Dr. Vincent W. Yang, MD, PhDSIMONS CHAIR IN MEDICINE
A nationally recognized physician-scientist and gastrointestinal cancer investigator, Dr. Yang comes to Stony Brook from Emory University, where he was the Bruce R. Logue Professor of Medicine and Director of the Division of Digestive Diseases.
Dr. Yang emigrated to the US for graduate studies, receiving his PhD in Biochemical Sciences from Princeton University and his MD from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Yang then completed a Fellowship in Gastroenterology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, after which he joined the Hopkins faculty, rising to become an Associate Professor of Medicine and Biological Chemistry.
Dr. Yang’s research interests focus on understanding the molecular mechanisms that control proliferation and differentiation of intestinal epithelial cells and how these processes are perturbed in gastrointestinal malignancies. His clinical interest is focused on hereditary colon cancer syndrome and he works closely with national organizations including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to establish genetic epidemiology of such diseases. He has been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians.