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Mark Wang, M.D. - Desert Institute for Spine Care

Mark Wang, M.D.

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon



    Stanford University


    UCLA School of Medicine


    Stanford University Hospital and Clinics


    Southern California Orthopedic Institute

Dr. Mark Wang is a fellowship-trained and board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon. He joins the DISC team after practicing in Phoenix, Arizona, since 2012. His interest in medicine began while majoring in biology during his undergraduate studies at Stanford University. Dr. Wang furthered his medical interest graduating with honors with his senior thesis in orthopedic surgery. After receiving a medical degree from the UCLA School of Medicine, Dr. Wang finished his orthopedic surgery residency at the Stanford University Hospital and Clinics.

At Stanford, he developed an interest and excelled in the field of spine surgery, which propelled him to pursue a fellowship in spine surgery at the Southern California Orthopedic Institute. Dr. Wang trained in all aspects of spinal surgery during his fellowship, including degenerative conditions, scoliosis, and cutting-edge techniques such as motion preservation and minimally invasive procedures.

Dr. Wang treats many spinal disorders in the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, specializing in operative and non-operative spine care treatment options. Dr. Wang dedicates his full attention to working together with his patients to identify their pain source and find the least invasive treatment that works for them. He is committed to educating his patients and collaborating with his peers to advance spinal surgery.

His research in orthopedic and spinal surgery has been published in international peer-reviewed journals. Furthermore, he has been invited to lecture at both the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the North American Spine Society’s annual meetings.

Dr. Wang enjoys his passion for medicine, thriving on the reward of helping patients achieve pain relief and improvement in their daily quality of life.

Awards & Recognition

  • Phoenix Magazine’s TOP DOCTOR
    2013, 2014, 2017
  • Top marks with his patients on
    U.S. News and WebMD
  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors: 1st Edition
  • Vitals Patients’ Choice Award
    2011 – 2018, 2020
  • Vitals Compassionate Doctor Recognition
    2011 – 2018, 2020
  • Vitals On-Time Doctor Award
    2014 – 2018, 2020
  • 2014 Vitals Top 10 Specialists in AZ
  • 2014 Vitals Phoenix Metro Area’s Top 10 Specialists
  • 2006 Operation Rainbow Surgeon
    Overseas Orthopaedic Humanitarian Aid, Nicaragua


Abrazo Health
The CORE Institute Specialty Hospital
Honor Health
SurgCenter at Pima Crossing
NASS - Advancing Global Spine Care
Society of Lateral Access Surgery

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