Derek Yang, MDPhysician
“Many times it’s the simple things that make the biggest difference in medicine.”
- Family Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University
Fairfax Family Medicine Program
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Doctor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University
Bachelor of Science
Virginia Commonwealth University, Fairfax Family Medicine
Academic Chief Resident
In his free time, Dr. Yang enjoys cycling through the neighborhood, tinkering around on the family vehicles, trying to master the art of composting/gardening, searching for good eats, and enjoying the outdoors with his family.
Upon completing his undergraduate education at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Yang returned to his then home New Jersey to start his medical education at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His desire to practice a wide scope of medicine and his commitment to developing meaningful relationships with his patients led him to the specialty of family medicine.
Residency training gave his family the opportunity to move and establish a new home in Northern Virginia. He completed his training at Virginia Commonwealth University – Fairfax Family Medicine Residency Program. As a resident, he was selected to be the Academic Chief Resident. This enabled him to further develop his understanding of evidence-based medicine while teaching and learning from his peers.
Being affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University and Fairfax Family Medicine Residency Program allows him the opportunity to interact with students and residents. He continues to strive to build strong relationships with his patients and provide them with the best evidence-based medical care.