Dr. William Wang, MD
Foot & Ankle Specialist, Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. William Wang is a fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon serving Orange County. He received his undergraduate degree in Philosophy from UCLA. He was awarded a full scholarship to the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where he received his medical degree. He completed his internship and residency at the North Shore/Long Island Jewish Health System in New York and completed an additional year of fellowship in Foot and Ankle surgery at the UC Irvine Medical Center. He is currently affiliated with Mission Hospital, Mission Hospital Laguna Beach, and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Dr. Wang's area of interest includes disorders of the foot and ankle such as ankle arthritis, hallux valgus (bunions), plantar fasciitis, posterior tibial tendon insufficiency, Achilles tendinitis, and midfoot arthritis. He is also adept at operative and non-operative management of orthopaedic ailments including general orthopaedic problems and fractures. In his free time, Dr. Wang has authored a wide variety of orthopaedic subjects for ClinicalAccess, which is a clinical decision support tool for healthcare professionals. Dr. Wang also serves on the board of Hope Torch, which is a public benefit trust that seeks to improve the self-worth of orphaned children by delivering services in the areas of health and education in order to create an environment which highlights the value in each individual child.
- Anthem Blue Cross
- Orthopedic Surgeon
- Foot & Ankle Specialist
Education and training
- Medical School - University of Pittsburgh
- North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
- University of California, Irvine, Fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- California Orthopaedic Association
Awards and publications
- University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Dean’s Merit Scholarship:
- Wang W, Pan H, Murray K, Jefferson BS, and Li Y. “Matrix Metalloproteinase-1 Promotes Muscle Cell Migration and Differentiation.” American Journal of Pathology. 2009 Feb; 174(2):541-9.
- Mu X, Wang W, and Li Y. “Myoblast Transplantation and Fibrosis Prevention in Injured and Diseased Muscle.” US Musculoskeletal Review, 2009; Vol 4: 74-77.
- Chinese (Mandarin)
William Wang, MD
31862 South Coast Hwy, Suite 400
Laguna Beach, CA 92651