Jeffrey Wang Md


Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Neurosrugery

424-259-6594 (fax)


  • MD, University of Pittsburgh, 1991
  • Internship, Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles, 1991-92
  • Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles, 1992-96
  • Fellowship, Spine & Spinal Cord Injury, University Hospitals of Cleveland, 1996-97


  • American Academy of Orthpaedic Surgeons – Adult Spine Evaluation Subcommittee
  • Cervical Spine Research Society – Board of Directors – Editorial Committee
  • North American Spine Society – Board of Directors – CME Chair – Chair (Section on Biologics and Basic Research) – Museum and Archives Committee
  • Scoliosis Research Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • Western Orthopaedic Association
  • California Orthopedic Association – Board of Directors
  • AOSpine International – Education Director from 2007-10
  • American Orthopedic Association – North American Traveling Fellowship Committee
  • International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery
  • Interurban Orthopedic Society

Research Interests

  • Gene therapy for the treatment of spinal disorders
  • Minimally invasive surgery for spinal disorders
  • Bone growth biological proteins
  • Biomedical engineering of non-invasive spine surgery using high intensity focused ultrasonic waves

Recent Papers

  1. Lee K.B., Johnson J.S., Song K.J., Taghavi C.E., Wang J.C., “Use of Autogenous Bone Graft Compared With RhBMP in High-risk Patients: A Comparison of Fusion Rates and Time to Fusion,” J Spinal Disord Tech. 2011 Dec 30. (Epub ahead of print)
  2. Bridwell K.H., Anderson P.A., Boden S.D., Vaccaro A.R., Wang J.C., “What’s New in Spine Surgery,” J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 Aug 17;93(16):1560-6.
  3. Harel R., Hwang R., Fakhar M., Steinmetz M.P., Novak E., Wang J.C., Mroz T.E., “Circumferential Cervical Surgery : To Stage or Not to Stage?” J Spinal Disord Tech. 2011 Nov 29. (Epub ahead of print)
  4. Celestre P.C., Pazmino P.R., Mikhael M.M., Wolf C.F., Feldman L.A., Lauryssen C., Wang J.C., “Minimally invasive approaches to the cervical spine,” Orthop Clin North Am. 2012 Jan;43(1):137-47. Epub 2011 Oct 13. Review.
  5. Mikhael M.M,. Celestre P.C., Wolf C.F., Mroz T.E., Wang J.C., “Minimally Invasive Cervical Spine Foraminotomy and Lateral Mass Screw Placement,” Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Oct 21. (Epub ahead of print)
  6. Tsou P.M., Daffner S.D., Holly L.T., Shamie A.N., Wang J.C., “A Comprehensive Subaxial Cervical Spine Injury Severity Assessment Model Using Numeric Scores and Its Predictive Value for Surgical Intervention,” J Neurotrauma. 2011 Dec 5. (Epub ahead of print)
  7. Rhyne A.L., Blumenthal S.L., Frank E.H., Hsu K.Y., Kim K.D., Youssef J.A., Wang J.C., Arnold P., Bendebba M., Block K.M., Juarez T.G., Chiacchierini R.P., Ehmsen R.J., Krelle J.S., Dizerega G.S., “Oxiplex Reduces Leg Pain, Back Pain and Associated Symptoms Following Lumbar Discectomy,” Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Sep 2. (Epub ahead of print)
  8. Basho R., Bhalla A., Wang J.C., “Neck pain from a spine surgeon’s perspective,” Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2011 Aug;22(3):551-5, x., Review.
  9. Lee K.B., Murray S.S., Taghavi C.E., Song K.J., Brochmann E.J., Johnson J.S., Keorochana G., Liao J.C., Wang J.C., “Bone morphogenetic protein-binding peptide reduces the inflammatory response to recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 and recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-7 in a rodent model of soft-tissue inflammation,” Spine J. 2011 Jun;11(6):568-76.
  10. Wang J.C., “Gene therapy for spinal fusion,” Spine J. 2011 Jun;11(6):557-9.