Wen Yang M.D., PhD

PERSONAL statement 
I 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 INFORMATION
Place of Birth: Dalian, China
EDUCATION
China Medical University, Shenyang, China
  Doctor of Medicine, 1998

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  Ph.D. in Comparative and Experimental Medicine, 2003

RESIDENCY
Norwalk Hospital/Yale University Program Norwalk, CT
  Internal Medicine Residency, 2013 - 2015

Norwalk Hospital/Yale University Program  Norwalk, CT
  Internship, 2012 - 2013
BOARD CERTIFICATIONS
American Board of Internal Medicine, 2016
MEDICAL LICENSURE
Texas Medical Board, 2015
HOSPITAL AFFILIATION
Methodist Hospital 
St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital 
Texas Orthopedic Hospital
Memorial Hermann
HONORS AND AWARDS
  • Dr. Patrick Nelgan Community Health Award, 2015 
  • New Investigator Award from American Society for Reproductive Immunology, 2000
PUBLICATIONS
Chen 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.