Title: Internist and Professor of Medicine
Company: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Emergency Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
Dr. Sai-Ching Jim Yeung, Internist and Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Division of Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in oncology and medical education.
Dr. Yeung is a board-certified internist and professor of medicine specializing in endocrinology and cancer research celebrating a 24-year career with the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, one of the most prestigious institutions in oncology. He joined the faculty in 1997 as an assistant internist and assistant professor of medicine, rising to associate in 2006 and full professor in 2013. Dr. Yeung was named Director of Research for the Emergency Department at MD Anderson Cancer Center in 2010, and has been a member of several internal committees, including the Faculty Senate, the Psychosocial, Behavioral, and Health Services Research Committee, and the Department of Internal Medicine Research Committee. Between 2002 and 2019, Dr. Yeung held a joint appointment as an adjunct professor at the University of Texas Medical School, and remains a member of the graduate faculty of the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, where he has taught since 2008.
In addition to his career at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Yeung spent more than a decade as an adjunct professor at the Texas A&M Health Sciences Center Institute of Biosciences and Technology and an adjunct professor in the Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Houston College of Pharmacy. Since 2015, Dr. Yeung has been adjunct faculty in the Department for Management of Science and Technology Development at Ton Duc Thang University in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and in 2019, he stepped down after five years with the Shantou University Medical College Cancer Research Center in Shantou, China. Dr. Yeung has published more than 180 peer-reviewed articles, serves as a reviewer for numerous professional journals, and has contributed to a number of medical textbooks, most recently “Oncologic Emergency,” 2016, “Oncologic Emergency Medicine: Principles and Practice,” and “Medicine Care of Cancer Patients,” 2009.
He began his medical career in 1983, graduating magna cum laude from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, and was awarded both a Master of Science and a Doctor of Philosophy in biology by the University of Houston College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Dr. Yeung earned his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1991 at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine, followed by an internship and residency at Baylor University, and a joint fellowship in endocrinology with Baylor University and the University of Texas. Dr. Yeung’s research interests include anaplastic thyroid cancer, the impact of endocrine diseases on cancer, and the metabolism of cancer cells. Among other honors, Dr. Yeung is a two-time US Faculty Scholar of the Vietnam Education Foundation, a fellow of the American College of Physicians, the National Institutes of Health and Baylor College of Medicine, and a 2002 inductee into the American Society of Internal Medicine. He is active in the Comprehensive Oncologic Emergencies Research Network, the American Association for Cancer Research, the American Medical Association, and is a lifetime member of the Chinese American Doctors’ Association of Houston.
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