A native of Orange County, Dr. Ip grew up in Irvine. He obtained his undergraduate
education at the University of California, Los Angeles where he graduated
with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. He attended medical school
at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio. Dr. Ip
graduated at the top of his class and was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha
Honor Society. He subsequently returned to California for his orthopedic
surgery residency at UCLA Medical Center. It was at UCLA that Dr. Ip developed
his interest in hand surgery. He went on to complete a Hand and Microvascular
fellowship in New York City at the prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery.
Dr. Ip returned to Orange County and joined Newport Orthopedic Institute
in 2003. He enjoys the opportunity to serve the community that he grew up in.
Dr. Ip is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and also
holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery. He is an
active member of the American Society of Surgery of the Hand and the American
Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Ip is a well-recognized expert on
the treatment of complex wrist and hand fractures and injuries. He travels
throughout the country by invitation to instruct orthopedic surgeons and
residents on the latest surgical techniques for hand and wrist fractures.
Dr. Ip says, “What attracted me to medicine was the opportunity to
use the intellect of the mind and the dexterity of the human hand to transform
sick patients into healthy, productive, and active individuals. Our hands
are incredible parts of the body, and they are intricately involved in
every aspect of our daily lives. As a hand surgeon, I am gratified that
I can help patients with their hand problems so they can regain full and
In his leisure time, Dr. Ip enjoys surfing, basketball, and cycling.
Education & Training
MEDICAL EDUCATION: University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio (Medical Doctor)
INTERNSHIP: University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine (General Surgery)
RESIDENCY: University of California Los Angeles (Orthopaedic Surgery)
FELLOWSHIP: Hospital for Special Surgery (Hand Fellowship)
Areas of Interest
Dr. Ip is recognized as an expert in the treatment of complex wrist and
hand fractures and injuries.
Awards & Recognitions
- Bowen – Vogt Scholarship, Top 12 Graduates of the Medical School Class (1993 - 1997)
- Medical Alumni Association Scholarship, Outstanding Scholarship and Community Service (1996)
- McGraw Hill Award, Top Student of The Medical School Class MSI and MSII (1996)
- University of California Los Angeles, Cum Laude and Biology Departmental Honors (1993)
- University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Alpha Omega Alpha (1993 - 1997)
Other Specialties or Certifications
BOARD CERTIFICATION: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery