Dr. Philip Yen is a board certified dental anesthesiologist, completing his specialty training from The Ohio State University. He completed his DDS from the University of Southern California and bachelors degree in Physiology from UCLA. Dr. Yen graduated Summa Cum Laude and was elected membership to the national honor society Omicron Kappa Upsilon. Throughout his education, he has been involved in many research projects including anesthetic drug profiling, novel ophthalmic protein characterization, and DNA repair mechanisms. He serves on the board of directors for the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology.
Dr. Yen finds serving the pediatric and special needs population very rewarding, as these groups are often the ones who present with the greatest level of fear and apprehension. In addition to serving these patients, Dr. Yen travels to Nicaragua annually to provide anesthesia and aid in promoting health to those who have limited access to care.
As a bay area native, Dr. Yen spent much of his time in Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, and Santa Cruz, as well as supporting his San Jose Sharks. He enjoys doing any manner of outdoor activity, diving into books, being with family, and spending time in the kitchen crafting dinner parties for friends.