About Me

A native of Seattle, Dr. Chi received her Doctor of Medicine degree from University of Washington School of Medicine in 2004. In her class of 180 students she was one of the two women who chose to specialize in orthopedic surgery. She then entered orthopaedic residency training at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, where she was the only female orthopedic resident out of 30 in the program. A hand and Microsurgery fellowship took her to University of California – Irvine. Prior to relocating back to Orange County she worked as Assistant Professor of Hand and Microsurgery at University of Cincinnati, and enjoyed teaching bright and talented orthopedic residents and fellows, and taking care of college athletes. She continues to be actively involved in academic medicine as clinical assistant professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at University of California-Irvine Medical Center.

Dr. Chi believes the relationship between patient and surgeon is the foundation of any treatment process, and takes a 'hands on' approach to patient care. Dr. Chi is fluent in Mandarin- Chinese, She also has a team of multi-lingual and multi-disciplinary specialists to provide comprehensive care of your hands and wrists. Dr.Chi also served 8 years in the U.S. Army Reserve, our troops and vets always hold a special place in her heart. She divides her time between Fountain Valley Office and Irvine Office, working as a hand and micro vascular surgeon. When she is not working, you can find her catching waves and enjoying the great outdoors with her beloved Akita, Charlie.

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Thumb Arthritis reconstruction
  • Trigger finger
  • Hand Contracture
  • Dupuytren's disease
  • Wrist Tendonitis
  • Finger Cyst
  • Tendon laceration repair
  • Hand and Wrist ganglion cysts
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Dequervains tendonitis
  • Non surgical fracture treatment
  • Ulnar Nerve Compression
  • Finger Stiffness and locking
  • Mallet finger injury
  • Lumps and bumps of the hand and wrist
  • Cortisone Injection

English, Mandarin, Spanish, Vietnamese

Provider Specialty

Orthopedic Surgery


  • Joint Replacement
  • Orthopedic Care


Medical Education

University of Washington School of Medicine


Henry Ford Hospital


UC Irvine Medical Center


Ying Chi, MD

11190 Warner Ave. Suite 307

Fountain Valley, CA

Office: (714) 434-3518

Ying Chi, MD

15000 Kensington Park Dr. Suite 350

Tustin, CA

Office: (714) 434-3518