Phillip C. Yang, MD

Phillip C. Yang, MD

Cardiologist

Bio:   Phillip C. Yang is an Associate 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 regeneration. His research employs novel in vivo multi-modality molecular and cellular imaging technology to translate the basic innovation in stem cell biology. 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 stem cell therapy. In addition, he is a PI on 3 NIH research grants, 1 CIRM grant, and leads 3 stem cell clinical trials. He hopes to pioneer 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 in Stem Cell Biology, and NIH Patient Oriented Research.
4.7 out of 5
81 Patient Ratings
17 Patient Comments

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  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • 2nd Floor, Room A260
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6459
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Professional Education

  • Medical Education: Yale University School of Medicine (1989) CT
  • Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine (1998) CA
  • Board Certification: Echocardiography, National Board of Echocardiography (2008)
  • Board Certification: Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine (1999)
  • Residency: UCLA Medical Center (1993) CA
  • Internship: UCLA - School of Medicine (1990) CA
  • 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

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

Administrative Appointments

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

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Friendliness

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Recommended to others

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Explanations

4.7

Listens

4.7

Includes you in decisions

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Clear Communication

4.7

Confidence in your doctor

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Wait times

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

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.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Very good.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Clear and in an orderly manner.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

I felt so much confidence that it seemed I had known them a long time ago.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Excellent.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Phil Yang was outstanding in every aspect of care!

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

I always field good & appreciated.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Yang explained everything and made good suggestions for me to follow at home.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Very good work.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Yang took his lunch hour to speak with me!!!

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Both Dr. Yang & his assistant MD provided excellent service.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

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.

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4.7 out of 5
81 Patient Ratings
17 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

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.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Very good.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Clear and in an orderly manner.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

I felt so much confidence that it seemed I had known them a long time ago.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Excellent.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Phil Yang was outstanding in every aspect of care!

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

I always field good & appreciated.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Yang explained everything and made good suggestions for me to follow at home.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Very good work.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Yang took his lunch hour to speak with me!!!

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Both Dr. Yang & his assistant MD provided excellent service.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

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.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Excellent as always.

SHC Patient, May 2015

He explained everything to me in a way that was easy for anyone to understand.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Good.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Sent out report of echocardiogram with no personal comments or explanation of findings.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

I feel lucky to be seeing Dr Yang I have referred my daughter in law and we are both very pleased.