Vincent Y. Ng, MD

  • Associate Professor of Orthopaedics

Vincent Y. Ng, MD


  • Sarcoma and Connective Tissue Surgical Oncology

  • Orthopedic Oncology

Available for Telemedicine Visits

About Vincent Y. Ng, MD

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Dr. Vincent Ng specializes in sarcoma surgery and highly complex bone and soft tissue tumor surgery.

Dr. Ng is the director of musculoskeletal oncology in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and University of Maryland Medical Center.

He was named a Top Doctor by Baltimore Magazine in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 for his work in orthopedic oncology.

He is fully board certified by The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and was ranked in the top 3 percent nationally on the written board examination in 2013.

Watch Dr. Ng in a video speaking about Immunotherapy in Micrometastatic High-Risk Soft Tissue Sarcoma.

Dr. Ng helped organize the Bone Cancer and Soft Tissue Sarcoma Service at the Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center, a multidisciplinary team of over 20 specialists designed to provide excellent care for patients with challenging diagnoses. The Bone Cancer and Soft Tissue Sarcoma Service is considered a high-volume center for soft tissue sarcomas and is currently in the top 2 percent for annual volume amongst all facilities capable of treating sarcoma in the United States according to this review of the National Cancer Database.

Dr. Ng is a surgeon at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center, which was ranked #16 in the nation for cancer treatment in 2019 by the US News & World Report.

Dr. Ng helped coordinate a fundraiser for sarcoma research and awareness: the Sarcoma Foundation of America's Race to Cure Sarcoma.

Read a letter from Dr. Ng about the race against Sarcoma.

He is a member of multiple tumor boards and discusses optimal treatment strategies for difficult surgical cases on a weekly basis. He performs approximately 350 procedures per year and provides orthopedic oncology and total joint arthroplasty care at 10 different medical facilities in the greater Baltimore area. Dr. Ng specializes in removing large and rare sarcomas and performs this type of surgery on a weekly basis.

He provides consultations for international patients including Canada, South America, Russia and the Middle East.

Focusing on the patient, Dr. Ng believes strongly in maximizing patient function and providing an opportunity for the cure in the most challenging orthopedic cases. He explains conditions to patients so that they understand all of the treatment options. He is very proud to be a part of an excellent orthopedic department with highly-trained and well-respected partners.

Dr. Ng is a member of the University of Maryland Joint Network, a group of surgeons known for their advanced expertise and positive outcomes in total hip and knee replacement.

He has initiated a protocol for major sarcoma operations to minimize intraoperative blood loss, reduce blood transfusion, and avoid inhalational anesthesia. Read more in this publication.

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Dr. Ng has presented his research at numerous national and regional orthopedic conferences and has authored more than 50 articles and chapters on topics including musculoskeletal oncology, total joint replacement, cartilage biology and surgical technique. A partial listing of Dr. Ng's published works can be found at

He designed and is the principal investigator of the first neoadjuvant combined immunotherapy and radiotherapy trial for high-risk soft tissue sarcoma in the United States.

Dr. Ng's other recent research and clinical interests include the utilization of advanced radiation treatment such as GRID and proton beams in combination with surgery for challenging tumors, maximizing patient function and minimizing the risk of complications in complex hip reconstruction, as well as applying immunotherapy in the treatment of high-risk or advanced sarcomas.

Dr. Ng has received a microgrant in 2019 to use Flow and Mass Cytometry (CyTOF) at the Center for Vaccine Development for his work on soft tissue sarcomas. He also received an Accelerated Translational Incubator Pilot Award from the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research for his research on chondrosarcoma. He is a co-investigator on an NIH R01 grant focusing on osteochondromas.

Dr. Ng has given Grand Rounds lectures on orthopedic oncology at multiple institutions, most recently at the University of Maryland Prince George's Hospital Center, Mercy Hospital and Holy Cross Hospital near Washington, DC.

He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the Children's Oncology Group (COG), Sarcoma Alliance for Research through Collaboration (SARC) and the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS).

Dr. Ng serves as a peer reviewer for numerous multidisciplinary journals including The Oncologist, the official journal of the Society of Translational Oncology.

In his free time, Dr. Ng enjoys spending time with his wife and children. Currently, his main passions are caring for his patients, searching for a cure in sarcoma, performing surgery and teaching residents. He is a former valedictorian, National Merit Scholarship winner and Big Ten Conference Athlete of the Year.

Patient Testimonials

  • Anastacio: Life-saving surgery to treat chondrosarcoma allows a young father to visit family in their home country of El Salvador.
  • Meredith: Young athlete returns to active life after diagnosis and treatment of an aggressive bone lesion.
  • Rudolph: Hip replacement surgery spells success for a former custodian.
  • Jerry: Patient appreciates Dr. Ng's responsiveness to his questions and concerns.
  • Joyce: Cured sarcoma patient is now pain-free after three surgeries to revise an infected hip replacement.
  • Sebsebea: Patient makes full recovery after football-sized tumor removal.
  • Cathy: Patient gets her life back after cancer complications.

Gender: Male

Language(s): English


  • UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center

  • UM Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute

  • University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus

  • University of Maryland Medical Center

  • Member of UM Faculty Physicians, Inc.

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