Phillip C. Yang is a Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine) at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He directs the Cardiovascular Stem Cell Laboratory (Yang Lab) and Stanford Cardiothoracic MRI Program. Dr. Yang received degrees from Stanford University and Yale University School of Medicine, and completed post-graduate training at UCLA and Stanford University Medical Centers. Dr. Yang is a physician-scientist whose research interest focuses on clinical translation of the fundamental molecular and cellular processes of myocardial restoration. His research employs novel in vivo multi-modality molecular and cellular imaging technology to translate the basic innovation in pluriopotent stem cell biology. Novel intracellular molecules and organelles are discovered and studied for functional improvement. Dr. Yang is currently a PI on the NIH/NHLBI funded CCTRN UM1 grant, which is designed to conduct multi-center clinical trial on novel biological therapy. In addition, he is a PI on 3 NIH research grants, 1 CIRM grant, and leads 6 stem cell clinical trials. Currently, he is pioneering the Cardiovascular Regeneration Program at Stanford. Dr. Yang has been the recipient of several prestigious awards including NIH Career Development Award, NIH Career Enhancement Award, and NIH Patient Oriented Research. To find out more, please visit the Yang Lab website:

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship (1998) CA
  • Residency: UCLA Medical Center Internal Medicine (1993) CA
  • Medical Education: Yale School Of Medicine (1989) CT
  • Board Certification: National Board of Echocardiography, Echocardiography (2008)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease (1999)
  • Resident, UCLA Department of Medicine, Internal Medicine (1993)
  • MD, Yale University, MD, Cum Laude (1989)
  • MA, Stanford University, East Asian Studies (1984)
  • BAS, Stanford University, Biology and East Asian Studies (1984)

Honors & Awards
  • Activation of patient-specific endogenous myocardial repair through the exosomes, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (2016-2017)
  • Bissett Lecture, University of Arkansas School of Medicine (2018)
  • Cardiovascular Molecular Biologic Therapy Research Network Principal Investigator, National Institutes of Health (2012)
  • Career Development Award, National Institute of Health (2000)
  • Cell Characterization and Imaging for Molecular Therapies in Ischemic Diseases, National Institutes of Health (2012-2019)
  • Co-Chair and Organizer, Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford-Gachon 2nd Annual Session,, Gachon University (2016-2019)
  • Co-Chair, Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine, Gachon University, Incheon, Korea (2014)
  • Cum Laude, Yale University School of Medicine (1989)
  • Edwin L Alderman Award for Excellence in Research, Stanford Cardiovascular Medicine (1999)
  • Glaxo Smith Kline Scholar, American Federation of Medical Research (2003)
  • Judge, Young Investigator Awards Competition: Physiology, Pharmacology, and Pathology, American College of Cardiology (2008)
  • K18 Career Enhancement Award, National Institutes of Health (2007)
  • K23 Career Development Award, National Institute of Health (2000)
  • K24 Mid-Career Award in Patient-Oriented Research, National Institute of Health (2016-2021)
  • Melvin Judkins Young Investigator Award, 1st Place, senior author, American Heart Association (2009)
  • Melvin Judkins Young Investigator Award, 1st Place, senior author, American Heart Association (2010)
  • Melvin Judkins Young Investigator Award, 1st Place, senior author, American Heart Association (2011)
  • Melvin Judkins Young Investigator Award, 1st Place, senior author, American Heart Association (2012)
  • Melvin Marcus YIA, Finalist, Senior Author, American Heart Association (2018)
  • Physiology & Pharmacology Research Award, Stanford Cardiovascular Medicine (1997)
  • Soloman's Scholarship, UCLA Dept of Medicine (1993)
  • Teaching Award, Stanford University School of Medicine (2004)
  • Tracking cardiac engraftment and viability of cell biologics by MRI, National Institutes of Health (2016-2017)
  • Translational and Basic Science YIA, Finalist, Senior Author, American College of Cardiology (2020)
  • Visiting Professor in Molecular Medicine, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China (2015)
  • Vivien Thomas Young Investigator Award, American Heart Association (2005)
  • Young Investigator Award, American College of Cardiology (1998)
  • Young Investigator Award Finalist, senior author, American College of Cardiology (2015)
  • Young Investigator Award, Finalist, American College of Cardiology (2007)
  • Young Investigator Award, Finalist, American College of Cardiology (Senior Author) (2004)
  • Young Investigator Award, Finalist, American College of Cardiology (Senior Author) (2005)

Administrative Appointments
  • Assistant Professor, Stanford Division of Cardiovascular Medicine (2005 - 2012)
  • Associate Professor, Stanford Division of Cardiovascular Medicine (2012 - 2020)
  • Cardiology Fellow, Stanford Division of Cardiovascular Medicine (1994 - 1999)
  • Clinical Instructor & Staff Physician, Stanford Division of Cardiovascular Medicine (1999 - 2005)
  • Director, Cardiothoracic MRI Program, Stanford Division of Cardiovascular Medicine (2012 - Present)
  • Director, Cardiovascular Stem Cell Laboratory, Stanford Division of Cardiovascular Medicine (2005 - Present)
  • Professor, Stanford Division of Cardiovascular Medicine (2020 - Present)


Practice Locations

Stanford Echocardiography and Vascular Imaging Center Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive, 3rd Floor, Clinic B36

Stanford , CA 94305

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General Cardiology at Boswell Building Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive , 2nd Floor, Room A260

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 725-5909

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He is straight forward on answering questions.
A very personable and friendly doctor. Easy to understand and clearly shows that he is genuinely interested in the patient's health.
Very good experience
DR. Yang is by far the most upfront, professional doctor I've had the experience to deal with. He is a no B.S. doctor and I just love that... I have no time to beat around the bush and want results. He is very informative and educating on all my medical needs and knows what's best for my health which is a rare commodity in todays medical profession. DR. Yang is in my opinion, the go to doctor for getting your heart back to normal, he does his research, finds the correct medical staff for the right procedures and takes the time to do what's best for his patients. It was an emotional rollercoaster but with Dr. Yang behind the wheel, I knew I would be in good hands. Stanford should be very proud to have such an honest professional doctor on their staff. Thank you Stanford, thank you Dr. Yang and thank you Dr. Viswanathan, my life was in your hands and you took care of me.
I have the utmost respect for Professor Yang. He has been my Cardiologist for about 10 years now and I have seen nothing except good intentions and respect from him. God bless him.
Excellent Doctor
Excellent presence on video, communicates well.
Very attentive & listened well. I am extremely pleased with his medical service
Straight forward, Good communicator, helpful
Very attentive and helpful
Very informative and helpful.
Straight forward answers in analyzing future tests and treatment in weighing on health benefit versus cost.
He is an amazing listener and doctor. He cares about his patients.
Wonderful Doctor. I'm pleased that he is my Doctor.
Great exp.
Outstanding personal care provided by Dr. Yang!
Dr. was pleasant. Very attentive, showed concern, detailed in providing information. Understood and listened to my concerns. Good and excellent follow up care for appts.
Dr. Yang is one of the best cardiologists.
Excellent as usual.
The first visit dr. makes mistake about the steps I need to follow.
Doctor Yang takes care of my heart since 2001.
Doctor Yang has been very high level of cardiologist. I am totally trust him to take care of my heart. I like him very much.
Very friendly. Dr. Yang is my favorite Doctor!
Things were done in orderly. Service personnel more knowledgeable as to what they do.
He was sincere when telling me what I needed to do.
Excellent doctor, very reassuring!
Dr. Yang was great.
Everything has been fine.
The doctor was attentive and friendly.
Dr. Yang has obviously read my histories written by other Stanford Health Care providers. He came in well-informed.
All was very well explained.
I have become aware of how little I know as I am just learning about cardiovascular as I age. I feel I have to become more adept with this knowledge. I am searching in journals, magazine articles and conference with my doctors. I have the Cleveland Clinic & Dr. Oz articles but little from Stanford. I teach a large senior group how to care for their bodies.
Very good.
Clear and in an orderly manner.
I felt so much confidence that it seemed I had known them a long time ago.
Dr. Phil Yang was outstanding in every aspect of care!
I always field good & appreciated.
Very good work.
Dr. Yang explained everything and made good suggestions for me to follow at home.
Dr. Yang took his lunch hour to speak with me!!!
Both Dr. Yang & his assistant MD provided excellent service.
Dr. Yang seemed to be a very competent, as well as personable doctor. However, most of the visit was with his assistant/intern. Dr. Oppondo. Dr. Oppondo did not ask us to wait for Dr. Yang and would not discuss some additional medication problem because she "did not have enough time". We only were able to talk to Dr. Yang in the hallway as we were leaving. We would definitely come back to Dr. Yang.
Excellent as always.
He explained everything to me in a way that was easy for anyone to understand.
Sent out report of echocardiogram with no personal comments or explanation of findings.
I feel lucky to be seeing Dr Yang I have referred my daughter in law and we are both very pleased.

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