April Featured Author

Ivan Wong, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon Specializing in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Reconstruction of Shoulder, Hip and Knee
Associate Professor, Dalhousie University
Research Chair, Arthroscopic Association of North America (AANA)
President, Arthroscopy Association of Canada (AAC)
Director, Joint Preservation, Sports Medicine, Arthroscopic Reconstruction Fellowship, Dalhousie University

From the April issue: Donor-Specific Human Leukocyte Antigen Antibody Formation After Allograft Glenoid Reconstruction Occurs But Does Not Impact Clinicoradiographic Outcomes

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Wong discuss his article in the April issue.


Dr. Ivan Wong is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Health and Human Performance, and the School of Physiotherapy at Dalhousie University. He co-directs the Joint Preservation, Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Fellowship program in Halifax, Canada. He received his Master’s in Academic Medicine from the University of Southern California, and he completed his fellowship with Dr. Stephen Snyder at the Southern California Orthopaedic Institute. He is also a certified fellow of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ABOS) and the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM). He is the current President of the Arthroscopy Association of Canada (AAC) and the Chair of Research at the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

Dr. Wong’s expertise lies in minimally invasive arthroscopic surgeries of the shoulder, hip, and knee. He has developed many innovative surgical techniques, including arthroscopic alternatives to some of the shoulder and hip’s most difficult problems. His current research focuses upon the use of human dermal allograft for rotator cuff construction, the use of distal tibial allograft for anatomic glenoid reconstruction in patients with recurrent shoulder instability, and the use of orthobiologics for the treatment of cartilage defects.

Dr. Wong’s commitment to furthering his field is seen not only through the development of new techniques, but also in training other physicians. He has helped to train medical students, residents, fellows in sports medicine, and orthopaedic surgeons in sports medicine and arthroscopic procedures all around the world. There are over 46 international surgeons visiting to learn these arthroscopic techniques over the past few years. Dr. Wong has over 130 peer-reviewed publications and has presented his research outcomes and surgical techniques at approximately 140 conferences around the world during the past decade. Dr. Wong is continuously trying to improve patient outcomes by researching new and improved means of reconstructing, repairing, and preventing degeneration.

Selected Other Published Work

Femoroacetabular Impingement Randomized Controlled Trial (FIRST) Investigators. Osteochondroplasty and Labral Repair for the Treatment of Young Adults with Femoroacetabular Impingement: A Randomized Controlled Trial. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2021. 49(1):25-34.

Wong I, John R, Ma J, Coady CM. Arthroscopic Anatomic Glenoid Reconstruction with Distal Tibial Allograft for Recurrent Anterior Shoulder Instability: Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2020. 48(13): 3316-3321. doi: 10.1177/0363546520960119

John R, Ma J, Wong I. Better Clinico-radiological Results of BST- Cargel® Treatment in Cartilage Repair Compared to Microfracture in Acetabular Chondral Defects at 2 Years. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2020. 48(8):1961-1966. 

Wong I, King JP, Boyd G, Mitchell M, Coady C. Radiographic Analysis of Glenoid Size and Shape After Arthroscopic Coracoid Autograft Versus Distal Tibial Allograft in the Treatment of Anterior Shoulder Instability. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2018, August. 46(11):2717–2724. DOI:10.1177/0363546518789348

Faucett S, Nepple J, Andrade T, Aoki S, Bedi A, Bharam S, Brick M, Byrd J, Cakic J, Cascio B, Christoforetti J, Clohisy J, Domb B, Dumont G, Ellman M, Harris J, Kelly B, Krych A, LaPrade R, Larson C, Laskowski J, Levy B, Lynch T, Martin H, Mather C, Miyamoto R, Nho S, O’Donnell J, Phillippon M, Price M, Ranawat A, Rodriquez M, Safran M, Said H, Salata M, Sampson T, Stubbs A, Uchida S, Villar R, Willimon S, Wolf A, Wong I, Wuerz T, Yen Y. Randomized Controlled Trial of Hip Arthroscopy Surgery vs Physical Therapy: Letter to the Editor. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2018, June. 46(8): 35-38. 

Lewington M, Ferguson D, Smith D, Burks R, Coady C, Wong IGraft Utilization in the Bridging Reconstruction of Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears: A Systematic Review. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2017, November. 45(13): 257-262.

Ferguson D, Lewington M, Smith D, Wong I. Graft Utilization in the Augmentation of Large-to-Massive Rotator Cuff Repairs: A Systematic Review. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2016, November. 44(11): 2984-2992.

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