Neurosurgery, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Isaac Yang, MD, is a Board Certified Neurosurgeon and Director of Medical Student Education in the UCLA Department of Neurosurgery, Associate Professor in Neurosurgery, Head and Neck Surgery, and Radiation Oncology in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and a Principal Investigator in the UCLA Brain Tumor Laboratory. Originally from Lodi, California, Isaac’s interest in neurobiology started as an undergraduate as he received his bachelor’s degree with Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California Berkeley. His training followed with a medical degree from the University of California Los Angeles Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Yang completed a neurological surgery residency at the University of California San Francisco, as well as an NRSA NIH-funded F32 post-doctoral brain tumor research fellowship.
Dr. Yang’s clinical focus has been primarily on brain tumors, both glioblastoma and skull base tumors. He has previously been recognized with a UCSF Clinical and Translational Scientist Training Award and the CNS Dandy Clinical Research Fellowship. Dr. Yang has been the recipient of several distinguished regional and national awards. Dr. Yang has published over 175 publications in peer-reviewed journals and has authored over half a dozen book chapters. Dr. Yang is highly sought out by peers, patients and the media for his expertise in neurological diseases and brain health. He has made multiple TV appearances on CBS The Doctors, CNN Dr. Drew On Call, and national news outlets. Dr. Isaac Yang is dedicated to improving the care and treatment of all patients with brain tumors and is deeply indebted to his wife, Nancy, for her support and all of his teachers and mentors who have guided him on this path.
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