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Yu-Xiao Yang, MD, MSCE

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CHERP Core Investigator

  • Staff Physician, Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center (CMCVAMC)
  • Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania
  • Co-Director, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Research Program, University of Pennsylvania


Yu-Xiao Yang, MD, MSCE, CHERP Core Investigator and Attending Physician at the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center (CMCVAMC) in Philadelphia, is also Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Professor of Epidemiology, and Senior Scholar in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and Attending Physician at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is board-certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology.

Dr. Yang has developed an active and independent research program in GI cancer epidemiology and GI pharmacoepidemiology. His research program has been continuously supported by highly competitive venues, including the NIH, AHRQ, VA, and GI foundations and has yielded numerous peer-reviewed original research publications.  He has served as a Deputy Editor for the Annals of Internal Medicine since 2019.

Research Areas
Safety of Acid-Suppressive Drug Therapy
GI Cancer Early Detection and Risk Prediction