Credentials of Dr. Yang
Active Washington State Board Medical License.
Active Texas State Board Medical License.
Active American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Certification for medical specialty of Neurology (2004-
2013).
Certificate of Completion of Advances In the Use of Botulinum Toxin Type A for Pain Management.

HOSPITAL PRIVILEGE:  

St. Joseph Hospital
1717 South J Street
Tacoma, WA 98405

St. Clare Hospital
11315 Bridgeport Way SW
Lakewood, WA 98499  

EDUCATION:

1978-1982               
Shanghai Second Medical College
Shanghai, China
M.D.

1983-1985                
Shanghai Second Medical College
Shanghai, China
M.S. in Physiology/Stomatology

1988-1991                
Medical College of Virginia
Virginia Commonwealth University    
Richmond, VA                                         
Ph.D. in Physiology/Neuroscience

RESIDENT TRAINING:

June 1997-June 2001                
UT Medical School-Houston
Internal Medicine/Neurology

Resident In-service Training Examination (RITE) 2001 Scores the highest in Neurology Resident Program,
UT Medical School at Houston, TX.

MINI-FELLOWSHIP IN SLEEP MEDICINE.

Sept 2003 –Dec 2003          
The Houston Sleep Medicine Institute.
Mentor: Todd J. Swick, M.D.

APPOINTMENTS:

Jan 2004 – Present         
Medical Director
Mount Rainier Neurology
Tacoma, WA 98405

Jan 2004 – Present        
Attending Physician
St Joseph Hospital
Tacoma, WA 98405

Jan 2004 – Present        
Attending Physician
St Clare Hospital
Lakewood, WA 98499

Aug 2001 – 2004            
Consultant/Attending Neurologist
Neurology Care Line
Houston Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center
Houston, TX 77030

Sept  2001 – June 2004  
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX 77030

Sept 1998 – June 2004             
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurosurgery
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX 77030

Sept 1998 - 2004            
Assistant Professor
Center for Cell and Gene Therapy
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX 77030

Sept 1993- Aug 1998              
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurosurgery                         
School of Medicine
University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center
Houston, TX 77030

Nov 1991 – Aug 1993           
Instructor,
Department of Neurosurgery                         
School of Medicine
University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center
Houston, TX 77030

MEMBERSHIP:

American Academy of Neurology   (1999-present)
American Medical Association (1997-present)
Pierce County Medical Association (2004-present)
American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) (2006-present)
American Academy of Sleep Medicine  (2003-2004)
International Movement Disorder Society (2002-2004)
Society for Neuroscience  (1990-2003)
America Society for Gene Therapy (1999-2003)
National Neurotrauma Society (1990-2003)

HONORS AND AWARDS:

American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award 2001-2004
American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award 2005-2006
Texas Neurology Society Young Investigator Award 2001
American Neurological Association Annual Meeting Resident Travel Award 1998
Mentor Program Appreciation Award, from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston,
1993-1994
A.D. Williams Fellowship in 1988 and Teaching Assistantship in 1989, 1990 and 1991, from Medical College
of Virginia        

UNIVERSITY/HOSPITAL SERVICE:

U.T. Medical School Admissions Committee:                 1993-1998
Medical School applicant interviewer:                         1993-1998
Participant: U.T. Medical School Mentor Program:         1993-1998
VA Parkinson's Disease Research, Education and
Clinical Center Educational Advisory Committee             2002
CME Planning Committee                                           2002        

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE:

Council Member of Healthcare Advisors Committee

Ad-hoc Reviewer:         
Neuroscience
Gene Therapy
Neuroscience Letter
Journal of Neuroscience Methods
Journal of Neurotrauma

Associate Editor: Current Gene Therapy Review

Grant Reviewer:        
VA Merit Grant Review, Ad-hoc.
American Institute of Biological Science (AIBS) and the United States Army Research and Material
Command (USAMRMC) Grant Review Panel Member 2002.

PATENT:

SN 08/353,901 "Liposome-mediated Transfection of Central Nervous System Cells" for national and
international right (UTHSC/HOU:198).
MOUNT RAINIER
NEUROLOGY
Clinic and Diagnostic Center