Dr. Dong Yang was born and raised in China. She earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Florida in biochemistry. She completed her medical degree at the University of Florida College of Medicine. She completed her residency at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at the University of California in Los Angeles and surgical vitreoretinal fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School.

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Undergraduate Education:  BS, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 2005

Medical School:                  MD, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL 2010

Internship:                        Transitional Internship, Colorado Health Foundation 2011

Residency:                        Ophthalmology, Jules Stein Eye Institute, Univerisity of California Los Angeles 2014

Fellowship:                         Vitreo-Retinal Fellowship, Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, 2016

Board Certification:             American Board of Ophthalmology, 2016

Memberships:                     American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)                                                                                                     

Sub Specialty Societies:       American Society of Retina Specialists




Clinical Interests

Dr. Yang  specializes in medical and surgical vitreoretinal disease including age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, arterial and venous occlusion, macular hole, epiretinal membrane, and retinal detachment.

Research & Focus

Dr. Yang is interested in the development and application of fundus imaging systems.

Awards & Honors


2009                Alpha Omega Alpha


2009                Bythewood & Baker Mermorial Scholarship Award


2008                Essentials of Patient Care, Exemplary Performance


2005               University Scholars Program Award






1. Yang D, Eliott D. Systemic Mineralocorticoid Antagonists in the Treatment of Central Serous Chorioretinopathy. Semin Oph thalmol. 2017;32(1):36-42.


2. Hendler K, Pineles SL, Demer JL, Yang D, Velez F. Adjustable augmented rectus muscle transposition surgery with or without ciliary vessel sparing for abduction deficiencies. Strabismus. 2014;22(2):74-80.


3. Yang D, Gonzalez MO, Durairaj VJ. Medical management of thyroid eye disease. Saudi J Ophthal. 2011;25:3-13.


4. Martynyuk AE, Ucar DA, Yang D, Norman WM, Carney PR, Dennis OM, Laipis P. Epilepsy in phenylketonuria: a complex dependence on serum phenylalanine levels. Epilepsia. 2007;48:1143-1 150.


5. Zori A, Yang D, Knapp J M, Charron CE, Embury JE, Laipis Pj. Dominant-negative interference in the Pah2 mouse: modified forms of PAH. Molecular Therapy. 2006;13:582-83.

Primary Clinical Office

UW Medicine Eye Institute 



Harborview Medical Center
908 Jefferson St., 7th Floor
Seattle, WA
Clinic Phone: 206-744-2020
Clinic Fax: 206-897-4320


Mailing Address:

Box 359608
325 Ninth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104
Academic Phone:  206-543-7250


Medical and Surgical Retina