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Carina W. Yang

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentRadiology-Neuroradiology
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    Carina Yang, MD is an Associate Professor of Radiology and Vice Chair of Diversity & Inclusion for the department. She is also the Director of Pediatric Neuroradiology, and served as the Director of the Neuroradiology Fellowship for 8 years. She is the inaugural Faculty Director of Fellowship Accreditation in the Graduate Medical Education Office. Dr. Yang is an expert in interpretation of neuroradiological CT and MR examinations, and promotes techniques for pediatric patients to minimize radiation exposure and performing testing without the need for extended sedation.

    She was selected to serve on the research program team for the Margaret Hackett Family Center Foundation, and is an elected member of the American Syringomyelia & Chiari Alliance Project Board as well as the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools Board. She was also elected by peers to be a member of the Faculty Advisory Committee to the Deans in 2022. She was chosen to participate in the Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments (SCARD)-GE Leading Empowering and Disrupting (LEAD) Program in 2022, for rising female leaders in the field.

    Dr. Yang’s devotion to educating medical students, residents, fellows and radiologists has enhanced our radiology department. She was the recipient of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine Medical Education Research, Innovation, Teaching and Scholarship (MERITS) in 2016-2017. She most recently was selected as a Senior Faculty Scholar in the Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence.

    She has a vested interested in medical simulation in radiology. She instituted a simulation program designed to prevent knowledge gaps with interactive educational tools that improve radiologists’ clinical skills and increase retention in the diagnosis and management of contrast reactions. Her intramural course has expanded to the annual University of Chicago Radiology Review Course, and she also co-directed a similar, very popular, larger scale hands-on workshop at the Radiological Society of North America for two years. She has also explored image-guided spine procedures using a lumbar task trainer and ImmersiveTouch virtual reality and haptic simulator. Dr. Yang has authored several peer-reviewed articles on the use of simulation in radiology.

    Dr. Yang co-founded the Chicagoland Radiology Expo, now renewed in its 7th year as RadExpo, which provides medical students an opportunity to learn about the field of radiology through a series of interactive panels, hands-on activities, speed advising, and keynote speakers. In particular, sessions on underrepresented minorities and women in radiology help to promote diversity in this specialty. She has refreshed the diversity program for the department, leading an active D&I Council, continuing dialogue across department members. Under her guidance, a new Women in Radiology program has been initiated, and a dedicated D&I Grand Rounds series has been introduced.

    She also has great interest in promoting neuroradiology education to trainees and practicing radiologists on a global arena, with past visiting professorships to locations such as Newfoundland, Canada, Hong Kong, as well as Gwalior and New Delhi, India, in part with funding from two University of Chicago Provost's Global Faculty Awards. She was selected as the 2019 Anne G. Osborn American Society of North America International Outreach Professor to Ethiopia, and most recently traveled to Trinidad for additional volunteer pediatric neuroradiology teaching. She hopes to continue to further her worldwide educational endeavors at new upcoming sites.

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    Center for Medical Simulation Instructor Course, Cambridge,, MA2013Medical Simulation
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine - McGaw Medical Center, Chicago, IL06/2009Neuroradiology Fellowship
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine - McGaw Medical Center, Chicago, IL06/2008Diagnostic Radiology Residency
    St. Joseph Hospital, Chicago, IL06/2004Transitional Year (Internship)
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, ILMD06/2003
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MABS, BS, BS06/1999Biology, Literature, and Chemical Eng
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    2019Anne G. Osborn International Outreach Professor, American Society of Neuroradiology
    20183rd Place in the category of “High Value Care Educational Curricula at High Value Health Care Nation, High Value Practice Academic Alliance
    2016 - 2017Medical Education Research, Innovation, Teaching and Scholarship (MERITS) Fellowship, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
    2007Alumni Relations and GME Award for Excellence in Teaching, Northwestern Univ. Feinberg School of Med.
    2007Medical Student Resident Teacher Award, Northwestern University Medical School
    2007Steven M. Pinsky, MD Resident Research Award, Chicago Radiological Society
    2000Washington Health Policy Fellowship, American Medical Student Association
    2022Minnies: Semi-Finalist for The Best of Radiology, for Most Effective Radiology Educator, AuntMinnie.com
    2022Leading Empowering and Disrupting (LEAD) Program, Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments (SCARD)-GE
    2022 - 2023Senior Faculty Scholar , Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence

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    1. Wu S, Issa NP, Lacy M, Satzer D, Rose SL, Yang CW, Collins JM, Liu X, Sun T, Towle VL, Nordli DR, Warnke PC, Tao JX. Surgical Outcomes and EEG Prognostic Factors After Stereotactic Laser Amygdalohippocampectomy for Mesial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. Front Neurol. 2021; 12:654668. PMID: 34079512; PMCID: PMC8165234.
      Citations: 3     
    2. Polster SP, Dougherty MC, Zeineddine HA, Smith HL, MacKenzie C, Pytel P, Yang CW, Tonsgard JH, Warnke PC, Frim DM, Lyne SB. Dural Ectasia in Neurofibromatosis 1: Case Series, Management, and Review. Neurosurgery. 2020 05 01; 86(5):646-655. PMID: 31350851.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Oren NC, Chang E, Yang CW, Lee SK. Brain Diffusion Imaging Findings May Predict Clinical Outcome after Cardiac Arrest. J Neuroimaging. 2019 07; 29(4):540-547. PMID: 31107566.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Ali S, Alexander A, Lambrix M, Ramakrishna R, Yang CW. High-Fidelity Simulation Training for the Diagnosis and Management of Adverse Contrast Media Reactions. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2019 01; 212(1):2-8. PMID: 30403529.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Ali S, Ramakrishna R, Alexander A, Yang CW. Simulation of fluoroscopic-guided lumbar puncture with a novel spine task trainer. BMJ Simul Technol Enhanc Learn. 2018; 4(4):205-206. PMID: 35519009; PMCID: PMC8936921.
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    6. McMullen PD, Bridge JA, Blair EA, Yang CW, Collins J, Cipriani NA. Aneurysmal Bone Cyst of the Maxillary Sinus with USP6 Rearrangement: Case Report of a Rare Entity and Review of the Literature. Head Neck Pathol. 2019 Sep; 13(3):281-285. PMID: 30076509; PMCID: PMC6684671.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Wu J, Yang C, Collins J, Ginat DT. Case 250: Alpers-Huttenlocher Syndrome. Radiology. 2018 Feb; 286(2):720-725. PMID: 29356648.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    
    8. Tao JX, Wu S, Lacy M, Rose S, Issa NP, Yang CW, Dorociak KE, Bruzzone M, Kim J, Daif A, Choi J, Towle VL, Warnke PC. Stereotactic EEG-guided laser interstitial thermal therapy for mesial temporal lobe epilepsy. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2018 05; 89(5):542-548. PMID: 29183959.
      Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    9. Stamates MM, Frim DM, Yang CW, Katzman GL, Ali S. Magnetic resonance imaging in the prone position and the diagnosis of tethered spinal cord. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2018 01; 21(1):4-10. PMID: 29076793.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Ali S, Qandeel M, Ramakrishna R, Yang CW. Virtual Simulation in Enhancing Procedural Training for Fluoroscopy-guided Lumbar Puncture: A Pilot Study. Acad Radiol. 2018 02; 25(2):235-239. PMID: 29032887.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Wu J, Yang C, Collins J, Ginat DT. Case 250. Radiology. 2017 10; 285(1):319-323. PMID: 28926316.
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    12. Ali S, Ramakrishna R, Alexander A, Yang C. Simulation of Fluoroscopic-Guided Lumbar Puncture with a Novel Spine Task Trainer. BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning. 2017; 4:205-206. View Publication.
    13. Franco A, Jo SY, Mehta AS, Pandya DJ, Yang CW. A Rare Triad of Giant Occipital Encephalocele with Lipomyelomeningocele, Tetralogy of Fallot, and Situs Inversus. J Radiol Case Rep. 2016 Mar; 10(3):36-46. PMID: 27200165; PMCID: PMC4861617.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Wu J, Schulte J, Yang C, Baroody F, Ginat DT. Hairy Polyp of the Nasopharynx Arising from the Eustachian Tube. Head Neck Pathol. 2016 Jun; 10(2):213-6. PMID: 25939422; PMCID: PMC4838952.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Yang BP, Yang CW, Ondra SL. A novel mathematical model of the sagittal spine. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2007 Feb 15; 32(4):466-70. PMID: 17304139.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Yang CW, Carr JC, Francois CJ, Shea SM, Deshpande VS, Meyers SN, Beohar N, Finn JP, Li D. Coronary magnetic resonance angiography using magnetization-prepared contrast-enhanced breath-hold volume-targeted imaging (MPCE-VCATS). Invest Radiol. 2006 Aug; 41(8):639-44. PMID: 16829747.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Yang BP, Das S, Yang CW, Cozzens JW. Images in neuro-oncology. Selective invasion of the anterior commissure in glioblastoma multiforme. J Neurooncol. 2006 Dec; 80(3):275-6. PMID: 16773217.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Yang CW, Yang BP. Massive cerebral arterial air embolism following arterial catheterization. Neuroradiology. 2005 Dec; 47(12):892-4. PMID: 16142478.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Yang CW, Carr JC, Futterer SF, Morasch MD, Yang BP, Shors SM, Finn JP. Contrast-enhanced MR angiography of the carotid and vertebrobasilar circulations. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2005 Sep; 26(8):2095-101. PMID: 16155164; PMCID: PMC8148843.
      Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    20. Yang BP, Yang CW, Mindea SA, Alden TD. Reduplication of ventriculoperitoneal shunt catheter tip back through shunt tract. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2005 May-Jun; 41(3):168-9. PMID: 15995339.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. Yang BP, Yang CW, Mindea SA, Tomita T. Pituitary apoplexy. Pediatr Radiol. 2005 Aug; 35(8):830-1. PMID: 15864575.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. Yang BP, Yang CW. Remote cerebellar hemorrhage after craniotomy. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2005 Jan-Feb; 41(1):52-3. PMID: 15886515.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    23. Shors SM, Fung CW, Finn JP, Fieno DS, François CJ. Accurate quantification of right ventricular mass at MR imaging by using cine true fast imaging with steady-state precession: study in dogs. Radiology. 2004 Feb; 230(2):383-8. PMID: 14699182.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Animals
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