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Clifford K. Yang, M.D.

Associate Professor of Radiology
Section Head of Cardiac Imaging
Academic Office Location:
Diagnostic Imaging
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030
Phone: 860-679-1458
860-679-7692
Fax: 860-679-3145
Email: cyang@uchc.edu
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Dr. Yang is Director of Cardiac CT and MRI.

Education
DegreeInstitutionMajor
B.S.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyElectrical Engineering
M.D.University of Connecticut School of MedicineMedicine

Post-Graduate Training
TrainingInstitutionSpecialty
FellowshipUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicineHonors Pathology Fellow
InternshipRoger Williams Medical Center, Brown UniversityInternal Medicine
ResidencyUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicineDiagnostic Radiology
FellowshipDepartment of Diagnostic Radiology, Boston University Medical CenterBody Imaging Fellow, CT/MRI/US

Awards
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Computer-Aided Detection Methods and System for Breast Cancer Screening. US Provisional Patent Application Serial No. 62657430, UCONN Internal No. UCONNCG-18047, filed April 13, 2018.
NeuroPhantom for Interventional Radiology Training. Used a 3D printer to make a model of the carotid arteries, vertebral arteries and Circle of Willis for interventional radiology resident training. UCONN Health Journal. The Brain Issue. November 21, 2017.
University of Connecticut Health Center Radiology Residents’ Teaching Attending of the Year Farmington, CT
Cardiac CTA Practice Phantom. U.S. Utility Patent No. 8920176 for "Training System for Cardiac Computed Tomography Angiography" filed April 25, 2012, issued December 30, 2014.
CT Perfusion Brain Phantom. US Provisional Patent Application Serial No. 61872679, UCONN Internal No. 12-019R, filed August 31, 2013.
University of Connecticut Health Center Radiology Residents’ Teaching Attending of the Year Farmington, CT
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed TomographyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationDiplomat ExternalNational20092009
Radiological Society of North AmericaProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalInternational
American College of RadiologyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational
Radiological Society of ConnecticutProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalState
Society of Cardiovascular CTProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational
Society of Cardiovascular MRIProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational
Technology ReviewProfessional/Scientific JournalMemberExternalNational

Dr. Yang's current research is in machine learning using neural networks to read mammograms.


Past research included a patented training model for cardiac CT, and neuroperfusion.  Other past research included 3D printing.

Journal Articles

Case Reports

  • A Case of Torsion of a “Wandering Spleen” in a 29 Year-Old Female with Left Upper Quadrant Abdominal Pain Diagnosed on Contrast enhanced CT of the Abdomen
    John A. Cieslak, M.D., Ph.D., Elena G. Violari, M.D., and Clifford Yang, M.D. Connecticut Medicine, Volume 82, Number 9, p. 547-549, October 2018
  • Hydranencephaly in a 25 Year-Old Male With Seizures Diagnosed on Non-Contrast CT of the Brain
    John Cieslak, Elena Violari, Clifford Yang Radiology Today, May, 2018

Letters

Other

  • Case of the Month: Aneurysmal Bone Cyst
    Gupta N, Yang C Diagnostic Imaging 2007 Jan;17
  • Integrated Circuit Package Impedance Characterization
    Yang C Fairchild Semiconductor Internal Publication 1988 Jan;
  • The Effect of Pre-Processing on Breast Cancer Detection Using Convolutional Neural Networks
    Dina Abdelhafiz, Sheida Nabavi, Reda Ammar, Clifford Yang 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, Washington D.C., April 6, 2018

Reviews

Websites

  • Left Ventricular Aneursym
    Zaixiang Sherry Zhang, Radiology Resident and Clifford Yang, Assistant Professor of Radiology Case in Point 2008 Jan;
  • Lipoma Arborescens
    Zaixiang Sherry Zhang, Radiology Resident and Clifford Yang, Assistant Professor of Radiology Case in Point 2008 Jan;
  • Petrous Apex Cholesterol Granuloma
    Zaixiang Sherry Zhang, Radiology Resident and Clifford Yang, Assistant Professor of Radiology Case in Point 2008 Jan;
  • Fusiform Basilar Artery Aneurysm
    Zaixiang Sherry Zhang, Radiology Resident and Clifford Yang, Assistant Professor of Radiology Case in Point 2007 Jan;
  • Hydrancephaly
    Neil Gupta, Chief Radiology Resident, and Clifford Yang, Assistant Professor of Radiology Case in Point 2007 Jan;
  • Third Ventricle Arachnoid Cyst
    Christine L. Vetter, Chief Radiology Resident, and Clifford Yang, Assistant Professor of Radiology Case in Point 2007 Jan;
  • Aortic Dissection, Stanford Type A
    Elena Viola MD and Clifford Yang MD (editor) Radiology Online (2018) https://health.uconn.edu/radiology-online/wp-content/uploads/sites/175/2018/03/EV-11-Cardiac-Thoracic-Vascular-CT-Aortic-Dissection-Stanford-Type-A.pdf
  • Ebstein Anomaly
    Krithika Srikanthan, MD; Electra Kaloudis MD; Clifford Yang MD (editor) Radiology Online (2018) https://health.uconn.edu/radiology-online/wp-content/uploads/sites/175/2018/01/KS-15-Thoracic-CT-Cardiac-ebstein-anomaly.pdf
  • Right Arch with ALSA
    Krithika Srikanthan, MD and Clifford Yang, MD (editor) Radiology Online (2018) https://health.uconn.edu/radiology-online/wp-content/uploads/sites/175/2018/01/KS-16-Thoracic-Vascular-Cardiac-CT-Right-aortic-arch-w-ALSA.pdf
  • Right Heart Failure
    Jeff Guzelian MD and Clifford Yang MD (editor) Radiology Online (2018) https://health.uconn.edu/radiology-online/wp-content/uploads/sites/175/2018/01/JPG-8-US-Vascular-Cardiac-Right-heart-failure.pdf
  • Sickle Cell Anemia
    Jeffrey Guzelian, MD and Clifford Yang MD (editor) Radiology Online (2018) https://health.uconn.edu/radiology-online/wp-content/uploads/sites/175/2018/01/JPG-4-CT-Thoracic-GI-Cardiac-MSK-Sickle-Cell-Anemia.pdf
Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Convolutional Neural Network for Automated Mass Segmentation in Mammography Dina Abdelhafiz, Sheida Nabavi, Reda Ammar, Clifford Yang and Jinbo Bi2018Las Vegas
Breast cancer screening using convolutional neural network and follow-up digital mammography Yufeng Zheng, Alcorn State Univ. (United States); Clifford Yang, Aleksey Merkulov, Univ. of Connecticut Health Ctr. (United States)SPIE Conference2018Orlando, FL
The Effect of Pre-processing on Breast Cancer Detection with Convolutional Neural Networks Dina Abdelhafiz MS, Sheida Nabavi PhD, Reda Ammar PhD, Clifford Yang MD2018Washington DC
Central Core Laboratory versus Site Interpretation of Coronary CT Angiography: Agreement and Association with Cardiovascular Events in the PROMISE Trial Lu MT, *Meyersohn NM, Mayrhofer T, Bittner DO, Emami H, Puchner SB, Foldyna B, Mueller M, Hearne S, Yang C, Achenbach S, Truong QA, Ghoshhajra BB, Patel MR, Ferencik M, Douglas PS, Hoffmann U2017Chicago, IL
The Phantom Watermelon: a First Order Model for Single vs. Dual-Energy CT Radiation Dose Huq Samantha, Gomes Danilo, Yang Clifford2016Washington DC
Early Breast Cancer Detection with Digital Mammograms Using Haar-like Features and AdaBoost Algorithm Yufeng Zheng PhD, Clifford Yang MD, Alex Merkulov MD, Malavika Bandari MD2016Baltimore MD
Cardiac CTA Training Phantom, Demonstration of the Cardiac Phantom with atrial fibrillation simulatorLectureDepartment of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital2012Boston, MA
Cardiac CTA Training Phantom, Demonstration of the Cardiac Phantom with atrial fibrillation simulatorLectureDepartment of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital2012Boston, MA
Cardiac CTA Training Phantom, Demonstration of the Cardiac PhantomLectureDepartment of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital2012Boston, MA
Left Ventricular Mass Correlates With Abnormal Peak Filling Rate By Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging In Hypertensive Patients With Normal Echocardiographic Diastolic ParametersTalkInternational Academy of Cardiology, 16th World Congress on Heart Disease, Annual Scientific Session2011Vancouver, BC, Canada
Early Detection of Cardiotoxicity by Advanced Cardiac Imaging and a Novel Biomarker in Breast Cancer Patients Undergoing ChemotherapyPoster34th Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium2011San Antonio, TX
Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging Assessment Of Right-To-Left Ventricular Interaction In Sleep Apnea Patients With Normal Pulmonary PressurePosterInternational Academy of Cardiology, 16th World Congress on Heart Disease, Annual Scientific Session2011Vancouver, BC, Canada
Cardiac CTA Training Phantom, Demonstration of the Cardiac PhantomLectureDepartment of Radiology, Hartford Hospital2011Hartford, CT
Cardiac CTA Training Phantom, Lecture and Demonstration of the Cardiac PhantomLectureDepartment of Radiology, Yale University2011New Haven, CT
Cardiac CTA Training Phantom, Lecture on the Cardiac PhantomLectureDepartment of Radiology, Boston University Medical Center2011Boston, MA
Cardiac CTA Training Phantom, Demonstration of the Cardiac PhantomLectureColumbia University, Department of Cardiology and Radiology, New York Presbyterian Hospital2011New York, NY
Cardiac CTA Training Phantom, Live demonstration of the Cardiac PhantomLectureDepartment of Radiology, University of Massachussetts Medical School2011Worcester, MA
Left Ventricular Mass Correlates with Abnormal Peak Filling Rate by Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Hypertensive Patients with Normal Echocardiographic Diastolic Parameters. R.S. Marfatia, S. Kumar, M. Rai, R. Feinn, E. Kaloudis, C. Yang, E. Avelar2011Vancouver, BC CAN
Cardiac CTA case lecture to radiology residentsLectureDepartment of Radiology, Hartford Hospital2010Hartford, CT
Cardiac MRI, Grand Rounds 1 hour lecture to radiology residentsLectureDepartment of Radiology, St. Vincent's Medical Center2010Bridgeport, CT
Cardiac CTA, Grand Rounds 1 hour CME lecture to radiologists and technologistsLectureDepartment of Radiology, Wayne State Medical Center2010Detroit, MI
Cardiac CTA, Grand Rounds 1 hour CME lecture to radiologists and technologistsLectureDepartment of Radiology, St. Vincent's Medical Center2010Bridgeport, CT
ECT and Venous Angiomas: Two Case Reports and Review of the LiteraturePosterUniversity of Connecticut Health Center2006Farmington, CT