Biography

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.

https://med-fom-yonglab.sites.olt.ubc.ca/

Teaching

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.

Publications

A full list of publications can be found here: https://yonglab.med.ubc.ca/publications/

 

Grants

Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) Pathways 2 Patient Oriented Research

Endocation: A pilot randomized controlled trial of endometriosis education program for secondary school (2019-2020)

CO-PI’s: Paul Yong & Endometriosis Research Patient Advisory Board

Trainee: Kate Wahl

 

Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) Reach Award

Knowledge translation for a new understanding of sexual pain in endometriosis (2019-2020)

CO-PI’s: Paul Yong, Jessica Sutherland & Endometriosis Patient Advisory Board

Trainee: Natasha Orr

 

Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) Health Professional-Investigator Program

Sexual Pain in Endometriosis: Role of Somatic Mutations and Local Neurogenesis (2018-2022)

PI: Paul Yong

 

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) Project Grant

Sexual Pain in Endometriosis: Role of Somatic Mutations and Local Neurogenesis (2018-2022)

PI: Yong, PJ

CO-I’s: Anglesio, M; Gilks, B; Howard, F; Bedaiwy, M; Albert, A; Huntsman, D; Lee, A; Lisonkova, S

Collaborators: Allaire, C; Bridge-Cook, P; Greaves, E; Hoodless, P; Noga, H; Hummelshoj, L; Williams, C

 

Top 5 abstract and Runner-up for Best e-poster, Canadian Society for Advancement in Gynecologic Excellence (CanSAGE), Sept 2018 meeting.  (Presented by N. Orr; Senior author P. Yong)

Top 5 abstract for oral presentation, Canadian Society for Advancement in Gynecologic Excellence (CanSAGE), Sept 2018 meeting.  (Presented by K. Arion; Senior author P. Yong)

UBC Great Supervisor 2018, UBC Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

https://www.grad.ubc.ca/researcher/13944-yong

Top 5 abstract and Runner-up for Best oral presentation, Canadian Society for Advancement in Gynecologic Excellence (CanSAGE), Sept 2017 meeting.  (Presented by P. Yong)

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).