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V. Yong PhD

V. Wee Yong PhD

Professor, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Cumming School of Medicine and Hotchkiss Brain Institute, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Dr. V. Wee Yong is a Professor at the University of Calgary, Canada. He co-leads the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) NeuroTeam at the university and he directs the provincial Alberta MS Network. Dr. Yong’s research interests lie in the area of neuroimmunology, neuroprotection and CNS regeneration, and his projects are guided by MS, brain tumors and intracerebral hemorrhage. Dr. Yong has published 350 peer-reviewed manuscripts and his research has been translated into Phase III clinical trials in MS and spinal cord injury (nine trials across Phase I - III). His work has been cited over 34,000 times (h-index 103). Dr. Yong has been the President of the International Society of Neuroimmunology (2014-2016) and he continues to co-direct its Americas and Global Schools of Neuroimmunology. Dr. Yong is an elected fellow of both the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and the Royal Society of Canada. He is the 2017 Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine winner.


V. Wee Yong has received honoraria from Biogen, EMD Serono, Novartis, Roche, Sanofi-Genzyme and Teva. He is the recipient of unrestricted educational grants from Biogen, EMD Serono, Novartis, Roche, Sanofi-Genzyme and Teva to support educational activities of the Alberta MS Network, which he directs.