PERSONAL statementI have always been a firm believer of preventive medicine. “Great Physicians prevent future illnesses” is an ancient Chinese saying. After medical school, I have done extensive medical research and completed my residency training with honor. It is a privilege to join such an exceptional group of physicians at AIM. I am committed to provide my patients with cutting-edge medical knowledge and very personal medical care.
PERSONAL INFORMATIONPlace of Birth: Dalian, China
EDUCATIONChina Medical University, Shenyang, China
Doctor of Medicine, 1998
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Ph.D. in Comparative and Experimental Medicine, 2003
RESIDENCYNorwalk Hospital/Yale University Program Norwalk, CT
Internal Medicine Residency, 2013 - 2015
Norwalk Hospital/Yale University Program Norwalk, CT
Internship, 2012 - 2013
BOARD CERTIFICATIONSAmerican Board of Internal Medicine, 2016
MEDICAL LICENSURETexas Medical Board, 2015
HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONMethodist Hospital
St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
Texas Orthopedic Hospital
HONORS AND AWARDS
- Dr. Patrick Nelgan Community Health Award, 2015
- New Investigator Award from American Society for Reproductive Immunology, 2000
PUBLICATIONSChen Q, Yang W (co-first author), Gupta S, Biswas P, Smith P, Bhagat G, Pernis AB.. IRF-4-binding protein inhibits interleukin-17 and interleukin-21 production by controlling the activity of IRF-4 transcription factor. Immunity. 2008 Dec; 29(6): 899-911. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 19062315.
Fanzo JC, Yang W (co-first author), Jang SY, Gupta S, Chen Q, Siddiq A, Greenberg S, Pernis AB.. Loss of IRF-4-binding protein leads to the spontaneous development of systemic autoimmunity. Journal of Clinical Investigation. 2006 Mar; 116(3): 703-714. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 16470246.
Thakur AK, Yang W, Wetzel R.. Inhibition of polyglutamine aggregate cytotoxicity by a structure-based elongation inhibitor. FASEB Journal. 2004 May; 18(7): 923-925. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 15001566.
Yang W, Ahn H, Hinrichs M, Torry RJ, Torry DS. Evidence of a novel isoform of placenta growth factor (PlGF-4) expressed in human trophoblast and endothelial cells. Journal of Reproductive Immunology. 2003 Oct; 60(1): 53-60. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 14568677.
Yang W, Dunlap JR, Andrews RB, Wetzel R. Aggregated polyglutamine peptides delivered to nuclei are toxic to mammalian cells. Human Moledular Genetics. 2002 Nov; 11(23): 2905-2917. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 12393802.
Chen S, Berthelier V, Yang W, Wetzel R.. Polyglutamine aggregation behavior in vitro supports a recruitment mechanism of cytotoxicity. Journal of Molecular Biology. 2001 Aug; 311(1): 173-182. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 11469866.