Dr. ian gao



Sports Injuries


Arthroscopic & Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Shoulder, Hip, and Knee


ACL Tears, Meniscus Tears, Knee Ligament Injuries


Rotator Cuff Tears, Shoulder Instability, Labral Tears


Shoulder, Hip and Knee Replacement


Orthopaedic Trauma and Fractures

Dr. Gao grew up in Clemson, SC, and graduated from Duke University. He then went to medical school at Northwestern University and completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Emory University. He then completed his sports medicine fellowship at Stanford University where he was also a team physician for Stanford Football, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Volleyball, and the Oakland Athletics Major League Baseball team. Dr. Gao is excited to return home to the Upstate and is looking forward to serving and giving back to the community that helped shape who he is today.

Video Education

Shoulder Replacement

How Do You Treat An ACL Tear?


1330 Boiling Springs Rd, Ste 1600
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.



115 Deacon Tiller Ct.
Duncan, SC 29334
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


220 Roper Mountain Road Ext
Greenville, SC 29615
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.