Lynda Yang, M.D. Ph.D. 2017

Lynda Jun-San Yang, M.D., Ph.D.

Clinical Professor, Neurological Surgery
Brachial Plexus Program Director


Lynda J-S Yang, M.D., Ph.D. graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelors of Science in chemistry. Dr. Yang subsequently obtained her M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Her Ph.D. thesis work focused on myelin-associated glycoprotein, a major axon regeneration inhibitor in the central nervous system. Then, she pursued neurosurgical residency training at the University of Michigan with Dr. Julian Hoff. During residency training, she developed her interest in peripheral nerve surgery under the mentorship of Dr. John McGillicuddy. Her fellowship training with Mr. Rolfe Birch at the Royal National Orthopedic Hospital, UK was supported by the Congress of Neurological Surgeons/Walter Dandy Fellowship Award.
After completing her residency, Dr. Yang continued her research on improving nerve regeneration as a visiting faculty in Dr. R Schnaar's laboratory at Johns Hopkins. She also continued her clinical training as a peripheral nerve surgeon as a visiting faculty member with Dr. D Kline and Drs. M. Malessy and W. van Ouwerkerk in the Netherlands, specifically to treat patients with pediatric brachial plexus palsies. She returned to the University of Michigan where she now directs the multi-disciplinary Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Program.
Dr. Yang is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and the American Society for Peripheral Nerve in addition to other international Peripheral Nerve Societies.

Clinical Interests

Brachial plexus, peripheral nerve surgery, and spine surgery.

Honors & Awards

Congress of Neurological Surgeons/Walter Dandy Fellowship Award


Medical School

The Johns Hopkins University, 1997


Neurosurgery, University of Michigan Health System, 2004

Board Certification

Neurological Surgery


A complete list of Dr. Yang's current grant support is located here.

Published Articles or Reviews

A complete list of Dr. Yang's recent publications is located here.