Serena Yang, M.D., M.P.H. for UC Davis Health

Serena Yang, M.D., M.P.H.

Vice Chair, Community Engagement, Department of Pediatrics

Chief, Division of General Pediatrics

Health Sciences Clinical Professor

To see if Serena Yang is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).



Pediatrics General

Public Health



Locations and Contact

Sacramento County Health Center

Sacramento County Chest Clinic
4600 Broadway
Sacramento, CA 95820

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Glassrock Building

Glassrock Building
2521 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Additional Numbers

Clinic Phone


Clinic Phone


Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

I am committed to collaborating with you and your family to promote the health and wellbeing of your child and help them reach their full potential.

In my group practice, we work as a team to partner with patients, families, pediatric medical and surgical specialty providers, mental health providers, schools, and other community agencies to care for a child's special needs.

Our practice is part of a large hospital and clinic network that provides comprehensive health care for your child throughout their lifetime, from birth through adolescence and transition to young adulthood.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Yang is a general pediatrician who provides comprehensive primary care for infants and children from the newborn period through adolescence.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Yang's academic interests focus on training healthcare professionals, especially for regions with healthcare workforce shortages. Her educational mission targets learners all along the health professions pathway, from inspiring K-12 students as they explore health careers, to supporting students and residents in their identity formation as health professionals, to coaching faculty in advanced skill development. She also seeks to establish innovative and sustainable clinical-community partnerships that improve networks of care, community linkages, and systems that ultimately result in improved health outcomes for children and families.


General Pediatrics

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Undergraduate School

B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta GA 1994

Medical School

M.D., Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta GA 1998

Other School

M.S., Clinical Investigation, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX 2007

Other School

M.P.H., International and Family Health, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Houston TX 2004


Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX 1998-1999


Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX 1999-2001


Academic General Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX 2001-2004

Henry J. Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching, UCSF School of Medicine, 2016

UCSF Academy of Medical Educators Service Award, 2014

Inductee, UCSF Academy of Medical Educators, 2012

Western Group on Educational Affairs (WGEA) Best Presentation/Poster for Graduate Medical Education Section Award, 2012

Board of Trustees Meritorious Service Award in Education, Children's Hospital Central California, 2010

Excellence in Teaching Award, UCSF School of Medicine, 2009

UCSF Fresno Department of Pediatrics Distinguished Teacher of the Year, 2008

Baylor College of Medicine Mentored Clinical Investigator Award (K12), 2004

National Institutes of Health Pediatric Research Loan Repayment Program Award, 2004

Inductee, Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society, 2004

Drs. Ralph and Judith Feigin Award for Outstanding Research by Pediatric Resident/Fellow, 2003

Southern American Federation of Medical Research/Southern Society for Clinical Investigation Trainee Research Award, 2002

Texas Children's Hospital Auxiliary Fellow Award, 2001

Second Place Winner, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Southeastern Conference Paper Presentation, 1993

Georgia Tech President's Scholarship, 1990

Yang S. Newborn physical findings: Lower extremity abnormalities. Chung EK, Boom JA, Datto GA, Matz PS, eds.: Philadelphia Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Visual Diagnosis in Pediatrics. 2006:270-274. (2nd edition, 2010:33-37).

Yang S. Hand swelling. Chung EK, Boom JA, Datto GA, Matz PS, eds: Philadelphia Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Visual Diagnosis in Pediatrics. 2006:253-258. (2nd edition, 2010:306-311).

Yang S. Neck masses and swelling. Chung EK, Boom JA, Datto GA, Matz PS, eds; Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Visual Diagnosis in Pediatrics. 2006:177-184. (2nd edition, 2010:225-232).

Yang S, Zarr RL, Kass-Hout TA, Kourosh A, Kelly NR. Transportation barriers to accessing health care for urban children. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2006 Nov;17(4):928-43. doi:10.1353/hpu.2006.0137. PMID:17242539.

Hopmeyer J, Fontaine AA, Yang S, Levine RA, Yoganathan AP. The effect of aortic outflow on the quantification of mitral regurgitation by the flow convergence method. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 1996 Jan-Feb;9(1):44-57. doi:10.1016/s0894-7317(96)90103-0. PMID:8679236.