George Yang, MD, PhD went to undergraduate and medical school at Northwestern University. He earned his PhD in molecular genetics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He completed his residency in general surgery at Stanford University. He remained on faculty at Stanford until coming to UAB in 2018. He is a member of the Association for Academic Surgery, the Society of University Surgeons, of which he is a past-President, and the American Surgical Association, and a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Surgery. His laboratory works on mechanisms of injury repair. One focus has been on how skeletal stem cells can be modulated during bone repair. The second major focus is on modulating stress responses to enhance skin wound repair. He serves as Assistant Chief of Staff for Surgical Services at the Birmingham VA, and Vice Chair for Veterans’ Affairs in the Department of Surgery.