Daniel Yang, M.D., Assistant Professor, is a radiation oncologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center focused on genitourinary cancer.

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Yang earned his medical degree from Yale School of Medicine. He was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Research Fellow at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School and a Leadership Innovation Fellow at Yale Center for Biomedical Innovation and Technology. Dr. Yang completed his residency in radiation oncology at Yale New Haven Hospital and served as chief resident during his training.

During his residency, his research focused on machine learning applications to advance clinical oncology data quality, for which he received an ASCO Young Investigator Award. His research interests also include clinical informatics and using real-world data to improve cancer patient care.


Medical School
Yale School of Medicine (2017)
California Pacific Medical Center (2018), Internal Medicine
Yale New Haven Hospital (2022), Radiation Oncology
Chief Resident
Yale New Haven Hospital (2022), Radiation Oncology


Dose-Volume Predictors of Radiation Pneumonitis After Thoracic Hypofractionated Radiation Therapy
Sasse A, Oh P, Saeed N, Yang DX, Hayman TJ, Knowlton CA, Peters GW, Campbell A, Laird J, Housri N, Park HS Practical Radiation Oncology 2024 Mar 14 e97-e104
Harnessing stereotactic precision in the fight against primary kidney cancer: time for a randomised trial?
Yang DX, Hannan R The Lancet Oncology 2024 Mar 25 267-269
Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy for primary renal cell carcinoma
Yang DX, Kwon YS, Timmerman R, Hannan R Clinical and Translational Radiation Oncology 2024 Jan 44
Outlook of AI in medical physics and radiation oncology
Yang DX, Avesta A, Choi R, Aneja S 2023 Aug 145-164
Aging a Decade in a Day: Age Cutoff Bias in Adjuvant Therapy Allocation for Early-Stage Breast Cancer
Talcott WJ, Cain DM, Yang D, Mougalian SS, Evans SB International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics 2023 Jul 116 747-756
Comparing Detection Schemes for Adversarial Images against Deep Learning Models for Cancer Imaging
Joel MZ, Avesta A, Yang DX, Zhou JG, Omuro A, Herbst RS, Krumholz HM, Aneja S Cancers 2023 Mar 15
Factors associated with the use of adjuvant radiation therapy in stage III melanoma
King AL, Lee V, Yu B, Mirza FN, Zogg CK, Yang DX, Tran T, Leventhal J, An Y Frontiers in Oncology 2023 Feb 13
Using Adversarial Images to Assess the Robustness of Deep Learning Models Trained on Diagnostic Images in Oncology
Joel MZ, Umrao S, Chang E, Choi R, Yang DX, Duncan JS, Omuro A, Herbst R, Krumholz HM, Aneja S JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics 2022 6
Prevalence of Missing Data in the National Cancer Database and Association with Overall Survival
Yang DX, Khera R, Miccio JA, Jairam V, Chang E, Yu JB, Park HS, Krumholz HM, Aneja S JAMA Network Open 2021 Mar 4
Temporal Trends in Opioid Prescribing Patterns among Oncologists in the Medicare Population
Jairam V, Yang DX, Pasha S, Soulos PR, Gross CP, Yu JB, Park HS Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2021 Mar 113 274-281

Honors & Awards

  • Dedman Family Scholar in Clinical Care
  • Young Investigator Award
    American Society of Clinical Oncology (2021)
  • Farr Scholar
    Yale School of Medicine (2017)
  • James L. and Evelyn Ribbs Hutchinson Scholarship
  • Scholar-in-Training Award
    American Association for Cancer Research (2016)
  • Howard Hughes Medical Research Fellowship
  • Inaugural Leadership Innovation Fellowship
    Yale Center for Biomedical Innovation and Technology (2015)
  • Award for Academic Excellence and Achievement
    American Society for Clinical Pathology (2014)
  • Oncology Trainee Travel Award
    American Society of Clinical Oncology (2014)
  • Howard Hughes Summer Medical Fellowship
  • William and Alice Hinckley Fund Scholarship