Dr. Raymund Yong, MD
Dr. Yong specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of malignant and benign brain tumors, and also has an interest in general disorders of the brain and spine. He has subspecialty fellowship training in the removal of infiltrative tumors from eloquent regions of the brain, including the areas for language and motor function, using computer-guided navigation, brain mapping techniques, and awake surgery. Dr. Yong also has a strong research interest in using new insights on how gliomas originate and evolve through time to develop innovative treatment strategies for his patients. Dr. Yong’s laboratory is interested in characterizing the initial genetic and epigenetic events that give rise to malignant brain tumors. As well, the lab seeks to understand how current standard treatment regimes, such as radiation therapy and chemotherapy, interact with the cancer genome to influence the way in which tumor cells change through time and diversify in different compartments in the brain. The inherent genetic instability of cancer cells and their resulting adaptive abilities is a major reason why gliomas inevitably recur following treatment and are ultimately fatal.A greater understanding of the cancer genome as a dynamic, three-dimensional structure will lead to the development of new strategies that attempt to address cancer evolution directly. In order to properly evaluate your medical condition, all NEW PATIENTS MUST BRING THE FOLLOWING ITEMS TO THEIR FIRST APPOINTMENT: • a copy of your most recent MRI on a CD. X-Rays are not sufficient. • Prior medical records and consultations from other physicians who have evaluated your medical problem. • A complete list of the names and dosage of all the medications that you are currently taking for your current condition.
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- The Mount Sinai Hospital
- The Mount Sinai Hospital, Queens
Education and training
- Medical School - Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Doctor of Medicine
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Fellowship in Surgical Neurology
- University of British Columbia, Residency in Neurosurgery
Awards and publications
- Young Investigator Award, American Brain Tumor Association, 2012
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