Language: English
Gender: Female
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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 Journal of American Society of Cytopathology and was on the editorial boards of Cancer Cytopathology until 2013 and Acta Cytologica until 2015. 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 Microscopic Workshop Director of “Distinguishing Benign and Malignant Look-alike Thyroid Lesions by FNA Cytology with Histologic Correlation” (2014, 2015).

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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 Access
  • 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 [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus [CHP]
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI [CBP]
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Metro/Core/Charter]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare]


  • 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 did Pathology residency at New York University Medical Center, followed by Cytopathology fellowship at Hospital of University of Pennsylvania. She became Assistant Professor at Cornell Medical Center in 7/1992, started working on Ultrafast Papanicolaou stain on surgical specimens in 10/1993 and applied to patients in 1/1995,  In 1/1996, She was recruited to NYU Medical Center as Associate Professor, and promoted to Professor in 7/2005. She returned to Cornell Medical Center in 11/2006 in order to study the histopathology of thyroidectomy specimens which she made the pre-operative fine-needle aspiration diagnosis at Park Avenue Radiology. After she signed the thyroid FNA book contract with the publisher, she became part-time faculty in 7/2011. The book was published in 4/2013. Now she goes to Lenox Hill Radiology on Tuesdays to provide immediate diagnosis to patients and on Wednesdays she issues FNA biopsy reports and shares her experience with young pathologists on weekly multi-headed microscope and monthly lectures.
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