Yi-Zarn Wang, MD, DDS, FACS (Surgical Oncology, General Surgery)Program Director of The General Surgery Residency at TTUHSC-Permian Basin
Texas Tech of the Permian Basin
710 W 5th Street
Odessa, TX 79763
432-703-5555 (Patient Appointments)
Dr. Wang earned his dental degree from Kaohsiung Medical College in Taiwan, China, in 1980, and his medical degree from Oregon Health Sciences University School of Medicine in Portland in 1990. He completed both an internship and residency in general surgery at Washington University, St. Louis, as well as a residency in hospital dentistry at the Air Force General Hospital in Taiwan. He served postdoctoral fellowships in both oral pathology and general pathology at the Oregon Health Sciences University and in anatomic pathology at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Portland. Wanting to teach surgery and pathology and to participate in cancer research, Dr. Wang joined the LSU Health Sciences Center and Cancer Center in July 1994. He later went on to Chair the Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Center at the Sammons Cancer Center, Baylor University Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Wang is the first surgeon to apply lymphatic mapping to define surgical resection margins and sparing the ileocecal valve, when conditions permit, for patients with midgut carcinoid. He also pioneered the intraoperative post tumor resection bed chemotherapy and adopted Radioguided Surgery for the cytoreduction of NETs patients.
Dr. Wang’s nurse is Christina Rodriguez.
IMPORTANT NOTE: As Dr. Wang begins his practice at Texas Tech, various insurance coverages for his services will be added over time. Please be sure to ask if Dr. Wang is taking your insurance before making an appointment.