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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:

  • Arm Weakness
  • Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM)
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Cerebrovascular Accident
  • CNS Vasculitis
  • Facial Droop
  • Fibromuscular Dysplasia
  • Headache
  • Hemiparesis
  • Paraplegia
  • Paresthesia
  • Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Transient Ischemic Attack

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • 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 Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

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

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.
  • Princeton HealthCare System: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Meisel K, Yuan K, Fang Q, Bibby D, Lee R, Schiller NB.: Embolic stroke of undetermined source: A population with left atrial dysfunction J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 28 (7): 1891-1896,2019.

Yuan, K and Kasner, SE.: Patent foramen ovale and cryptogenic stroke: diagnosis and and updates in secondary stroke prevention. Stroke Vasc Neurol 3 (2): 84-91,2018.

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

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

Yuan K, Kim AS.: 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, Yuan K: 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, Yuan K: Early CSF volume changes predict malignant edema in large hemispheric infarction Poster at the International Stroke Conference, Nashville, TN : 2015.

Yuan K, Dhar R: 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, Quiñones-Hinojosa A.: 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, Haque UJ: Recurrent Kawasaki disease with strawberry tongue and skin desquamation in a young adult. J Clin Rheumatol 18 (2): 96-8,2012.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Neurology
3400 Spruce Street, 3 Gates

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-3606
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)