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I grew up in East China, near the ocean. My hometown is Yancheng in Jiangsu province. Thousands of years ago my ancestors drew the sea water and made sea salt from it in exchange for money. Hence the name of my hometown, which literally means the “Salt City”.

I received my MB from Tongjin in Wuhan China, MD from PUMC in Beijing China and my Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Stony Brook University in NY. Over the years, I have worked in the fields of genetic research and clinical medicine in different parts of the US, including PA, MO, NY and MI. My research has been published in multiple scientific journals, as listed here.

Currently I live in Ann Arbor, MI with my husband, our children, and Mango the orange tabby. I love running, hiking, biking, baking and cooking.

-Isabel Xiaorong Wang, MD/PhD