Dr. Yao's clinical research interests include transesophageal echocardiography, resident education, and anesthesia simulation. His research interests include non-invasive techniques for measuring cardiac output monitoring and non-invasive hemoglobin measurement.
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anesthesia
M.D., University of Missouri, Kansas City, School of Medicine, Kansas City MO 2001
B.A., Northwestern University, Evanston IL 1995
Urology, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2001-2004
Anesthesiology, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2005-2008
Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2008-2009
American Board of Anesthesiology, 2009
National Board of Echocardiography - Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography, 2009
American Society of Anesthesiologists
International Anesthesia Research Society
Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists
Honors and Awards
Dean's Team Award for Excellence - Code Blue Team Training, 2013
Outstanding Resident Teaching Award, UC Davis Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, 2011
Clinical Fellow Professionalism Award, UC Davis, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Sacramento, CA, 2009
Sara C. Armstrong Award for Compassionate Care, UC Davis Health System, Sacramento, CA, 2009
Anesthesiology Resident of the Year, UC Davis, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Sacramento, CA, 2007
Abbott Laboratories Resident Research Award Finalist, CSA Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2007
Honors earned in Urology, Transplant Surgery, Surgery, General Surgery, Psychiatry, Family Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology, University of Missouri at Kansas City, 2001
National Merit Scholar, Northwestern University, 1995
Select Recent Publications
Barton J, Alsomali S, Ng V, Clarke S, Yao A, Carlisle M, Dunbar K, Hammontree W, Bair A. Impact of Multidisciplinary Team Training and High Fidelity Simulation In Critical Patient Scenarios. Med Sci Educ (JIAMSE). 2013 Oct;23(3S):532-540.
Konia M, Yao A. Simulation-a new educational paradigm? J Biomed Res. 2013 Mar;27(2):75-80.
Yao A, et al. The effects of aromatic anesthetics on dorsal horn neuronal responses to noxious stimulation. Anesth Analg. 2009 June;106(6):1759-64.
2007 Kim J, Yao A, et al. Neurons in the ventral spinal cord are more depressed by isoflurane, halothane and propofol than are neurons in the dorsal spinal cord. Anesth Analg. 2007 Oct;105(4):1020-6.