Dr. Michael Yang

Michael Yang, H.BSc, MD, MSc, M.Biotech, CIP, FRCSC

Positions

Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Contact information

Phone number

Office: 403-944-3449

For media enquiries, contact

Kelly Johnston
Senior Communications Specialist

Office: +1.403.220.5012
Email: kelly.johnston2@ucalgary.ca
Twitter: @UCalgarymed

Background

Biography

Dr. Michael Yang obtained his MD from the University of British Columbia. After graduating from medical school in 2014, he completed his neurosurgery residency at the University of Calgary. He obtained a Masters of Science in Health Services Research from the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary under the direction of Dr. Jay Riva-Cambrin and Dr. Steven Casha. Following residency, Dr. Yang completed a clinical fellowship in complex and minimally invasive spine surgery at the University of Miami. Dr. Yang joined the Department of Clinical Neurosciences in 2022. Dr. Yang is a full member in the O’Brien Institute of Public Health and is affiliated with the Department of Community Health Sciences. 

Dr. Yang’s clinical interest in spine surgery include using minimally invasive and endoscopic techniques to treat spinal pathologies. He is leading the development of an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) program in Calgary with the goal of improving postoperative outcomes after spinal and cranial neurosurgery. He is a member of the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Society and was instrumental in the development of the first ERAS guideline for lumbar fusion surgery. His research interests include efforts to optimize peri-operative outcomes and improving acute pain control after spinal surgery. For his work, he has won numerous international accolades and awards.