Dr. Phillip Yen, Anesthesiologist grew up in Northern California’s Bay Area, then traveled to Southern California for undergraduate studies. Dr. Phillip Yen graduated with a degree in Physiology from UCLA, then went across town to attend dental school at University of Southern California School of Dentistry and graduated Summa Cum Laude. Throughout his education, he has been involved in many research projects including anesthetic drug profiling, novel ophthalmic protein characterization, and DNA repair mechanisms.
Dr. Phillip Yen is a board certified diplomate and serves on the board of directors in the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology. This appointment, along with serving as a oral board examiner, allows Dr. Phillip Yen to make ongoing contributions towards maintaining and elevating a high standard of practice in the field of Dental Anesthesiology. Dr. Phillip Yen contributes continuing education review articles in the journal Anesthesia Progress and lectures to various courses and student groups.
Dr. Phillip Yen finds serving the pediatric and special needs population very rewarding, as these groups are often the ones who present with the greatest level of fear and apprehension. Dr. Phillip Yen also travels to Nicaragua annually to provide anesthesia to those with extremely limited access to care. In addition to taking care of his patients, Dr. Phillip Yen enjoys getting lost outdoors, watching his San Jose Sharks, and traveling to find new and exciting foods.