Betty Yang, MD, MS, is an EMS & emergency physician and prehospital researcher. She cares for patients at the Clements University Hospital and Parkland Memorial Hospital. She serves as associate medical director of the UTSW/Parkland BioTel EMS System for Sunnyvale. She strives to improve the care of critically ill and injured patients in the prehospital and emergency settings.

Prior to joining UT Southwestern faculty, she completed fellowships in EMS & research at the University of Washington in 2022. As an EMS fellow, she worked closely with Seattle Fire Medic One, King County Public Health EMS, and Paramedic Student Training. She gained hands-on prehospital experience as a flight physician with Airlift Northwest. She was involved in quality improvement, education, pandemic response, and implementation of novel therapies. Her enthusiasm for science and innovation was sparked as an undergraduate engineering student at MIT and has grown since. She obtained formal training in research methodology and health services through a master’s degree in Health Systems and Population Health with a concentration in Clinical and Translational Research at the UW School of Public Health.

Dr. Yang studies prehospital resuscitation with a particular interest in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, ventilation, and prehospital whole blood transfusion. She has previously received funding from the Medic One Foundation to study prehospital ventilation and the AHA Strategically Focused Research Network as a postdoctoral fellow to train as a resuscitation scientist. She is a current UT Southwestern Dean's Scholar in Clinical Research.


Medical School
UT Health Science Center McGovern Medical School (2015)
Baylor College of Medicine (2016), Internal Medicine
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (2019), Emergency Medicine
University of Washington (2020), Emergency Medical Services
Other Post Graduate Training
University of Washington (2022)
Graduate School
University of Washington (2022), Public Health
University of Washington (2022), Research

Research Interest

  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Prehospital medicine
  • Resuscitation