Dr. Paul Yong (MD, PhD, FRCSC) is the Research Director and a Gynaecologist at the BC Women’s Centre for Pelvic Pain & Endometriosis. Dr. Yong completed a MD/PhD degree in Experimental Medicine and a Residency in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, followed by a Clinical Fellowship in Endometriosis, Pelvic Pain, & Advanced Laparoscopy in 2012, at the University of British Columbia.


Dr. Yong teaches undergraduate and graduate courses at UBC. He provides research supervision for undergraduate students, graduate students, residents, clinical fellows and post-doctoral fellows.  

He is the Director of the UBC Obstetrics and Gynaecology Residency Rotation in Minimally Invasive Surgery.


Research Interests/Skills

Dr. Yong’s research interests are in endometriosis and pelvic pain, and his translational research interests include bio-banking of endometriosis, gene sequencing in endometriosis, and investigating nerve formation in the pelvis as a cause of pain.


HOXB4 Immunoreativity in Endometiral Tissues from Women With or Without Endometriosis.
AlKusayer GM, Pon JR, Peng B, Yong PJ, AbuDeif I, Klausen C, Bedaiwy MA.
Jeproductive Sciences, in press.

Factors associated with severity of irritable bowel syndrome symptoms in patients with endometriosis.
Lee C, Yong PJ, Williams C, Allaire C.
JOGC, in press.

Endometriosis associated ovarian cancers.
Anglesio M, Yong PJ.
Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, in press.

Nerve growth factor and sexual pain in endometriosis.
Peng B, Zhan H, Alotaibi F, Alkusayer G, Bedaiwy MA, Yong PJ.
Reproductive Sciences, 2017. Jan 1 doi: 10.1177/1933719117716778

Anatomic sites and associated clinical factors for deep dyspareunia.
Yong PJ, Williams C, Yosef A, Wong F, Bedaiwy MA, Lisonkova S, Allaire C.
Sexual Medicine, 2017. Sep;5(3):e184-e195. doi: 10.1016/j.esxm.2017.07.001

Pain catastrophizing and endometriosis quality-of-life.
McPeak A, Allaire C, Williams C, Albert A, Lisonkova S, Yong PJ.
Clinical Journal of Pain, 2017. Jul 20. doi: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000539

Deep dyspareunia in endometriosis: a proposed framework based on pain mechanisms and genito-pelvic pain penetration disorder.
Yong PJ.
Sexual Medicine Reviews, 2017. Aug 1. doi: 10.1016/j.sxmr.2017.06.005

Cancer-associated mutations in non cancer-associated endometriosis.
Anglesio MS, **Papadopoulos N, Ayhan A, Nazeran TM, Noë M, Horlings HM, Lum A, Jones S, Senz J, Seckin T, Ho J, Wu RC, Lac V, Ogawa H, Tessier-Cloutier B, Alhassan R, Wang A, Wang Y, Cohen JD, Wong F, Hasanovic A, Orr N, Zhang M, Popoli M, McMahon W, Wood LD, Mattox A, Allaire C, Segars J, Williams C, Tomasetti C, Boyd N, Kinzler KW, Gilks CB, Diaz L, Wang TL, Vogelstein B, **Yong PJ, **Huntsman DG, **Shih I-M. ** = co-senior authors.
New England Journal of Medicine, (2017), 376(19):1835-1848.

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Endometriosis-Associated Chronic Pelvic Pain.
Allaire C, Aksoy T, Bedaiwy M, Brittnell S, Noga H, Yager H, Yong P.
Journal of Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain Disorders, (2017), 9(2): 77 – 86.

Medical management of endometriosis in the patient with chronic pelvic pain.
Bedaiwy MA, Allaire C, Yong P, Alfaraj S.
Seminars in Reproductive Medicine, (2017), 35(1):38-53.

New developments in the treatment of endometriosis.
Bedaiwy MA, Alfaraj S, Yong P, Casper R.
Fertility and Sterility, (2017), 107(3):555-565.

Hospital associated costs of chronic pelvic pain in Canada: a population – based descriptive study.
Chen I, Thavorn K, Shen M, Goddard Y, Yong P, MacRae GS, Nishi C, Matar A, Allaire C.
JOGC, (2017), 39(3):174-180.


Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant
Multimodal imaging of the fallopian tubes (2017-2020)
PI: Lane, P
CO-I’s: Lee, A; MacAulay, C; McAlpine, J, Miller, D                                                                                                                                   Collaborator: Yong, PJ

Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR) Operating Grant
Etiology of dyspareunia in endometriosis (2015-2018)
PI: Yong, PJ
CO-I’s: Bedaiwy, M; Huntsman, D; Lisonkova, S; Brotto, L; Smith, K

Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR) Operating Grant
Etiology of dyspareunia in endometriosis (2014-2015)
PI: Yong, PJ
CO-I’s: Bedaiwy, M; Huntsman, D; Lisonkova, S

Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute Impact Grant
Contextual genomics: towards sub-type specific approaches to ovarian cancer control (2013-2018)
PI’s: Huntsman, D & Shah, S
Co-I’s: Yong PJ; Gilks, B; Carey, M; Bally, M; McAlpine, J; Miller, D; Tinker, A; Morin, R; Hoskins, P; Cullis, P

UBC Faculty of Medicine Start-up Funds
Etiology of dyspareunia in endometriosis (2015)
PI: Yong, PJ

Canadian Foundation for Women’s Health General Research Grant
Genomic determinants of local invasion and malignant transformation in endometriosis (2013 – 2015)
PI: Yong, PJ
Co-I’s: Huntsman, D; Gilks, B; Shah, S; Williams, C

Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR) Dissemination Events – PA: Gender, Sex and Health Research
Innovations in gynaecologic specialties: Translating science into improved health for Canadian women (2013 – 2014)
Pi: Brotto, L
Co-I’s: Yong, PJ; Allaire, C; Cundiff, G; Geoffrion, R; Lazare, D; Money, M; Smith, K; Wilkie, D; Williams, C

UBC and Women’s Health Research Institute Nelly Auersperg Grant
Genomic determinants of malignant transformation in endometriosis (2013-2014)
PI: Yong, PJ

UBC Faculty of Medicine Start-Up Grant
Neurogenesis in Endometriosis (2013- 2014)
PI: Yong, PJ

Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR) Maternal Health Catalyst Grant
Clinical prediction models for critically ill pregnant women: MEOWS and CIPHER (2011-2012)
PI: von Dadelszen, P
Co-I’s; Yong, PJ; Ansermino, J; Cundiff, G; Douglas, M; Lapinsky, S; Lee, S; Magee, L; Reynolds, S; Russell, J; Seaward, G; Walley, K

Association of Professors of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (APOG) President’s Grant for Resident Research
Prediction of outcome in critically ill pregnant women (2010-2010)
PI: Yong, PJ
Co-I’s: von Dadelszen, P; Lapinsky, S

2017 World Congress of Endometriosis.  Best scientific presentation, 1st runner-up.

Top 5 abstract, Canadian Society for Advancement in Gynaecologic Excellence (CanSAGE), Sept 2017. (To be presented by T. Aksoy, clinical fellow. P. Yong senior author)

Co-applicant on successful application (led by D. Huntsman) for OVCARE to be designed a VCHRI Research Centre (2017).

Top 3 abstracts chosen for oral plenary presentation at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the International Pelvic Pain Society, Chicago, IL. (Presented by A. McPeak, MPH student. P. Yong, senior author).

BC Ovarian Cancer Research (OvCaRe) team nominated for the CIHR Gold Leaf Prize (Co-applicant as OvCaRe team member)

Best oral presentation (gynecology), Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada Annual Meeting, Niagrara Falls, ON, June 2014.

Best abstract in pelvic pain. 2014 Global Congress of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), Vancouver, BC. (Presented by M. Nourmoussavi, resident. P. Yong senior author)

Mentored Clinician-Scientist Award, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) July 2015 – June 2018