Jane Yanagawa, MD
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Jane Yanagawa, MD

  • Thoracic Surgery
Thoracic Surgery & Surgical Oncology | 200 Medical Plaza, Suite B265, Los Angeles, CA 90095

About

Dr. Yanagawa is an Associate Professor of Thoracic Surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is a member of the UCLA Thoracic Oncology Program Tumor Board as well as the UCLA Sarcoma Tumor Board, and has developed a thriving clinical practice in thoracic surgical oncology. She is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Guidelines panel for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer/Mesothelioma/Thymomas and Thymic Malignancies. She performs translational lung cancer research as a principal investigator with a laboratory on campus. Her clinical and research backgrounds give her a unique perspective and important skill set for conducting translational research, while her surgical practice gives her access to lung tumors for study.

Languages

English

Education

Medical Board Certifications

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 2014
Surgery, American Board of Surgery, 2012

Fellowships

Thoracic Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 2013
Research, UCLA School of Medicine, 2009

Residencies

Surgery, UCSD Medical Center, 2011
Surgery, UCSD Medical Center, 2007

Internship

Surgery, UCSD Medical Center, 2005

Degree

MD, Baylor College of Medicine (MD Only), 2004

Recognitions

Locations

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Areas of Focus

Neuroendocrine tumor of the lung
Lung cancer surgery
Esophageal cancer surgery
Sympathectomy
Sarcoma
Minimally invasive lung cancer surgery

Videos

Diagnosis and Management of Achalasia | Alireza Sedarat, MD & Jane Yanagawa, MD | UCLA
Dr. Yanagawa speaks on the topic of Osteosarcoma Lung Metastases with OsteoBites

Research

Interests

  • Lung Cancer
  • Sarcoma Lung Metastases
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Sympathectomy for Ventricular Arrhythmia 

Recognitions

  • Super Doctors® Southern California, 2024
  • University of California, Los Angeles Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery Research Award, 2009      
  • Women in Thoracic Surgery Scholarship, 2013
  • UCLA Divisions of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery Golden Scalpel Teacher of the Year Award, 2015
  • UCLA Division of General Surgery Golden Scalpel Award 2015-2016
  • UCLA Health Teaching Humanism in Medicine Award, 2016
  • Super Doctors – Southern California Rising Stars, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • American Association for Thoracic Surgeons/Women in Thoracic Surgery Leadership Academy Award, 2018
  • Santa Monica Hospital Exceptional Physician Award, 2019
  • UCLA Divisions of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery Golden Scalpel Teacher of the Year Award, 2019
  • Los Angeles Magazine Top Doctors 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • Southern California Super Doctors 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • UCLA Division of General Surgery Golden Scalpel Award, 2021-2022