Dr. Vincent W. Yang


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    Dr. Vincent W. YangMeet Vincent W. Yang, MD, PhD

    As the Simons Chair of Medicine at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Dr. Yang brings a remarkable blend of clinical expertise, research acumen, teaching skill and leadership experience to the position. He oversees the largest department within the School of Medicine, covering a broad residency and fellowship training program and nine clinical divisions, including centers of excellence in Cardiology, Gastroenterology and Hematology/Oncology.

    An internationally renowned physician-scientist with a focus on the understanding and treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies, Dr. Yang also is a pioneer in the cloning and characterization of Krüppel-like factors (KLFs), a group of proteins with important physiologic function, in the gut.

    Dr. Yang comes to Stony Brook from Emory University School of Medicine, where he served as the R. Bruce Logue Professor of Medicine and the Director of the Division of Digestive Diseases. Previously, he held clinical and teaching positions at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

    His goals at Stony Brook include broadening the scope of the department to better serve both the residents of Suffolk County and the surrounding community hospitals with the most advanced medicine available. In addition, he plans to integrate its existing strengths — excellent clinical programs and superb research facilities in a university setting — to grow the translational research program.


    • Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    • PhD, Princeton University
      Biochemical Sciences
    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
      Internal Medicine

    University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School


    • Focus on the origins of gastrointestinal malignancy, colon cancer treatment and prevention, and development of new drugs for colon cancer
    • Pioneer in the cloning and characterization of Krüppel-like factors (KLFs) in the gut
    • Recipient of more than 22 National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants, including three that are currently active
    • Three patents/invention disclosures filed
    • Guest speaker at more than 27 national or international conferences
    • Oversaw 11 graduate student theses and mentored 26 post-doctoral fellows
    • Editorial board member/editor on numerous professional journals, including Gastroenterology, International Archives of Bioscience, American Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Physiology, Clinical and Translational Science, and Translational Oncogenics
    • Served on numerous study sections for the NIH and Veterans Administration (VA)
    • Councilor, American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Governing Board
    • Charter Member, Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society; American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI); and Association of American Physicians (AAP)
    • Author/co-author of more than 105 articles for peer-reviewed publications (with another 22 submitted or in publication) and 20 book chapters; section editor of six books; and contributor on 106 other publications, including abstracts at national meetings
    • Honored twice by the Consumers’ Research Council of America in its Guide to America’s Top Gastroenterologists
    • Organizer or chair of 36 regional, national or international conferences

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