic Senate Research Travel Award, University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Presentation at the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA; June 20-23, 2012

Academic Senate Research Travel Award, University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Presentation at the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association Foot & Ankle Meeting, Tauranga, New Zealand; November 25-27, 2010

Medical Student Research & Poster Forum - Appreciation Award, University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. In recognition of mentoring medical research fellowship student Lauren Frizzell, 2010

Select Recent Publications

Michels F, Pereira H, Calder J, Matricali G, Glazebrook M, Guillo S, Karlsson J; ESSKA-AFAS Ankle Instability Group, Acevedo J, Batista J, Bauer T, Calder J, Carreira D, Choi W, Corte-Real N, Glazebrook M, Ghorbani A, Giza E, Guillo S, Hunt K, Karlsson J, Kong SW, Lee JW, Michels F, Molloy A, Mangone P, Matsui K, Nery C, Ozeki S, Pearce C, Pereira H, Perera A, Pijnenburg B, Raduan F, Stone J, Takao M, Tourné Y, Vega J. Searching for consensus in the approach to patients with chronic lateral ankle instability: ask the expert. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2017 Apr 25.

Kreulen C, Giza E, Walton J, Sullivan M. Seven-Year Follow-up of Matrix-Induced Autologous Implantation in Talus Articular Defects. Foot Ankle Spec. 2017 Jun 1:1938640017713614.

Kreulen C, Lian E, Giza E. Technique for Use of Trabecular Metal Spacers in Tibiotalocalcaneal Arthrodesis With Large Bony Defects. Foot Ankle Int. 2017 Jan;38(1):96-106.

C. Kreulen, MD; B. Golshani, MD; A. Nikpiur, MD; M. DeHart, MD; C. Taghavi, MD; C. Delma, MD; R. Boutin, MD; E. Giza, MD; B. Roster. Radiographic Outcomes of Lisfranc Injuries Treated  with a Suture Button Device. Foot & Ankle Orthopaedics. 2016;1(1): 2473011416500258.

Roster B, Michelier P, Giza E. Peroneal Tendon Disorders. Clin Sports Med. 2015 Oct;34(4):625-41.

Miyamoto W, Takao M, Miki S, Giza E. Tendoscopic Repair of the Superior Peroneal Retinaculum via 2 Portals for Peroneal Tendon Instability. Foot Ankle Int. 2015 Oct;36(10):1243-50.

Delman C, Kreulen C, Sullivan M, Giza E. Proximal Phalanx Hemiarthroplasty for the Treatment of Advanced Hallux Rigidus. Foot Ankle Clin. 2015 Sep;20(3):503-12.

Giza E, Whitlow SR, Williams BT, Acevedo JI, Mangone PG, Haytmanek CT, Curry EE, Turnbull TL, LaPrade RF, Wijdicks CA, Clanton TO. Biomechanical Analysis of an Arthroscopic Broström Ankle Ligament Repair and a Suture Anchor-Augmented Repair. Foot Ankle Int. 2015 Jul;36(7):836-41.

Roster B, Kreulen C, Giza E. Subtalar joint arthrodesis: open and arthroscopic indications and surgical techniques. Foot Ankle Clin. 2015 Jun;20(2):319-34.