Ivan Cheng, MD

Spine surgeon

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center
4.7 out of 5
239 Patient Ratings
21 Patient Comments

Orthopaedic Spine Center

Professional Education

  • Fellowship: Washington University in St Louis (2004) MO
  • Board Certification: Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (2006)
  • Residency: UC Davis Medical Center (2003) CA
  • Internship: UC Davis Medical Center (1999) CA
  • Medical Education: Harvard Medical School (1998) MA
  • BA, UC Berkeley, Neurobiology (1993)

Honors & Awards

  • AOA-JOA Traveling Fellowship, American Orthopaedic Association (2010)
  • Saul Halpern, MD Orthopaedic Educator Award, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center (2005)
  • Timothy J. Bray Trauma Award, UC Davis Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (2003)
  • Cum laude, Harvard Medical School (1997)
  • Highest Distinction, UC Berkeley (1993)

Administrative Appointments

  • Residency Program Director, Orthopaedic Surgery (2009 - Present)
  • Associate Residency Program Director, Orthopaedic Surgery (2007 - 2009)
  • Resident Selection Commitee, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine (2004 - Present)
  • Chief of the Education Commitee, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine (2005 - Present)
4.8

Friendliness

4.7

Recommended to others

4.7

Explanations

4.6

Listens

4.6

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.7

Confidence in your doctor

4.6

Wait times

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr. Ivan Cheng did my original spine fusion in 2005. I consuled another Dr. in my area but lack confidence in him. I returned to Stanford as I always get excellent care here.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Cheng and his interns have the highest degree of knowledge, professionalism, and skill. They are the best!

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

my experiences with Dr Chang and his staff have always been good we have never had a bad experience

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Ivan Cheng presents himself to the patient with a very high degree of professionalism--and competence. With great pleasure I would recommend him to anyone who needs the surgical treatment I received on my low back.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Cheng is an outstanding surgeon & care giver.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

good

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr. Cheng has very good manners and is very informative, Is also friendly and respects family members that is in the room.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr. Cheng has a very positive manner, and a great bedside manner. PA's & NP were also great. His surgery results were excellent.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Very thorough exam and explanation of planned treatment.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

For these last ten questions, very good hardly covers Dr. Cheng's presence, care & concern, he is exceptional!

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

All good.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

I would have surgery done or healthcare anytime here.

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4.7 out of 5
239 Patient Ratings
21 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr. Ivan Cheng did my original spine fusion in 2005. I consuled another Dr. in my area but lack confidence in him. I returned to Stanford as I always get excellent care here.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Cheng and his interns have the highest degree of knowledge, professionalism, and skill. They are the best!

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

my experiences with Dr Chang and his staff have always been good we have never had a bad experience

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Ivan Cheng presents himself to the patient with a very high degree of professionalism--and competence. With great pleasure I would recommend him to anyone who needs the surgical treatment I received on my low back.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Cheng is an outstanding surgeon & care giver.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

good

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr. Cheng has very good manners and is very informative, Is also friendly and respects family members that is in the room.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr. Cheng has a very positive manner, and a great bedside manner. PA's & NP were also great. His surgery results were excellent.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Very thorough exam and explanation of planned treatment.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

For these last ten questions, very good hardly covers Dr. Cheng's presence, care & concern, he is exceptional!

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

All good.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

I would have surgery done or healthcare anytime here.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Once he decided not to perform surgery, I felt I was dismissed rather quickly.

SHC Patient, May 2014

He carefully answered all my questions and didn't appear in a rush. Gave me his entire attention.

SHC Patient, May 2014

One of my issues was not addressed despite our attempts to discuss it.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

He told me I was not a good candidate for surgery did not explain my condition AT ALL. Offered no advice or any type of treatment.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Very understanding.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Dr. Cheng has excellent bed-side manner! Easy to talk to, interested, not rushed, listened, detailed, engaging, positive.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

After the surgery, follow-up care instructions could be better. I expected immediate relief, it was not that way. Perhaps my expectations could have been better managed in a positive way.

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

Dr. Cheng was excellent. Wonderful surgeon and very caring.

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

Dr. Cheng thoroughly took over and today I'm walking up right with only my cane to help me.