About Ivan H. Wong, MD

Dr. Ivan Wong

Dr. Ivan Wong


Dr. Ivan Wong is an Associate Professor at Dalhousie University, and an Orthopaedic Surgeon at the QEII Health Sciences Center in Halifax, NS, specializing in hip, knee, and shoulder arthroscopy. He is devoting his career to his patients by constantly striving to innovate and make procedures less invasive, with smaller incisions, less pain, and shorter downtime. He is committed to advancing his field of specialty. He has helped to train medical students, residents, fellows in sports medicine, as well as orthopedic surgeons in sports medicine and arthroscopic procedures around the world. Dr. Wong grew up in Prince Edward Island and graduated from Acadia University. Dr. Wong went on to complete his Medical Degree at Dalhousie University, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at McMaster University and Fellowship in Sports Medicine and Trauma at the Southern California Orthopedic Institute in Los Angeles. Dr. Wong more recently completed a Masters in Academic Medicine at the University of Southern California focusing on surgical skill translation from model to operating room.

Dr. Wong has developed innovative surgical techniques, including minimally invasive arthroscopic alternatives to some of the shoulder and hip’s most difficult problems. Dr. Wong’s surgical innovations include irreparable massive rotator cuff tear and recurrent dislocations of the shoulder with bone loss. His innovation also includes using advanced bioscaffold technology to enhance cartilage regeneration within the hip to prevent arthritis development and further hip damage in adult populations.

Dr. Wong is continuously trying to improve patient outcomes by researching new and improved means of reconstructing, repairing, and preventing degeneration. He is currently conducting studies, which will evaluate outcomes of surgery, expand on current techniques, and advance orthopaedic surgery outcomes at a larger scale. Dr. Wong has published and presented his research and novel techniques at the international level, and is an active member of the Sports Medicine Research Collaborative at Dalhousie University. Dr. Wong is also a founding member of the Arthroscopy Association of Canada, and sits on numerous review boards and committees. In his free time, Dr. Wong is active with climbing, surfing, snowboarding, traveling, and enjoying time with his wife and family.

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