Emilie Cheung, MD

Emilie Cheung, MD

Shoulder and elbow surgeon, Shoulder surgeon, Sports medicine surgeon

Bio:   Dr. Cheung specializes in surgery related to the shoulder and elbow, including fractures, joint replacements, rotator cuff repair, ligament repair, sports injuries, and arthroscopy. She is Cheif of the Shoulder and Elbow Service at Stanford, and has been in practice here for 10+ years. She is a Board-certified orthopedic surgeon, a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, Member of the prestigious American Shoulder Elbow Society, Member of the Association of Clinical Elbow and Shoulder Surgeons, Member of the Mayo Elbow Club, and a Board Member of the Northern California Orthopedic Society. She completed her Orthopaedic Surgery residency at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. She completed her Fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, MN.

Her research has focused on clinical outcomes following revision of total shoulder replacements, revision of total elbow replacements, and treatment of complications following shoulder and elbow reconstruction procedures. Her publications include those in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research. She has presented her work and often lectures at regional and national orthpaedic surgery conferences, and has written numberous textbook chapters in the field of shoulder and elbow reconstruction.
4.5 out of 5
263 Patient Ratings
24 Patient Comments

Hand and Upper Limb Center

Shoulder Surgery Services

Professional Education

  • Fellowship: Mayo Clinic Rochester (2006) MN
  • Residency: Drexel University (2005) PA
  • Board Certification: Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (2008)
  • Medical Education: New York Medical College (2000) NY
  • Internship: Drexel University (2001) PA
  • BS, UCLA, Physiological Science

Honors & Awards

  • Founders Day Award, Primary Investigator for Residents, Stanford University Department of Orthopedic Surgery (2012, 2013)
  • Research Grant Award, American Shoulder Elbow Society (2010)
  • Nominee, American Orthopedic Association Residents Leadership Forum (2009)
  • Resident Research Grant, Primary Investigator, Orthopedic Research Education Foundation (2009)
  • First Place Award, Residents’ Bowl Philadelphia Orthopedic Society (2005)
  • Second Place Award, Drexel University Orthopedic Surgery Research Day (2005)
  • Third Place Award, Drexel University Orthopedic Surgery Research Day (2004)
  • Resident Research Award, Pennsylvania Orthopedic Society (2002)
  • Departmental Honors, UCLA (1996)
  • Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society, UCLA (1993-1996)
  • Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, UCLA (1993-1996)
  • Golden Key National Honor Society, UCLA (1992-1996)
  • Deans List, UCLA (1992-1993)
4.6

Friendliness

4.4

Recommended to others

4.4

Explanations

4.4

Listens

4.4

Includes you in decisions

4.6

Clear Communication

4.5

Confidence in your doctor

4.1

Wait times

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

I would have liked if Dr. Cheung would have explained what was going on in more technical terms since I like to know specifics. She spoke in general terms that were sufficient for me to know how I was doing and that I would continue to make progress. My curious mind wants to know a little more specifics. I have enough confidence in her and in Stanford hospital that I trust anyway.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

PA, Katie was personable and caring, and provided me with all the information I needed. Dr. Cheung was very nice, a good listener, and a calm presence, which is good for me, since surgery is an option that I wish I didn't have to take. We talked over the history of my shoulder problem, and the MRI results, and easily came to the conclusion that arthroscopic debridement was the best option for me.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Cheung is a really, really, really great Dr. I felt I could trust her to keep me safe. She is VERY smart but spoke to me in a way that didn't make me feel "less than."

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

I would like to have the dr. have more time to discuss the procedure & what to expect.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Cheung has always answered my questions fully & left me in full confidence as to our treatment plan. She diagnosed & treated me when other doctors could not. I am grateful for her friendliness & bedside manner!

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Felt was too rushed & didn't get to ask all my questions.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr. Cheung is great, but she is a bit mysterious - she sits & listens without reacting, which makes me chatter on & on. At latest visit, she was warmer & more animated, however, & very sweet.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Spent less than 5 minutes with me. Took two separate appts. to get referral for physical therapy - she should have done that the first visit. She did not show concern for my bike accident and shoulder injury.

SHC Patient, May 2015

I saw this doctor for a reoccurrence of a shoulder injury to the bicep tendon. After a superficial check I was told the problem I was experiencing was from my neck and referred to Spine Care. After Spine care reviewed the xray and doctor's report, they referred me to physical medicine who confirmed that it was an injury to the bicep tendon. A shot into the muscle/tendon totally cleared the problem. I felt if my symptoms been properly listened to and the examination more thorough, the correct diagnosis could and should have been made in the shoulder clinic.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

This was regarding a difficult shoulder, replacement went in apprehensive after visit - feel very comfortable.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Cheung had never explained to me the details of my surgery UNTIL she was mad at me (and livid) for not following all of her previous instructions.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Just...Thank You!

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4.5 out of 5
263 Patient Ratings
24 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

I would have liked if Dr. Cheung would have explained what was going on in more technical terms since I like to know specifics. She spoke in general terms that were sufficient for me to know how I was doing and that I would continue to make progress. My curious mind wants to know a little more specifics. I have enough confidence in her and in Stanford hospital that I trust anyway.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

PA, Katie was personable and caring, and provided me with all the information I needed. Dr. Cheung was very nice, a good listener, and a calm presence, which is good for me, since surgery is an option that I wish I didn't have to take. We talked over the history of my shoulder problem, and the MRI results, and easily came to the conclusion that arthroscopic debridement was the best option for me.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Cheung is a really, really, really great Dr. I felt I could trust her to keep me safe. She is VERY smart but spoke to me in a way that didn't make me feel "less than."

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

I would like to have the dr. have more time to discuss the procedure & what to expect.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Cheung has always answered my questions fully & left me in full confidence as to our treatment plan. She diagnosed & treated me when other doctors could not. I am grateful for her friendliness & bedside manner!

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Felt was too rushed & didn't get to ask all my questions.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr. Cheung is great, but she is a bit mysterious - she sits & listens without reacting, which makes me chatter on & on. At latest visit, she was warmer & more animated, however, & very sweet.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Spent less than 5 minutes with me. Took two separate appts. to get referral for physical therapy - she should have done that the first visit. She did not show concern for my bike accident and shoulder injury.

SHC Patient, May 2015

I saw this doctor for a reoccurrence of a shoulder injury to the bicep tendon. After a superficial check I was told the problem I was experiencing was from my neck and referred to Spine Care. After Spine care reviewed the xray and doctor's report, they referred me to physical medicine who confirmed that it was an injury to the bicep tendon. A shot into the muscle/tendon totally cleared the problem. I felt if my symptoms been properly listened to and the examination more thorough, the correct diagnosis could and should have been made in the shoulder clinic.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

This was regarding a difficult shoulder, replacement went in apprehensive after visit - feel very comfortable.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Cheung had never explained to me the details of my surgery UNTIL she was mad at me (and livid) for not following all of her previous instructions.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Just...Thank You!

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr. Cheung's attentiveness to the patient and "bedside manner" is very impressive. She is a very pleasant doctor who acknowledged my comments, and answered my related questions. Too bad she doesn't operate on knees! :(

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Excellent.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

This was my 3rd rotator cuff repair. I'm from Chicago, but not live in Humboldt County & didn't feel care was up to par in Humboldt. Happy with my decision to go to Stanford and Dr. Cheung.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

The facility is 45 min. from my house. I felt there could have been more time spent examining my issue.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

I will be recommending Emily Cheung to next door Woodside, CA.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Dr. Cheung asked me how my shoulder bothered me other I fully explained it to and was examined by the resident working with her. At that time, she was very COLD, never nodded or showed any sign that she acknowledged what I said. Her bedside manner is scary - no concern shown for my problem and did not reading history.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Dr. was not very personable.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

She went straight to surgery. I asked for/got cortisone which has been great and I may not need surgery.

SHC Patient, May 2014

I feel like I'm in very good hands with Dr. Cheung.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

I've always had a positive experience at Stanford & with Dr. Cheung.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

I think that Dr. Cheung is a fantastic surgeon. My physical therapy team is AMAZED at how well I am doing.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

First visit w/dr. suppose to be 30 - 45 minutes - was under 15 min. When I asked questions, she was brusk & told me she'd answer at next visit. (Pre-op) I don't know if I want her to do the surgery.