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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 Vice Chair of Diversity & Inclusion. She is also the Director of Pediatric Neuroradiology and of the Neuroradiology Fellowship. 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.

    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 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 a the annual University of Chicago Radiology Review Course, and she also co-directs a similar, larger scale hands-on workshop at the Radiological Society of North America. 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 in its 5th year, 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 plans on organizing a diversity program for the department, to initiate dialogue amongst its members.

    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. As the selected 2019 Anne G. Osborn American Society of North America International Outreach Professor to Ethiopia, she will continue to further her worldwide educational endeavors.


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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

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    1. Polster SP, Dougherty MC, Zeineddine HA, Lyne SB, Smith HL, MacKenzie C, Pytel P, Yang CW, Tonsgard JH, Warnke PC, Frim DM. Dural Ectasia in Neurofibromatosis 1: Case Series, Management, and Review. Neurosurgery. 2020 05 01; 86(5):646-655. PMID: 31350851.
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    2. 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.
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    3. 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.
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    4. 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.
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    5. Wu J, Yang C, Collins J, Ginat DT. Case 250: Alpers-Huttenlocher Syndrome. Radiology. 2018 Feb; 286(2):720-725. PMID: 29356648.
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    6. 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.
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    7. 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.
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    8. 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.
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    9. Wu J, Yang C, Collins J, Ginat DT. Case 250. Radiology. 2017 10; 285(1):319-323. PMID: 28926316.
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    10. 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.
    11. 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.
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    12. 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.
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    13. 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.
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    14. 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.
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    15. 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.
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    16. Yang CW, Yang BP. Massive cerebral arterial air embolism following arterial catheterization. Neuroradiology. 2005 Dec; 47(12):892-4. PMID: 16142478.
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    17. 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.
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    18. 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.
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    19. Yang BP, Yang CW, Mindea SA, Tomita T. Pituitary apoplexy. Pediatr Radiol. 2005 Aug; 35(8):830-1. PMID: 15864575.
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    20. Yang BP, Yang CW. Remote cerebellar hemorrhage after craniotomy. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2005 Jan-Feb; 41(1):52-3. PMID: 15886515.
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    21. Shors SM, Fung CW, François CJ, Finn JP, Fieno DS. 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.
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