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Stephanie Wong

MD

Orthopedic surgeon
Sports medicine specialist and proud dog mom

Dr. Stephanie Wong is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist who cares for athletes of all ages with hip, knee or shoulder injuries. Her expertise in hip conditions includes labral tears (damage to the ring of cartilage that lines the hip joint socket) and femoroacetabular impingement (extra bone formation at the hip joint which causes pain with hip motion) as well as injuries to the nearby hamstring and gluteal tendons. She specializes in advanced arthroscopy for hip preservation (a minimally invasive procedure in which slender instruments, including a tiny camera, are passed through very small incisions). Wong treats knee ligament injuries, such as the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), and damage to the meniscus (one of two cartilage discs that cushion and stabilize each knee). In the shoulder, she treats a variety of conditions including rotator cuff tears, biceps injuries, and shoulder instability.

Wong has published numerous articles on her research, including studies on ACL injuries, rotator cuff tears, and outcomes for patients who have shoulder replacement surgery. She is also interested in studying the use of patient-reported outcomes to guide decision making on surgery.

Wong earned her medical degree at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine, graduating with election to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at UCSF, where she received an award for going above and beyond to create wonderful experiences and excellent care for patients and their families. She also completed a fellowship in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush University Medical Center.

One of Wong's passions is inspiring young women to pursue careers in orthopedic surgery. She also has served as team doctor for high school football teams in the Bay Area and Chicago, and as an assistant team doctor for the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bulls and Chicago Steel.

Fluent in conversational Cantonese, Wong grew up in San Ramon and Danville, California. She enjoys skiing and exploring national parks.

  • Education

    UC Davis School of Medicine, MD, 2014

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Orthopedic Surgery, 2019

  • Fellowships

    Rush University, Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine, 2020

  • Board Certifications

    Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

I am dedicated to applying the most current research findings to personalize care for each patient so they can return to the activities they love.

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews

    4.7

    Overall Experience
    314 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 11, 2023
    Dr. Wong is so kind knowledgeable and caring. I feel I am in very good hands with her.
    Oct 25, 2023
    My experience with Dr. Stephanie Wong is one of the most positive experiences surgically I have ever had. The decision was totally mine and she listen closely to my wants and expectations. So I would highly recommend Dr. Stephanie Wong as a surgeon.
    Sep 30, 2023
    Dr Wong is great!
    Sep 16, 2023
    I still have a lingering feeling about not getting an MRI
    Aug 31, 2023
    I really appreciated Dr Wong walking me through the MRIs to show me the exact issue
    Jul 27, 2023
    The care provider I saw was comprehensive but rushed.
    Jul 22, 2023
    Dr. Wong is an excellent clnician.
    Jul 20, 2023
    Care provider was great. It would have been appropriate for someone from billing to talk to me about the charges for surgery. My insurance cover it but I was shocked at the cost and should have been provided an estimate beforehand.
    Jul 20, 2023
    A written explanation of the procedure and recovery expectations would be nice so that I can plan when to schedule surgery. Also a clear explanation of what my insurance will cover before during and after surgery
    Jul 06, 2023
    Very Professional Mentally She Fully Embrace You Very Kind and Happy
    Jun 14, 2023
    Dr. Wong is very responsive and explains things well. I highly recommend her.
    May 23, 2023
    Dr Wong was very thorough kind and considerate of my needs and questions.
    May 18, 2023
    Best experience I've ever had! Unbelievable care
    May 17, 2023
    Excellent service.
    May 16, 2023
    Dr. Wong is excellent!
    Apr 20, 2023
    We had an amazing experience. After the wait we have been on trying to get a doctor to see us.
    Apr 13, 2023
    Personable and caring medical staff.
    Apr 04, 2023
    Care provider would cut me off while speaking and dismissed my pain experience as something I only feel when I'm not otherwise distracted which I strongly disagree with. When asked she would not give advice on what activities were safe of should be avoided. Subjectively I felt she was friendly but felt she was also "politely condescending".
    Mar 30, 2023
    Excellent refreshing Knowledgeable/Smart and courteous
    Mar 18, 2023
    Dr. Wong is a star! I am priviledged to be in her care.
    Feb 24, 2023
    Dr. Wong listened to me and was able to address my problems. She is a great doctor.
    Feb 13, 2023
    I would definitely recommend Dr. Stephanie Wong she is very caring and answers all questions.
    Feb 11, 2023
    Dr Wong was very king and caring! She was very informative and concern and took her time with my mother and explained what was going on and what she planned to do - we were all very happy and grateful to Dr Wong
    Feb 11, 2023
    Dr. Wong is amazingly patient with all of my questions.
    Feb 09, 2023
    Fantastic experience
    Feb 08, 2023
    Excellent doctorvery informative very skillful very professional with a very warm and pleasant personality.
    Feb 02, 2023
    Great experience
    Jan 24, 2023
    I had the best experience at UCSF I would certainly recommend UCSF. Thank you for all your friendly and health services. I say s and above.
    Dec 23, 2022
    Dr Wong is a gracious professional. She reassured me after my negative feelings post anesthesia and explained my procedure in detail and answered all my questions. She Is a pleasure and I would recommend her to anyone.
    Dec 23, 2022
    Outstanding doctor who explained everything in easy to understand terms and included a discussion on how to proceed with care.
    Dec 15, 2022
    I cannot sing enough praises for Dr. Wong and her team. After dealing with a non-UCSF orthopedic group for over a year my experience at UCSF was simply outstanding by any comparison!
    Nov 25, 2022
    She was amazing I learned a lot in this experience. I had no idea about all of the treatment options and I was relieved to find that she suggested one that would have a better outcome.
    Nov 12, 2022
    Doctor wasn't specialized in the care I needed. Have to schedule another appointment with a different doctor. Such a pain.
    Nov 03, 2022
    I don't feel Dr. Wong gave me enough information before the surgery to help me make a decision as to which kind of surgery I should have. I am disappointed with the kind of surgery I was given
    Oct 22, 2022
    She is great. Very clear description of her diagnostic method diagnosis and proposed treatment.
    Oct 22, 2022
    All very good
    Oct 17, 2022
    Care provider seemed rushed at the appointment
    Sep 14, 2022
    Did not have any bad experience
    Sep 08, 2022
    Despite four repetitions by me of an acute onset following a specific exercising incident provider continually steered diagnosis toward a "chronic" condition of unknown duration with a cause supported by radiograph (though not by onset or demographics) but which did nothing to rule out possible rotator cuff tear involvement. Provider might be correct but not based on potentially available evidence (which would've been much less equivocal with an MRI).
    Aug 27, 2022
    Dr. Wong was articulate and didn't talk down to me or downplay my concerns. She offered an explanation of what she thought my health concern was and a solution to address it including follow up care with her as needed.
    Aug 26, 2022
    I was confused after appointment NP said I need surgery. Surgeon saidsurgery is off table for now. We can do injection but won't solve the whole problem either was surgery. I had to wait for insurance authorization. Not clear on how to care for pain until I hear from insurance.
    Aug 11, 2022
    She was very informational but in my appointment notes she added answers to questions that were not asked and added incorrect information to answers that were provided.
    Jul 28, 2022
    Dr. Wong was excellent! Would definitely recommend her.
    Jul 28, 2022
    Excellent
    Jul 15, 2022
    Dr. Wong was as sweet as ripe melon and as serious as a tax bill. She was as warm as a sun-drenched towel upon a pool deck at noon and as thorough as a mother searching through a teenager's text messages. She gave me all the time and attention I needed in just a few short minutes. My shoulder hurt when I arrived. But then she injected it with a magic serum. Now it hurts no more like Dr. Wong who wouldn't hurt a fly. Unless the fly were some sort of problem causing pain in your shoulder. Then Dr. Wong would find it and ruthlessly eradicate it with superior skill and intellect. Five stars.
    Jul 13, 2022
    Dr. Wong is an excellent provider. She is very sensitive to my concerns.
    Jun 11, 2022
    This was the follow-up visit
    May 27, 2022
    Good experience
    May 26, 2022
    I have seen many providers for this condition and Dr. Wong has stood out. She explained things better than any other provider and took the time to answer my many questions.
    May 24, 2022
    Dr. Wong is incredible. She explains everything in a way that is easy to understand and takes all aspects of my health (even my mental health) into consideration when making treatment recommendations. She is kind listens carefully and responds to all my questions some of which probably sound silly to a doctor without judgement. Her answers to my questions and her thoughtful treatment plan demonstrate that she is very knowledgeable on current/emerging research in the field.
    May 23, 2022
    I think Dr. Wong is knowledgeable and reasonable. I trust her and her judgment.
    May 18, 2022
    Cannot find the Dr in UCSF that she recommended.
    Apr 21, 2022
    Highest recommendation for Dr Stephanie Wong!!! I always come with plenty of questions and she addresses them patiently and clearly. The appointment goes smoothly where she is able to type brief comments into the computer in between my questions and my writing down her answers. Her after visit summary really cover all of the appointment in detail and I am pleased that she can listen so well to my concerns. I feel confident about the progress I have made on shoulder adhesive capsulitis under Dr. Wong's care. For example I can do weights up to 3 pounds far away from my body but 5 pounds is too much. I understand the type of discomfort I will encounter in my ROM exercises which is different from rotator cuff pain. If I stay within these guidelines I am not likely to injure my rotator cuff. And my rotator cuff MRI status is more likely due to my age not injury. Those are the kinds of things I understand about my program with Dr Wong. My affected shoulder is almost as good as my normal shoulder and I am satisfied with this outcome and continue to progress.
    Mar 31, 2022
    Top rate MD .Best I ever met .Gave me lots of confidence what to do .
    Mar 30, 2022
    Dr. S. Wong was a very professional a good listener excellent communication skills
    Mar 10, 2022
    I don't want to go anywhere else!
    Feb 14, 2022
    Dr Wong was excellent in explaining options and referring me to a shoulder surgeon. She has a positive uplifting attitude!!

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