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“Working with a patient to arrive at a decision, moving forward with the therapy, and then seeing them wake up and having their leg or arm pain be gone, or the brain tumor is out and they can move forward with their lives, is so rewarding.”

Dr. Yost graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA and received her MD from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She later completed an internship in general surgery and a residency in neurological surgery at George Washington University Hospital in Washington D.C. Dr. Yost is a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and a practicing neurosurgeon at The Oregon Clinic.

In her free time Dr. Yost enjoys expedition kayaking, reading, and martial arts.

Other Activities

Member, American Medical Association, 1987 – 1994, 2017

Resident Member, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, 1994 – 1998

Resident Member, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 1994 – 1998

Member, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 2000 – Present,

Fellow, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 2010 – Present

Member, Yakima County Medical Society, 1998 – 2005

Member, Washington State Medical Association, 1998 – 2005

Member, Ada County Medical Society, 2009 – Present


Training, Department of Neurological Surgery, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK, 2007

Residency, Neurological Surgery, George Washington University Hospital, Washington D.C., 1998

Training, Pituitary Surgery, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1995

Internship, General Surgery, George Washington University Hospital, Washington D.C., 1992

MD, George Washington University, Washington D.C., 1991

BA, History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1986




Board Representative, The Oregon Clinic

Spine Quality Assurance Adviser, Providence Brain & Spine Institute, Portland, Oregon


Portland Monthly Magazine, “Top Doctors”, 2019 – 2021, 2024

MD awarded with Distinction, George Washington University

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

King Kane Dodek Honor Society

Merck Manual Award for Excellence


“Prolactin-Secreting Macroadenomas: Indications for Surgical Treatment” AANS Meeting 1996

“Vasospasm Following Cranial Base Tumor Resection” European Skull Base Meeting London, UK April 1997

“Surgical Treatment in Neurofibromatosis Types I & II” National Institutes of Health, November 1996

Pediatric Brain Tumors “Ethics in Pediatric Brain Tumors” Eds. Robert Keating, MD; Roger Packer, MD; Phillip Cogen, MD.