Scott Yang M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.7 out of 5 (353 Ratings, 60 Comments)


  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics and rehabilitation
  • Pediatrics

Special focus on

  • Orthopaedic Surgery (Pediatric)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Deformity


  • 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


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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Memberships and associations

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

Patient Ratings

4.7 out of 5 (353 Ratings, 60 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Jun 23, 2019

    He has been wonderful! We feel very well take care of.

  • Jun 12, 2019

    Reassuring confidence and competence put myself and my son at ease knowing that we were in the right hands. Professionalism and care was evident in how we were treated (all needs and questions immediately addressed) and processed (organized and clear).

  • Apr 25, 2019

    Always a pleasure to see and meet with the Doctor. He explains everything so I understand him

  • Apr 12, 2019

    He's very personal and professional. His examination and questioning process was very thorough. He made my daughter feel like a valued patient. Thank you!

  • Apr 11, 2019

    Ready good, so patient, a great doctor. So kindfull.

  • Apr 05, 2019

    Great. Took the time to explain, listen and answer our questions

  • Apr 04, 2019

    Dr Yang was patient and kind to my daughter. He explained everything and was very thorough.

  • Mar 28, 2019

    Dr Yang is very knowledgeable and takes the time to explain things.

  • Mar 24, 2019

    Took a lot of time with my 7 year old daughter... he explained everything clearly and at a level she could understand!

  • Mar 18, 2019

    Nice guy! Explained the procedure well and helped us understand any questions we had.

  • Mar 15, 2019

    Dr. Yang was genuinely concerned about my sons fractured arm and was really adamant that it heal appropriately by all means.

  • Mar 15, 2019

    Very respectful explained us very well we all felt very comfortable gave us very good answers you see that he is an excellent doctor. I was very happy we are very happy to attend that hospital.

  • Mar 08, 2019

    He was very kind and informative.

  • Mar 05, 2019

    Dr. Yang always takes plenty of time with us and answers all of our questions thoroughly. He also was very attentive to her symptoms which led up to an accurate diagnosis when other providers at other places had not been able to do so, so we're very happy with him and he's fixing terms that we can understand and he perform the test that we think are necessary to track the progress.

  • Feb 26, 2019

    Hey was very kind. I'm friendly very straightforward for the procedure that we're going to be having done.

  • Jan 26, 2019

    He was great!

  • Jan 25, 2019

    Dr. Yang is extremely efficient and careful. He provided clear and complete explanation and answered our questions.

  • Jan 21, 2019

    Dr Yang was personable and considerate of our feelings on the situation. He explained his recommendation so that it was completely understood by me and my 8 year old son.

  • Jan 19, 2019

    He was knowledgeable, considerate And efficient.

  • Jan 18, 2019

    What's up, Mr. Yang was attentive and did an awesome job with my son. He was very concerned about the well being of the patient and I believe I would recommend him again. Thank you.

  • Jan 06, 2019

    Professional, informative, crystal clear of our plan, extremely helpful and knowledgable, caring, honest, and great follow up. Excellent experience!

  • Jan 05, 2019

    Dr. Yang is friendly and professional.

  • Jan 05, 2019

    A very loving caring place all staff is kind and helpful. Always seems to be on time and ready forntounwhen you arrive.

  • Jan 02, 2019

    He was very friendly and informative. He took a good amount of time with us to make sure all of our questions were answered and we felt comfortable about everything.

  • Dec 15, 2018

    He was very thorough and very precise on what he thought would be good options for my son. And I was very appreciative.

  • Dec 12, 2018

    Dr. Yang is very thorough and very professional. We appreciate him coming down here to Medford to see our grandchild.

  • Dec 07, 2018

    He answered my questions

  • Dec 06, 2018

    Muy buena experiencia

  • Nov 21, 2018

    He spotted a potential mistake in the imaging taken from another hospital and requested to have a repeat X-ray with the patient in a different position and found the degree of curvature to be much less than previously thought.

  • Nov 21, 2018

    They were very helpful, talked to my daughter in a way she was able to understand what was going on. The staff was very efficient!

  • Nov 16, 2018

    Dr. Yang is always very thorough and answers all of your questions and he's always very sweet to our daughter that he takes care of. He's very well educated and always explains research to us.

  • Nov 15, 2018

    Very friendly and approachable, he seemed to really listen and gave good practical advice

  • Nov 08, 2018

    My son has seen Dr. Yang over the last year because of a surgery. I have to admit he has been a fantastic and a phenomenal physician. Last year, I wrote a letter to the hospital administrators expressing how happy and pleased my son and I both were. The doctor continues to show great professionalism. He's extremely courteous. He always presents a smile. His staff, meaning his nurses, are always wonderful and... and they certainly need to be applauded for their hard work and courteous and professional manner and behavior. I would certainly refer or suggest this particular physician to any other young individual or even older person who had this type of situation. My *

  • Nov 07, 2018

    Everyone there has been exceptional in their care and attention

  • Nov 07, 2018

    Dr. Yang has been phenomenal through our whole situation with our son and his surgery. He has been professional, aware and alerts, he caught his compartment syndrome within hours. He just has been really fantastic. On top of being very professional, he's very relatable to my son, he's kind, he makes him feel welcome and able to talk to Dr. Yang. A really, really great doctor.

  • Nov 05, 2018

    I just wanted to say that Dr. Yang is very professional but he also has a really good bedside manner and he was great with my daughter and he even went out of his way to check out how her spine was doing because she also had spine surgery the same day that he worked on her foot and he's just been amazing soul and I'm so grateful for everything that he did and he's the best.

  • Nov 04, 2018

    It was fast and friendly.

  • Nov 02, 2018

    It was the best experience ever, staff was very very friendly.

  • Oct 10, 2018


  • Sep 12, 2018

    Dr. Yang is fantastic and very attentive. His team is amazing.

  • Aug 30, 2018

    Helpful polite understanding showed concerned respectful

  • Aug 14, 2018

    As usual, our experience with Doernbecher was full of friendly people from reception to Dr. Yang. Dr. Yang was communicative, kind, helpful in explanation both to us parents and to our 5-year-old daughter. Also, we were not waiting even long enough to read a children's story and were out of there within 15 min. We are grateful to have such good care.

  • Aug 14, 2018

    Yeah, the provider was very intelligent, very confident, spelled it right out for my son and I, it was a very good experience. I felt really good after we left.

  • Aug 14, 2018

    He was very good at his job, he was very friendly, he was very helpful, and we really enjoyed having him as a doctor.

  • Aug 09, 2018

    Dr. Yang has been absolutely incredible with our daughter's care. We would recommend him.

  • Aug 09, 2018

    Hi. I really appreciated the patience and the treatment that we received there and we really appreciated the doctor and how thorough he was in explaining and showing me x-rays. Along with the both doctors were excellent and we really appreciated it. It was a nice experience in your facility, thank you.

  • Aug 01, 2018

    Dr. Yang is extremely friendly. He is trustworthy and we couldn't be more happy to have him. So we think he is a great provider, and that he's done a great job. So I don?t know what else to say, but he is wonderful. Alright thanks. Bye.

  • Jul 21, 2018

    Dr. Yang has been an excellent physician for our son. He's been very thorough in his explanations of what procedures are going to happen and educating us on next steps. He's an excellent physician. Would highly recommend him for anyone else coming through that needs a surgery. Thanks.

  • Jul 20, 2018

    Dr. Yang is always professional yet personable.

  • Jul 19, 2018

    I'd like just (INAUDIBLE) my visit is very, very good, excellent. I think the care with my son was very good.