Language: English
Gender: Female
525 East 68th Street, Room F-766
New York, NY 10065
P: (212) 746-4067 | F: (212) 746-8359
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Personal Statement

Dr. Yang is recognized internationally for her innovations in cytopathology and in New York City for her expertise in immediate diagnosis of image-guided FNA biopsies of superficial and deep organs. She published the largest series of follicular variant of papillary carcinoma and one of the largest series of follicular neoplasm detected by thyroid FNA. She was a member of National Cancer Institute Thyroid FNA State of the Art Conference Online Atlas Committee.  Dr. Yang is on the editorial board of Acta Cytologica and Journal of American Society of Cytopathology and was on the editorial board of Cancer Cytopathology until 2013. She has been active in American Society of Cytopathology as diagnostic seminar panelist, as Workshop Director of "High Resolution Effusion Cytology" (2004), "Thyroid FNA with histologic correlations" (2007, 2008), Round Table Discussion of "Thyroid FNA: strategy to minimize atypical follicular lesion of uncertain significance in Bethesda Classification" (2013), and Workshop Director of “Distinguishing Benign and Malignant Look-alike Thyroid Lesions by FNA Cytology with Histologic Correlation” (2014).

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Board Certifications
  • Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology
  • Cytopathology
  • Fine Needle Aspiration

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Essential
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI [CBP]
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup [CHP]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Health Republic
  • Medicare
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [Medicare]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [HMO]


  • B.S., National Taiwan University (Taiwan), 1964
  • M.D., Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 1987
  • M.S., Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey, 1982
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1966

Honors and Awards


Guide to America's Top Physicians (Cytopathology). recognized by Consumer Research Council of America. (2003)

America's Leading Experts on Thyroid Gland Cancer (Thyroid Neoplasm), recognized by "" for among the top 15 percent of publishing physicians recognized as thought leaders (2009)



Clinical Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College

Attending Pathologist
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Dr. Yang, formerly a plant pathologist, was born in China and received her B.S. at National Taiwan University in 1964 and M.S. at University of Wisconsin in 1966. After working at medical schools as an electron microscopist for 16 years, she decided to become a pathologist. She obtained a M.S. in Zoology from Rutgers University in 1982 and M.D. from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 1987. She completed Pathology Residency at New York University from 1987 to 1991 and did cytopathology fellowship at University of Pennsylvania in 1992. She became a fellow of International Board of Cytopathology in 1997.

Dr. Yang was a junior faculty at Cornell when she co-invented Ultrafast Papanicolaou stain, which was reported in a New York Times article entitled -New technique provides biopsies much faster and more accurately - on 4/27/1995. In 1996, She was recruited to New York University Medical Center, where she rose through the ranks to professor. She returned to Papanicolaou Cytology Laboratory at this institution in November 2006.