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Yan Peng, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Pathology
  • Breast Pathology
  • Gynecologic Pathology


Dr. Yan Peng completed her Pediatric Residency/Chief Resident at Beijing Medical University Hospitals and practiced there as a Pediatric Nephrologist for two years. After a combined six years of basic research on kidney disease at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN and UT Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW), Dallas, TX, she went to University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for her Pathology Residency. Upon the completion, she took two fellowship trainings in Breast and Gynecologic Pathology at UPMC and Cytopathology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School in Boston, respectively.

She has been a Breast and Gynecologic Pathologist and Cytopathologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She is the Pathology Liaison at Cancer Committee of UTSW Simmons Cancer Center and University Hospital. She had served as Medical Directors of Diagnostic Immunohistochemistry Laboratory and Tumor Biomarker Image Analysis Laboratory at one of UTSW teaching hospitals for 10 years. As co-investigator, she has participated in more than 30 National Cancer Institute (NCI) Breast and Gynecologic cancer clinical trials.

She has published 70 peer-reviewed articles and served as an editorial board member for multiple scientific journals.

Education & Training
  • Graduate School - Beijing Medical University, China (1989-1991)
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (1995-1999), Molecular Nephrology Research
  • Other Post Graduate Training - Beijing Medical University, China (1989-1991)
  • Medical School - Beijing Medical University (1980-1986)
  • Fellowship - Mayo Clinic College of Medicine (1993-1995), Physiology
  • Residency - Beijing University Hospital (1986-1989), Pediatrics
  • Residency - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (1999-2003), Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
  • Fellowship - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Magee Womens Hospital (2003-2004), Breast & Gynecologic Pathology
  • Fellowship - Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2004-2005), Cytopathology
Honors & Awards
  • Distinguished Young Investigator Award in Medicine 1993, Beijing, China
  • Distinguished Scientist Award of Canada China Child Health Foundation 1992
  • Member, Faculty Promotion and Tenure Committee for UT Southwestern Medical School 2018
  • Member, UT Southwestern Medical School Dean’s Standing Committee (Faculty Council) 2017-2019
  • President, North Texas Society of Pathologists (NTSP) 2017-2018
  • Best National Medical Article Award 1991, China
  • President, International Association of Chinese Pathologists (IACP) 2017-2018
  • Member, Abstract Review Board of United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (Breast Pathology Category) 2017-2020
  • President, UT Southwestern Faculty Senate 2017-2018
  • Chair, Pathology Faculty Mentoring Committee 2017
Books & Publications
  • Breast Cancer and Gynecologic Cancer Pathology
  • Prognostic and predictive tumor biomarkers
  • Diagnostic Immunohistochemistry: Theranostic and Genomic Applications

Clinical Focus

  • Breast Pathology
  • Gynecologic Pathology

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