Kansas City, MO — Research Medical Center — part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s healthcare leader — today announced that Julian Yang, MD, MBA, has joined the hospital’s leadership team as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Yang’s strong experience as a clinician and physician executive will support and help advance Research Medical Center’s mission of providing exceptional, high-complexity care to patients in Kansas City and the region.

For the last four years Dr. Yang has served as CMO at Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford, a large tertiary care hospital in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. In that role, he led several successful initiatives that improved quality and patient safety outcomes. Dr. Yang also led the development of several programs, which helped to increase the scope of care. Prior to that role, Dr. Yang served as Medical Director for the Neurosciences Clinical Service Unit at Duke University Health System in Durham, North Carolina. He also served as Director of Tele-Neurology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Medical School in Dallas.

“Dr. Yang has a wealth of diverse experience and has demonstrated his dedication to high-quality patient care,” said Research Medical Center CEO Dr. Paul Hancock. “Throughout his career, Dr. Yang’s steady, humble leadership, collaborative nature and superb clinical skills have set a high standard for providing care resulting in better health outcomes for patients.”

“It is a privilege to join the passionate and talented team that comprises the Research Medical Center family,” said Dr. Yang. “I look forward to ensuring this outstanding hospital furthers its nearly 138-year-old mission of delivering superior and compassionate care to the deserving communities, individuals and families we serve.”

Dr. Yang’s undergraduate degree is from the University of Southern California and his medical degree is from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. He earned his MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Dr. Yang trained in the neurology residency at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix and completed a fellowship in Stroke and Neurocritical Care at Duke University School of Medicine.