Dr. Stephen C. Yang – Mesothelioma Doctor – Associate Professor of Surgery and Oncology

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Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Division of Thoracic Surgery

600 N. Wolfe Street

Blalock 240

Baltimore, Maryland 21287

Phone: 410.614.3891

Fax: 410.614.9428

Email Address: syang@jhmi.edu

Dr. Stephen C. Yang is Associate Professor of Surgery and Oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is also Surgical Director of the Lung Transplantation Program, Surgical Director of the Thoracic Oncology Program, and Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Dr. Yang’s clinical interests include: Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer (surgery, early diagnosis and detection), Lung Diseases (fibrosis, emphysema), Esophageal Cancer (surgery, early diagnosis and detection, neoadjuvant therapy – preoperative chemo and radiation therapy), Mediastinal Masses (diagnosis and surgical treatment), CT Scanning for early diagnosis of tobacco related diseases, Lung Transplantation (adult and pediatric programs), Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)/Thoracoscopy (diagnosis and treatment of lung, mediastinal and pleural diseases), Robotic Assisted Thoracic Surgery, and Lung Volume Reduction Surgery for Emphysema.

Dr. Yang’s research interests are in the areas of the development of molecular markers for early diagnosis of lung cancer, molecular biology of mesothelioma, detection of teleomerase activity as a guide for the presence of lung cancer, and the development of molecular markers for early diagnosis of recurrent lung cancer following surgical resection.

Dr. Stephen C. Yang received his B.A. in Chemistry from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina , in 1980. He went on to attend the Medical College of Virginia where he received his M.D. in 1984. He completed his Surgery Residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston from 1984-1997 and from 1990-1992. From 1987-1990, he also completed his Surgery Research Fellowship at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. In 1992, he began his Cardiothoracic Fellowship at the Medical College of Virginia. He completed it in 1994.

Dr. Yang was Assistant Professor of Surgery and Oncology at Johns Hopkins from 1994-1998. He was appointed to his current position as Associate Professor of Surgery and Oncology at Johns Hopkins in 1998. He became Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Johns Hopkins in 2001, and the Director of Medical Student Surgical Education in 2004. He became the Surgical Director of the Lung Transplantation Program in 2003.

Dr. Yang has board certifications with the American Board of Surgery (1994), the American Board of Thoracic Surgery (1995), the Faculty of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S) and the Faculty of the College of Chest Physicians (F.C.C.S).

Dr. Yang is also a member of the International Association for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery.