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Scott Yang M.D.

  • (503) 494-4122
    • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation School of Medicine

Dr. Yang specializes in caring for infants, children, and adolescents with a wide variety of orthopaedic conditions. He truly loves what he does and this motivates him to strive for the best care possible for his patients.

He takes care of all pediatric orthopaedic conditions.  He has a special interest in the pediatric spine including scoliosis (early onset, adolescent, neuromuscular, congenital), kyphosis, and spinal deformity, hip conditions (dysplasia, perthes disease, SCFE), neuromuscular conditions, injuries and fractures, limb deformities and sports injuries. 

In his spare time, Dr. Yang enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and two dogs who hold the keys to his heart. He enjoys participating in triathlons (and finishing last in the swim portion) and spending time outdoors with family.

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Areas of interest

  • Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • Scoliosis (Adolescent, Early Onset/Infantile, Congenital, Neuromuscular)
  • Kyphosis
  • Pediatric Spine Surgery
  • Pediatric Hip Conditions
  • Perthes Disease


  • B.S., Northwestern University McCormick School of Engineering 2005
  • M.D., Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine 2009
  • Residency:

    • Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, 2015
  • Fellowship:

    • Pediatric Orthopaedics, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, 2016
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Memberships and associations

  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • Scoliosis Research Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • International Perthes Study Group


  • "Distal humerus osteotomy for supracondylar fracture malunion in children" American Journal of Orthopedics January 2010
  • "Surgical management of spinal deformities in cerebral palsy" Journal of neurosurgery. Spine December 2010
  • "Trends in pediatric and adolescent anterior cruciate ligament injury and reconstruction" Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics  2016
  • "Does anterior shoulder balance in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis correlate with posterior shoulder balance clinically and radiographically?" European Spine Journal October 2012
  • "A new classification system predictive of complications in surgically treated pediatric humeral lateral condyle fractures" Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics September 2009
  • "Pediatric pes planus" Pediatrics March 1 2016
  • "Early-onset scoliosis" Pediatrics January 1 2016
  • "Low Back Pain in Adolescents" Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics September 11 2015
  • "Total hip arthroplasty in developmental dysplasia of the hip" World Journal of Orthopaedics  2012
  • "The Effect of Local Intraoperative Steroid Administration on the Rate of Post-Operative Dysphagia Following ACDF" Spine December 14 2015
  • "Right adolescent idiopathic thoracic curve (Lenke 1 A and B)" European Spine Journal July 2011
  • "Biomechanical analysis of bursal-sided partial thickness rotator cuff tears" Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery May 2009
  • "Computer-assisted surgery for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction." Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review June 2008
  • "Obesity Is Associated with an Increased Rate of Incidental Durotomy in Lumbar Spine Surgery" Spine April 1 2015
  • "Early tissue response to citric acid-based micro- and nanocomposites" Journal of Biomedical Materials Research - Part B Applied Biomaterials January 2011
  • "Interferon gamma and T cells inhibit osteogenesis induced by allogeneic mesenchymal stromal cells" Journal of Orthopaedic Research February 2013
  • "Preoperative epidural injections are associated with increased risk of infection after single-level lumbar decompression" Spine Journal February 1 2016
  • "Obesity is associated with increased postoperative complications after operative management of proximal humerus fractures" Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery April 1 2015
  • "Does osteonecrosis of the femoral head increase surgical and medical complication rates after total hip arthroplasty? A comprehensive analysis in the United States" HIP International May 1 2015
  • "Cauda equina in the setting of thoracolumbar trauma" Seminars in Spine Surgery December 2012
  • "Clavicle Shaft Fractures in Adolescents" Orthopedic Clinics of North America January 1 2017
  • "The impact of preoperative epidural injections on postoperative infection in lumbar fusion surgery" Journal of neurosurgery. Spine May 1 2017
  • "Shoulder Arthroplasty for Humeral Head Avascular Necrosis Is Associated With Increased Postoperative Complications" HSS Journal May 15 2017
  • "Treatment trends in adolescent clavicle fractures" Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics April 1 2015
  • "Risk Factors for Prolonged Postoperative Opioid Use After Spinal Fusion for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis" Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics January 19 2018
  • "Correction to" HSS Journal April 3 2018
  • "Posterior Thoracolumbar Fusion Techniques for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis"  January 24 2017
  • "Developmental dysplasia of the hip" Pediatrics January 1 2019
  • "Hip Arthrography Complicated by Air Embolism in Infants" JBJS Case Connector January 1 2019
  • "Response to Risk Factors for Prolonged Postoperative Opioid Use After Spinal Fusion for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis" Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics October 1 2019

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