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Ying Weatherall, MD, FACS, FAAP

Ying Weatherall, MD, FACS, FAAP 

Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
Associate Program Director, Pediatric Surgery Fellowship
Surgical Director, Healthy Lifestyle Clinic & Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Program
Director, Burn Task Force

Specialties: Surgery and Pediatric Surgery

Clinical Expertise:

    • Minimally invasive general and thoracic pediatric surgery
    • Pediatric obesity
    • Bariatric surgery in the adolescent population

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Le Bonheur Outpatient Center - East Memphis
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Le Bonheur Outpatient Center – Jackson
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Jackson, TN 38305

Ying Zhuge Weatherall, MD, FACS, FAAP received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida in 2002. She received her medical degree from the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami in Miami, Florida in 2006 and went on to complete her general surgery residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami Hospital in 2013. During her residency, she completed a two-year research fellowship with the Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery and studied the role of endothelial progenitor cells and mesenchymal progenitor cells in neovascularization associated with diabetic wound healing, limb ischemia, and myocardial injury. She completed a Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Surgical Oncology Fellowship at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee in June, 2015. Dr. Weatherall is certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery.

Medical School

  • University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida (2006)


  • University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Florida (2013)


  • Pediatric Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee (2015)

Professional Organizations

    • Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics
    • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
    • Society of Asian Academic Surgeons
    • Association for Academic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery

Dr. Weatherall’s research focuses on adolescent bariatric surgery. She is interested in studying access to bariatric surgery in the Mid-South and barriers to care including insurance approval patterns, lack of safe exercise spaces, and presence of food desserts in the Memphis area. With the Healthy Lifestyle Clinic, Dr. Weatherall hopes to obtain MBASQIP accreditation and study the response of African-American children to bariatric surgery both in terms of weight loss and remission of obesity-related medical comorbidities.

      • Pilot testing of a patient decision aid for adolescents with severe obesity in US pediatric weight management programs within the COMPASS Network. Moore J, Haemer M, Mirza N, Weatherall YZ, Han J, Mangarelli C, Hawkins MJ, Xanthakos S, Siegel R. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 May; 16(10) pii:E1776. Cited in PubMed; PMID 31137491

      • Minimally invasive esophagectomy in a 6-year-old girl for the sequelae of corrosive esophagitis. Majors J, Zhuge Y, Eubanks JW 3rd, Weksler B. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jun; S0022-5223(16): 30565-7. Cited in PubMed; PMID 27406439

      • Inhibition of tumor angiogenesis and melanoma growth by targeting vascular E-selectin. Liu ZJ, Tian R, Li Y, An W, Zhuge Y, Livingstone AS, Velazquez OC. Ann Surg. 2011 Sep; 254(3): 450-6. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21795970.

      • Improved survival with lymph node sampling in Wilms tumor. Zhuge Y, Cheung MC, Yang R, Koniaris LG, Neville HL, Sola JE. J Surg Res. 2011 May; 167(2): e199-203. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21324394.

      • Is there still a glass ceiling for women in academic surgery? Zhuge Y, Kaufman J, Simeone DM, Chen H, Velazquez OC. Ann Surg. 2011 Apr; 253(4): 637-43. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21475000.

      • Pediatric non-Wilms renal tumors: subtypes, survival, and prognostic indicators. Zhuge Y, Cheung MC, Yang R, Perez EA, Koniaris LG, Sola JE. J Surg Res. 2010 Oct; 163(2):257-63. Cited in PubMed; PMID 20538287

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Last Published: Nov 11, 2019