Spine Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery Expert Witness: Philip S. Yuan, MD

Board-Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery

Request Dr. Philip S. Yuan Orthopaedic Spine Surgery online or call 888.963.8933


Dr. Yuan is highly experienced with all types of spinal disorders. His specialties include:

  • Spine surgery
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Chronic back pain
  • Arthroplasty

Current CV for Dr. Philip S. Yuan Orthopaedic Spine Surgery Expert


Philip S. Yuan, MD, is board-certified in Orthopaedic Surgery, specializing in spine injuries. He is available for Independent Medical Evaluations (IMEs) and Expert Witness Engagements at several locations throughout Los Angeles County and Orange County.



Dr. Yuan is a board-certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and fellowship trained spinal surgeon who currently practices at the Memorial Orthopaedic Surgical Group. He specializes in the treatment of all spinal disorders including the neck and back (cervical, thoracic, lumbar). He emphasizes non-surgical treatment and considers surgery only when absolutely necessary to improve a patient’s quality of life. He is well trained in minimally invasive techniques and is actively involved in cutting edge research to help further improve treatment options for his patients. He has published numerous research articles and presented both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Yuan was born and raised in Syracuse, New York. He earned a B.S. degree with distinction in Biochemistry in 1993 from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and qualified as a Howard Hughes Scholar. Dr. Yuan earned his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1997 from the University of Michigan Medical School. During medical school he co-authored his first of many subsequent articles, and that first paper was published in Spine.

Dr. Yuan came to the West Coast for both his Internship in General Surgery and his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California San Diego. In 2003, he was offered the prestigious Spine Surgery Fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University and the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He and his wife returned to the East for this study period, and during this time he published several research articles and book chapters and made presentations at both national and international orthopaedic conferences.

He has served previously as Vice Chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Long Beach Memorial and is the current Chairman of the department. Currently he is the only physician at Long Beach Memorial that has focused his practice solely on spinal surgery; allowing him to keep up to date on all less invasive surgical options. Dr. Yuan has been praised for his compassion and love for the patient. He participates in the CASCADE clinical research study that looks at a potential new treatment for low back pain due to degenerative changes of a spinal disc.