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Episode 218: WDx #15 – Iron Lady, GI Edition

Emma presents a case to Dr. Yao Heng, followed by a discussion about her experience as a woman in Internal Medicine procedural subspecialty. 

Dr. Yao Heng

Dr. Yao Heng was born in Bangkok, Thailand. She immigrated to the US in her 20’s. After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry, she received her medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and specialty fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of Washington. She went to University of Brugmann in Brussel, Belgium for special training in biliary tract disorders. She has been practicing gastroenterology and hepatology at Kaiser Permanente since 1992. She is currently in charge of the capsule endoscopy and balloon enteroscopy programs at San Francisco Kaiser. She has a strong interest in small bowel disorders, the microbiome and gut directed hypnotherapy. 

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