Dr. Peter Whang, MD

Spine Specialist

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Dr. Peter Whang attended Harvard University where he graduated with a degree in biochemistry and subsequently received his medical degree from the Duke University School of Medicine where he was inducted in to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles and underwent specialized fellowship training in orthopaedic and neurologic spine surgery at the Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation in the Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Whang is interested in state-of-the-art approaches to spine surgery including minimally-invasive procedures, microsurgery, and the use of motion-preserving technologies including artificial disc replacements and interspinous spacers (e.g. X-Stop implant). Dr. Whang is actively involved in clinical and basic science research, focusing on the biology of spinal fusion and bone healing, bone grafting substitutes, and evidence-based medicine; he continues to present the results of these investigations at various national and international meetings. Dr. Whang serves on the editorial staff of several publications and is a member of the Biologics and Basic Science Committee of the North American Spine Society.

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