From Print Issue – Winter 2022
With a quiet confidence, Dr. Chris Yeung is successfully building on a medical family legacy. A proud Asian American physician, his journey has been forged through talent, skill, and shrewd business acumen while never forgetting the traditions instilled in him. Chris Yeung, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon. He earned his undergraduate degree from University of California San Diego. He then graduated in the top 5% of his medical school class at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. He completed orthopedic residency at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center, and a spine surgery fellowship at the USC Center for Orthopedic Spine Surgery in Los Angeles.
A PHYSICIAN, ALWAYS ON THE MOVE
Dr. Yeung has three different types of days: one in which he’s seeing patients at his clinic, Desert Institute for Spine Care (DISC), and a second in which he’s conducting three or four surgeries at a hospital or ambulatory surgery centers. The third type of day is when he serves as an orthopedic spine consultant for several major league sports teams, covering games, working closely with head trainers and team doctors to diagnose injuries, develop treatment plans, and execute the plans.