David Yang, MD

David Yang, MD

Director, Pathology and Biospecimens Core

Dr. Yang serves as Director of the BioSpecimen/Pathology Core for the Wisconsin HN SPORE Grant. His research interests are in the area of morphometric analysis of cancer biomarkers. Dr. Yang has considerable experience with the construction and analysis of tissue microarrays, by both traditional scoring and automated quantitative analysis on the AQUA and VECTRA instruments. In addition, he has served as Co-Director of the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC) Translational Science BioCore (TSB), a shared service of the UWCCC whose role is to facilitate translational research in cancer by providing investigators with biospeci- mens and biospecimen-associated analytical services, including histologic, immuno- morphometric, and molecular characterization. This experience complements his role as Director of the Path Core for the HN SPORE as he is very familiar with the staff, workflow, administration, informatics, regulatory standards, and oversight of biospeci- men management at the UWCCC.

Dr. Yang also serves as Medical Director of Molecular Pathology at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, and thus has experience in the development and validation of clinical molecular assays. He has excellent working interactions with my Co-Director, Dr. Lloyd, who brings tremendous breadth of experience in cancer biospecimen handling and analysis. He has been engaged from the inception in establishment of the HNC patient-derived xenograft model system at UW as well.


Fellowship, University of Wisconsin, Cancer Biology (2008)

Fellowship, The University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Hematopathology (2006)

Residency, The University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology (2005)

Internship, Medical University of South Carolina, Internal Medicine (1997)

MD, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Medicine (1994)

BS, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Microbiology and Immunology (1990)

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (2014-pres.)

Medical Director, Clinical Laboratories, University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation (2013-pres.)

Director, Core Hematology Laboratory, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics (2011-2012)

Co-Director, Translational Science BioCore,, UW Carbone Cancer Center (2009-2013)

Medical Director, Molecular Pathology, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics (2008-pres.)

Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (2008)

Selected Honors and Awards

2006 Physician Scientist Training in Cancer Research Service Award

2004 Chief Resident, The University of Utah

1999 Outstanding Service as Mentor and Preceptor for Medical Students, American College of Surgeons and American Society of Internal Medicine

Contact Information

David Yang, MD

600 Highland Avenue, B4/251b CSC,
Madison, WI 53792