Dr. Anthony Wang specializes in pediatric, cerebrovascular, and complex cranial base surgeries, and has fellowship training in each of these subspecialties. His clinical specialties include pediatric brain tumors, moyamoya disease, bypasses for cerebral revascularization, aneurysm and AVM surgery, complex skull base surgery, and Chiari malformations. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Wang’s research focuses on tailoring immunotherapy for pediatric brain tumors.
Dr. Wang received his medical degree from the Duke University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in the prestigious University of Michigan Department of Neurosurgery, and went on to a fellowship in cerebrovascular and skull base surgery, training under renowned neurosurgeons Dr. Jacques Morcos and Dr. Roberto Heros in Miami. He then performed a fellowship at Seattle Children's Hospital with pediatric neurosurgeons Dr. Jeffrey Ojemann and Dr. Richard Ellenbogen, prior to joining the faculty at UCLA.
Though he claims to have had hobbies in the past, Dr. Wang now enjoys cleaning up after his kids in his spare time.
Dr. Wang's research focuses on pediatric brain tumor immunology and genetics. His post-doctoral work on the exosomal expression of microRNA's in glioblastoma was supported by an NRSA F-32 fellowship. He is currently developing immunotherapy trials targeting specific genetic features of the brain tumor types found primarily in children and young adults. In addition, he is currently examining the effects of RAF mutations on the developing nervous system, and the mechanisms by which pediatric brain tumors arise through this pathway.
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After two brain surgeries, a loss of language and a breakup, beat producer Tokimonsta reflects on a tough few years - (latimes.com)
Their daughter was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor. Two weeks later, their son was too - (latimes.com)
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