Paul Yong

  • MD, PhD, FRCSC.  Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of British Columbia (UBC); Gynecologist and Research Director, BC Women’s Centre for Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis; Vancouver, Canada to the role of senior ambassador.

Dr. Yong’s research program is on endometriosis-associated pain with a focus on dyspareunia (  He has 106 peer-reviewed journal publications, primarily in endometriosis and pelvic pain.  Key publications include PMID 28489996, 27443813, 29031895, 32240297, and 28778699.  His research is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and he was recently awarded a Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain.  He is director of the UBC graduate program in Reproductive and Developmental Sciences, and has been primary or co-research supervisor to 12 MSc students, 4 PhD students, 3 post-doctoral fellows, and multiple clinical trainees.  Dr. Yong is also a practising gynecologist specializing in the management of chronic pelvic pain and laparoscopic excision of endometriosis.  He is the co-chair of the Gynaecology Clinical Practice Guideline Committee for the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC), and is co-lead on the upcoming revisions to the SOGC chronic pelvic pain and endometriosis guidelines.  As well, Dr. Yong recently served as a WES Early Career Ambassador and on the inaugural WES Early Career Board.  Finally, Dr. Yong is currently co-lead on development of the EPHect  physical  examination research data standards for the World Endometriosis Research Foundation.