Meet Our Surgeon

Dr. Ying Chi, MD

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A native of Seattle, Dr. Chi received her Doctor of Medicine degree from University of Washington School of Medicine in 2004. In her class of 180 students she was one of the two women who chose to specialize in orthopedic surgery. She then entered orthopaedic residency training at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, where she was the only female orthopedic resident out of 30 in the program. A hand and Microsurgery fellowship took her to University of California – Irvine. Prior to relocating back to Orange County she worked as Assistant Professor of Hand and Microsurgery at University of Cincinnati, and enjoyed teaching bright and talented orthopedic residents and fellows, and taking care of college athletes. She continues to be actively involved in academic medicine as clinical assistant professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at University of California-Irvine Medical Center.

Dr. Chi believes the relationship between patient and surgeon is the foundation of any treatment process, and takes a 'hands on' approach to patient care. Dr. Chi is fluent in Mandarin- Chinese, She also has a team of multi-lingual and multi-disciplinary specialists to provide comprehensive care of your hands and wrists. Dr.Chi also served 8 years in the U.S. Army Reserve, our troops and vets always hold a special place in her heart. She divides her time between Fountain Valley Office, working as a hand and micro vascular surgeon. When she is not working, you can find her catching waves and enjoying the great outdoors with her beloved Akita, Charlie…

Board Certification:

  • Board Certified Since July 2013, Diplomat of American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Society Memberships:

  • Candidate Member American Society for Surgery of the Hand

  • Candidate member American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • American Medical Association
  • Candidate member of American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery

Academic Appointments:

  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery – UC-Irvine
        • Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery - University of
       • Assistant Professor of Hand, Upper Extremity and


  • University of California – Irvine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship - Irvine, CA


  • Henry Ford Health Systems, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Detroit, MI

Medical School:

  • University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

Undergraduate Degree:

  • University of Washington, Seattle, WA


We are dedicated to providing the best possible care to our patients

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Chi at Orange County Hand Surgery Specialists, call 1 (855) OC HAND MD or l (855) 624-2636, 1 (714) 434-3518.

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Fountain Valley Office:
11190 Warner Ave. Suite 307
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Phone: 1 (855) OC HAND MD or (855) 624-2636 ,
1 (714) 434-3518
Fax No: (714)-434-3759

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