Alan B.C. Dang, MD
Alan Dang, MD is a clinician-scientist at SFVAMC and an assistant professor in residence, department of orthopaedic surgery at UCSF, focused on adult spine and orthopaedic surgery. His research seeks to improve bone healing and formation that can occur after an acute, traumatic injury on the battlefield as well as the consequences of chronic wear and tear that reflects the normal aging process. "Dr. Dang is one of the most promising orthopaedic surgeons of his generation," says NCIRE Board member and chief, orthopaedic surgery at SFVAMC Hubert Kim, MD. "He brings an exceptionally creative mind to the problems of joint aging and traumatic injuries sustained in combat." While none of us can escape aging, Dr. Dang's work at SFVAMC is a constant reminder that many Veterans experience accelerated aging, particularly of the joints, knees, and other musculoskeletal systems.