Dr. Yang is a graduate of MIT and the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained in general surgery at Northwestern and completed research and clinical fellowships in surgical oncology at the MD Anderson Cancer Center. His clinical interests are in pancreatic, hepatobiliary, and endocrine surgery. Dr. Yang has a Master’s degree in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety, and his research interests are in the area of health services and clinical outcomes research, specifically in practical implementation of best practices and improving healthcare quality measurement, helping clinicians learn how to utilize quality metric data and implement QI projects, and improving patient safety.
He is currently involved in multiple healthcare QI projects and research endeavors; the most prominent being the 58-hospital Illinois Surgical Quality Improvement Collaborative (ISQIC), of which he is the Associate Director and the director of the statewide QI projects.