V. Wee Yong


Clinical Neurosciences

Full Member

Hotchkiss Brain Institute

Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)

Contact information


Office: 403.220.3544


Office : HMRB187

Research and teaching

Research areas

  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neuroimmunology
  • Neuroprotection


Dr. Wee Yong is a Professor at the University of Calgary, Canada. He co-leads the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) NeuroTeam at the university and he directs the provincial Alberta MS Network. Dr. Yong’s research interests lie in the area of neuroimmunology, neuroprotection and CNS regeneration, and his projects are guided by MS and brain tumors. 

Dr. Yong has published 310 peer-reviewed manuscripts and his research has been translated into Phase III clinical trials in MS and spinal cord injury; he has received national funding for a Phase I/IIa trial in glioblastoma.  His work has been cited over 21,000 times according to web of science (h-index of 81), and over 50,000 times according to Google Scholar.

Dr. Yong is a past chair of the Medical Advisory Committee of the MS Society of Canada. He has been the President of the International Society of Neuroimmunology (2014-2016) and he continues to co-direct its Global Schools of Neuroimmunology. Dr. Yong is an elected fellow of both the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and the Royal Society of Canada. He is the 2017 Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine winner.