Department of Surgery

Linwah Yip, MD

  • Chief, Division of Breast and Endocrine Surgery
  • Associate Professor of Surgery
  • Program Director, Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program, UPMC
  • Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Education & Training

  • BS, Stanford University
  • MD, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine
  • General Surgery Residency, Northwestern University
  • Surgical Oncology Research Fellowship, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Clinical Fellowship in Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery, UPMC

Representative Publications

Dr. Yip's publications can be reviewed through PubMed.

Research, Clinical, and/or Academic Interests

Better defining the role of molecular markers in thyroid cancer patients. Dr. Yip's research group is looking at the utility of molecular marker testing in fine needle aspiration biopsy specimens and how to improve the ability to diagnose thyroid cancer preoperatively in order to optimize the initial surgical approach. They are also interested in evaluating how molecular markers can help differentiate between aggressive and non-aggressive thyroid cancers, which should help to tailor management algorithms for thyroid cancer patients.

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