Yih-Dar Nien, M.D., F.A.C.S.
- General Surgery
- Surgical Oncology
- Minimally Invasive and Single Site Laparoscopy
- Abdominal Wall Reconstruction and Hernia Repair
- Diverticular Disease
- Rectal Prolapse
- Intestinal Obstruction
- Wound Care
Born in Taiwan and educated in Chile, Yih-Dar Nien, M.D., brings a unique perspective to his work at City of Hope’s Antelope Valley and Santa Clarita facilities. A talented surgeon, he connects easily with patients, conversing in their native language, be it Spanish, Mandarin or Taiwanese.
Dr. Nien specializes in minimally-invasive laparoscopy and a variety of abdominal and intestinal procedures.
After receiving his medical degree in Chile, Dr. Nien continued his training with an internship at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and residency at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. At Marshall, Dr. Nien received no less than half a dozen honors and awards, including Resident of the Year and Excellence in Teaching.
Dr. Nien joined City of Hope in 2010.
- 2010 - present, General Surgeon, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, City of Hope - Duarte, Antelope Valley and Santa Clarita, CA
- 2010 - present, Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, City of Hope - Duarte, CA
- 2008 - 2010, Surgeon, Southern Ohio Surgical Associates Inc., Portsmouth, OH
- 2000, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile, Awarded M.D.
- 1998, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile, Bachelor’s degree
- 2004 - 2008, General Surgery Resident, Marshall University, Huntington, W
- 2003 - 2004, General Surgery Intern, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
- 2009, American Board of Surgery
- California Medical License
- 2008, Pete Carey Mentorship Award, Department of Surgery - Marshall University, WV
- 2008, Outstanding Resident, School of Medicine – Marshall University, WV
- 2007, Seddon Award, Department of Surgery - Marshall University, WV
- 2007, Alpha Omega Alpha, School of Medicine – Marshall University, WV
- 2006, Resident of the Year, School of Medicine – Marshall University, WV
- 2006, The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Awards, School of Medicine – Marshall University, WV