Davis Yang, M.D.
I’m a Chicago native, having lived on or near the North Shore of Chicago since I was in first grade. I have always been drawn to health sciences and computers. I studied biomedical engineering at Northwestern University in Evanston and medicine at the University of Illinois in Chicago. In 1994, I made the fateful decision to do my residency training at MacNeal Hospital in family medicine.
Twenty-three years later, I still love this place and the people here. I have seen this program from many perspectives – as an intern, chief resident, faculty member, Center Director, and currently Program Director. My admiration and affection for MacNeal and its people continues to grow.
I am fortunate to have had many mentors during my time here, including the opportunity to be influenced by all four previous program directors of MacNeal, starting with Dr. Ken Kessel who founded the program in 1969. The legacy of the MacNeal program is important to me and I am passionate about maintaining the high caliber and tradition of our program.
I love to learn new things and to share that knowledge. I appreciate that my time at MacNeal has allowed and encouraged me to broaden my practice in areas such as leadership, informatics, colposcopy, and Medical Acupuncture. I am grateful for the chance to attend the Scholars for Teaching Excellence Faculty Fellowship at UIC and the National Institute for Program Director Development fellowship. I strive to provide the same encouragement and opportunities for our faculty and residents to constantly grow and pursue their interests and passions.
I am an unapologetic Apple fanboy and some of my interests, other than resident education, are lean process improvement, GTD, and automation of any kind.
I still live on the North Shore, in Evanston, with my wife and 3 daughters, ages 16, 13, and 5. Two of my kids were delivered at MacNeal by MacNeal FM residents.