Yue Wang, MD, PhD

Photo Yu Wang with contact information also found at bottom of page.

Dr. Wang completed her medical degree at the Capital Medical University in Beijing, China and her Ph.D in neuroanatomy at University of Mississippi Medical Center. She completed a neurology residency at University of Florida, and a clinical fellowship in neurophysiology at University of Florida. She joined the faculty at University of Florida in Aug 2015. She is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) and also possesses the ABPN advanced certification in clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy.

Before her neurology residency, Dr. Wang had extensive research experience in epilepsy. She worked as postdoctoral associate at Yale University and was involved in research projects focusing on the mechanism of epileptogenesis and animal epilepsy model. A series of peer-reviewed publications were resulted from her research in this field.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Wang cares for patient with epilepsy and related disorders. Her primary clinical interests involve the medical and surgical management of refractory epilepsy. Dr. Wang believes that the ultimate goal of epileptologists is to improve patient’s quality of life and restore his or her self-confidence. Her other clinical interest also includes clinical neurophysiology with a focus on critical care long term cvEEG monitoring.

Research Interests

Dr. Wang is involved in precisional ketogenic diet treatment for refractory epilepsy in adults. She also has a particular interest in the surgical management of refractory epilepsy and advanced method for seizure onset detection.

Awards and Honors

AES Fellows Program, 2014
Resident Scholarship to the AAN Annual Meeting, 2013
The National Dean’s List, 2003
Outstanding University Graduates Honored by the Capital University of Medical Sciences, 1996

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Neurology
American Epilepsy Society
American Clinical Neurophysiology Society

Medical Education

Capital Medical University, Beijing China 1996

Graduate School

PhD, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson MS 2005

Post-doctoral Fellowship

Neurosurgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT  2010


Neurology, Xuanwu Hospital Beijing, China 1999
Internal Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 2011
Neurology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 2014


University of Florida, Gainesville, FL  2015

Selected Publications

Eid T, Lee TS, Wang Y, Peréz E, Drummond J, Lauritzen F, Bergersen LH, Meador-Woodruff JH, Spencer DD, de Lanerolle NC, McCullumsmith RE.Gene expression of glutamate metabolizing enzymes in the hippocampal formation in human temporal lobe epilepsy. Epilepsia 2013; 54(2): 228-238

Perez EL, Lauritzen F, Wang Y, Lee TS, Kang D, Zaveri HP, Chaudhry FA, Ottersen OP, Bergersen LH, Eid T. Evidence for astrocytes as a potential source of the glutamate excess in temporal lobe epilepsy. Neurobiol Dis 2012; 47(3): 331-337

Lauritzen F, Perez EL, Melillo ER, Roh JM, Zaveri HP, Lee TS, Wang Y, Bergersen LH, Eid T. Altered expression of brain monocarboxylate transporter 1 in models of temporal lobe epilepsy. Neurobiol Dis 2012; 45 (1): 165-176

Wang Y, Zaveri HP, Lee TS, Eid T. The development of recurrent seizures after continuous intrahippocampal infusion of methionine sulfoximine in rats A video-intracranial electroencephalographic study. Exp Neurol. 2009; 220(2): 293-302

Eid T, Ghosh A, Wang Y, Beckström H, Zaveri HP, Lee TS, Lai JC, Malthankar-Phatak GH, de Lanerolle NC. Recurrent seizures and brain pathology after inhibition of glutamine synthetase in the hippocampus in rats. Brain. 2008 Aug; 131(8): 2061-2070.

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Contact Information


Department of Neurology
Box 100236
Gainesville, FL 32610
(352) 273-5550 (phone)
(352) 273-5575 (fax)