EDUCATION

Undergraduate
  • Stanford University , Stanford , CA
Graduate School - PhD Molecular Cell Biology
  • Rockefeller University , New York , NY

Medical School

  • Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University , New York , NY

Internship

Internal Medicine
  • Brigham & Women's Hospital , Boston , MA

Graduate Degree

Diagnostic Radiology
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania , Philadelphia , PA

Fellowship

Neuroradiology
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania , Philadelphia , PA

Fellowship

Pediatric Neuroradiology
  • The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia , Philadelphia , PA

I enjoy visual puzzles, thinking about the brain, and helping patients. So pediatric neuroradiology is the perfect field for me because I get to immerse myself in all three activities on a daily basis. It is a particular privilege to work here at Boston Children’s Hospital since we have the technology, resources, and collective clinical expertise to ensure that our patients obtain the highest quality care possible. Our hospital is also fortunate to see rare conditions in sufficient frequency that we can contribute to improved diagnosis, therapy, and overall understanding of a wide array of childhood diseases affecting the brain, spine, and head/neck.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Dr. Yang obtained a B.S. in Chemistry from Stanford University in 1996. He subsequently enrolled in the Medical Scientist Training Program at the Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program in New York, obtaining a Ph.D. in Molecular Cell Biology from Rockefeller University in 2003 and a M.D. from Cornell University in 2004. After completing a medical internship at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in 2005, he completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology (2009) and a fellowship in Neuroradiology (2010) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Following an additional fellowship in Pediatric Neuroradiology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, he served as Assistant Professor and Director of Pediatric Neuroradiology, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL. He has been an Attending Neuroradiologist at Boston Children’s Hospital since 2013. He has a special interest in genetic conditions affecting the central nervous system and congenital brain malformations.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Radiology and Neuroradiology

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Winawer MR, Griffin NG, Samanamud J, Baugh EH, Rathakrishnan D, Ramalingam S, Zagzag D, Schevon CA, Dugan P, Hegde M, Sheth SA, McKhann GM, Doyle WK, Grant GA, Porter BE, Mikati MA, Muh CR, Malone CD, Bergin AMR, Peters JM, McBrian DK, Pack AM, Akman CI, LaCoursiere CM, Keever KM, Madsen JR, Yang E, Lidov HGW, Shain C, Allen AS, Canoll P, Crino PB, Poduri AH, Heinzen EL. Somatic SLC35A2 variants in the brain are associated with intractable neocortical epilepsy. Ann Neurol. 2018 Apr 20. View abstract
  2. Olson HE, Jean-Marçais N, Yang E, Heron D, Tatton-Brown K, van der Zwaag PA, Bijlsma EK, Krock BL, Backer E, Kamsteeg EJ, Sinnema M, Reijnders MRF, Bearden D, Begtrup A, Telegrafi A, Lunsing RJ, Burglen L, Lesca G, Cho MT, Smith LA, Sheidley BR, Moufawad El Achkar C, Pearl PL, Poduri A, Skraban CM, Tarpinian J, Nesbitt AI, Fransen van de Putte DE, Ruivenkamp CAL, Rump P, Chatron N, Sabatier I, De Bellescize J, Guibaud L, Sweetser DA, Waxler JL, Wierenga KJ. A Recurrent De Novo PACS2 Heterozygous Missense Variant Causes Neonatal-Onset Developmental Epileptic Encephalopathy, Facial Dysmorphism, and Cerebellar Dysgenesis. Am J Hum Genet. 2018 Apr 10. View abstract
  3. Martinot AJ, Abbink P, Afacan O, Prohl AK, Bronson R, Hecht JL, Borducchi EN, Larocca RA, Peterson RL, Rinaldi W, Ferguson M, Didier PJ, Weiss D, Lewis MG, De La Barrera RA, Yang E, Warfield SK, Barouch DH. Fetal Neuropathology in Zika Virus-Infected Pregnant Female Rhesus Monkeys. Cell. 2018 Mar 28. View abstract
  4. Almuqbil M, Rivkin MJ, Takeoka M, Yang E, Rodan LH. Transient regional cerebral hypoperfusion during a paroxysmal hemiplegic event in GLUT1 deficiency syndrome. Eur J Paediatr Neurol. 2018 Feb 19. View abstract
  5. D'Gama AM, Woodworth MB, Hossain AA, Bizzotto S, Hatem NE, LaCoursiere CM, Najm I, Ying Z, Yang E, Barkovich AJ, Kwiatkowski DJ, Vinters HV, Madsen JR, Mathern GW, Blümcke I, Poduri A, Walsh CA. Somatic Mutations Activating the mTOR Pathway in Dorsal Telencephalic Progenitors Cause a Continuum of Cortical Dysplasias. Cell Rep. 2017 Dec 26; 21(13):3754-3766. View abstract
  6. Yang E, Storey A, Olson HE, Soul J, Estroff JA, Trenor CC, Cooper BK, Smith ER, Orbach DB. Imaging features and prognostic factors in fetal and postnatal torcular dural sinus malformations, part I: review of experience at Boston Children's Hospital. J Neurointerv Surg. 2017 Sep 30. View abstract
  7. Yang E, Storey A, Olson HE, Soul J, Estroff JA, Trenor CC, Cooper BK, Smith ER, Orbach DB. Imaging features and prognostic factors in fetal and postnatal torcular dural sinus malformations, part II: synthesis of the literature and patient management. J Neurointerv Surg. 2017 Sep 30. View abstract
  8. Ramkissoon SH, Bandopadhayay P, Hwang J, Ramkissoon LA, Greenwald NF, Schumacher SE, O'Rourke R, Pinches N, Ho P, Malkin H, Sinai C, Filbin M, Plant A, Bi WL, Chang MS, Yang E, Wright KD, Manley PE, Ducar M, Alexandrescu S, Lidov H, Delalle I, Goumnerova LC, Church AJ, Janeway KA, Harris MH, MacConaill LE, Folkerth RD, Lindeman NI, Stiles CD, Kieran MW, Ligon AH, Santagata S, Dubuc AM, Chi SN, Beroukhim R, Ligon KL. Clinical targeted exome-based sequencing in combination with genome-wide copy number profiling: precision medicine analysis of 203 pediatric brain tumors. Neuro Oncol. 2017 Jul 01; 19(7):986-996. View abstract
  9. Yang E, Chu WCW, Lee EY. A Practical Approach to Supratentorial Brain Malformations: What Radiologists Should Know. Radiol Clin North Am. 2017 Jul; 55(4):609-627. View abstract
  10. Al-Ghamdi F, Anselm I, Yang E, Ghosh PS. Brain involvement in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease due to ganglioside-induced differentiation associated-protein 1 mutation. Neuromuscul Disord. 2017 Sep; 27(9):848-851. View abstract
  11. Im K, Guimaraes A, Kim Y, Cottrill E, Gagoski B, Rollins C, Ortinau C, Yang E, Grant PE. Quantitative Folding Pattern Analysis of Early Primary Sulci in Human Fetuses with Brain Abnormalities. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2017 Jul; 38(7):1449-1455. View abstract
  12. Walsh BH, Neil J, Morey J, Yang E, Silvera MV, Inder TE, Ortinau C. The Frequency and Severity of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Abnormalities in Infants with Mild Neonatal Encephalopathy. J Pediatr. 2017 Aug; 187:26-33.e1. View abstract
  13. Marami B, Mohseni Salehi SS, Afacan O, Scherrer B, Rollins CK, Yang E, Estroff JA, Warfield SK, Gholipour A. Temporal slice registration and robust diffusion-tensor reconstruction for improved fetal brain structural connectivity analysis. Neuroimage. 2017 Aug 01; 156:475-488. View abstract
  14. Gholipour A, Rollins CK, Velasco-Annis C, Ouaalam A, Akhondi-Asl A, Afacan O, Ortinau CM, Clancy S, Limperopoulos C, Yang E, Estroff JA, Warfield SK. A normative spatiotemporal MRI atlas of the fetal brain for automatic segmentation and analysis of early brain growth. Sci Rep. 2017 03 28; 7(1):476. View abstract
  15. Olson HE, Kelly M, LaCoursiere CM, Pinsky R, Tambunan D, Shain C, Ramgopal S, Takeoka M, Libenson MH, Julich K, Loddenkemper T, Marsh ED, Segal D, Koh S, Salman MS, Paciorkowski AR, Yang E, Bergin AM, Sheidley BR, Poduri A. Genetics and genotype-phenotype correlations in early onset epileptic encephalopathy with burst suppression. Ann Neurol. 2017 Mar; 81(3):419-429. View abstract
  16. Peyton C, Yang E, Msall ME, Adde L, Støen R, Fjørtoft T, Bos AF, Einspieler C, Zhou Y, Schreiber MD, Marks JD, Drobyshevsky A. White Matter Injury and General Movements in High-Risk Preterm Infants. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2017 Jan; 38(1):162-169. View abstract
  17. Rodan LH, El Achkar CM, Berry GT, Poduri A, Prabhu SP, Yang E, Anselm I. De Novo TUBB2A Variant Presenting With Anterior Temporal Pachygyria. J Child Neurol. 2017 01; 32(1):127-131. View abstract
  18. Peyton C, Yang E, Kocherginsky M, Adde L, Fjørtoft T, Støen R, Bos AF, Einspieler C, Schreiber MD, Msall ME. Relationship between white matter pathology and performance on the General Movement Assessment and the Test of Infant Motor Performance in very preterm infants. Early Hum Dev. 2016 Apr; 95:23-7. View abstract
  19. Chang PT, Yang E, Swenson DW, Lee EY. Pediatric Emergency Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Current Indications, Techniques, and Clinical Applications. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2016 May; 24(2):449-80. View abstract
  20. O'Rawe JA, Wu Y, Dörfel MJ, Rope AF, Au PY, Parboosingh JS, Moon S, Kousi M, Kosma K, Smith CS, Tzetis M, Schuette JL, Hufnagel RB, Prada CE, Martinez F, Orellana C, Crain J, Caro-Llopis A, Oltra S, Monfort S, Jiménez-Barrón LT, Swensen J, Ellingwood S, Smith R, Fang H, Ospina S, Stegmann S, Den Hollander N, Mittelman D, Highnam G, Robison R, Yang E, Faivre L, Roubertie A, Rivière JB, Monaghan KG, Wang K, Davis EE, Katsanis N, Kalscheuer VM, Wang EH, Metcalfe K, Kleefstra T, Innes AM, Kitsiou-Tzeli S, Rosello M, Keegan CE, Lyon GJ. TAF1 Variants Are Associated with Dysmorphic Features, Intellectual Disability, and Neurological Manifestations. Am J Hum Genet. 2015 Dec 03; 97(6):922-32. View abstract
  21. Al-Maawali A, Barry BJ, Rajab A, El-Quessny M, Seman A, Coury SN, Barkovich AJ, Yang E, Walsh CA, Mochida GH, Stoler JM. Novel loss-of-function variants in DIAPH1 associated with syndromic microcephaly, blindness, and early onset seizures. Am J Med Genet A. 2016 Feb; 170A(2):435-40. View abstract
  22. Rehder R, Yang E, Cohen AR. Variation of the slope of the tentorium during childhood. Childs Nerv Syst. 2016 Mar; 32(3):441-50. View abstract
  23. Hughes AL, Yang E, Vargas SO. A pediatric soft palate mass. Pleomorphic adenoma. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Apr; 141(4):391-2. View abstract
  24. Yang E, Prabhu SP. Imaging manifestations of the leukodystrophies, inherited disorders of white matter. Radiol Clin North Am. 2014 Mar; 52(2):279-319. View abstract
  25. Hansford BG, Albert D, Yang E. Classic neuroimaging findings of nonketotic hyperglycemia on computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging with absence of typical movement disorder symptoms (hemichorea-hemiballism). J Radiol Case Rep. 2013 Aug; 7(8):1-9. View abstract
  26. Yang E, Nucifora PG, Melhem ER. Diffusion MR imaging: basic principles. Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2011 Feb; 21(1):1-25, vii. View abstract
  27. Sadzak I, Schiff M, Gattermeier I, Glinitzer R, Sauer I, Saalmüller A, Yang E, Schaljo B, Kovarik P. Recruitment of Stat1 to chromatin is required for interferon-induced serine phosphorylation of Stat1 transactivation domain. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Jul 01; 105(26):8944-9. View abstract
  28. Ray R, Loughead J, Wang Z, Detre J, Yang E, Gur R, Lerman C. Neuroimaging, genetics and the treatment of nicotine addiction. Behav Brain Res. 2008 Nov 21; 193(2):159-69. View abstract
  29. Yang E, Altes T, Anupindi SA. Early Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection presenting as multiple pulmonary masses: an unusual presentation in a child. Pediatr Radiol. 2008 Apr; 38(4):477-80. View abstract
  30. Zakharova N, Lymar ES, Yang E, Malik S, Zhang JJ, Roeder RG, Darnell JE. Distinct transcriptional activation functions of STAT1alpha and STAT1beta on DNA and chromatin templates. J Biol Chem. 2003 Oct 31; 278(44):43067-73. View abstract
  31. Yang E, van Nimwegen E, Zavolan M, Rajewsky N, Schroeder M, Magnasco M, Darnell JE. Decay rates of human mRNAs: correlation with functional characteristics and sequence attributes. Genome Res. 2003 Aug; 13(8):1863-72. View abstract
  32. Yang E, Lerner L, Besser D, Darnell JE. Independent and cooperative activation of chromosomal c-fos promoter by STAT3. J Biol Chem. 2003 May 02; 278(18):15794-9. View abstract
  33. Yang E, Henriksen MA, Schaefer O, Zakharova N, Darnell JE. Dissociation time from DNA determines transcriptional function in a STAT1 linker mutant. J Biol Chem. 2002 Apr 19; 277(16):13455-62. View abstract
  34. Yang E, Wen Z, Haspel RL, Zhang JJ, Darnell JE. The linker domain of Stat1 is required for gamma interferon-driven transcription. Mol Cell Biol. 1999 Jul; 19(7):5106-12. View abstract
  35. Castro A, Sengupta TK, Ruiz DC, Yang E, Ivashkiv LB. IL-4 selectively inhibits IL-2-triggered Stat5 activation, but not proliferation, in human T cells. J Immunol. 1999 Feb 01; 162(3):1261-9. View abstract
  36. Friedli AC, Yang E, and Marder SR. A convenient synthetic entry into aldehydes with extended conjugation. Tetrahedron. 1997; 53:2717-2730. View abstract
  37. Marder SR, Tiemann BG, Friedli AC, Yang E, and Cheng LT. Large first hyperpolarizabilities of push pull polyenes with strong acceptors . Nonlinear Optics. 1995; 9:213-221. View abstract