Albert Yu, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A.
Dr. Yu is the Director of the San Francisco Department of Public Health, Chinatown Public Health Center and a Clinical Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California San Francisco. Prior to 2007, he served several years as the Vice Chair and many years as Chief of the UCSF Family Medicine Service and Medical Director of the faculty practice.
Dr. Yu serves on many community organizations including the executive committee of the Asian Pacific Islander Health Parity Council, the steering committee of the San Francisco Hep B Free Campaign, the advisory committees of the UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute's community-based participatory research program, the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association, and the SF Chinese Council of Asian American Network for Cancer, Awareness, Research and Training. He is the current President of the Board of Directors of the NICOS Chinese Health Coalition.
His professional interests are in eliminating health disparities and improving healthcare access for limited English proficient immigrants and indigent populations, in transforming healthcare delivery systems through primary and chronic care innovations, and in cultivating a pipeline of culturally-competent professionals across health disciplines. He has received several teaching awards including the American Medical Student Association Paul Wright Excellence in Medical Education, the UCSF Essential Core Teaching Award, and the UCSF Achievement Award for Excellence in University-Community Partnership. He is a member of the Academy of Medical Educators.
Dr. Yu is a graduate of Cornell University, the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine, the University of California at Berkeley School of Public Health, and Golden Gate University School of Business. His training includes a Family Medicine residency, chief residency, and a faculty development fellowship at UCSF. He speaks fluent Cantonese, Toisanese, and conversational Mandarin.