Yong Wang, PhD

Yong Wang, PhD

Principal Investigator
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Primary), Electrical & Systems Engineering (Secondary), Radiology (Jointed), and Biomedical Engineering (Affiliated)

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Additional Titles

Associate Professor of Electrical & Systems Engineering
Associate Professor of Radiology
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Related Links


International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
The Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Interventional Society

Research Area

Placenta, Premature Birth


Clinical Research, Prematurity Research

Dr. Wang received his BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Xi’an Jiaotong University in Xi’an, China. He then moved to Washington University in St. Louis where he focused on developing and applying the state-of-the-art electrocardiographic imaging (ECGI) technique to study cardiac arrhythmia and abnormal heart contractions under the supervision of Professor Yoram Rudy. Dr. Wang’s work led to patents in the USA, Europe, Canada, and Japan, and was published in many top journals encompassing the fields of biomedical engineering, biomedical life science, and human physiology.

Dr. Wang devoted his postdoctoral time to neuroscience. With the aim to better understand the pathological mechanism underlying central nervous system (CNS) diseases, he invented and patented a novel magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) approach, diffusion basis spectrum imaging (DBSI).

Dr. Wang has led and engaged in multiple successful projects funded by the National Institutes of Health and other foundation and private sponsor both as Principle Investigator and Co-Investigator. He has received multiple awards including the First Place Winner of National Challenge Cup Competition of Science Achievement from the Ministry of Education of China, the Rockwell Automation Fellowship, The Best Original Paper from the Annals of Biomedical Engineering, The Best Platform Presentation Award from the Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis, The Young Investigator Award from the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and the IBM Faculty Award from IBM.