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The University of British Columbia
Department of Ophthalmology

Phone: 250-656-4879
Fax: 250-656-5879



Practice profile:

Lacrimal (tear duct)
Orbit (eye socket)
Cataract surgery

Dr. Yang graduated from a two year Oculoplastics Fellowship at the University of California San Diego. He undertook his fellowship training as a recipient of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Detweiler Fellowship Award, an award given to just one or two physicians of the royal college across Canada each year. This award is intended to have the fellow travel to a prestigious institution and gain experience, new knowledge and techniques to further improve the delivery of medical and surgical practice in Canada.

Dr. Yang is a graduate of the University of Toronto Ophthalmology program, where he was chief resident and received the Kensington Eye Institute most proficient cataract surgeon award, the Sunnybrook Hospital Dr. John Speakman award, as well as the Sigmund Valle best surgical resident award at Mount Sinai Hospital. In addition, he was honored with the prestigious Sopman Humanitarian award, recognizing two residents across the country who demonstrate excellence in humanistic care, interpersonal skills and characteristics of compassion and support while providing patient care and achieving clinical as well as academic excellence. His most memorable experience in Toronto was taking part in vision exams for the Toronto Raptors spring training camp.

His clinical interests include cataract surgery, facial rejuvenation, cosmetic surgery, lacrimal surgery and ophthalmic facial plastic and reconstructive procedures. He has attended and presented research at multiple international meetings including the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS), American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), and the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS).

Dr. Yang is an advocate for medical volunteering and outreach. He has volunteered in rural areas of Canada, as well as in remote destinations around the world. His most recent involvement includes the title of an associate ophthalmologist for Orbis International’s flying eye hospital, a MD-10 plane converted into an eye hospital, which has taken him to volunteer missions in Mongolia, the Philippines, and parts of China.