Chi-Tsai Tang

Chi-Tsai Tang, MD

Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurology

Director, PM&R Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine Fellowship

Director, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

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Dr. Tang has clinical expertise in medical acupuncture, with extensive training from both the United States and China. He evaluates and treats all musculoskeletal injuries using non-operative techniques. This includes acupuncture/dry needling, ultrasound guided injections, fluoroscopic guided lumbar and peripheral joint injections, etc. He has special training and expertise in musculoskeletal ultrasound, oftentimes using ultrasound to help with diagnosis of various conditions. Dr. Tang is also a member of the Living Well Center, which is a program that provides patients with a unique treatment approach to help them meet their health and wellness goals.

Clinical Office Locations

  • Washington University Orthopedics / Chesterfield

    14532 S. Outer Forty Drive

    Chesterfield, MO 63017

  • Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

    969 N. Mason Road, Suite 100

    St. Louis, MO 63141

Hospital Affiliations

  • Washington University & Barnes-Jewish Outpatient Orthopedic Center
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Academic Office Mailing Address

  • Washington University School of Medicine

    14532 S. Outer Forty Drive

    Chesterfield, MO 63017

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Book Chapters

 

  • Tang CT, Ziegler C. Chapter 5: Alternative Medicine and Spine Care in Orthopedic Knowledge Update: Spine 5. Truumees E, Prather H. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery 2017.

  • Prather H, Tang CT. Chapter 11: Differential Diagnosis Examination (Compensatory Disorders). In: The Adult Hip: Hip Preservation Surgery. Clohisy JC, Beaule PE, Della Valle CJ, Callaghan JJ, Rosenberg AG, Rubash HE. Wolters Kluwer 2015.

  • Tang CT, Simpson S. Chapter 2: Shoulder. In: Sex Differences in Sports Medicine. Casey E, Rho M, Press J. Elsevier 2016.

     

Research Interests

Integration of acupuncture into a Western Medicine practice, use of ultrasound in musculoskeletal medicine, shoulder disorders. 

Clinical Interests

Acupuncture as non-operative treatment for pain/dysfunction, athletes with sports-related injuries, patients with shoulder and neck pain, injuries in tennis players.

Background

Dr. Tang received his undergraduate degree from Duke University where he majored in biomedical engineering, and his medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He completed his residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Michigan, and a subsequent year of fellowship training in PM&R sports medicine at Washington University. As a second language, Dr. Tang is also fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine
  • Medical Acupuncture
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (RMSK)

Medical Degree

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Residency

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Michigan Health System

Fellowship

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine

Milestones

  • 2019 - present: Program Director, PM&R Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine Fellowship, Washington University School of Medicine 
  • 2018 - present: Associate Program Director, PM&R Sports Medicine Fellowship, Washington University School of Medicine
  • 2016 - present: Director, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Washington University Orthopedics
  • 2015: North American Spine Society/Chinese Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Non-operative Travelling Fellowship at 301 Peoples Liberation Army General Hospital in Beijing, China
  • 2015-2018: Fellowship Director, PM&R Sports Medicine Fellowship, Washington University School of Medicine
  • 2013-2015: Team Acupuncture/Dry Needling Consultant, St. Louis Rams
  • 2013-Present: Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine
  • 2010-2013: Clinical Instructor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine
  • 2009-2010: PM&R Sports Medicine Fellow, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine

Awards

  • 2019: Recipient of Richard Gelberman Faculty Development Grant, Washington University Orthopaedic Clinical Research Center
  • 2015: Excellence in Education, Washington University Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  • 2015 to current: Best Doctors in America - selected by peers and featured in St. Louis Magazine
  • 2014: Highest Patient Satisfaction Rate - Top 10% of all Washington University Medical School Providers
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Dr. Tang’s Office Locations

Washington University Orthopedics – Chesterfield

14532 S. Outer Forty Drive

Chesterfield, MO 63017

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

969 N. Mason Road, Suite 230

Saint Louis, MO 63141

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