Yanling Ma

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology

Areas of treatment:

Anatomic Pathology


  • Pathology


  • Department of Pathology


  • Chinese
  • English

Yanling Ma, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology

Practicing location:

  • Keck Hospital of USC

About this doctor:

Dr. Ma is currently a staff pathologist at both LAC+USC Medical Center and Women’s Hospital and teaches courses in pathology to second year USC medical students.  A native of China, Dr. Ma first came to USC in 1994 as a pathology intern at LAC+USC Medical Center.  A residency and fellowship at LAC+USC Medical Center followed and in 2000, Dr. Ma was appointed Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology.  Dr. Ma has been a member of the College of American Pathologists since 1977 and is also currently a member of the Keck School of Medicine’s Residency Recruitment Committee.  A former Acting Chief of Surgical Pathology, Dr. Ma currently directs the Immunohistochemistry Laboratory.


Capital Institute of Medicine, You-An-Men, Beijing, P. R. China, M.D., 1982
Capital Institute of Medicine, You-An-Men, Beijing, P. R. China, M.Sc., 1985


LAC+USC Medical Center, 1994 - 1995, Pathology


LAC+USC Medical Center, 1995 - 1998, Pathology


LAC+USC Medical Center, 1998 - 1999, Pathology
University of Alberta School of Medicine, Edmonton, Canada, Alberta Paraplegic Foundation Fellowship, Dept. of Anatomy and Cell Biology 1990 - 1992


American Board of Pathology, Anatomic & Clinical

Professional society memberships:

College of American Pathologists


Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research Studentship, Canada, 1989
Advanced Scientific Research Award, Beijing, P. R. China, 1989
Honor Student, Capital Institute of Medicine, 1978, 1979