Orthopedic Surgery

Our Doctors & Staff

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center is a teaching affiliate of Stanford University's Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program. The history of cooperation between the two departments is long standing and has a direct positive impact on patient care. Stanford orthopaedic resident teams work closely under the direction of SCVMC attending surgeons to provide excellent patient care and communication. ​​​​​


TIffany N Castillo


Interim Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Adult Total Joint Reconstruction Specialist

Tiffany N. Castillo, M.D. is the Founding Director of the Division of Adult Total Joint Reconstruction at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor (Affiliated) in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

    Dr. Castillo’s clinical expertise includes the surgical treatment of degenerative adult hip and knee disorders and the management of complex revision total hip and knee arthroplasty.  Dr. Castillo focuses on educating patients and referring providers about the importance of pre-operative optimization to empower patients to achieve their best post-operative outcomes.  She employs a multidisciplinary approach to care and uses contemporary peri-operative care techniques to facilitate accelerated recovery and same day discharge for select patients. 

    Originally from Santa Barbara, California, Dr. Castillo was the first in her family to go to college and attended Stanford University where she graduated with distinction with a B.A. in Human Biology.   She went on to obtain her medical degree from the Stanford School of Medicine with a concentration in Community Health and completed a year of orthopaedic research as a Medical Scholars Research Fellow.  Dr. Castillo then completed her Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Stanford and went on to complete a subspecialty fellowship in Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.   Since finishing her surgical training, Dr. Castillo has been excited to return to the Bay Area and be able to provide high quality total joint care to the patients of Santa Clara.

    Justin Lucas



    Chief, Orthopaedic Trauma Service


    I believe that optimal and effective treatment of the injured patient requires a multi-disciplinary approach to care.

    Utilizing a team-based system to treat the orthopedic trauma patient, I combine classic and reliable methods with emerging technologies in the setting of specialized perioperative practices and rehabilitation programs to restore both function and quality of life.

    I strive to provide the highest level of both operative and nonoperative treatment for my patients through an In-depth understanding of each individual’s unique injuries, development of a thoughtful, precision-based treatment plan, and ultimately treating patients as if they were family.


      Care for the multiply injured patient, periarticular injuries of the upper and lower extremities, pelvic and acetabular fracture treatment, fracture nonunion, malunited fractures, post-traumatic deformity


      M.D. – Tulane University School of Medicine
      B.S./M.S. – California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
      Internship – General Surgery, University of California, Davis


      Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, Davis


      Orthopaedic Trauma – University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center


      American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
      AO Trauma
      Orthopaedic Trauma Association

      Garin Hecht, MD



      Orthopaedic Trauma Service
      Chair, Research and Quality


      I strongly believe in restoration of function as the primary goal for all of our patients with fractures and other orthopaedic injuries.  This philosophy takes both a patient-centered and injury-specific approach to care.

      As an orthopaedic trauma surgeon, I am part of a larger team that provides multidisciplinary care for injured patients that present to our trauma center.  A team-based approach to orthopaedic trauma is essential in order to provide expert care available 24/7 –  this is what starts a patient on a path toward recovery from the minute they arrive and are evaluated in the emergency room.  As a Level 1 Trauma Center, we take our role in the community very seriously.  Simply put, patients with all types injuries are sent to us for the highest quality of fracture care available.  Having grown up in the Bay Area, providing this highest standard of care in our diverse community is all the more important to me.  

      Our entire department is driven by providing excellent orthopaedic service and ensuring high-quality of patient outcomes.  This dedication to our patient outcomes affords us the ability to teach our residents how to provide operative and non-operative care for patients with orthopaedic injuries.  We take our role as educators very seriously, and this in turn leads us to a continual pursuit of improving patient outcomes.


        I treat fractures of the Pelvis, Upper limb, and Lower limb and care for multiply-injured patients that are admitted to our hospital’s trauma service or referred to our practice.  As a fellowship-trained orthopaedic trauma surgeon, specialize in care for patients with Periarticular Fractures (specifically fractures that enter the hip, knee, ankle, foot, shoulder, and elbow joints), Nonunions (non-healing fractures), and post-traumatic deformity (fractures that heal crooked).

        I provide surgical and non-surgical treatment of patients of all ages (adults and children) with these orthopaedic injuries and conditions. 


        Undergraduate:  B.S., UC Davis, Davis, CA
        Medical School:  MD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
        Residency:  Orthopaedic Surgery, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA
        Fellowship:  Orthopaedic Trauma, Harborview Medical Center (Univ. of Washington), Seattle, WA


        American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
        Orthopaedic Trauma Association
        AO Trauma and AO North America

        Jessica Mcbeth


        Orthopaedic Trauma Service

        Dr. McBeth earned her Medical Degree at University of Michigan Medical School where she also was accepted into and completed her orthopaedic residency with James Carpenter, MD as Chairman.  While there, she participated in the care of the celebrated University of Michigan athletic teams. She went on to complete a trauma/arthroplasty fellowship at The Twin Cities Combined Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship under Drs. Peter Cole, David Templeman, and Richard Kyle.

          Dr. McBeth specializes in complex orthopaedic trauma cases, coordinating with other medical specialty teams to provide excellent total care of the traumatized patient including adult and pediatric care.  She performs pelvic and acetabular surgery and treats complex periarticular fractures around and including joints, in addition to treating the sequelae of trauma including nonunions and malunions.  

          Dr. McBeth holds an appointment with the Stanford Orthopaedic Surgery Department as a Clinical Assistant (affiliated) Professor helping to educate the next generation of surgeons.

          Jessica McBeth MD is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery.​


          University of Michigan Medical Center


          University of Michigan Medical Center


          Regions Hospital


          Orthopedic Surgery

          CERTIFIED BY

          ABMS - ABOS Orthopedic Surgery

          Jeffrey E. Krygier, MD


          Orthopaedic Oncology Specialist
          Chair, Orthopaedic Resident Education

          Dr. Krygier received his Medical and Bachelor Degrees from Georgetown University. He went on to complete orthopaedic surgery residency at the Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He completed the prestigious Musculoskeletal Oncology Fellowship at the UT-M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas under Professor Valerae Lewis, MD.

            Dr. Krygier specializes in benign and cancerous musculoskeletal tumors . He works closely with medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and radiologists to provide coordinated care.  He also has years of experience providing complex orthopaedic trauma care.  He is known for excellent patient care and organizational skills.  

            Jeffrey Krygier is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery.   He holds an appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor (Affiliated) in the Stanford Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.​


            Georgetown University School of Medicine


            Detroit Receiving Hospital/University Health Center


            University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


            Orthopedic Surgery

            CERTIFIED BY

            ABMS - ABOS Orthopedic Surgery​

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