Scott Yang M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (473 Ratings, 88 Comments)

Expertise

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics and rehabilitation
  • Pediatrics

Special focus on

  • Orthopaedic Surgery (Pediatric)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Deformity

Education

  • 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

Biography

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

4.8 out of 5 (473 Ratings, 88 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

  • Nov 02, 2019

    We always have a great experience with Dr. Yang. He explains everything clearly and says what would be best and do what is best for my son

  • Oct 28, 2019

    Dr. Yang changed my life completely. I have suffered from scheuermann's kyphosis since I was around 11, but I wasn’t officially diagnosed until I was 13. My previous doctor told me I wouldn’t get worse and refused to give me a brace or any other medical care. This caused my 65° curve to turn into an 85° curve. It was when I was referred to Dr. Yang that I finally got the medical care I needed and deserved. He explained everything to me and was very thorough when it came to finding the source of my spinal deformities. My kyphosis caused lordosis and I also suffered from minor scoliosis. I couldn’t look at myself in the mirror without feeling ashamed and disgusted. I suffered through hot summers wearing hoodies and baggy clothes to hide my back. During school, I would fight the urge to lean on my desk even though I was so sore from sitting up straight all day, just because I was afraid those around me would notice. When I told Dr. Yang I wanted corrective surgery, he made sure he went through every single detail about the procedure and the risks. He made sure I was healthy enough for surgery, but also made sure that I would get the surgery done, even if it had to be pushed back. I underwent the spinal fusion on October 11th, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. I can’t thank Dr. Yang enough for changing my life and helping me get rid of insecurities that have haunted me for years. I’m finally able to look at myself and feel happy after five years of mental and physical agony, and it’s all thanks to him. Dr. Yang is by far the best doctor I have ever seen, and there has never been a moment where I questioned his judgement. On top of that, the nurses and physical therapists that helped me during my hospital stay at OHSU were amazing. They were comforting and supportive, and I never once felt that my needs were being neglected. I cannot thank Dr. Yang and the OHSU staff enough for changing my life and bringing back my happiness. Thank you all so much.

  • Oct 26, 2019

    Has always been friendly and helpful.

  • Oct 25, 2019

    Great bedside manner and answered all of our questions. Explained everything to our understanding.

  • Oct 16, 2019

    He and his staff were helpful, they explained in detail what we would expect regarding the healing process

  • Oct 14, 2019

    Dr Yang is very thorough, professional and a good communicator.

  • Oct 01, 2019

    It was good

  • Sep 26, 2019

    Always very informative and nice

  • Sep 14, 2019

    We got there earlier than expected but was seen earlier n the whole experience was just wonderful!

  • Sep 05, 2019

    great experience with Dr - attentive, competent, on time, listens well, very profeccional. thank you

  • Sep 03, 2019

    I really liked Dr. Yang. He was very kind and very thorough, very respectful. I just really, really appreciated him. He is a wonderful doctor.

  • Aug 27, 2019

    Discussed my sons issues in terms that are easy to understand

  • Aug 01, 2019

    VERY GOOD...Professional and through!!

  • Aug 01, 2019

    Well, all of the care from the doctors was perfect, the treatment, the professionalism. Everything was very good. Thank you.

  • Jul 18, 2019

    Dr yang is kind and very thorough in his approach to treating my daughters foot surgeries. We are very thankful for his care.

  • Jul 18, 2019

    It was phenomenal. I live in Albany, Oregon and the service of care here is 0 compared to going up to OHSU. It is beyond great. I don't see how you can improve it in any way. Thank you for your service and your care and your level of concerns. It's genuine. I appreciate it.

  • Jul 18, 2019

    Very positive, informative, and quick appt. so we didn't feel like we waited forever. Didn't just go towards my child and make him uncomfortable, he kept his distance in order to let my son adjust to him.

  • Jul 13, 2019

    Thank you very much. The doctor was very nice.

  • Jun 29, 2019

    The appointment was brief but reassuring and the doctor took time to answer all my questions and be sure to ease my mind of any problems, and we had a really good appointment.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    Very good. Upon examination he was able to give us information we had not received before on our child?s care (after years of care for this issue). I really appreciate the knowledge (up to date with current research and data) that the Doctors at OHSU have. Thank you.

  • Jun 23, 2019

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

  • Jun 19, 2019

    Dr. Yang was running approximately 30 minutes behind schedule.The staff has a white board letting you know who?s on time and who is running behind. It was nice to know. We my daughter and I went in to meet the doctor, he was wonderful. I didn?t feel rushed as I usually do. He took his time. Answered our questions and was wonderful.

  • Jun 15, 2019

    Dr. Yang had excellent bedside manner. He was great and answered questions and treated my daughter with respect and appropriate for her age group. Doernbecher was phenomenal and the hospital there and everything just made it a great experience for my daughter and the procedure she had to have. We would absolutely recommend the Pediatric Hospital of Doernbecher as well as Dr. Scott Hang for anyone. It was a very pleasant experience and he mad ea very difficult situation easier.

  • 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).

  • Jun 06, 2019

    Dr Yang listened to our concerns and took adequate time reviewing our previous test results. He was very professional and explained things well.

  • Jun 01, 2019

    Excellent! Dr yang not only treated Our daughters physical need but along with that considered her other challenges, autism and Dd. and what was needed to get her best treatment and long term impact!

  • May 31, 2019

    He was amazing. He has been clear about talking to me AND my child so my kid felt like he was a part of what was going on. He was clear about what and why he felt things should and should not be done.

  • May 25, 2019

    He was on time, personable, and answered all of our questions. The appointment was quick, but we felt like he was thorough.

  • May 23, 2019

    I felt that Dr and staff was very kind and took time to explain everything to us, they went down to the level where we can understand it all. Very friendly with kido, playfully worked on fixing the problem. Highly recommend it

  • May 23, 2019

    We had a very good experience, everyone went out of their way to be helpful.

  • May 13, 2019

    Awesome customer service

  • May 13, 2019

    Fantastic caring staff

  • May 11, 2019

    Doctor was very professional and he cares about clients. I was very surprised how friendly he was and he made us both feel comfortable.

  • May 09, 2019

    I am very happy with the service we received not from the doctor but from the whole team that treated us very well. The service was magnificent and we still still receive good care and the doctor's Soto are very friendly, I just want to thank the whole very friendly team and thank you and have a good weekend all goodbye.

  • 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.