Yize Richard Wang, MD, PhD, AGAF

4.73 out of 5 (80 ratings, 22 reviews)
Ratings and Reviews


Cooper University Health Care Titles

  • Gastroenterologist
  • Associate Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University Titles

  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine - General)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Gastroenterology)

Other Languages

Chinese (Mandarin)

Professional Type

Cooper University Physician



About Me

Dr. Wang completed his gastroenterology training at the Mayo Clinic and is a strong believer that “the needs of the patient come first.” Dr. Wang has worked at Cooper since 2012 and practices general gastroenterology and hepatology, with a subspecialty focus on Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Wang enjoys getting to know his patients well as a person and taking care of all aspects of their digestive health. 

Dr. Wang is an associate professor of medicine and a fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), the nation’s oldest and most prestigious medical society dedicated to disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. AGA fellowship honors superior professional achievement in clinical practice and in basic or clinical research. 

Outside of work, Dr. Wang enjoys swimming, hiking, reading biographies, and traveling around the world.

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Office Locations

Mount Laurel
Cooper Digestive Health Institute at Mount Laurel

501 Fellowship Road
Suite 101
Mount Laurel , NJ 08054
Phone: 856.642.2133
Fax: 856.642.2134
Maps & Directions

Education & Training

Medical SchoolPeking Union Medical College, Beijing, China
Graduate SchoolPhD - The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
InternshipTemple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
ResidencyInternal Medicine - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
FellowshipGastroenterology - Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL

Special Interests

Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, chronic diarrhea, liver disease, general gastroenterology, colon cancer screening. Research interests include colorectal cancer prevention, racial differences in inflammatory bowel disease treatment and outcomes, and endoscopy outcomes.

Awards and Honors

  • Olympus Abstract Award, American College of Gastroenterology (2011)
  • Clinical Research Award, American College of Gastroenterology (2011-2012)
  • Cooper Foundation Research Award (2014-2015)
  • Cooper Provider of the Quarter, Q3 2017
  • Top Doctor (2018-2021), NJ Top Docs
  • Top Gastroenterologist, the Internal Association of HealthCare Professionals (2018-2019)
  • American Gastroenterological Association Fellow (2020)
  • Gold Medallion Award, Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, Philadelphia-Delaware Valley Chapter (2021)


Wang YR, Cangemi JR, Loftus EV Jr, Picco MF. Increased odds of interval left-sided colorectal cancer after flexible sigmoidoscopy compared with colonoscopy in older patients in the United States: a population-based analysis of the SEER-Medicare linked database, 2001-2005. Mayo Clin Proc 2013;88:471-8.

Wang YR, Cangemi JR, Loftus EV Jr, Picco MF. Risk of colorectal cancer after colonoscopy compared with flexible sigmoidoscopy or no lower endoscopy among older patients in the United States, 1998-2005. Mayo Clin Proc 2013;88:464-70.

Wang YR, Cangemi JR, Loftus EV Jr, Picco MF. Rate of early/missed colorectal cancers after colonoscopy in older patients with or without inflammatory bowel disease in the United States. Am J Gastroenterol 2013;108:444-9.

Wang YR, Richter JE, and Dempsey DT. Trends and outcomes of hospitalizations for peptic ulcer disease in the United States, 1993-2006. Ann Surg 2010;251:51-58.

Wang YR, Dempsey DT, Friedenberg FK, Richter JE. Trends of Heller myotomy hospitalizations for achalasia in the United States, 1993-2005: Effect of surgery volume on perioperative outcomes. Am J Gastroenterol 2008;103:2454-64.

Ratings and Reviews

Ratings and reviews come from patient responses to health care provider-related questions on the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CG-CAHPS) Patient Experience Survey that Cooper sends to patients after outpatient office visits.  Learn more about our survey and how ratings are calculated >>

Overall Rating

4.73 out of 5 (80 ratings, 22 reviews)
Dec 12, 2023
Excellent service
Oct 12, 2023
Dr. Wang, is very professional, he always explain everything very clear.
Sep 12, 2023
Excellent experience.
Sep 12, 2023
Great service.
Aug 12, 2023
Great experience total
Aug 12, 2023
I am pleased with the experience.
Jul 12, 2023
Friendly, patient, easy to communicate.
Jun 12, 2023
I am always satisfied with Dr. Wang
Jun 12, 2023
Excellent in every way
May 12, 2023
Everyone couldn't have been nicer