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Leslie Wallene Yang, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Leslie Wallene Yang, MD, is gastroenterologist who cares for patients with a wide range of gastro-intestinal problems. She has a special interest in colon cancer screening, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and irritable bowel syndrome.

Dr. Yang also is active in medical education, teaching students, residents and fellows about gastroenterology in both classroom and clinical settings. A popular speaker, Dr. Yang frequently presents her work at graduate medical education lectures on GERD, peptic ulcer disease and gastrointestinal bleeding.

Practice Location

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Internal Medicine

Medical School

University of Wisconsin Medical School

Internship and Residency

The University of Chicago Medicine (Internal Medicine)


The University of Chicago Medicine (Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition)


American College of Gastroenterology
American Gastroenterological Association
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Language Spoken


Office Phone

(773) 702-9131

Office Fax

(773) 702-2182

Office Postal Address

Leslie Wallene Yang, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 4080
Chicago, IL 60637

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Learn More About Dr. Yang

Dr. Yang is interested in how the use of an Internet-based educational program impacts patients' likeliness to keep appointments and arrive prepared for procedures. In one study, Dr. Yang and her colleagues found that the program cut 'no-shows' rates for colorectal cancer screenings.

Selected Publications

Yang, LW, Aronsohn, A, Hart, J, Jensen, D. Herbal Hepatotoxicity from Chinese Skullcap: A Case Report. World Journal of Hepatology. July 27, 2012; 4(7): 231-233.