Peter G. Whang, MD, FACS

Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Physician Biography

Dr. Whang is an Associate Professor in the Yale Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. He received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Harvard University and his medical degree from the Duke University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles and received specialized fellowship training in orthopaedic and neurosurgical spinal surgery at the Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Whang is actively involved in clinical and basic science research with a focus on the biology of spinal fusion and bone healing, bone grafting substitutes, and evidence-based medicine. He continues to present the results of his studies at a number of national and international meetings. He is also involved in the development of new spinal implants and techniques. At this time he is currently an investigator for various clinical trials. Dr. Whang is on the editorial staff of several publications and serves on multiple national committees. In addition to his research pursuits, Dr. Whang devotes much of his time to the teaching of residents and medical students in the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Whang welcomes the opportunity to work closely with patients and referring physicians alike and is readily available for consultations regarding any type of spinal concerns. He sees patients at the Yale-New Haven Hospital Comprehensive Spine Center in New Haven as well as satellite offices in Guilford and Milford. He may be contacted through his office at (203) 785-2584.

Clinical Interests

  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid
  • Back Pain
  • Cervical Vertebrae
  • Lumbar Vertebrae
  • Sacroiliac Joint
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylitis, Ankylosing
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Thoracic Injuries
  • Thoracic Nerves
  • Spinal Dysraphism
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Spondylarthropathies
  • Spondylosis
  • Osteoarthritis, Spine
  • Sacroiliitis
  • Disciplines and Occupations

Patient Care

Accepts new patients? Yes
Patient Type: Adult; Adolescent; Child
Referrals: From patients or physicians

Patient Care Organizations

Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation: Ortho Clinical Faculty | Spine Surgery (Orthopaedics): Spine Center

Center for Musculoskeletal Care

Spine Center

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery AB of Orthopaedic Surgery (2009)

Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System, Diseases of the Respiratory Systems, Infectious Diseases Safety and Efficacy of SA4Ag Vaccine in Adults Having Elective Posterior Instrumented Lumbar Spinal Fusion Procedure (STRIVE)

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Contact Info

Peter G. Whang, MD, FACS
Patient Care Locations
Yale Orthopaedics/Spine Service1445 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT 06437
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Yale Orthopaedics/Spine ServiceOrthopaedics - Milford
48 Wellington Road

Milford, CT 06461
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Yale Spine Center1 Long Wharf Drive, Ste 6th floor
New Haven, CT 06511
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Spine Center1 Long Wharf Drive
New Haven, CT 06511
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Mailing Address
PO Box 208071
New Haven, CT 06520-8071

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