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Member, Division of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Immune Deficiency

Instructor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Board Certified

"I remind myself of what it's like to be a patient, what the patient's and family's goals are and what I can do to help."

My Biography & Research


I learned about bone marrow transplantation as an undergraduate at the University of California Los Angeles, where I worked in a hematopoietic stem cell lab — and I was hooked! It's amazing how these stem cells can completely recreate the human blood system.

Children are so fun, and I love working with them. They can surprise you each day when you walk into their room. In my practice, I remind myself of what it's like to be a patient, what the patient's and family's goals are and what I can do to help.

In my research, I’m exploring the quantitation of intestinal permeability and how that may correlate with adverse outcomes after a stem cell transplant.

During my free time, I enjoy exploring the outdoors and improving my cooking skills.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric bone marrow transplantation

Academic Affiliation

Instructor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Bone Marrow Transplantation

Research Divisions

Bone Marrow Transplantation and Immune Deficiency

My Locations

My Education

MD: Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, 2013.

Residency: Pediatrics, University of California San Diego/Rady Children's Hospital San Diego, San Diego, CA, 2016.

Fellowship: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, University of California San Diego/Rady Children's Hospital San Diego, San Diego, CA, 2019.

Fellowship: Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2020.

My Publications

Incidence of thyroid dysfunction in children after HSCT with reduced intensity conditioning (RIC) or myeloablative conditioning (MAC). Wang, YZ M; Howell, JC; Grimley, MS; Lane, A; Davies, SM; Myers, KC. Pediatric Transplantation. 2021; 25.

Ruxolitinib for the treatment of chronic GVHD and overlap syndrome in children and young adults. Wang, YM; Teusink-Cross, A; Elborai, Y; Krupski, MC; Nelson, AS; Grimley, MS; Flannery, A; Mehta, PA; Bleesing, JJ; Chandra, S; et al. Transplantation. 2021.

Irradiation-free RIC HSCT has a tolerable safety profile and is effective therapy for pediatric bone marrow failure syndromes. Wang, YZ M; Anderson, E; Gloude, N; Marion, A; King, C; Leung, W; Schiff, D. Pediatric Transplantation. 2021; 25.

Umbilical Cord Blood and iPSC-Derived Natural Killer Cells Demonstrate Key Differences in Cytotoxic Activity and KIR Profiles. Goldenson, BH; Zhu, H; Wang, YZ M; Heragu, N; Bernareggi, D; Ruiz-Cisneros, A; Bahena, A; Ask, EH; Hoel, HJ; Malmberg, KJ; et al. Frontiers in Immunology. 2020; 11.

High-Dose Methotrexate in Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: Predictors of Delayed Clearance and the Effect of Increased Hydration Rate on Methotrexate Clearance. Chen, AR; Wang, YM; Lin, M; Kuo, DJ. Cureus. 2020; 12.

Transcatheter arterial embolization as palliation in metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma. Wang, YZ M; Lyon, J; Yoon, JM. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2019; 66.

Hematologic Manifestations of Nutritional Deficiencies: Early Recognition is Essential to Prevent Serious Complications. Yu, JC; Shliakhtsitsava, K; Wang, YM; Paul, M; Farnaes, L; Wong, V; Kim, J; Thornburg, CD. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. 2019; 41:e182-e185.

MLL rearranged acute lymphoblastic leukaemia presenting as a maxillary sinus mass with a discordant immunophenotypic profile from the bone marrow. Wang, YM; Mo, JQ; Kuo, DJ; Wong, V. BMJ Case Reports. 2019; 12.

Terson Syndrome Before Induction Chemotherapy for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Wang, YM; Nudleman, E; Vinocur, D; Kuo, DJ. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. 2018; 40:141-142.