Aaron Yang, MD

Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Associate Program Director, Residency Training Program, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Office Address
Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital

Aaron Yang M.D. is an Assistant 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 electrodiagnostics, fluoroscopic, and ultrasound guided procedures. He 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. He has published and presented over 30 peer reviewed publications and national lectures. He has also lectured at numerous local establishments and grand rounds. One of his 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) and Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) and is the chair of the Spine Medicine Member Community for the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AAPM&R). He also volunteers his services as a physician at Siloam Health which is an outreach clinic serving the refugee and indigent population of Nashville.

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