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Peter Whang, MD, FACS

Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, Spine Surgery
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Patient type treated
Child, Adult
Accepting new patients
Referral required
From patients or physicians
Board Certified in
Orthopaedic Surgery


Peter G. Whang, MD, is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in treating a wide range of pathological conditions of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar regions of the spine. He routinely performs a variety of cutting-edge and open surgeries for the spine, including such novel approaches as sacroiliac joint fusion, a minimally invasive procedure to correct pain in the lower back that is still not widely available. 

“At Yale Medicine, we have world-class physicians who are also researchers participating in the original clinical trials for this procedure,” he says. “The field is advancing by leaps and bounds. We are able to offer treatments that we weren’t able to think about a few years ago.” 

In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Whang is an investigator in various clinical trials, and is involved in the development of new spinal implants and techniques. He also researches the biology of spinal fusion and bone healing, bone grafting substitutes and evidence-based medicine. He serves on multiple committees for the National Association of Spine Surgeons. Dr. Whang is an associate professor of orthopaedics and rehabilitation at Yale School of Medicine.


  • Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    The Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA (2006)
  • Resident
    University of California - Los Angeles (2005)
  • Intern
    University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA General Surgery (2000)
  • MD
    Duke University (1999)
  • BA
    Harvard College (1995)

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