Yize Richard Wang, MD, PhD, AGAF
Cooper University Health Care Titles
- Associate Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University Titles
- Associate Professor of Medicine
- American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine - General)
- American Board of Internal Medicine (Gastroenterology)
Cooper University Physician
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.
Education & Training
|Medical School||Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China|
|Graduate School||PhD - The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA|
|Internship||Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA|
|Residency||Internal Medicine - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA|
|Fellowship||Gastroenterology - Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL|
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.