Tina J Wang, MD
- Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
- Regenerative Medicine
- Functional Medicine
- Performing Arts Medicine
- @TupeloPointe TinaWang@tupelopointe.com
Dr. Tina J Wang practices a unique blend of Functional Medicine & Regenerative Medicine at Tupelo Pointe. Her focus is not just treating musculoskeletal ailments but also meeting the functional, nutritional, unique needs of the person looking to optimize wellness. At Tupelo Pointe, she practices concierge medicine, customized to her patient's individualized needs. By recognizing that all her patients are unique, she is able to adeptly utilize healing techniques across many disciplines tailored to her patients' needs.
Dr. Wang gained her regenerative medicine experience under Dr. Christopher Jobe at Loma Linda University and continues to update her knowledge through The Orthobiologic Institute and The Hackett Hemwall Patterson Foundation. Wang is certified in Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation and Functional Movement Screen. She trained in performing arts medicine under Dr. Jeff A Russell (University of Ohio). Dr. Wang attended Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Wang is an associate clinical professor for the Loma Linda School of Medicine and teaches resident physicians in training.
Dr. Wang is the conservatory physician for A.B. Miller High School Dance Conservatory. She also works on a national level on the Dance/USA task force on Dancer Health. She is actively involved in research and advancement of the field of Performing Arts Medicine through her work on the Research Committee with the Performing Arts Medicine Association. Wang is a Wellesley College alumna and is actively involved in women's rights through the American Medical Women's Association and the Wellesley Women in Medicine group. Amongst these organizations, she works actively on multiple committees.
Dr. Wang started dancing at a young age with the Fine Arts Academy of Dance under Jana Faustino. She later continued to study dance at Wellesley College and Boston Ballet School with Catherine Ulissey. She survived medical school in New Orleans by spending all her free time dancing under Sarah Duax, Jeanne Fernandez Bruno, and Margaret Jean Orr (Mary) Munro.
In her youth, Dr. Wang studied the violin and piano under Philip Lu, a renowned Taiwanese composer and musician. She is now a mother and parent teaching her son how to play the violin through the Suzuki method under the guidance of violin teacher and Alexander practitioner Wendy Waggener. Both Waggener and Dr. Wang have a special focus on injury prevention in musicians and character development starting at a young age.
The first inklings of Tupelo Pointe started when Dr. Wang first set foot on the Wellesley College campus. Lulu Chow Wang was a speaker welcoming her to campus. Mrs. Wang had named her renowned financial firm, Tupelo Capital Management, after the Tupelo tree, known for its strength and resilience. As a young student, Dr. Wang often found herself stopping at Tupelo Point after her runs around Lake Waban to ponder the course of her life. In times of difficulties, she always remembers her roots first grounded at Wellesley upon the foundation of all the great women who came before.
Dr. Wang continues to dance at local studios and around the country. She is also putting together a dance collective.
Tupelo Pointe is named after the Tupelo tree, known for its strength and resilience. As a young student, Dr. Wang often found herself stopping at Tupelo Point on the Wellesley College campus after her runs around Lake Waban to ponder the course of her life. In times of difficulties, she always remembers her roots first grounded at Wellesley College upon the foundation of all the great women who came before.
Tupelo Pointe is a collective virtual site and physical space that grew from the seeds of need. As a dancer, Dr. Wang saw that her fellow artists were often injured but were unable to access dance specific medical interventions. Often, appropriate healthcare was only available to the top 3% of dancers who belonged to a traditional dance company. The rest of her peers were often working 2nd jobs and struggling to receive even basic medical care.
All practitioners at Tupelo Pointe have similar stories. They grew their art form and healthcare goals from the needs of others. We are all dedicated to treating those with specialized needs that remain unmet by standard Western and institutional medical approaches.
As healthcare practitioners and artists, we see the gaps in the arts where medicine is needed as well as where art can fill the unmet human needs in medicine. Tupelo Pointe is an attempt to bridge the cross-disciplinary needs.
Tupelo Pointe is a celebration of our love for all things in life that help us connect to our soul and our spirit. Our goal is to care for those around us to allow them to whole-heartedly pursue their vehicle for human expression and connection.
No one has ever examined me like Dr. Wang.
“I have had the same chest pain for many years. I saw so many doctors that I lost count. Dr. Wang looked at my injury with the ultrasound. She also took the time to examine the way I move and the way my muscles sit to really figure what was going on and causing my problem. ”
Dr. Wang gave us hope.
“I brought my husband in for his leg pain. I thought we'd never hike together again. She watched the way he moved and used the ultrasound to see the tear. She gave us hope that he'd run and hike again.”
Dr. Wang got rid of my shoulder pain.
“No one could figure out the cause of my shoulder pain. I went to the Orthopedic doctor who took X-rays and MRI's and said there was nothing wrong. Dr. Wang said it because of problems with my ligament. She did some injections and the pain went away.”