Rui Yang, MD

Attending Physician, Orthopedic Oncology
Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Surgery

  • Montefiore Greene Medical Arts Pavilion
    3400 Bainbridge Avenue Bronx
    NY 10467-2404

  • Orthopedic Oncology

  • (718) 920-2060

Biography

Dr. Yang is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon recognized for his multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant tumors in the musculoskeletal system, including metastatic bony lesions as well as primary tumors. He also serves as an Assistant Professor at our Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Dr. Yang earned his medical degree at Beijing Medical University in China followed by an orthopedic residency at Peking University People’s Hospital in Beijing, China. Following his training in China, he came to the United States where he earned a master’s degree in biological sciences from Hunter College at the City University of New York. Dr. Yang completed a second orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Texas, in Houston, followed by a fellowship in orthopedic oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Dr. Yang has a strong interest in the research of musculoskeletal tumors. He has been studying the tumor genesis of osteosarcoma and the genetic profile of the tumors as compared to normal counterpart tissues. He has also studied the mechanism of chemotherapy resistance in osteosarcoma and related signaling pathways, in addition to novel strategies to overcome it in collaboration with pediatric sarcoma teams.

Research Focus

Musculoskeletal tumors, the tumorigenesis of osteosarcoma, the genetic profile of the tumors as comparison to normal counterpart tissues

Clinical Focus

Diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant tumors in the musculoskeletal system

Education & Training

  • Medical School

    Beijing Medical University

  • Residency

    Peking University People's Hospital, University of Texas

  • Fellowship

    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Highlights

  • University of Texas - Houston Resident Academic Award [ 2014 ]

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