Jason X.-J. Yuan, MD, PhD

Professor, Medicine
Professor, Physiology
Chief, Division of Translational and Regenerative Medicine
Associate Vice President for Translational Health Sciences, UA Health Sciences

As associate vice president for translational health sciences, Dr. Jason X.-J. Yuan is responsible for leading the development of impactful and sustainable translational health strategies. He also oversees efforts to improve and expedite the conduct of AHSC research and create nurturing research environments for training physician-scientists. Dr. Yuan is also on faculty at the College of Medicine – Tucson as a professor of medicine, with a joint appointment as professor of physiology. Dr. Yuan has previously held appointments as professor of medicine and pharmacology, vice chair for scholarly activities for the Department of Medicine, director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Translational Research Program in the Institute for Personalized Respiratory Medicine, and director of the Program in Pulmonary Vascular Disease and Right Heart Function in the Center for Cardiovascular Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He also has held faculty positions in the Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, and the Department of Physiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore.

Research Interests: 

As a physician-scientist, Dr. Yuan’s research interests include pulmonary vascular pathophysiology and pathogenic mechanisms of pulmonary vascular disease, including idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension, chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary hypertension associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), interstitial pulmonary fibrosis, obstructive sleep apnea, sickle cell disease and scleroderma.

MD: Suzhou Medical College, Suzhou, China, 1983
PhD: Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China, 1993
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Departments of Physiology and Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 1988-1991
Honors and Awards: 
Established Investigator Award, American Heart Association
Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute Achievement Award
Guggenheim Fellowship Award, 2008
Patent co-holder, “Regulating Expression of Transient Receptor Potential Channel Genes,” with C.V. Remillard, L.J. Rubin and Y. Yu
Member, American Thoracic Society, 1989
Fellow, American Physiological Society, 1989
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1993
Fellow, American Heart Association, 2003
Elected Member, American Society for Clinical Investigation, 2007
Elected Member, Association of American Physicians, 2013
Suzhuo Medical College Hospital and Suzhou Third City Hospital