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 particularly interested in novel spinal technologies and his practice focuses on minimally invasive surgeries and motion-sparing/nonfusion procedures. Dr. Whang is actively involved in various areas of research including the biology of spinal fusion, bone grafting substitutes, and evidence-based medicine. He is also involved in the development of new spinal implants and techniques for which reason he has been an investigator for numerous clinical trials. Dr. Whang is on the editorial staff of several publications and serves on multiple committees for the National Association of Spine Surgeons (NASS). In addition to his research pursuits, Dr. Whang devotes much of his time to the teaching of fellows, residents, medical students in the Yale School of Medicine.