Alan Zhang, MD

Alan Zhang, MD

Alan Zhang, MD

Assistant Professor
Sports Medicine

Education


Orthopaedic Surgery Residency UCLA Medical Center
MD UCSD School of Medicine
BA Rice University
Sports Medicine Fellowship UCSF Medical Center

Publications

Grants & Awards

Membership & Committees

About Alan Zhang, MD

Dr. Alan Zhang is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and minimally-invasive arthroscopic surgery of the hip, knee and shoulder. In the hip, he frequently treats labral tears, FAI (femoroacetabular impingement), gluteus tears and various athletic injuries. He is a specialist in advanced hip arthroscopy for labral repair and reconstruction as well as hip preservation. In the knee, he treats ACL tears, meniscus tears and cartilage injuries- regularly performing ACL reconstruction and meniscus repairs. In the shoulder, he treats rotator cuff tears and dislocation/instability.

Dr. Zhang is the Associate Director of the UCSF Sports Medicine Fellowship Program and is a member of the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy. He has published numerous award-winning research articles on the hip, knee and shoulder and frequently speaks at international conferences. He received the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine award for his work on cartilage imaging of the hip. He also provides medical care for the San Francisco Deltas Soccer Team, Golden Gate Rugby Team, and Bay Area marathons and high schools.

Dr. Zhang graduated Summa Cum Laude from Rice University, studying biochemistry and cell biology. He obtained his M.D. from UCSD School of Medicine and was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Dr. Zhang completed residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery at UCLA Medical Center followed by a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco.

Awards Honors

  • Invited International Speaker
    2016
    Invited International Speaker, Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association 36th Annual Congress, 2016
    Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association 36th Annual Congress
  • James A. Rand Award
    2016
    James A. Rand Award, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, 2016
    American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Research Committee
    2016
    Research Committee, AOSSM, 2016
    AOSSM
  • Heiman Research Fellowship Award
    2016
    Heiman Research Fellowship Award, UCSF Medical Center, 2016
    UCSF Medical Center
  • Steven P. Arnoczky Award
    2016
    Steven P. Arnoczky Award, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), 2016
    American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
  • AAOS Headline News Article
    2016
    AAOS Headline News Article, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2016
    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • New Orthopaedic Vision Award
    2015
    New Orthopaedic Vision Award, UCSF Medical Center, 2015
    UCSF Medical Center
  • Resource Allocation Program for Trainees Grant
    2015
    Resource Allocation Program for Trainees Grant, UCSF Medical Center, 2015
    UCSF Medical Center
  • Member
    2015
    Member, International Society for Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA), 2015
    International Society for Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA)
  • Research Poster Award
    2014
    Research Poster Award, Western Orthopaedic Association 78th Annual Meeting, 2014
    Western Orthopaedic Association 78th Annual Meeting
  • Editor's Spotlight
    2014
    Editor's Spotlight, Clinical Orthpaedics and Related Research, 2014
    Clinical Orthpaedics and Related Research
  • H&H Lee Surgical Research Travel Grant
    2011
    H&H Lee Surgical Research Travel Grant, UCLA Medical Center, 2011
    UCLA Medical Center
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society
    2008
    Gold Humanism Honor Society, UCSD School of Medicine, 2008
    UCSD School of Medicine
  • Alumni Scholarship
    2006
    Alumni Scholarship, UCSD School of Medicine, 2006
    UCSD School of Medicine
  • Tuition Scholarship
    2005
    Tuition Scholarship, UCSD School of Medicine, 2005
    UCSD School of Medicine
  • Summer Research Training Grant
    2005
    Summer Research Training Grant, NIH, 2005
    NIH
  • President’s Honor Roll
    2004
    President’s Honor Roll, Rice University, 2004
    Rice University
  • Phi Lambda Upsilon Honorary Chemical Society
    2004
    Phi Lambda Upsilon Honorary Chemical Society, Rice University, 2004
    Rice University
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
    2004
    Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Rice University, 2004
    Rice University

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