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Dean Wang, MD


Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Interests

ACL injury, arthroscopic surgery of knee, hip, shoulder and elbow, arthroscopic hip preservation surgery, biceps injury, cartilage restoration, golfer's elbow, hip abductor tendon repair, meniscus injury, knee ligament injury, platelet-rich plasma and biologic therapies, rotator cuff repair, shoulder stabilization and labral repair, sports injuries, tennis elbow, Tommy John surgery

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  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
  • English
Medical School
Case Western Reserve University
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA/UCLA Medical CenterOrthopaedic Surgery
Hospital for Special SurgeryOrthopedic Sports Medicine
Professional Positions
  • Associate Professor — Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UCI School of Medicine
  • Associate Professor — Department of Biomedical Engineering, the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at UCI
  • Chief — Division of Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Member — American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Member — American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
  • Member — American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Member — International Society for Hip Arthroscopy
  • Member — International Cartilage Repair Society
  • Head Orthopaedic Surgeon — UCI Athletics
Awards and Recognition
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute — NIH Research Scholars (Cloister) Program
More Information

Dr. Dean Wang is a board-certified UCI Health orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in sports-related musculoskeletal injuries of the knee, shoulder, hip and elbow.

His clinical expertise includes advanced minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures and reconstructive joint surgery. He also specializes in biologic joint preservation procedures, including modern cartilage restoration techniques and arthroscopic hip preservation surgery. He has specialized training in joint preservations procedures, including modern cartilage restoration techniques an arthroscopic hip preservation surgery. His clinical expertise also includes ACL injury, meniscus injury, rotator-cuff repair, shoulder stabilization and labral repair, biceps injury, Tommy John surgery, tennis and golfer's elbow, and platelet-rich plasma and biologic therapies.

Wang earned a medical degree from the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where he was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute and National Institutes of Health research scholar. Wang completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, followed by a fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

During his two-year fellowship, he served as an assistant team physician for the NFL’s New York Giants, Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bulls and Iona College Athletics in New Rochelle, N.Y., and as an orthopedic consultant for the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Men’s Basketball Tournament. He is the chief orthopaedic physician for UCI Athletics.

Wang's research interests include cartilage repair and restoration, biologic therapies for cartilage, tendon and ligament repair, knee ligament reconstruction and joint biomechanics. He is the author of more than 90 scientific manuscripts and textbook chapters that have received national recognition and awards within the field of sports medicine. He also lectures frequently on these topics at national and international conferences.

He sees patients at UCI Health Orthopaedic Surgery Services in Orange, UCI Health Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center in Costa Mesa and UCI Health — Irvine.

UCI Health Orthopaedic Surgery Services
101 The City Drive South, Pavilion 3
Building 29A
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-7012
Fax: 855-519-4485
UCI Health — Costa Mesa
1640 Newport Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Phone: 949-398-1440
Fax: 844-965-9446
UCI Health — Irvine
19200 Jamboree Road
Irvine, CA 92612
Phone: 714-456-7002