Dr. Yang received his medical and neurology training at the Fourth Military Medical University in Xian, China. He then completed a research fellowship in clinical psychopharmacology at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. When he relocated to the United States, Dr. Yang worked as an instructor and clinical supervisor at the Minnesota Institute of Acupuncture and Herbal Studies, while obtaining all necessary credentials to become a licensed physician in the United States. He completed his residency training in psychiatry at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.
Dr. Yang is a leading physician, board-certified psychiatrist, expert, author and educator on classic forms of Chinese medicine. He uniquely incorporates acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, neuro-emotional technique, nutritional and dietary consultation, psychotherapy and medication management for the care of patients with a variety of emotional and physical illnesses. Following family tradition, he is a fifth generation teacher and practitioner of Chinese medicine, specializing in acupuncture. Dr. Yang is the author of Facing East which he joins force with style icon and wellness advocate Norma Kamali to reveal the ancient healing secrets that will help maintain and restore vitality, health, and beauty.
Dr. Yang is the founder and medical director of Tao Integrative Medicine. Dr. Yang also serves as the director of the Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture program at the Jefferson Mryna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine and is an assistant professor of psychiatry and human behavior at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. In addition, Dr. Yang is part of the faculty at the Integrative Medicine Department of the University of Arizona. Dr. Yang is a board member of the International Organization of Integrative Mental Health and a member of the American Medical Association.