Juliana Yang MD

  • Division Chief, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, UCSF Fresno
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF

Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Juliana Yang, MD, is fellowship trained in advanced endoscopy and board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology.

Dr. Yang completed her Bachelor of Science in neurobiology with honors at The University of Texas at Austin. She then attended the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee to earn her Doctor of Medicine and completed the internal medicine residency at the same institution. This was followed by the three-year digestive and liver diseases (gastroenterology and hepatology) fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. During her digestive and liver diseases fellowship, Dr. Yang was accepted to the advanced endoscopy rotation at Changhai Hospital in Shanghai, China. Following her gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship, Dr. Yang completed a two-year advanced endoscopy fellowship at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore, Maryland to better serve her patients.

Prior to joining Central California Faculty Medical Group as Medical Director of University Gastroenterology and Hepatology Associates, Dr. Yang was an Assistant Professor at The Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Previously she was an Instructor at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.

Dr. Yang is an active member of the medical community. She is a member of the American Gastroenterology Association, American College of Gastroenterology, and American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Dr. Yang is active in many areas of GI research, has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, and has been invited to speak at multiple national and international conferences. She has also given TV interviews in China.

If you asked Dr. Yang why she chose to specialize in gastroenterology and advanced endoscopy, she would say “GI is a specialty that spans all age groups and many areas of medicine from clinic visits to bread-and-butter endoscopies (EGD and colonoscopy) to cutting-edge complex endoscopic procedures.  Advanced endoscopy is a field that is constantly pushing boundaries and has evolved from basic ERCPs to procedures that are now akin to minimal invasive surgery such as endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD), per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM), endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG). I find being able to offer patients comprehensive treatments from routine screening colonoscopy to complex endoscopic procedures extremely rewarding. My hope is to motivate patients and understand the importance of their priorities and goals. My motto is to treat and not to judge.”

When Dr. Yang is not teaching the next generation of physicians or providing much-needed care to Central Valley patients, you can find her exercising, cooking, and traveling.

Dr. Yang is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

Education and Training

  • Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship – The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions – Baltimore, MD
  • Digestive and Liver Diseases Fellowship – University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center – Dallas, TX
  • Advanced Endoscopy Rotation – The Secondary Military Medical University – Changhai Hospital – Shanghai, China
  • Internal Medicine Residency – Medical College of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, WI
  • Doctor of Medicine – Medical College of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, WI
  • Bachelor of Science, Neurobiology – The University of Texas at Austin – Austin, TX

Licensure & Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine — Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine — Gastroenterology
  • California State Medical License

Department Affiliations

UCSF Fresno Department of Internal Medicine