Vincent Wang MD, PhD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurological Surgery
Vincent Wang MD, PhD joined the Department of Neurological Surgery at UCSF as an attending neurosurgeon in July 2010. Dr. Wang treats all variety of brain and spinal disorders, with a focus on neurotrauma and spinal surgery. He specializes in conventional and minimally invasive techniques for treating various spinal disorders, including degenerative conditions, trauma, tumor, and infection. He has authored more than 25 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on the subject of spinal surgery.
Dr. Wang currently has clinical privileges at UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco General Hospital, Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center, Chinese Hospital, and Marin General Hospital. His two outpatient clinics are located at the UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus and at the Spine Care Center at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Wang is a native of Hong Kong and speaks fluent Cantonese.
Education, Training, and Previous Positions
- 1995: BS, University of Houston
2002: MBA, University of Texas, Dallas
2003: PhD, Baylor College of Medicine
2004: MD, Baylor College of Medicine
2004-2010: Residency, Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco
Selected Honors and Awards
- 1997: Achievement Award in Basic Science, MD/PhD Program
1997: Honors in Basic Science
1998-1999: BRASS (Baylor Research Advocate Student Scientist) Scholar
1999-Present: McNair Scholar
1999-2003: Individual NRSA Fellowship
2002: Beta Sigma Gamma (Honor society for business students)
2004: Alpha Omega Alpha
Selected Recent Publications
Wang VY, Chin CT, Lu DC, Smith JS, Chou D. Free-hand thoracic pedicle screws placed by neurosurgery residents: a CT analysis. Eur Spine J 2010;19(5):821-827.
Chou D, Wang VY, Storm PB. Pedicle subtraction osteotomies for the correction of post-traumatic thoracolumbar kyphosis. J Clin Neurosci 2010;17(1):113-7.
Lu DC, Wang V, Chou D. The use of allograft or autograft and expandable titanium cages for the treatment of vertebral osteomyelitis. Neurosurgery 2009;64(1):122-30.
Chou D, Wang VY, Gupta N. Transpedicular corpectomy with posterior expandable cage placement for L1 burst fracture. J Clin Neurosci 2009;16(8):1069-72.
Chou D, Wang VY, Khan AS. Primary dural repair during minimally invasive microdiscectomy using standard operating room instruments. Neurosurgery 2009;64(5 Suppl 2):356-9.
Wang VY, Deviren V, Ames CP. Reconstruction of C-1 lateral mass with titanium mesh cage after resection of an aneurysmal bone cyst of the atlas. J Neurosurg Spine 2009;10(2):117-21.
Ames CP, Wang VY, Deviren V, Vrionis FD. Posterior transpedicular corpectomy and reconstruction of the axial vertebra for metastatic tumor. J Neurosurg Spine 2009;10(2):111-6.
Chou D, Wang VY. Trap-door rib-head osteotomies for posterior placement of expandable cages after transpedicular corpectomy: an alternative to lateral extracavitary and costotransversectomy approaches. J Neurosurg Spine 2009;10(1):40-5.
Rosenthal G, Hemphill JC, Sorani M, Martin C, Morabito D, Meeker M, Wang V, Manley GT. The role of lung function in brain tissue oxygenation following traumatic brain injury. J Neurosurg 2008;108(1):59-65.
Smith JS, Wang VY, Ames CP. Vertebral column resection for rigid spinal deformity [review]. Neurosurgery 2008;63(3 Suppl):177-82.
Wang VY, Kanter AS, Mummaneni PV. Removal of ossified ligamentum flavum via a minimally invasive surgical approach. Neurosurg Focus 2008;25(2):E7.
Wang VY, Aryan H, Ames CP. A novel anterior technique for simultaneous single-stage anterior and posterior cervical release for fixed kyphosis. J Neurosurg Spine. 2008 Jun;8(6):594-9.
Aryan HE, Newman CB, Nottmeier EW, Acosta FL Jr, Wang VY, Ames CP. Stabilization of the atlantoaxial complex via C-1 lateral mass and C-2 pedicle screw fixation in a multicenter clinical experience in 102 patients: modification of the Harms and Goel techniques. J Neurosurg Spine 2008;8(3):222-9.
Wang VY, Manley G. Recognition of paroxysmal autonomic instability with dystonia (PAID) in a patient with traumatic brain injury. J Trauma. 2008;64(2):500-2.
Wang VY, Potts M, Chou D. Sarcoma and the Spinal Column. Neurosurg Clin N Am 2008;19(1):71-80.
Wang VY, Chou D. The Cervicothoracic Junction. Neurosurg Clin N Am 2007;18(2):365-371.
Wang VY, Barbaro NM, Lawton MT, Pitts L, Kunwar S, Parsa AT, Gupta N, McDermott MW. Complications of lumboperitoneal shunts. Neurosurgery 2007;60(6):1045-8; discussion 1049.
Wang VY, Chang EF, Barbaro NM. Focal cortical dysplasia: a review of pathological features, genetics, and surgical outcome. Neurosurg Focus 2006;20(1):E7. http://www.aans.org/education/journal/neurosurgical/jan06/20-1-7.pdf. Accessed July, 1 2007.
Fritzsch B, Matei VA, Nichols DH, Bermingham N, Jones K, Beisel KW, Wang VY. Atoh1 null mice show directed afferent fiber growth to undifferentiated ear sensory epithelia followed by incomplete fiber retention. Dev Dyn 2005;233(2):570-83.
Wang VY, Hassan BA, Bellen HJ, Zoghbi HY. Drosophila atonal fully rescues the phenotype of Math1 null mice: new functions evolve in new cellular contexts. Curr Biol 2002;12:1611-6.
Bermingham NA, Hassan BA, Wang VY, Fernandez M, Banfi S, Bellen HJ, Fritzsch B, Zoghbi HY. Proprioceptor pathway development is dependent on Math1. Neuron 2001;30:411-22.
Wang VY, Zoghbi HY. Genetic regulation of cerebellar development. Nat Rev Neurosci 2001;2:484-91.