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Christopher Yeung, MD

Christopher A. Yeung, M.D.

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon



    University of California San Diego


    University of Southern California School of Medicine


    University of California Irvine Medical Center


    USC Center for Orthopedic Spine Surgery/Los Angeles Spine Surgery

Dr. Christopher Yeung is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon, with a special interest in minimally invasive spine surgery techniques with a philosophy of choosing the least invasive yet most effective method to treat spine problems. He has been the principal investigator in many FDA studies, including Flexicore lumbar artificial disc replacement, Cervicore cervical artificial disc replacement, and DASCOR total nucleus replacement.

Dr. Yeung graduated magna cum laude from the University of California San Diego and was elected into Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He graduated in the top 5% of his medical school class at the University of Southern California School of Medicine. He attended the University of California Irvine Medical Center for orthopedic residency. He then completed a spine surgery fellowship at the USC Center for Orthopedic Spine Surgery/Los Angeles Spine Surgery.

In addition, Dr. Yeung is the team spine surgeon for the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Arizona Cardinals, the Chicago Cubs, the Kansas City Royals, the Colorado Rockies, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the LA Angels, the Cincinnati Reds, the Seattle Mariners, and Arizona State University.

He is recognized by his peers as one of the top Phoenix spine surgeons in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023. In 2013, Dr. Yeung won Becker’s Spine Leadership Award, and in 2016, Becker’s Spine Review named him as one of Becker’s “Spine Surgeons to Know”. Dr. Yeung received the Arizona Medical Association’s 2018 Sportsman Award, presented to an AMA member who has distinguished him/herself in athletics.

When not working, Dr. Yeung enjoys travel, golf, SCUBA, sport fishing, camping, volleyball, snow skiing, water skiing, tennis, basketball, and time spent with his lovely family.

Team Spine Surgeon & Consultant

Arizona Diamond Backs
LA Angels
Kansas City Royals
Arizona Cardinals
LA Dodgers
Seattle Mariners
Cincinnati Reds
Colorado Rockies

Out-of-State Teams During Spring Training
LPGA Affiliate Physician | Phoenix Area

Awards & Recognition

Phoenix Magazine Top Doctor 2023 - Top Doc Since 2009
Phoenix magazine Top Doctor 10 Years Excellence Award
Proud partner of the Arizona Diamondbacks
Phoenix Magazine Top Orthopedic Surgeon 2020
Castle Connolly Top Doctors
Leading Physicians of the World
Becker's Spine Review Logo
  • Top Doc Award by Phoenix Magazine
    for 2009 – 2010, 2012 – 2023
  • Phoenix Magazine’s TOP DOCTOR – 10 years Excellence Award
  • Proud Partner of the Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Top Orthopedic Surgeon Award
    by Phoenix Magazine, 2020
  • National Top Doctor Award by Castle Connolly
    2012 – 2014, 2019, 2020
  • 2018 Arizona Medical Association’s Sportsman Award
  • 2017 International Association of Orthopedic Surgeons
    Top Doc Award in Phoenix
    Spotlighted in The Leading Physicians of the World publication
  • 2016 Becker’s “Spine Surgeons to Know”
  • 2015 Featured in Phoenix Edition of M.D. News
  • 2014 Phoenix SuperDoctors
  • 2013 National Spine Leadership Award
    by Becker’s Spine Review


Abrazo Health
The CORE Institute Specialty Hospital
Honor Health
SurgCenter at Pima Crossing
NASS - Advancing Global Spine Care
Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery
Maricopa County Medical Society - A strong, collective physician voice
Arizona Medical Association

Videos Featuring Dr. Chris Yeung

  • Dr. Chris Yeung talks about a herniated disc in the cervical neck region.

  • Dr. Yeung discusses the most common symptom experienced with his patients.

  • Principal Investigator, Christopher A. Yeung M.D. discussing the SMART clinical trial.

  • Dr. Chris Yeung highlights a clinical study for the "NEW M6 Cervical ADR".

  • Patients discuss their experience at DISC and with Dr. Chris Yeung.

  • Dr. Chris Yeung explains why he decided to become an orthopedic spine surgeon.

  • Dr. Yeung is a specialist in minimally invasive surgery at DISC.

  • DISC was proud to be involved with the 2012 Larry Fitzgerald’s Celebrity Server Event.

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