Ivan Cheng MD

Orthopedic Surgery

Ivan Cheng, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in spinal disorders, including cervical spine and complex spinal deformities.  He is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery at Stanford University.  Dr. Cheng performs cervical and lumbar spine surgery with the use of the latest technology and techniques including minimally invasive approaches and use of robotic navigation.

He has been conducting research using stem cells for spinal cord injury for ten plus years at Stanford. His research interests include biologic enhancement for spinal fusions, molecular techniques of intervertebral disc regeneration and techniques of spinal instrumentation.

Dr. Cheng has received many awards, including the Timothy Bray Trauma Award from UC Davis, the Saul Halpern Orthopedic Teacher of the Year Award from Stanford, the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine prize in clinical research and Outstanding Paper Awards for the North American Spine Society

He completed his medical degree at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. He finished his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of California, Davis and his spine surgery fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis.  He has been in practice at Stanford University for over 14 years.