JoJo Yang, MD


Pediatrics Residency: Stanford University, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital

Medical school: University of California, San Francisco

Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles

            B.A. Comparative Literature with Spanish literature concentration

            B.S. Molecular, Cell, Developmental Biology


  • Pediatric Epilepsy
  • Neurogenetics
  • Medical Humanities
  • Medical Education
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Health Disparities


Honors and Awards

Pellock Resident Seminar on Epilepsy, participant. Child Neurology Society annual meeting (2018)

Pediatric Clerkship Teaching Honor Roll (2015)

Dean’s Research Fellowship, UCSF Clinical and Translational Research (2012)

Phi Beta Kappa, UCLA (2009)

Distinguished Senior Award, UCLA Alumni Association (2009)

Regents’ Scholarship, UCLA (2005)


Foskett GK, Engleman E, Klotz J, Choi O, Tolentino L, Kochhar A, Yang Q, Stevenson DA. “Use of Flow Cytometry for Diagnosis of Epilepsy Associated with Homozygous PIGW Variants.” Pediatric Neurology. 2018 August;85(1):67-70.

Santoro JD, Forkert ND, Yang Q, Pavitt S, MacEachern SJ, Mosely M, Yeom KW. “Brain diffusion abnormalities in children with tension and migraine type headaches.” AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2018 May;39(5):935-941.

Yang J, Karamian AS, Wusthoff CJ. “Neonatal seizures.” In: Sociedad Iberoamericana de Neonatología (eds). Neonatal Care: the SIBEN way, 2017 edition. (in press)

Lee, S, Li, R, Kim, B, Yang Q, Berliner JA, et al. Ox-PAPC activation of plasma membrane electron transport (PMET) system increases expression of heme oxygenase 1 (HO-1) in human aortic endothelial cell (HAEC). J Lipid Res. 2009 Feb;50(2):265-74. PMID: 18757839.

Posters and Presentations

“Seizure 101 and EEG admissions.”  Lecture for new nurses. Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. Oct 2018.

Presentation: “Interpretation of Variants of Uncertain Significance: Case of PCDH19 Epilepsy.” North Pacific Child Neurology Colloquium. Seattle, WA. June 2018.

Stanford Pediatrics Grand Rounds: “House staff debate on medical marijuana.” Invited speaker. Palo Alto, CA. June 2018.

Robinson J, Yang J, Moss J, Schwenk H. “Evaluation of Human botulism immune globulin IV utilization for the treatment of infant botulism.” Quality Improvement Poster Symposium, Stanford University. May 2018.

Neurology Grand Rounds: “Cannabinoids in epilepsy: no longer half-baked?” Palo Alto, CA. April 2018.

“Enhancing sociocultural diversity medical education: Curricular review and integration.” UCSF Curriculum Ambassador Poster Day. Faculty advisor: Rene Salazar, MD. Sept 2010.