Dr. Wang specializes in pediatric, cerebrovascular, and complex cranial base surgeries, having had the unique experience of fellowship training in each of these subspecialties. His research focuses on refining immunotherapy for pediatric brain tumors.
He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine, and completed his residency in the prestigious University of Michigan Department of Neurosurgery. He went on to a fellowship in cerebrovascular and skull base surgery, training under the tutelage of 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.
Dr. Wang's clinical specialties include pediatric brain tumors, moyamoya disease, aneurysms, skull base tumors, and Chiari malformations. He has also received additional training in scoliosis surgery and brachial plexus surgery.
While Dr. Wang claims to have had hobbies in the past, he mostly enjoys cleaning up after his three young kids in his free time.
Dr. Wang's research interests have revolved primarily around brain tumor biology and the management of cerebrovascular diseases. 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 a trial to specifically examine the efficacy of immunotherapy on brain tumors 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.