Food for Thought – January 2021
What your blood samples can teach us about Alzheimer’s, with Dr. Hyun-Sik Yang, MD
Dr. Hyun-Sik Yang is an Associate Neurologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Division of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, and an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Yang is a physician scientist working with Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment (CART) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Yang graduated from Seoul National University College of Medicine (2009) and finished his residency at the Harvard Neurology Residency Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital (2016). He finished his behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (2018). Dr. Yang started working with the HABS team as a neurology resident, mentored by Dr. Reisa Sperling. He formally joined the group in 2016 as a neurology fellow, and stayed on as a faculty afterwards. Dr. Yang sees patients with dementia or other cognitive problems, and his research focuses on elucidating (1) interactions among multiple causes of dementia and (2) the role of immune system in early-stage Alzheimer’s disease, using genomics and biomarkers.