Ying Chi, MD

A native of Seattle, Dr. Chi received her Doctor of Medicine degree from University of Washington School of Medicine in 2004. In her class of 180 students she was one of the two women who chose to specialize in orthopedic surgery. She then entered orthopaedic residency training at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, where she was the only female orthopedic resident out of 30 in the program. A hand and Microsurgery fellowship took her to University of California – Irvine. Prior to relocating back to Orange County she worked as Assistant Professor of Hand and Microsurgery at University of Cincinnati, and enjoyed teaching bright and talented orthopedic residents and fellows, and taking care of college athletes. She continues to be actively involved in academic medicine as clinical assistant professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at University of California-Irvine Medical Center.

Dr. Chi believes the relationship between patient and surgeon is the foundation of any treatment process, and takes a 'hands on' approach to patient care. Dr. Chi is fluent in Mandarin- Chinese, She also has a team of multi-lingual and multi-disciplinary specialists to provide comprehensive care of your hands and wrists. Dr.Chi also served 8 years in the U.S. Army Reserve, our troops and vets always hold a special place in her heart. She divides her time between Fountain Valley Office and Irvine Office, working as a hand and micro vascular surgeon. When she is not working, you can find her catching waves and enjoying the great outdoors with her beloved Akita, Charlie…

This physician is a member of MemorialCare Physician Society which drives clinical outcomes and performance for MemorialCare Health System.


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hand Surgery


Medical Education
University of Washington School of Medicine
Date Completed:
Henry Ford Hospital
UC Irvine Medical Center

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