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Stephen C. Yang, M.D.

Stephen C. Yang, M.D.

  • The Arthur B. and Patricia B. Modell Professor in Thoracic Surgery
  • Chief of Thoracic Surgery
  • Surgical Curriculum and Clerkship Director, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Director, Thoracic Oncology Program

Stephen C. Yang, M.D. is Professor of Surgery and Oncology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and an attending surgeon at both The Johns Hopkins Hospital and The Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Dr. Yang graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in Chemistry and received his M.D. degree from the Medical College of Virginia. He completed his general surgery residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and finished his cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at the Medical College of Virginia. He also completed a 3 year thoracic surgical oncology research fellowship at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.


Research Interests:

  • Development of molecular markers for early diagnosis of lung cancer
  • Development of molecular markers for early diagnosis of recurrent lung cancer following surgical resection
  • Detection of teleomerase activity as a guide for the presence of lung cancer
  • Molecular biology of mesothelioma

Clinical Interests:

  • Lung Cancer
    • Surgery
    • Early diagnosis and detection
    • Neoadjuvant therapy (preoperative chemo and radiation therapy)
  • Lung Diseases: fibrosis, emphysema
  • Esophageal Cancer
    • Surgery
    • Early diagnosis and detection
    • Neoadjuvant therapy (preoperative chemo and radiation therapy)
  • Mesothelioma
    • Diagnosis and surgical treatment
    • Neoadjuvant therapy and protocols
  • 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
  • Lung volume reduction surgery for emphysema

Credentials

  • B.A. Chemistry, Duke University
  • M.D. Medicine, Medical College of Virginia
  • General Surgery Residency- Univ. Texas Health Science Center in Houston
  • Cardiothoracic Fellowship- Medical College of Virginia
  • Thoracic Oncology Surgery Fellowship- M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Board Certifications:

  • American Board of Surgery, 1994
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 1995
  • Faculty of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.)
  • Faculty of the College of Chest Physicians (F.C.C.S.)

Contact Info:

Phone: (410) 614-3891
Fax: (410) 614-9428
E-mail: syang@jhmi.edu
 

 

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