Aaron Yang, MD

Associate Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Associate Program Director, Residency Training Program, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital
2201 Children's Way
Suite 1318

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Aaron Yang M.D. is an Associate Professor in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) department at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where his practice focuses on musculoskeletal and spine conditions. He is interested in diagnosis and treatment of these conditions using electrodiagnostic, fluoroscopic, and ultrasound guided procedures.

Dr. Yang completed his residency in PM&R at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago/Northwestern University followed by a pain medicine fellowship at the University of Colorado. Currently, his research focuses on low back pain prevention with use of wearable technology in which he is collaborating with the department of engineering at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Yang has published and presented over 50 peer reviewed publications and national lectures. He has also lectured at numerous local establishments and grand rounds.

One of Dr. Yang’s main passions is medical education as he currently serves as the Associate Program Director for the PM&R residency program and Course Director for medical student rotations. Nationally, he is currently on the Education Committee for the Spine Intervention Society (SIS), International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM), and Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) and is on the Program Planning Committee and the chair of the Spine Medicine Member Community for the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AAPM&R).


Board Certification

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 
American Board of Medical Specialties – Pain Medicine
American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine


Dr. Yang is interested in non-operative management of the spine and various musculoskeletal disorders.  He is also interested in outpatient rehabilitation with diagnosis and treatment of these conditions using electrodiagnostics and fluoroscopic and ultrasound guided procedures.


Fellowship: Pain Medicine, University of Colorado Medical Center, Denver, CO 2014

Residency: Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago/McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 2013

MD: SUNY Upstate College of Medicine, Syracuse, NY 2009

Undergraduate: BS, (Biology, magna cum laude), Syracuse University, NY 2005