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 active lives.”
In his leisure time, Dr. Ip enjoys surfing, basketball, and cycling.