Hugo O. Yang, M.D.
Dr. Hugo Yang joined the Encina practice in 2018 having been in the practice of Internal Medicine since 2000. “My passion has always been seeing and caring for patients. I cherish the relationships that are established, and getting to truly know patients as individuals lends to genuinely caring for them in every aspect.” Dr. Yang has consistently scored at the highest levels of patient satisfaction during his medical career with a philosophy of medicine that focuses on the individual, knowing that every decision needs to be done in collaboration with the patient. He focuses on Preventive Medicine with a strong interest in diagnostic medicine based on the latest literature and evidence. Keeping his patients healthy and helping to see them through difficult times brings him the most joy in his professional career.
Dr. Yang comes from a family of physicians with his father an Immunologic Oncologist and his older brother an Infectious Disease specialist. Aspiring to be a physician early on, he chose to attend the accelerated 7-year Medical Program at Boston University, achieving his medical degree one year early. He attended University of California San Francisco (UCSF), Mt. Zion to complete his residency in Internal Medicine, and subsequently served as a Chief Medical Resident. He started the first 3 years of his career in San Francisco as an Internist and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF, before being recruited to the Palo Alto Medical Clinic. Since joining PAMF, he has been engaged in leadership as a Medical Director for Ambulatory Informatics at Sutter Health as well as serving as the Associate Chair for Internal Medicine for the Palo Alto Division. He has also achieved an extra subspecialty Board Certification in Clinical Informatics to become dual board certified.
When outside of work, Dr. Yang enjoys spending time with his wife, son, and daughter in Los Altos. His family enjoys their weekly “fancy dinner at home” tradition, swimming, playing golf, and hiking. He belongs to multiple societies including the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association, and Mensa International.
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