Keck School Faculty

James C. Wang, DPM
James C. Wang, DPM
Assistant Professor Of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery
HCT 1520 San Pablo Street Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
Dr. James Wang ( pronounced Wong) is one of a unique group of board certified podiatrists who have completed a four year residency that focused on surgical and traumatological conditions of the foot and ankle. Less than one percent of all podiatrists have this type of training. He specializes in deformities and injuries of the foot, ankle and lower leg. A graduate of Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, Dr. Wang went on to complete a four-year residency and fellowship program at the Presbyterian Medical Center of Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania with an emphasis on major traumatological and reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle. This training included a one year rotation in general and vascular surgery and eight months of plastic and reconstructive surgery in addition to a fellowship in deformity and limb reconstruction. He is highly regarded for his pioneering surgical techniques in sports medicine using minimal incisions that may be associated with a quicker, less painful recovery which allows patients to walk immediately. Present technology forces patients to be immobilized and non-weight bearing for extended periods of time. One of the primary areas where this is evident in is in the treatment of hallux valgus or bunion correction. Many of the present techniques require a patient to be immobilized without walking for six weeks or longer. Dr. Wang has published peer-reviewed papers in podiatric and orthopedic journals that demonstrate how painful deformities can be corrected with minimal incisions which facilitates immediate walking and facilitates rapid healing. Dr. Wang has also lectured nationally and internationally on the treatment of deformities of the foot and ankle.
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