San Diego County

3020 Children's Way
MC 5062
San Diego, CA 92123


Sports Medicine


Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA



University of California Los Angeles


Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center of LA

Board Certifications

Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatrics, Sports Medicine




Dr. Yu-Tsun Cheng is a sports medicine specialist with the 360 Sports Medicine program of Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and an associate clinical professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He is a board-certified pediatrician, with fellowship training and board certification as a specialist in sports medicine.

Earning his medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh and completing a residency in pediatrics at the University of California, Los Angeles, Dr. Cheng went on to complete two fellowships, the first in primary care sports medicine at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center and the second in pediatric emergency medicine at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. During his training, Dr. Cheng served as the team physician for multiple high school and college teams and provided medical care to athletes at several major events, including the Pasadena Marathon and the Ironman 70.3 California Triathlon.

Dr. Cheng's clinical and research interests include pediatric injuries, sports-related concussions and integrating pediatric emergency medicine and sports medicine. He has lectured on numerous sports and emergency medicine-related topics both locally and regionally and has written chapters for textbooks on pediatric emergency medicine and sports medicine.

When not working, Dr. Cheng enjoys running, traveling, good barbeque and spending time with his wife and family.


Teaching Splinting Techniques Using a Just-in-Time Training Instructional Video.
Cheng YT, Liu DR, Wang VJ

Improving education: just-in-time splinting video.
Wang V, Cheng YT, Liu D

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