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Jenny Yang, MD

Pulmonary, Critical Care, & Sleep MedicineUC San Diego Department of Medicine


Dr. Yang was raised in Swarthmore, PA and attended medical school in Philadelphia. While at Jefferson Medical College, she gained both clinical and research experience, and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. After medical school, she ventured out to the west coast for residency at UCSD, where her interest in pulmonary and critical care medicine started. She then pursued research projects investigating outcomes of rapid responses and inpatient cardiac arrests and plans to continue this during fellowship.

Education & Training
2007-2011: Davidson College, BS, Biology
2011-2015: Jefferson Medical College, MD
2015-2018: UC San Diego, Internship & Residency, Internal Medicine
2018-2021: UC San Diego, Fellowship, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Research Interests
• Cardiac Arrest/ Resuscitation
• Critical Care

1. Meier A, Yang J, Liu J, Beitler JR, Tu XM, Owens RL, Sundararajan RL, Malhotra A, Sell RE. Female Physician Leadership During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation is Associated With Improved Patient Outcomes. Crit Care Med. 2018 Oct 9. PubMed PMID: 30303843

2. Hirose H, Gupta S, Pitcher H, Miessau J, Yang Q, Yang J, Cavarocchi N. Feasibility of diagnosis of postcardiotomy tamponade by miniaturized transesophageal echocardiography. Journal of Surgical Research. 2014, Jul: 190(1): 276-279. PubMed PMID: 24703223.