Joseph C. Cheng, M.D.

 

 

Born

 

July 10, 1962, Kaoshsiung, Taiwan

Citizenship

 

U.S.A.

Marital Status

 

Married - Sara Reinganum, M.D.

Two Children - Carolyn and Zoe

 

Education

1981

1985

Acalanes High School, Lafayette, California

Northwestern University, College of Arts and Sciences, Chicago, Illinois

B.A., Biology

Medical Education:

1989

Northwestern University, Medical School, Evanston, Illinois

M.D. Degree

 

Internship

1991-1992

General Surgery

University of California, San Francisco, California

Residency

1992-1996

Orthopaedic Surgery

University of California, San Francisco, California

Fellowship

1996-1997

Sports Medicine & Operative Arthroscopy

Stephen Snyder, M.D., Southern California Orthopaedic Institute

Van Nuys, California

Team Physician

1997

2014-2017

Skyline College, San Bruno, California

Oakland Strokes Rowing Club, Oakland California

 

Research

1989–1991

 

 

1988

 

 

1986

 

1983-1984

 

Research Assistant

Hand and Microsurgery Laboratory

University of California San Francisco, California

 

Cancer Center:  Northwestern University

1)     DHT receptor status in cultured prostatic epithelial and stromal cells

2)     Mechanism of Tumor Necrosis Factor on prostatic cancer cell lines in vitro.

Neurobiology/ Physiology:  Northwestern University

Rat olfactory bulb extract promoting survival and differentiation of cultured forebrain neurons.

Molecular Biology:  Northwestern University

Regulation of LDH gene expression by cAMP-dependent protein kinase.

Clinical Appointments:                   

 

1998

Clinical Instructor, School of Medicine University of California San Francisco

1997

Instructor, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Arthroscopy Learning Center

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chicago, IL

1997

2005-2007________

 

 

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2006_____________

 

2006_____________

2007_____________

 

2009_____________

2009_____________

2011_____________

Instructor, San Diego Shoulder Arthroscopy Course,

San Diego, CA

Faculty and Shoulder Arthroscopy Instructor, Mitek Shoulder Course

Henderson, Nevada

Program Chair “Inman-Abbott” Orthopedic Society UCSF Orthopedic Surgery

Arthroscopy Association of North America, Shoulder Arthroscopy Faculty

Pam Desert, CA

Treasurer and Vice Chief of Staff, San Leandro Hospital

Vice President “Inman-Abbott” Orthopedic Society UCSF

President “Inman-Abbott” Orthopedic Society UCSF

Shoulder Lab Faculty, Orthopedic Surgery Controversy, Napa CA

Shoulder Lab Faculty, Orthopedic Surgery Controversy, Napa, CA

Licenses:

M.D.

DEA

California G764050

BC 3640136

Board Certification

1999

 

 

2029

 

2010

2029

Diplomat of American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

 

Recertified Diplomat American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

 

CAQ, Certificate of Added Qualification Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Recertified CAQ, Orthopedic Sports Medicine

 

 

 

 

 

Hospital Appointments/ Affiliations

1998 - Present

1998 – Present

2007-Present

Eden Medical Center, San Leandro and Castro Valley, California

Summit Medical Center, Oakland, California

Alameda Hospital, Alameda, California

Honors

1984 - 1985

1986

1991

1993

1994

2004

2007

2009

2012

2013

Dean's List, Northwestern University

NIH Medical Student, Research Grant

Nominee, Plastic Surgery Education Foundation, Scholarship

High Scorer, Orthopaedic In-training Exam 95%

High Scorer, Orthopaedic In-training Exam 100%

Nominee, “ Physician of the Year” San Leandro Hospital

“Best Doctor” Orthopedic Surgery Bay Area Consumer Research

Patient Safety Award, Eden Medical Center

“Super Doctor” Sports Medicine, San Francisco Chronicle

“Super Doctor” Sports Medicine, San Francisco Chronicle

 

Volunteer Work

1991

1986 – 1987

 

2010

Haight-Ashbury Free Clinic:  Volunteer Physician, San Francisco

Northwestern U. Youth Program:  Counselor

Cabrini Green Housing Project - Program for Disadvantaged Youth   Operation Arthroscopy- Teaching arthroscopic techniques to third world orthopedic surgeons

Activities and Interests

 

 

1992 - 1996

1984 - 1985

 

1984 - 1985

1981 - 1982

Tennis, Squash, Cycling, Music & Architecture

 

Parnassus Heights Squash Club

Studied violin under Mr. Milton Blair, principal violinist, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Northwestern University School of Music

Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra

Northwestern University Chamber Orchestra

     

 

PRACTICE HISTORY

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9/97 - 9/98 - Orthopaedic Group of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco, CA

9/98 - 9/03 - Webster Orthopaedic Medical Group, San Leandro, CA 

9/03 - Current - Solo practice 15035 E. 14th Street, San Leandro, CA

 

Foreign languages spoken

                                    Taiwanese, Mandarin and Spanish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

National

July 13-15, 1990

 

Chen J, Cheng, JC, Levinsohn DG, Weinstein PR:  Continuous measurement of regional cerebral blood flow following reversible middle cerebral artery occlusion in rats.  10th International Symposium on Microvascular Surgery for Cerebral Ischemia, San Francisco

Sept 21-23, 1990

 

Levinsohn DG, Matan AJ, Cheng JC, Gordon L:  Oxygen-free radicals and patterns of blood flow in post-ischemic skin and skeletal muscle.  6th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reconstruction Microsurgery.  Toronto

Sept 21-23, 1990

 

Cheng JC, Levinsohn DG, Huang CD, Gordon L:  High patency rae following anastomosis of crushed vessels.  6th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery. Toronto

Sept 23-25, 1990

Levinsohn, DG, Garrison, JL, Cheng JC,  Gordon L:  A comparison of the modified Kessler stitch with a Z-plasty technique:  The role of the epitendinous stitch vs. the core stitch in the strength of flexor tendon repair.  45th Annual Meeting of the American Society of the Hand.  Toronto

Sept 27-28, 1991

Levinsohn DG, Gordon L, Borowsky C, Cheng JC:  Amputated limbs are preserved better by hypothermic pulsatile solution than surface cooling:  Evidence from magnetic resonance spectroscopy.  7th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.  Orlando, FL. 

Sept 30-Oct 2, 1991

Nelson DL, Cheng JC, Wolfer RS:  The exterior mechanism of the index finger.  46th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Orlando, FL.

Sept 30-Oct 2, 1991

Levinsohn DG, Gordon L, Borowsky C, Cheng JC:  A new method of limb preservation.  46th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Orlando, FL

April 17, 1991

Molloeken BRW, Longaker MT, Cheng JC, et al:  Fetal fracture healing in a lamb model.  17th Annual Meeting Plastic Surgery Research Council.  Charlotte, VA

October 20-25, 1991

Molloeken BRW, Cheng JC, Longaker MT, et al:  Fetal fracture healing.  47th Annual Meeting American College of Surgeons.  Chicago, IL

February 20-25, 1992

Cheng JC, Longaker MT, Molloeken BRW, et al:  Fetal fracture healing. 59th Annual Meeting AAOS.  Washington, DC

Feb 24-March 2, 1994

 

 

Cheng JC, Johnston JO:  Giant cell tumor of bone with pulmonary metastases.  61st Annual Meeting AAOS.  New Orleans, LA

March 28-31, 1996

Cheng JC, Wolf EM:  Glenohumeral replacement for deltoid rotator cuff deficient shoulders.  AOA Residents Meeting.  Baltimore, MD

Feb 28-Mar 4, 2001

 

 

April 1, 2010

 

 

April 1, 2010

Cheng JC:  Common shoulder procedures.  Orthopedic Nurses Association, 68th Annual meeting AAOS, San Francisco, CA

Cheng JC: Treating Common Shoulder Injuries. Cuban Arthroscopy Association, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

Cheng JC: Common Shoulder Procedures. Cuban Arthroscopy Association, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

 

Regional:

 

November 27, 1989

 

Cheng JC:  Techniques in microsurgery.  Microsurgery Teaching Conference.  UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.  San Francisco, CA

April 19, 1990

Cheng JC:  Limb allografts:  Feasibility and complications.  Departmental Research Conference.  UCSF Department of Transplant Immunology, San Francisco, CA. 

May 1-4, 1990

Levinsohn DG, Gordon L, Garrison JL, Cheng JC, Liu K, Nathan R:  Biomechanics of flexor tendon repair.  25th Scientific Program, Leroy C Abbot Orthopaedic Society, San Francisco, CA

October 14-18, 1990

Levinsohn DG, Gordon L, Garrison JL, Cheng JC, Liu K:  Biomechanical analysis of flexor tendon repair.  54th Annual Meeting of the Western Orthopaedic Society, San Antonio, TX

Februry 1, 1991

Molloeken RW, Cheng JC,  Longacker TL, et al:  Fetal fracture healing in a lamb model.  4th Annual Resident Research Da, UCSF Department of Surgery, San Francisco, CA

 

October 20, 1991

Borowsky C, Gordon L, Garrison JL, Cheng JC, Levinsohn JC et al:  An advance preservation of amputated limbs:  Pulsatile perfusion vs. surface cooling.  54th Annual Meeting of the Western Orthopaedic Society.  Phoenix, AZ 

May 5, 1993

Cheng JC, Bohay D:  Early experience with open reduction and internal fixation of acute os calcis fractures.  28th Scientific Program Leroy Abbot Orthopaedic Society, San Francisco, CA.

May 6, 1994

Cheng JC, Dickson K, Wolf EM:  Humeral avulsion of glenohumeral ligament as a cause of anterior shoulder instability.  29th Scientific Program Leroy Abbot Orthopaedic Society, San Francisco, CA. 

May 6, 1994

Cheng JC, Johnston JO:  Giant cell tumor of bone with pulmonary metastases:  Analysis of five long term survivors.  29th Scientific Program Leroy Abbot Orthopaedic Society, San Francisco, CA. 

May 6, 1995

Cheng JC, Wolf EM: Glenohumeral  replacement for deltoid rotator cuff deficient shoulders.  30th Scientific Program Leroy Abbot Orthopaedic Society, San Francisco, CA.

June 14, 1997

Cheng JC, Ferkel RD:  The role of arthroscopy in degenerative joint disease of the ankle.  Fellows Day Presentation, Southern California Orthopaedic Institute, Van Nuys, CA 

May 8, 1998

Cheng JC, Snyder SJ:  Arthroscopic treatment of shoulder instability in overhead athletes.  32nd Scientific Program Leroy Abbot Orthopaedic Society, San Francisco, CA    

December 13, 2000

 

 

Cheng JC:  Common shoulder injuries in the working environment. California Orthopaedic Association. CA

September 9, 2006

 

 

Cheng JC:  Common Shoulder Procedures.  PeriAnethethic Nurses Association of California.

December 8, 2006

Cheng JC:     Grand Rounds.  Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Shoulder Problems.  Eden Medical Center.

July, 10 2013

 

 

November 14,. 2014

 

 

December 15, 2015

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

ABSTRACTS

 1990

Cheng, JC:  Patient Education Series. Shoulder Pain and Treatment Options. Alta Bates Summit Medical center

 

Cheng, JC:  Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Shoulder Problems. Bone & Joint Expo, Sutter Health Symposium, Berkeley CA

 

 

Cheng, JC: Physician Forum. Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Shoulder Problems. San Leandro Hospital

 

 

 

 

Matan AJ, Levinsohn DG, Gordon L, Cheng JC:  Oxygen radical scavengers improve skeletal muscle perfusion following prolonged hindlimb ischemia.  Clin Res 211A:  38

1991

Cheng JC, Levinsohn DG, Huang GD, Gordon L:  High patency rate following anastomosis of crushed vessels.  J Reconst Microsurgery 7(3):  275-76.

1991

Levinsohn DG, Matan AJ, Cheng JC, Gordon L:  Oxygen free radicals and pattern of blood flow in post ischemic skin and skeletal muscle.  J Reconst Microsurgery 7(3):277-78

1991

Levinsohn DG, Garrison JL, Cheng JC, Gordon L: A comparison of the modified Kessler Stitch with a Z-plsty technique:  The role of the epitendinous stitch vs. the core stitch in the strength of flexor tendon repair.  Orthop Trans 15(1):48

1992

Levinsohn DG, Gordon L, Borowsky C, Cheng JC: A new method of limb preservation.  .  Orthop Trans 16(2):358

1992

Levinsohn DG, Gordon L, Borowsky C, Cheng JC: Amputated limbs are preserved better by hypothermic pulsatile solution than surface cooling:  Evidence from magnetic resonance spectroscopy.  J Reconstc Microsurgery 8(3):238

1993

Cheng JC,  Longacker TL, Molloeken BR:  Fetal fracture healing.  OrthopTrans 16(3):673 

1995

Cheng JC, Johnston JO:  Giant cell tumor of bone with pulmonary metastases:  Analysis of five long term survivors.  Orthop Trans 16(3):673 

1997

Cheng JC, Wolf EM: Replacement arthroplasty for the deltoid, rotator cuff deficient shoulders.  Orthop Trans 20(4):861

Book chapters

1991

Molloeken BRW, Cheng JC,  Longacker MT:   Fetal fracture healing in Fetal wound healing, eds Adziek NS, Longaker MT.   New York:  Elsevier

1991

Gordon L, Levinsohn DG, Cheng JC:  Lacerations of the hand and fingers, in Current Therapy in Emergency Medicine, ed Callaham M, Philadelphia:  B.C. Decker

1998

Ferkel RD, Cheng JC:  Ankle and subtalar arthroscopy in Operative Surgery of the Foot and Ankle, ed Kelikian A., Norwalk, CT:  Appleton & Lange

Journal Articles

1990

Levinsohn DG, Gordon L, Garrison JL, Cheng JC, Liu K, Nathan R:  Biomechanics of flexor tendon repair.  Proceed Leroy C. Abbot Orthopaedic Society 21:117-20.

1991

 

 

 

Manoylovic R, Cheng JC, Levinsohn DG, Gordon L:  Management of congenital pseudoarthrosis of the extremities by vascularized bone transfer.  Microsurgery 12:170-74

 

1992

Gordon L, Garrison JL, Cheng JC, Levinsohn DG:  Biomechanical analysis of a Z-plasty technique for flexor tendon repair.  J Hand Surg 17B(3) 282-85

1992

Molloeken BRW, Cheng JC, Longaker MT, et al:  Fetal fracture healing.  Surg Forum 42:668-71

1992

Longaker MT, Molloeken BRW, Cheng JC, et al:  Fetal fracture healing in a lamb model.  Plast Reconstr Surg 90(2) 161-71

1993

Cheng JC, Levinsohn DG, Gordon L:  Severe ischemia of the hand secondary to arterial line and dopamine.  Vasc Surg 27(8): 639-43

1996

Wolf EM, Dickson K, Cheng JC:  Humeral avulsion of glenohumeral ligament as a cause of anterior shoulder instability.  Arthroscopy 11(5):  600-07

1997

Cheng JC, Olcott E, Paiement GD:  An unusual acute compression fracture of the thoracic spine.  Orthopedics 20(10):  970-77

1997

Cheng JC, Chapman JM, Wolf EM:  Pigmented villonodular synovitis of the shoulder following anterior capsulolabral reconstruction.  Arthroscopy 13(2)L 257-61

1997

Cheng JC, Johnston JO:  Giant cell tumor of bone with pulmonary metastases:  Analysis of five long term survivors.  Clin Ortho 338:205-14.

1997

Cheng JC, Karzel RP:  SLAP lesions of the shoulder.  Operative techniques of management.  Op Tech Sports Med 5(4):249-256

1998

Cheng JC, Ferkel RD:  The role of arthroscopy in ankle and subtalar degenerative joint disease.  Clin Ortho 349:65-72