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Qingyang (Kristy) Yuan, MD

Qingyang (Kristy) Yuan, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology

Dr. Yuan is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Neurology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Neurology, 2015
  • Vascular Neurology, 2016

Clinical Expertise:

  • Carotid Artery Diseases
  • Carotid Artery Dissection
  • Cerebral Blood Flow (CBF)
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Headache
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH)
  • Transient Ischemic Attack
  • Vascular Neurology
  • Vertebral Artery Dissection (VAD)

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Neurology

    Penn Neuroscience Center Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, South Pavilion, 2nd Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-7366 (PENN)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

  • Penn Neurology

    Pennsylvania Hospital 330 South 9th Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 800-789-7366 (PENN)

    A facility of Pennsylvania Hospital

  • Penn Neurology

    Penn Medicine University City 8th Floor 3737 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-7366 (PENN)

    A facility of Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Residency: Barnes-Jewish Hospital - Washington University, St. Louis
Fellowship: UCSF Medical Center and Hospital


American Academy of Neurology, National American Heart Association, National Barnes Jewish Hospital, Local University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, Local University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Yuan is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Yuan K, Musiek A, Schaffer A: Neuro-Sweet disease: A case of recurrent encephalitis and febrile neutrophilic dermatosis Neurology: Clinical Practice 6 (23): e20-e23,2016.

Dhar R, Yuan K [co-first author], Kulik T, Chen Y, Heitsch L, An H, Ford A: CSF volumetric analysis for quantification of cerebral edema after hemispheric infraction Neurocritical Care 24 (3): 420-7,2016.

Yuan K: When a single antiplatelet agent for stroke prevention is not enough: Current evidence and future applications of dual antiplatelet therapy. Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine 18 (4): 26,2016.

Chen Y, Dhar R, Kulik T: Validation of an efficient machine-learning approach to quantify CSF volume changes using multicenter CT scans Moderated poster at the International Stroke Conference, Los Angeles, CA : 2016.

Dhar R: Early CSF volume changes predict malignant edema in large hemispheric infarction Poster at the International Stroke Conference, Nashville, TN : 2015.

Yuan K: CSF volumetric analysis reliably quantifies cerebral edema and correlates with clinical deterioration in large hemispheric infarcts Poster at the International Stroke Conference, Nashville, TN : 2015.

Pendleton C, Li Q, Chesler DA, Yuan K, Guerrero-Cazares H: Mesenchymal stem cells derived from adipose tissue vs bone marrow: in vitro comparison of their tropism towards gliomas. PLoS ONE 8 (3): e58198,2013.

Yuan K, Park JK, Qubti MA: Recurrent Kawasaki disease with strawberry tongue and skin desquamation in a young adult. J Clin Rheumatol 18 (2): 96-8,2012.

Kim T, Momin E, Choi J, Yuan K, Zaidi H, Kim J, Park M, Lee N, McMahon MT, Quiñones-Hinojosa A, Bulte JW, Hyeon T: Mesoporous silica-coated hollow manganese oxide nanoparticles as positive T1 contrast agents for labeling and MRI tracking of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells Journal of the American Chemical Society 133 (9): 2955-61,2011.

Yuan K: Glioblastoma-derived HGF/cMet axis in adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cell migration Poster at the Third Annual Maryland Stem Cell Research Symposium at National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD : 2010.

Academic Contact Info

University of California, San Francisco,
Department of Neurology
505 Parnassus Ave, Box 0114, Rm M830

San Francisco, CA 94143
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)