Jay Yang

Position Title

Assistant Professor - Clinical

Office Location

Karmanos Cancer Institute
4100 John R.
Hudson-Webber Cancer Research Center
Mail Code: HW04HO
Detroit, MI 48201

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Education Training

(1994-1998)  M.D., University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI
(1994)  B.A. Biology,  Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Postgraduate Training
(2008-2011)  Hematology/Oncology Fellowship, St. John Providence Hospital and Medical Centers, Southfield, MI
(2005-2008)  Internal Medicine Residency, St. John Providence Hospital and Medical Centers, Southfield, MI
(2004-2005)  Internship, St. John Providence Hospital and Medical Centers, Southfield, MI

Professional Experience

Faculty Appointments
(2011-present)  Assistant Professor, Department of Oncology, Wayne State University School of Medicine and Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, MI

Hospital or Other Professional Appointments
Member, Clinical Competency Committee, Karmanos Cancer Center
Member, Quality Assurance Committee  Karmanos Cancer Institute
Member, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee  Karmanos Cancer Institute

Major Professional Societies

American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Society of Hematology
Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG)

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine  Exp. 2018
American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology  Exp. 2021
American Board of Oncology, Medical Oncology  Exp. 2021

Courses taught

6400 Pathophysiology – Hematology Section

Research Interests

Novel therapies for heatological malignancies including acute myeloid leukemia and acute lymphoblastic leukemia.


Yang J, Schiffer CA. Genetic biomarkers in acute myeloid leukemia: will the promise of improving treatment outcomes be realized? Expert Review of Hematology. 2012;5:395-407

Yang J, Terebelo HR, Zonder JA.  Secondary Primary Malignancies in Multiple Myeloma: An Old Nemesis Revisited. Advances in Hematology. 2012:801495

Franco-Palacios D, Tama M, Sammadar S, Yang J. Retroperitoneal Amyloidosis as the Presenting Manifestation of Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia. BMJ Case Reports 2013

Yang J, Bentley G, Schiffer CA. Cancer Consult: Expertise for Clinical Practice.
“Pitfalls in the Diagnosis of Myelodysplastic Syndromes.” Sept 2014: 97-105. Wiley-Blackwell. Editors Abutalib SA and Markman M.

Gebregeorgis W, Pillai U, Mamdani H, Yang J, Rossi NF. Coagulopathy and spontaneous hemorrhage in a patient with nephrotic syndrome. Clinical Nephrology. 2015;84:55-60

Yang J, Schiffer CA. The artful management of older patients with acute myeloid leukemia. Expert Review of Hematology. 2016 Mar 2:1-8. [Epub ahead of print]

PubMed Database Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=jay+yang

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