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Peter Whang, MD, FACS

Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Research Summary

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.

Specialized Terms: Biology of spinal fusion; bone graft substitutes; Emerging technologies for spinal surgery; Motion-sparing/nonfusion techniques for spinal fusion; Evidence-based medicine

Research Interests

Orthopedics; Sacroiliac Joint; Spinal Fusion; Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures; Evidence-Based Medicine

Selected Publications