Dr Steven Yang


Dr Yang is an orthopaedic spinal and hand surgeon who specialises in complex spine reconstruction and vertebral tumour surgery as well as all aspects of adult and paediatric spine surgery (in particular scoliosis), hand and peripheral nerve surgeries.

Prior to joining Briz Brain & Spine in 2013, Dr Yang was Director of Orthopaedic Surgery and Director of Spine Surgery Fellowship at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

Dr Yang completed his medical training in 1994 and spent a few years working in different specialty areas.  He undertook advanced training in orthopaedic surgery and obtained the Fellowship of the Australian College of Surgeons in 2004.  Dr Yang then completed a Fellowship in hand surgery in Sydney followed by a Fellowship in Complex Spine Surgery.

Dr Yang has gained experience in leading edge spine surgery in Cleveland Ohio, New York and Germany where he had visiting fellowship appointments.  Dr Yang learned about surgical treatments of complex spine deformity from centres around Australia, Germany, London and New York.

Dr Yang is actively involved in research in spinal infection and oncology through the Royal Brisbane Hospital, whilst also holding a position as Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland School of Medicine.

Fellowship Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Neurosurgical Society of Australia (NSA)

Australasian Doctors Association (AADA)


Patient and staff safety is our highest priority at Briz Brain & Spine.

For patients with appointments, if you are suffering any symptoms such as fever, dry cough, sore throat, tiredness or shortness of breath or have recently travelled interstate, overseas or been in contact with someone who has returned from interstate or overseas, or have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, please contact our friendly reception team before attending the clinic. A telehealth appointment may be an alternative method of speaking with our surgeons.

Protecting the health of our staff is vital to ensure they can continue to provide great service.  Patients are encouraged to prepay accounts over the phone prior to appointments or via payWave or other contactless payment methods. Patients are also asked to complete the Patient Details Form and sign the Privacy Policy Agreement electronically prior to their appointment. These forms can be found under our Contacts page on the website or by clicking here. Please note, patients are asked to bring only ONE support person to their appointment and maintain appropriate social distances to help reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission.

During this current outbreak of Covid-19 coronavirus we want to assure all of our patients that we will continue to implement procedures to maintain a hygienic clinical environment. This includes:

-          Disinfecting and wiping down all treatment surfaces

-          Regular cleaning of rooms and shared equipment

-          Thorough cleaning of all communal items including reception chairs, tables, door handles, pens and other shared items

-          All staff have access to infection control procedures and training to implement these as necessary

We are carefully monitoring the directions and advice of Queensland Health, the Australian Government Department of Health and the World Health Organization. In the meantime, it is still business as usual and our doors are open.

Briz Brain & Spine wishes to apologise for the inconvenience caused and thanks you for your cooperation and understanding during this unprecedented situation.