Biography

Ye Jin Kang, M.D. is an Assistant Instructor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Dr. Kang received her bachelor’s degree in Ecology and Evolutional Biology, a BA in Policy Studies, and minor in Cell Biology from Rice University. She has a master’s degree in Medical Anthropology, and a master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Oxford. She received her medical degree from Harvard and completed pediatric residency training at UT Southwestern, Dallas.

Dr. Kang’s research interests include tuberculosis and global health. She is currently pursuing basic science training through a Physician-Scientist Institutional Award from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. She is examining the humoral immune response in pediatric TB.

Dr. Kang is active in several professional societies, including the Texas Pediatric Society and the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society, which she serves as a member of the International Affairs Committee.

Dr. Kang’s interests outside of medicine include her family, traveling, and scuba diving.

Research Interest

  • Global Health
  • Immunology
  • Pediatrics
  • Translational Research
  • Tuberculosis

Honors & Awards

  • TARDIS
    Physician Scientist Institutional Training Award from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (2021-2023)
  • Rhodes Scholar
    Scholarship to study at Oxford (2011-2013)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Pediatric Infectious Disease Society
  • Texas Pediatric Society