Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Alan Y. Yan, MD

  • Assistant Professor

Education & Training

  • MD, Stony Brook University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Fellowship: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
  • Fellowship: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Representative Publications

  1. First Author of Williams KL: Midfoot Arthritis in Chou LB, ed: Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Foot and Ankle 6. Rosemont, IL, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2019, pp 159-166. Ch. 5. Midfoot Arthritis
  2. Co-Author in Master Techniques in Orthopedic Surgery: Sports Medicine, 2nd Edition (Freddie Fu) Lippincott Williams & Wilkins July 2019. Ch. 56: Posterior Tibial Tendon Release and Stabilization. Ch. 57: Indications for Operative Management of Peroneal Tendon Injuries. Ch. 58: Achilles Tendon Injury and Surgical Repair
  3. Co-Author in ISAKOS Book: Management of Track and Field Injuries. Chapter: Nerve injuries in the foot and ankle: Neuromas, neuropathy, entrapments, and tarsal tunnel syndrome. Spring Publication. ISAKOS 2022
  4. MV Hogan, DM Scott, SP Canton, D LaBaze, AY Yan, JHC Wang. Biologic therapies for foot and ankle injuries. Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy. Published: 2020-12-31
  5. Yan A, Chen S, Ma X, Shi Z, Hogan M. Controversies & Rationales: Updates on Lisfranc Complex Injuries. Foot & Ankle Orthopaedics.  Volume: 6 issues: 1, January 25, 2021.
  6. Yan AY, Hogan MV. Total Ankle Arthroplasty: An Emerging Paradigm for End-Stage Ankle Arthritis. Ortho RESTORE. Winter 2018 Department of Orthopedic Surgery. UPMC.
  7. Lorraine Boakye, Monique C. Chambers, Dwayne Carney, Alan Yan, MaCalus V. Hogan, Samuel O. Ewalefo. Management of Symptomatic Plantar Fasciitis, Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics. Volume 28, Issue 2, 2018, Pages 73-78, ISSN 1048-6666. 
  8. Ewalefo, Samuel & Chambers, Monique & Fourman, Mitchell & Yan, Alan & Hogan, MaCalus. (2018). Lisfranc Injuries in the Athlete. Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics. 28.
  9. Yan AY, Adams SB, Schon LC. Minimally invasive operative treatment of displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures via the sinus tarsi approach. In: Bluman EM, Chiodo CP (eds). Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Foot and Ankle. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2012
  10. Shang J, Geng X, Wang C, Chen L, Zhang C, Huang J, Wang X, Yan A, Ma X. Influences of high-heeled shoe parameters on gait cycle, center of pressure trajectory, and plantar pressure in young females during treadmill walking. J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2020 Jan-Apr;28(2):2309499020921978.
  11. Shang J, Chen L, Zhang S, Zhang C, Huang J, Wang X, Yan A, Ma X. Influence of high-heeled shoe parameters on biomechanical performance of young female adults during stair ascent motion. Gait Posture. 2020 Jul 28;81:159-165.
  12. Yan AY, Bertrand TE, Zura RD, Adams SB, Parekh SG. Novel Technique for Treatment of Calcaneal Tuberosity Fractures. J Surg Orthop Adv. 2016 Spring;25(1):58-63.
  13. Yan A, Faro F, Schon L. Using Cement Plugs in Soft Tissue Infection and Osteomyelitis. Orthopedics. 2014; 37: 32-36.
  14. A. Mesfin, P. Farjoodi, Y, Tuakli-Wosornu, A. Yan, M. Lemma, D. LaPorte. An Analysis of the Orthopaedic In-Training Examination Rehabilitation Section. J Surg Educ. 2012 May-Jun;69(3):286-91.
  15. A. Yan, A. Mesfin, L. Schon. Sports Medicine Update: Lateral Process Talus Fracture in a Kayaking Sports Injury. Orthopaedics, Vol. 34 No. 4. April 2011

Research Interests

  1. Molecular biomarker and mechanism of Charcot arthropathy of Foot Ankle.
  2. Clinical implications and impacts of medical Marijuana on musculoskeletal health
  3. 3D printing and clinical application in Foot Ankle Orthopedic Surgery
  4. Foot ankle evolution and comparative anatomical biomechanical studies

Research Grants

  1. Charcot Arthropathy of Foot Ankle in Diabetic Patient: A Pilot Investigation on Molecular Biomarkers.
    Grant #: AD2021-120111. Primary Investigator.
    Supporting Agency: Pittsburgh Foundation Grant.
    Level of Funding: $5,000.00
  2. Influence of Medical Marijuana on Osteogenesis and Vascularization during Bone Fracture Healing - an in vitro study.
    Primary Investigator.
    Supporting Agency:  Pittsburgh Foundation Grant.
    Level of Funding:  $5,000.00
  3. Evaluation of frHMGB1 treatment for nonunion fracture healing in a diabetic rat model.
    Grant #: 2021-12655-E. Co-Investigator.
    Supporting Agency: AOFAS.
    Grant award: $50,000.00