Daniel Yang, M.D.

  • Radiation Oncology
  • Genitourinary Cancer
  • Radiation Therapy for Cancer


Daniel Yang, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in treating patients with genitourinary cancer.

Dr. Yang earned his medical degree at Yale School of Medicine. He was also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Fellow at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and a Leadership Innovation Fellow at Yale Center for Biomedical Innovation and Technology. He completed his residency in radiation oncology at Yale New Haven Hospital, where he served as Chief Resident. His research during residency, which was focused on machine learning applications to advance clinical oncology data quality, earned him an American Society of Clinical Oncology Young Investigator Award.

He joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2022.

Dr. Yang is an editor for the journals JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics and Frontiers in Oncology. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society for Radiation Oncology, and the Radiological Society of North America.

Dr. Yang’s clinical and research interests include genitourinary cancers, machine learning applications for clinical oncology, and informatics tools to improve patient care. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles related to his areas of research and contributed to the fifth edition of Textbook of Uncommon Cancer.

Education & Training
  • Chief Resident - Yale New Haven Hospital (2021-2022), Radiation Oncology
  • Residency - Yale New Haven Hospital (2018-2022), Radiation Oncology
  • Internship - California Pacific Medical Center (2017-2018), Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - Yale School of Medicine (2012-2017)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Society for Radiation Oncology
  • Radiological Society of North America
Honors & Awards
  • Young Investigator Award 2021, American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Farr Scholar 2017, Yale School of Medicine
  • Scholar-in-Training Award 2016, American Association for Cancer Research
  • James L. and Evelyn Ribbs Hutchinson Scholarship 2016
  • Howard Hughes Medical Research Fellowship 2015
  • Inaugural Leadership Innovation Fellowship 2015, Yale Center for Biomedical Innovation and Technology
  • Oncology Trainee Travel Award 2014, American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Award for Academic Excellence and Achievement 2014, American Society for Clinical Pathology
  • Howard Hughes Summer Medical Fellowship 2013
  • William and Alice Hinckley Fund Scholarship 2012-2017
Books & Publications
  • Books
    • Diffuse Low-Grade Gliomas in Textbook of Uncommon Cancer 5th Ed
      Bush NA, Yang DX, Clarke JL, Haas-Kogan DA (2017), Wiley-Blackwell
  • Genitourinary cancers
  • Machine learning applications for clinical oncology
  • Informatics tools to improve patient care

Clinical Focus

  • Genitourinary Cancer
  • Radiation Therapy for Cancer

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