Meet Our Surgeon

Dr. Ying Chi, MD

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Dr. Chi is double boarded with Board Certification in American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery as well as Specialty Certification in Surgery of the Hand since September 2014. A native of Seattle, Dr. Chi received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the Prestigious 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 orthopaedic surgery. She then entered Orthopaedic Surgery residency training at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, where she was the only female orthopaedic 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 orthopaedic 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 and only accepts the “Gold Standard” of treatments in Hand and Wrist Surgery. 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. 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:

  • Active Member American Society for Surgery of the Hand

  • Active member American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • Active member of American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery

Academic Appointments:

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


  • 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: 1 (714) 434-3759

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