Qin Yang , MD, MS

Research Instructor in Critical Care Medicine

Contact Information

qyang201[at]pitt.edu
412-692-9147

Education & Training

MD, Nanjing Medical University, 1982
Residency, Pediatrics, Nanjing Medical University, 1986
Chief Resident, Pediatrics, Nanjing Medical University, 1987
MS, Cardiology, Kunming Medical University, 1991
Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiology, Nanjing Medical University, 1995
Certificate, Mini-MBA Essentials for the MD/Scientist, University of Pittsburgh, 2002
Postdoctoral fellowship, Immunology, University of Pittsburgh, 2005

Research, Clinical & Academic Interests

  • Cardiac arrest and echocardiography in pediatrics
  • Tumor-seeking lymphocytes (NK cells) in cancer
  • Cellular and molecular immunity in sepsis
  • Novel ferroptotic mechanisms in brain injury


Yang Q, Goding S, Hagenaars M, Carlos T, Albertsson P, Kuppen P, Nannmark U, Hokland ME, Basse PH. Morphological appearance, content of extracellular matrix and vascular density of lung metastases predicts permissiveness to infiltration by adoptively transferred natural killer and T cells. Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy. 2006 Jun 1;55(6):699-707.

Yang Q, Larsen SK, Mi Z, Robbins PD, Basse PH. PTD-mediated loading of tumor-seeking lymphocytes with prodrug-activating enzymes. The AAPS journal. 2008 Dec 1;10(4):614.

Yang Q, Stevenson HL, Scott MJ, Ismail N. Type I interferon contributes to noncanonical inflammasome activation, mediates immunopathology, and impairs protective immunity during fatal infection with lipopolysaccharide-negative ehrlichiae. The American journal of pathology. 2015 Feb 1;185(2):446-61.

Wenzel SE, Tyurina YY, Zhao J, Croix CM, Mao G, Tyurin VA, Anthonymuthu TS, Kapralov AA, Amoscato AA, Mikulska-Ruminska K, Shrivastava I, Kenny E, Yang Q,  Dar H, Rosenbaum J, Sparvero L, Emlet D, Wen X, Qu F, Watkins S, VanDemark A, Kellum JA, Minami Y, Bahar I, Bayır H, Kagan V, PEBP1 Wardens Ferroptosis by Enabling Lipoxygenase Generation of Lipid Death Signals, Cell, 2017, 171, 628–641.

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Scientist, Safar Center for Resuscitation Research

Best Doctors in Nanjing, China, 1997
Authorized reserve leader of professional discipline (cardiology), Nanjing, China, 1998
Honorary Medical Advisor, WeDoctor Medical Center, China, 2016