William H. Yong, MD is Director of the Brain Tumor Translational Resource, Professor of Surgical Pathology, and Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Autopsy, and Neuropathology at UCLA Center for Health Sciences in Los Angeles. He is a co-author of Neuropathology, 3rd Edition.
Dr. Yong obtained an undergraduate degree in molecular biology at UC Berkeley and a graduate degree in cellular and molecular biology at San Francisco State University. He trained in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, where he was awarded the American Association of Neuropathologists Lucien J. Rubinstein Award in Neuro-oncology. He completed his neuropathology fellowship at UCLA. Subsequently, Dr. Yong was the Director of Neuropathology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for eight years before returning to the UCLA Medical Center. Along with Drs. R. Mehta, H. Vinters and others, he is a recent co-awardee of the Moore Award from the American Association of Neuropathologists.
Dr. Yong serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Neuro-oncology and the Journal of Chinese Clinical Medicine. He teaches UCLA medical and dental students as well as residents and fellows in pathology, neuropathology, neurosurgery, and neurology. As an attending neuropathologist at the UCLA Medical Center, his clinical expertise includes brain and pituitary tumors as well as neuromuscular pathology. He works closely with UCLA neurosurgery and neuro-oncology physicians in determining diagnoses and molecular testing of brain tumor samples. He also consults in neuropathology for the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Hospital, Northridge Hospital, Kaiser-Permanente Southern California, and the National Neurologic AIDS Bank.
Dr. Yong runs the Brain Tumor Translational Resource, a brain tumor biorepository dedicated to a cure for brain cancers. He has an interest in biospecimen research to improve the usability of tissue specimens for biomarker assays and individualized molecular profiling for patients. The lab also focuses on ways to speed the delivery of specimen derivatives to researchers. His laboratory has an interest in pathology informatics including software and RFID technology. Dr. Yong is also a co-investigator and neuropathologist in research programs on brain tumors, AIDS, stroke, and dementia.
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