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David A. Wang, MD

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About Dr. Wang

David A. Wang, MD, is a sports medicine physician specializing in the treatment of acute and overuse injuries. A graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Wang completed his residency in family medicine at University of California, San Diego and his fellowship in sports medicine at UCLA. He is board certified in family medicine with a subspecialty in sports medicine. Dr. Wang is currently Head Team Physician for XFL’s New York Guardians. He is a member of the American Society for Sports Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine, American Academy of Family Physicians and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Dr. Wang sees patients of all ages for a variety of acute and chronic musculoskeletal complaints. Whether it is an adolescent athlete trying to return to their sports team, an individual trying to return to exercise for their overall health, or those affected with chronic arthritis trying to return to daily life, Dr. Wang’s goal is to return you to your activities as quickly as possible without surgery. Some of Dr. Wang’s clinical and research interests include pediatric and adolescent overuse injuries, concussion, and viscosupplementation injections. As a former collegiate baseball player, he also has a special interest in the care of baseball players.

At UCLA, Dr. Wang served as a team physician for the football, men’s water polo, men’s golf and the 2014 National Champion women’s tennis team. He also served as the team physician for Beverly Hills High School. In addition, he has served as an event physician at numerous mass participation events.

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Special Expertise

Sports related injuries
Concussion evaluation and management
Pediatric and Adolescent overuse injuries
Viscosupplementation Injections for Knee Osteoarthritis
Medical Issues related to sports medicine
Problems affecting the shoulder, upper arm, wrist, hand, hip, knee, lower leg, ankle, and foot


Joint and soft tissue injections
Viscosupplementation knee injections
Ultrasound-guided joint injections

Patient Stories


If your insurance is not listed, please call our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage. If you have out-of-network benefits, then your insurance may reimburse you for a portion of your office visit. We will work with you and your insurance to minimize your out-of-pocket costs. Financial assistance may be available for patients in need.



Assistant Attending Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College


Member, Membership Committee, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Member, American College of Sports Medicine
Member, American Academy of Family Physicians


American Board of Family Medicine, 2013
Certification of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine, 2014


Medical: Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, 2006-2010
Internship: UCSD Family Medicine Residency, UCSD, San Diego, CA, 2010-2011
Residency: UCSD Family Medicine Residency, UCSD, San Diego, CA, 2011-2013
Fellowship: UCLA Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 2013-2014

State Licensure



For My Patients

Publications by Dr. Wang

Patient Education

Selected Journal Articles

Selected Books/Chapters

Wang, DA and Achar, S. (2012). Diabetes. In C. Koutures and V. Wong (Eds.), Pediatric Sports Medicine- Essentials for Office Evaluation. Thorofare, NJ: Slack Incorporated; 2013.

Taylor, K, Brydon, P, and Wang, DA. (2012). Pre-Participation Exam. In C. Koutures and V. Wong (Eds.), Pediatric Sports Medicine- Essentials for Office Evaluation. Thorofare, NJ: Slack Incorporated; 2013.

Selected Presentations

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, Dallas, TX 25th Annual Meeting (To be given April 2016)

  • ACL Prevention Programs: An Evidence-Based Approach

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, New Orleans, LA, 23rd Annual Meeting

  • Research Poster Presentation: Do Athletes Really Read the PPE?  Evaluating the Accuracy of PPE Questionnaire Responses
  • Case Poster Presentation: Abdominal Pain in a Collegiate Men’s Water Polo Player

American College of Sports Medicine, Orlando, FL, 62nd Annual Meeting

  • Podium Case Presentation: Chest Pain – Water Polo



Research Interests

Pre-participation Physical Exams

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

HSS has a long history of supporting appropriate relationships with industry because they advance HSS's mission to provide the highest quality patient care, improve patient mobility, and enhance the quality of life for all, and to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and their related disciplines through research and education.

As of May 31, 2023, Dr. Wang reported no relationships with the healthcare industry.

HSS and its physicians make this information available to patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Policy prohibits physicians from collecting royalties on products they develop that are used on patients at HSS.

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