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Yisheng V. Fang, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Pathology
  • Breast Pathology


Yisheng V. Fang, M.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in breast pathology.

Dr. Fang earned his medical degree at the Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences in Guangzhou, China. He obtained his doctorate in immunology and microbiology at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he also completed a residency in pathology.

Certified in anatomic and clinical pathology by the American Board of Pathology, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2007.

Among his other roles, Dr. Fang is Medical Director of the Immunochemistry Laboratory at William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital and the Associate Residency Program Director for UTSW’s Anatomic Pathology program.

Dr. Fang’s research interests include best practices in cancer biomarker testing and in margins evaluation in breast-conserving surgery, as well as breast cancer cell growth, tumor microenvironment, and metastasis.

Dr. Fang is a member of the College of American Pathologists, the North Texas Society of Pathology, and the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology. He has authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals related to his areas of interest and is an ad hoc reviewer for the breast pathology section of the journal Frontiers in Oncology.

In 2017 and 2023, Dr. Fang received UT Southwestern’s Vernie A. Stembridge, M.D. Anatomic Pathology Resident Teaching Award.

Personal Note

When he is not at work, Dr. Fang enjoys cooking, hiking, backpacking, biking, and playing tennis, table tennis, badminton, golf, and pickleball.

Education & Training
  • Internship - Buffalo General Medical Center (1998-2003)
  • Other Post Graduate Training - State University of New York at Buffalo (1987-1991)
  • Internship/Residency - Buffalo General Medical Center (1998-2003), Pathology
  • Medical School - Sun Yat-Sen University (1978-1986)
  • Graduate School - State University of New York at Buffalo (1987-1991)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • College of American Pathologists
  • North Texas Society of Pathology
  • United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology
Honors & Awards
  • Vernie A. Stembridge, M.D. Anatomic Pathology Resident Teaching Award, 2017/2023, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Finalist, Best Resident Poster Award 2016, American Society of Clinical Pathology Annual Meeting
Books & Publications
  • Best practices in immunohistochemical and cancer biomarker testing
  • Quality improvement and best practices for margins evaluation in breast-conserving surgery
  • Preclinical models of breast cancer for the study of oxygen homeostasis in breast cancer cell growth and metastasis
  • Clinical trials and translational research
  • Tumor microenvironment and immunotherapy

Clinical Focus

  • Breast Pathology

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