Yoon Kang

Yoon Kang, M.D. graduated from the University of Pennsylvania summa cum laude with a degree in economics and a concentration in finance from the Wharton School. She earned her M.D. from Washington University School of Medicine and completed both her internal medicine residency and Chief Residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She subsequently became Director of Standardized Patient Programs at Washington University School of Medicine.

Dr. Kang was recruited to Weill Cornell in 2003 where she led development and construction of the Margaret and Ian Smith Clinical Skills Center, WCM’s custom-built facility for simulation sessions. She served as its founding Director in 2006, launching the college’s simulation education program and was then named the Richard P. Cohen, MD, Associate Professor of Medical Education in 2009. When Weill Cornell implemented its new curriculum in 2014, Dr. Kang was named in 2015 to the newly created position of Assistant Dean, Clinical Curriculum. Her administrative profile then broadened to include successive appointments as Associate Dean for Program Development and Operations (Medical Education), and Associate Dean for Program Development, Operations, and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI). In January 2019, Dr. Kang took the role as Acting Senior Associate Dean, Education and formally appointed Senior Associate Dean, Education in December 2019.

Dr. Kang is active in medical education at a national level, having participated in development programs (Harvard-Macy, AAMC), as a member of the 13-schoools Consortium and in committee leadership positions at the National Board of Medical Examiners. She has received numerous teaching awards from the student body and was previously selected as the White Coat Ceremony keynote speaker. She was also selected as a fellow in the 2019-2020 Class of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program, a program dedicated to preparing senior women faculty at schools of medicine, dentistry and public health to effect sustained positive change as institutional leaders.


Handbook of Research on the Efficacy of Training Programs and Systems in Medical Education
Ruth Gotian, Yoon Kang, Joseph Safdieh. © 2020. 566 pages.
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