School of Pediatrics


YANG Junlin

Chief Physician


Research Interests:1.Clinical and Basic Research on Spinal Deformity 2. Artificial Intelligence-Related Research on Scoliosis

Current Position

  • Spine Center & Pediatric Orthopaedic Department, Xin Hua Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine,Director

  • Scoliosis Clinical Research Center, Pediatric College, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Director

Academic Duty

  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Committee, China College of Orthopaedic Surgeons      Chairman

  • Pediatric Spine Society, Chinese Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons        Chairman

  • Pediatric Trauma and Orthopaedic Group, Chinese Orthopaedic Association     Vice Chairman

  • Spinal Deformity Group, Chinese Association of Spine and Spinal Cord        Vice Chairman

  • Spine Society, Shanghai Association for Non-government Medical Institutions   Vice Chairman

Profession and speciality

Dr. Yang Junlin is a famous orthopediac surgeon in China, who have engaged in clinical and basic research of orthopedic for about 30 years(concentration on spinal deformity more than 20 years). He specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of orthopediac disorders, such as scoliosis and kyphosis, with an expertise in the most complex spinal deformity cases. He has been awarded more than 10 key research projects, such as National Key Research and Development Project, National Natural Science Foundation of China, and provincial and ministerial major research projects, with a total research funding of 9 million+ RMB. And more than 100 related SCI and core journal papers have been published as the first author or corresponding author, with a total of Impact factor points more than 100.


(Please see: Daley Publications on PubMed

  1. Chen J, Fan H, Sui W, Yang J, Deng Y, Huang Z, Yang J*(Corresponding author). Risk and Predictive Factors for Proximal Junctional Kyphosis in Patients Treated by Lenke Type 5 Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Correction. World Neurosurg. 2021 Mar;147:e315-e323. (IF= 2.104)

  2. Chen J, Sui WY, Yang JF, Deng YL, Xu J, Huang ZF, Yang JL*(Corresponding author). The radiographic, pulmonary, and clinical outcomes of patients with severe rigid spinal deformities treated via halo-pelvic traction. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2021 Jan 23;22(1):106. (IF= 2.362)

  3. Chen J, Deng YL, Sui WY, Yang JF, Xu J, Huang ZF, Yang JL*(Corresponding author). Intraoperative Neuromonitoring Auxiliary Significance of DNEP for MEP-positive Event During Severe Spinal Deformity Surgery. Clin Spine Surg. 2021 Jun 9. (IF= 1.876)

  4. Shao X, Sui W, Deng Y, Yang J, Chen J, Yang J*(Corresponding author). How to select the lowest instrumented vertebra in Lenke 5/6 adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients with derotation technique. Eur Spine J. 2021 Nov 6. (IF= 3.134)

  5. Shao X, Huang Z, Yang J, Deng Y, Yang J, Sui W*(Corresponding author). Efficacy and safety for combination of t-EMG with O-arm assisted pedicle screw placement in neurofibromatosis type I scoliosis surgery. J Orthop Surg Res. 2021 Dec 20;16(1):731. (IF= 2.359)

  6. Huang Z, Sui W, Huang H, Deng Y, Li J, Liu L, Yang J, Yang J*(Corresponding author). Quantitative determining of pre-operative osteotomy plan for severe spinal deformity: an analysis of 131 consecutive Yang's A type cases from single center. Eur Spine J. 2021 Nov;30(11):3200-3208. (IF= 3.134)

  7. Chen J, Shao XX, Sui WY, Yang JF, Deng YL, Xu J, Huang ZF, Yang JL*(Corresponding author). Risk factors for neurological complications in severe and rigid spinal deformity correction of 177 cases. BMC Neurol. 2020 Nov 28;20(1):433. (IF= 2.474 )

  8. Chen J, Yang JF, Deng YL, Shao XX, Huang ZF, Yang JL*(Corresponding author). A Retrospective Study of Surgical Correction for Spinal Deformity with and without Osteotomy to Compare Outcome Using Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring with Evoked Potentials. Med Sci Monit. 2020;26:e925371. Published 2020 Aug 14. (IF=1.918)

  9. Shao X, Chen J, Yang J, Yang J*(Corresponding author) et al. Fiber Type-Specific Morphological and Cellular Changes of Paraspinal Muscles in Patients with Severe Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Med Sci Monit. 2020;26:e924415. Published 2020 Jul 30. (IF=1.918)

  10. Attarilar S, Yang J, Ebrahimi M, Yang J*(Corresponding author) et al. The Toxicity Phenomenon and the Related Occurrence in Metal and Metal Oxide Nanoparticles: A Brief Review From the Biomedical Perspective. Front Bioeng Biotechnol. 2020;8:822. Published 2020 Jul 17. (IF=3.644)

  11. Ting Zhang, Qing Fan, Xiaoli Ma, Wen Wang, Kuaishe Wang*, Pingquan Shen*, Junlin Yang*(Corresponding author). Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Ti-35Nb-2Ta-3Zr Alloy by Laser Quenching. Front. Mater., 06 December 2019. (IF=2.705)

  12. Liu D, Huang S, Yu X, Yang J*(Corresponding author), Huang Z*(Corresponding author) et al. Effects of Specific Exercise Therapy on Adolescent Patients with Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Prospective Controlled Cohort Study [published online ahead of print, 2020 Feb 24]. Spine (Phila Pa 1976).2020;10.1097/BRS.0000000000003451.  (IF=2.646)

  13. Yang J*(Corresponding author), Zhang K, Fan H, et al. Development and validation of deep learning algorithms for scoliosis screening using back images. Commun Biol. 2019;2:390. Published 2019 Oct 25. (IF=4.165)

  14. Huang Z, Li X, Deng Y, Yang J*(Corresponding author), et al. The Treatment of Severe Congenital Scoliosis Associated With Type I Split Cord Malformation: Is a Preliminary Bony Septum Resection Always Necessary?. Neurosurgery.2019;85(2):211-222. (IF=4.608)

  15. Huang ZF, Chen L, Yang JF, Deng YL, Sui WY, Yang JL*(Corresponding author). Multimodality Intraoperative Neuromonitoring in Severe Thoracic Deformity Posterior Vertebral Column Resection Correction. World Neurosurg. 2019;127:e416-e426. (IF=1.732)

  16. Huang ZF, Yang JF, Sui WY, Fan HW, Deng YL, Yang JL*(Corresponding author). Surgical Outcome Comparison of Posterior Vertebral Column Resection with or without Anterior Column Support in Treatment of Yang's Type A Severe Thoracic Spinal Deformity. World Neurosurg. 2019;121:e433-e440. (IF=1.732)

  17. Lang C, Huang Z, Sui W, Yang J*(Corresponding author) et al. Factors That Influence In-Brace Correction in Patients with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. World Neurosurg. 2019;123:e597-e603. (IF=1.732)

  18. Li XS, Fan HW, Huang ZF, Yang JL*(Corresponding author) et al. Predictive Value of Spinal Cord Function Classification and Sagittal Deformity Angular Ratio for Neurologic Risk Stratification in Patients with Severe and Stiff Kyphoscoliosis. World Neurosurg. 2019;123:e787-e796. (IF=1.732)

  19. Lang C, Huang Z, Zou Q, Sui W, Deng Y, Yang J*(Corresponding author). Coronal deformity angular ratio may serve as a valuable parameter to predict in-brace correction in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spine J. 2019;19(6):1041-1047. (IF=3.196)

  20. Zi-fang Huang, Jing-fan Yang, Wen-yuan Sui, Heng-wei Fan, Yao-long Deng, Jun-lin Yang*(Corresponding author). Surgical Outcome Comparison of Posterior Vertebral Column Resection with or without Anterior Column Support in Treatment of Yang's Type A Severe Thoracic Spinal Deformity.World Neurosurg.2018 Sep 27. (IF=1.924)

  21. Fan Hengwei, Li Xueshi, Huang Zifang, Sui Wenyuan, Lang Chuandong, Yang Jingfan, Yang Junlin*(Corresponding author). Is Vertebral Column Resection Necessary in Correcting Severe and Rigid Thoracic Kyphoscoliosis? A Single-Institution Surgical Experience.World Neurosurg. 2018 Aug;116:e1-e8. (IF=1.924)

  22. Zifang Huang,  Xueshi Li, MD, Yaolong Deng, Wenyuan Sui, Hengwei Fan, Jingfan Yang, Junlin Yang*(Corresponding author).The Treatment of Severe Congenital Scoliosis Associated With Type I Split Cord Malformation: Is a Preliminary Bony Septum Resection Always Necessary?Neurosurgery. 2018 Jul 27. (IF=4.475)

  23. Huang Zifang, Fan Hengwei, Deng Yaolong, Sui Wenyuan, Wang Qifei, Cao Lei, Fobao Li, Yang Junlin*(Corresponding author). Convex rod derotation maneuver on Lenke type I adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Neurosurgery. 2017 Nov 1;81(5):844-851. (IF=4.889)

  24. Li X, Huang Z, Deng Y, Fan H, Sui W, Wang C, Yang J*(Corresponding author). Three-dimensional translations following posterior three-column spinal osteotomies for thecorrection of severe and stiff kyphoscoliosis. Spine J. 2017 Jun 7. pii: S1529-9430(17)30246-2. (IF=3.196)

  25. Sui WY#, Huang ZF#, Deng YL, Fan HW, Yang JF, Li FB, Yang JL(Corresponding author).The safety and efficiency of PVCR without anterior support applied in treatment of Yang's A type severe thoracic kyphoscoliosis.World Neurosurg. 2017; 104:723-728. (IF=2.592)

  26. Zifang Huang; Chongwen Wang; Hengwei Fan; Wenyuan Sui; Xueshi Li; Qifei Wang; Jun-lin Yang(Corresponding author). The effect of different screw-rod design on the anti-rotational torque: a biomechanical comparison of three conventional screw-rod constructs. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 2017 Jul 28;18(1):322. (IF=1.739 )

  27. Fan H, Li X, Huang Z, Sui W, Yang J, Deng Y, Wang C, Lang C, Yang J*(Corresponding author). Radiologic Parameters Can Affect the Preoperative Decision-Making of Three-Column Spinal Osteotomies in the Treatment of Severe and Stiff Kyhposcoliosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2017 Apr 24. (IF=2.439)

  28. Li Xueshi, Huang Zifang, Yao-Long Deng, Heng-Wei Fan, Wen-Yuan Sui, Chong-Wen Wang, Jun-Lin Yang *(Corresponding author). Computed Tomography Based Three-dimensional Measurements of Spine Shortening Distance After Posterior Three-column Osteotomies for the Treatment of Severe and Stiff Scoliosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2017;42(14): 1050-1057.(IF=2.439)

  29. Sui Wenyuan, Wang Qifei, Fan Hengwei, Huang Zifang, Li Xueshi, Yang Junlin* (Corresponding author). serum levels of cytokines may play an important role in etiology of AIS. BMC musculoskeletal disorders. (IF=1.684)

  30. Sui W, Yang J*(Corresponding author), Huang Z, Wang Q, Fan H, Deng Y. Polymorphisms in promoter regions of MMP-3 and IL-6 genes are not associated to adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) gender bias. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2016 Nov 25. (IF=0.956)

  31. Zifang Huang, Hengwei Fan, Junlin Yang*(Corresponding author). Convex rod derotation maneuver on Lenke type I adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Neurosurgery. 2017 Apr 1. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyx102. (IF=3.78)

  32. Qifei Wang, Jianhua Yan, Junlin Yang, Bingyun Li. Nanomaterials promise better bone repair. Materials today. 2016.19.8:451-463. (IF=17.793)

  33. Hengwei Fan, Qifei Wang, Zifang Huang, Junlin Yang*(Corresponding author). Comparison of Functional Outcome and Quality of Life in Patients With Idiopathic Scoliosis Treated by Spinal Fusion. Medicine (Baltimore) 2016; 95(19): e3289. (IF=2.133)

  34. Wen-yuan Sui, Fang Ye, Jun-lin Yang*(Corresponding author). Efficacy of tranexamic acid in reducing allogeneic blood products in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis surgery. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2016; 17: 187. (IF=1.684)

  35. Qifei Wang†, MD, Jun-lin Yang*(Corresponding author), MD, PhD, Lin X, Zi-fang Huang, et al. Spot14/Spot14R expression may be involved in MSC adipogenic differentiation in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Mol Med Rep. 2016 Jun;13(6). (IF=1.559)

  36. Jun-lin Yang*†, PhD, MD; Zi-fang Huang†, PhD, MD; Jun-qiang Yin, et al. A proposed classification system for guiding surgical strategy in cases of severe spinal deformity based on spinal cord function. Eur Spine J. 2016 Jun;25(6):1821-9. (IF=2.132)

  37. Hengwei Fan†, MD, Zifang Huang†, MD, PhD, Junlin Yang, MD, PhD*(Corresponding author), et al, Prevalence of Idiopathic Scoliosis in Chinese schoolchildren: A Large, Population-Based Study. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Feb;41(3):259-64. (IF=2.439)

  38. Zifang Huang, MD; Shizhen Zhong, PhD; Junlin Yang, PhD*  (Corresponding author); Jun Ouyang, PhD*; Weidong Zhao, PhD. Distractional failure forces comparison of different anchor sites for the pediatric growing rod technique. Euro spine. 2014 Jun;23(6):1197-203. (IF=2.066)

  39. Zifang Huang, MD; Qifei Wang, MD; Junlin Yang*, PhD (Corresponding author) ; Jingfan Yang, BD; Fobao Li, PhD. Vertebral Derotation by Vertebral ColumnManipulator Improves Postoperative Radiographs Outcomes of Lenke 5C Patients for Follow up minimum 2 Year. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2016 Apr;29(3):E157-61. (IF=2.291)