Zhinian Wan, M.D.
Director of Research Department
Dorr Institute for Arthritis Research and Education
Dr. Zhinian Wan leads the Research Team at the Arthritis Institute.
Dr. Wan came to the Arthritis Institute as a research fellow from
Beijing, China in 1993. Dr. Wan received his medical degree from
TongJi Medical University in WuHan, China in 1984 and received
his Master of Orthopedic Surgery at Beijing Friendship Hospital
in 1993 and came to Los Angeles as an international research
fellow under Dr. Dorr's tutelage.
After completing his fellowship, Dr. Dorr asked Dr. Wan to
stay and head his research program. Dr. Wan's specialty is
identifying and studying the wear of total joint components.
His and Dr. Dorr's technique for measuring wear on X-rays is
published and accepted as one of three main techniques used
by surgeons in this field of study. Dr. Wan has over 30 published
articles in leading orthopedic journals and considered a leader
in the field of radiological interpretation of total joint