Frances Yang, DO, has joined the faculty at Western University of Health

Sciences (WesternU) as assistant clinical professor and director of

development of pediatric curriculum in the Department of Pediatrics.

Dr. Yang, a 1992 graduate of WesternU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine of

the Pacific (COMP), returns to her alma mater after working at San

Bernardino County Medical Center and opening a private practice in Long

Beach.

“”I thought I could make a good contribution here because the pediatrics

program is still very young,”” she said.

“”Pediatrics is an important part of primary care and I want to encourage

more medical students to specialize in it.””

Currently, few WesternU graduates go on to specialize in pediatrics. Dr.

Yang said she plans to increase the commitment in pediatrics practice to

10 percent of each graduating class within the next four years by

introducing more aspects of pediatrics into the curriculum.

“”It takes a special person to go into pediatrics,”” Dr. Yang said. “”It

requires daily interaction with family, and the skills of a child

advocate. I want to be able to encourage students who have those qualities

to go into the field.””

Dr. Yang will divide her time working with residency students at Arrowhead

Regional Medical Center in Colton, lecturing on campus and developing a

pediatrics curriculum.

Dr. Yang has volunteered at the Montclair Free Clinic, the Los Angeles

Marathon and the Loma Linda Kids Care Fair. She has had clinical tips

published in Contemporary Pediatrics, and is a member of the American

Osteopathic Association (AOA). She was honored in 1995 with

the “”Excellence in Pediatric Emergency Medicine”” award at Loma Linda

Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Yang lives in Seal Beach with her husband, Mark Losi, a soil

microbiologist. The couple has a three-year-old son.