Michele Yang, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Neurology

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (1999)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Yale University (CT) (1995)
Internship:
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (2000)
Residency:
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pediatrics (2002)
Fellowships:
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, child neurology (2005)
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Program, EMG (2007)
  • University of Pennsylvania/Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Program, pediatric neuromuscular disease (2008)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Neurology

Professional Titles

  • Associate Professor

Publications

  • Leitner ML, Kapur K, Darras BT, Yang M, Wong B, Pazze LD, Florence J, Buck M, freedman L, Bohorquez J, Rutkove S, Zaidman C. Electrical impedance myography for reducing sampe size in Duchenne muscular dystrophy trials. Annal of Clinical and Translational Neurology 2020; 7(10)-4-14.
  • Beck DB, Subramanian T, Vijayalingam S, Ezekiel UR, Donkervoort S, Yang ML, Dubbs HA, Ortiz-Gonzalez XR, Lakhani S, Segal D, Au M, Graham JM Jr, Verma S, Waggoner D, Shinawi M, Bönnemann CG, Chung WK, Chinnadurai G. A pathogenic CtBP1 missense mutation causes altered cofactor binding and transcriptional activity. Neurogenetics. 2019 Aug;20(3):129-143. PubMed PMID: 31041561
  • Paramsothy P PhD, MPH, Herron AR PhD, MA, Lamb MM PhD, Kinnett K MSN, APRN, Wolff J PhD, Yang ML MD, Oleszek J MD, Pandya S DPT, Kennedy A BS, Cooney D MS, Fox D MPH, Sheehan D PhD, MD. Health Care Transition Experiences of Males with Childhood-onset Duchenne and Becker Muscular Dystrophy: Findings from the Muscular Dystrophy Surveillance Tracking and Research Network (MD STARnet) Health Care Transitions and Other Life Experiences Survey. PLoS Curr. 2018 Aug 21;10. PubMed PMID: 30210936
  • Beggs AH, Byrne BJ, De Chastonay S, Haselkorn T, Hughes I, James ES, Kuntz NL, Simon J, Swanson LC, Yang ML, Yu ZF, Yum SW, Prasad S. A multicenter, retrospective medical record review of X-linked myotubular myopathy: The recensus study. Muscle Nerve. 2018 Apr;57(4):550-560. PubMed PMID: 29149770
  • Martin JA, Messacar K, Yang ML, Maloney JA, Lindwall J, Carry T, Kenyon P, Sillau SH, Oleszek J, Tyler KL, Dominguez SR, Schreiner TL. Outcomes of Colorado children with acute flaccid myelitis at 1 year. Neurology. 2017 Jul 11;89(2):129-137. PubMed PMID: 28615421
  • Becker AB, Qian J, Gelman BB, Yang M, Bauer P, Koeppen AH. Heart and Nervous System Pathology in Compound Heterozygous Friedreich Ataxia. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2017 Aug 1;76(8):665-675. PubMed PMID: 28789479
  • Messacar K, Schreiner TL, Van Haren K, Yang M, Glaser CA, Tyler KL, Dominguez SR. Acute flaccid myelitis: A clinical review of US cases 2012-2015. Ann Neurol. 2016 Sep;80(3):326-38. PubMed PMID: 27422805
  • Lamb MM, West NA, Ouyang L, Yang M, Weitzenkamp D, James K, Ciafaloni E, Pandya S, DiGuiseppi C. Corticosteroid Treatment and Growth Patterns in Ambulatory Males with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. J Pediatr. 2016 Jun;173:207-213.e3. PubMed PMID: 27039228
  • Watne L, Yang ML. Clinical course of growth in patients with congenital neuromuscular disease in a single multidisciplinary neuromuscular clinic. J Pediatr Rehabil Med. 2016;9(1):13-21. PubMed PMID: 26966796
  • Zukosky K, Meilleur K, Traynor BJ, Dastgir J, Medne L, Devoto M, Collins J, Rooney J, Zou Y, Yang ML, Gibbs JR, Meier M, Stetefeld J, Finkel RS, Schessl J, Elman L, Felice K, Ferguson TA, Ceyhan-Birsoy O, Beggs AH, Tennekoon G, Johnson JO, Bönnemann CG. Association of a Novel ACTA1 Mutation With a Dominant Progressive Scapuloperoneal Myopathy in an Extended Family. JAMA Neurol. 2015 Jun;72(6):689-98. PubMed PMID: 25938801
  • Donkervoort S, Papadaki M, de Winter JM, Neu MB, Kirschner J, Bolduc V, Yang ML, Gibbons MA, Hu Y, Dastgir J, Leach ME, Rutkowski A, Foley AR, Krüger M, Wartchow EP, McNamara E, Ong R, Nowak KJ, Laing NG, Clarke NF, Ottenheijm CA, Marston SB, Bönnemann CG. TPM3 deletions cause a hypercontractile congenital muscle stiffness phenotype. Ann Neurol. 2015 Sep 29. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26418456
  • Scoto M, Rossor AM, Harms MB, Cirak S, Calissano M, Robb S, Manzur AY, Martínez Arroyo A, Rodriguez Sanz A, Mansour S, Fallon P, Hadjikoumi I, Klein A, Yang M, De Visser M, Overweg-Plandsoen WC, Baas F, Taylor JP, Benatar M, Connolly AM, Al-Lozi MT, Nixon J, de Goede CG, Foley AR, Mcwilliam C, Pitt M, Sewry C, Phadke R, Hafezparast M, Chong WK, Mercuri E, Baloh RH, Reilly MM, Muntoni F. Novel mutations expand the clinical spectrum of DYNC1H1-associated spinal muscular atrophy. Neurology. 2015 Feb 17;84(7):668-79. PubMed PMID: 25609763
  • Yang ML, Shin J, Kearns CA, Langworthy MM, Snell H, Walker MB, Appel B. CNS Myelination Requires Cytoplasmic Dynein Function. Dev Dyn. 2014 Dec 8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25488883
  • Finkel RS, McDermott MP, Kaufmann P, Darras BT, Chung WK, Sproule DM, Kang PB, Foley AR, Yang ML, Martens WB, Oskoui M, Glanzman AM, Flickinger J, Montes J, Dunaway S, O'Hagen J, Quigley J, Riley S, Benton M, Ryan PA, Montgomery M, Marra J, Gooch C, De Vivo DC. Observational study of spinal muscular atrophy type I and implications for clinical trials. Neurology. 2014 Aug 26;83(9):810-7. PubMed PMID: 25080519
  • Kang PB, Gooch CL, McDermott MP, Darras BT, Finkel RS, Yang ML, Sproule DM, Chung WK, Kaufmann P, De Vivo DC, Muscle Study Group and the Pediatric Neuromuscular Clinical Research Network for Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Reply: To PMID 23893312. Muscle Nerve. 2014 Sep;50(3):458-9. PubMed PMID: 24935909
  • Kang PB, Gooch CL, McDermott MP, Darras BT, Finkel RS, Yang ML, Sproule DM, Chung WK, Kaufmann P, de Vivo DC, Muscle Study Group and the Pediatric Neuromuscular Clinical Research Network for Spinal Muscular Atrophy. The motor neuron response to SMN1 deficiency in spinal muscular atrophy. Muscle Nerve. 2014 May;49(5):636-44. PubMed PMID: 23893312
  • Zhu Y, Romitti PA, Caspers Conway KM, Kim S, Zhang Y, Yang M, Mathews KD, the MD STARnet. Genitourinary health in a population-based cohort of males with Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies. Muscle Nerve. 2014 Oct 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25297835
  • Moss M, Yang M, Macht M, Sottile P, Gray L, McNulty M, Quan D. Screening for critical illness polyneuromyopathy with single nerve conduction studies. Intensive Care Med. 2014 May;40(5):683-90. PubMed PMID: 24623137
  • West NA, Yang ML, Weitzenkamp DA, Andrews J, Meaney FJ, Oleszek J, Miller LA, Matthews D, DiGuiseppi C. Patterns of growth in ambulatory males with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. J Pediatr. 2013 Dec;163(6):1759-1763.e1. PubMed PMID: 24103921
  • Kang PB, Gooch CL, McDermott MP, Darras BT, Finkel RS, Yang ML, Sproule DM, Chung WK, Kaufmann P, De Vivo DC, Muscle Study Group (MSG), Pediatric Neuromuscular Clinical Research Network for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (PNCR). The motor neuron response to SMN1 deficiency in spinal muscular atrophy. Muscle Nerve. 2013 Jul 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23893312
  • Barber BJ, Andrews JG, Lu Z, West NA, Meaney FJ, Price ET, Gray A, Sheehan DW, Pandya S, Yang M, Cunniff C. Oral corticosteroids and onset of cardiomyopathy in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. J Pediatr. 2013 Oct;163(4):1080-4.e1. PubMed PMID: 23866715
  • Kour S, Rajan DS, Fortuna TR, Anderson EN, Ward C, Lee Y, Lee S, Shin YB, Chair JH, Choi M, Siquier L, Cantagrel V, Amiel J, Stolerman ES, Barnett SS, Cousin MA, Castro D, McDonald K, Kirmse B, Nemeth AH, Rajasundaram D, Innes M, Lynch D, Frosk P, COllins A, Gibbons M, Yang M, Desguerre I, Boddaert N, Gitiaux C, Rydning SL, Selmer KK, Urreizti R, Garcia-Oguiza A, Osorio AN, Adriescu EC, Moody SB, Phornphutkul C, Guillen Sacoto MJ, Begtrup A, Houlden H, Kirschner J, Schilling D, Rudnik-Schoneborn S, Strom TM, Lenz S, Juliette K, Richardson R, Platzer K, Donkervoort S, Bonnemann CG, Wagner M, Issa MY, Elbendary HM, Stanley V, Maroofian R, Gleeson JG, Zaki MS, Senderek J, Pandey UB. Mutations in GEMIN5 cause a novel cerebellar ataxia syndrome by disrupting the dynamics of GEMIN5 expression, interaction, and assembly. Nature communications (in press).
  • Joshi C, Yang M, Eschbach K, Tong S, Jacobson M, Stillman C, Kropp A, Shea S, Frunzi G, Thomas F, and Olson C. Quality and safety analysis of 2999 telemedicine encounters during the COVID-19 pandemic. Neurology in Clinical Practice (in press).
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Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Child Neurology, Board Certification (2006)
  • Neuromuscular Medicine, Board Certification (2011)
  • ABEM Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Board Certification (2009)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Brain and Nervous System

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (1999)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Yale University (CT) (1995)
Internships:
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (2000)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pediatrics (2002)
Fellowships:
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, child neurology (2005)
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Program, EMG (2007)
  • University of Pennsylvania/Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Program, pediatric neuromuscular disease (2008)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Neurology
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