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
“”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
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
Dr. Yang lives in Seal Beach with her husband, Mark Losi, a soil
microbiologist. The couple has a three-year-old son.