Dr. Relin Yang is an Anesthesiologist and Critical Care Intensivist. She received her MD degree from the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami in Miami, FL. She then completed three years of General Surgery Residency at the Hahnemann University Hospital at the Drexel University College of Medicine, in Philadelphia, PA.  This was followed by a research fellowship year in Surgical Oncology, with the Sylvster Cancer Center, Department of Surgery at the Unviersity of Miam. Lastly she completed her Anesthesia residency and Critical Care Fellowship at the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami in Miami, FL.


Dr. Yang is the Chief of Anesthesia at the Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She serves as an Attending Anesthesiologist for general and surgical subspecialty cases in the operating room and provides Anesthetic Care for remote procedural locations. Prior to this, Dr. Yang was an Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology with the Miami VA Healthcare System and the University of Miami. She is an active member of several professional groups including the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.


In partnership with the VA, UCF College of Medicine has identified individuals that provide a significant contribution to the college and medical students. Dr. Yang joined the college in July of 2017 as part of this partnership. VA faculty members are invited to participate in teaching assignments, curriculum and admissions committees, student affairs and research mentorship. Their contributions make a significant impact for both the college and students.


Recent Publications



  1. Missair A, Weisman RS, Suarez MR, Yang R, Gebhard RE. A 3-dimensional ultrasound study of local anesthetic spread during lateral popliteal nerve bloc: what is the ideal end point for needle tip position? Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2012 Nov- Dec; 37(6): 627-32.
  2. Pedroso FE, Spalding PB, Cheung MC, Yang R, Gutierrez JC, Bonetto A, Zhan R, Chan HL, Namias N, Koniaris LG, Zimmers TA. Inflammation, organomegaly, and muscle wasting despite hyperphagia in a mouse model of burn cachexia. J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle. 2012 Sep;3(3):199-211.
  3. Yang R, Cheung MC, Pedroso FE, Byrne MM, Koniaris LG, Zimmers TA. Obesity and weight loss at presentation of lung cancer are associated with opposite effects on survival. J Surg Res. 2011 Sep;170(1):e75-83.
  4. Cheung MC, Allan BJ, Yang R, Thaller SR. Evidence-based medicine and its role in plastic surgery.  J Craniofac Surg. 2011 Mar:22(2):385-7.
  5. Zhuge Y, Cheung MC, Yang R, Koniaris LG, Neville HL, Sola JE. Improved survival with lymph node sampling in Wilms J Surg Res. 2011 May 15;167(2):e199-203.
  6. Yang R, Wolfson M, Lewis MC. Unique Aspects of the Elderly Surgical Population: An Anesthesiologist’s Perspective. Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation.  2011 Mar; 2(2):56-64.
  7. Cheung MC, Allan BJ, Yang R, Thaller SR. Evidence-based medicine and its role in plastic surgery. J Craniofac Surg. 2011 Mar;22(2):385-7.
  8. Cheung MC, Zhuge Y, Yang R, Ogilvie MP, Koniaris LG, Rodríguez MM, Sola JE. Incidence and outcomes of extremity soft-tissue sarcomas in children. J Surg Res. 2010 Oct;163(2):282-9. Epub 2010 May 21.
  9. Zhuge Y, Cheung MC, Yang R, Perez EA, Koniaris LG, Sola JE. Pediatric non-Wilms renal tumors: subtypes, survival, and prognostic indicators. J Surg Res. 2010 Oct;163(2):257-63.
  10. Cheung MC, Koniaris LG, Yang R, Zhuge Y, Mackinnon JA, Byrne MM, Franceschi Do all patients with carcinoma of the esophagus benefit from treatment at teaching facilities? J Surg Oncol. 2010 Jul 1;102(1):18-26.