Grace Chen Yu, MD

Dr. Yu is the Program Director ant Stanford-O'Connor Family Medicine Residency. 

She earned her medical degree from Stanford School of Medicine and completed her residency at San Jose - O'Connor Family Medicine 

What are your greatest professional interests?

I think of myself as a modern-day version of the “old-fashioned family doc” who delights in caring for patients from “cradle to grave,” while also promoting the health of our communities and developing the future leaders of family medicine. My key professional interests include mentoring residents & students, teaching & practicing full-spectrum family medicine, women's health (including obstetrics), diabetes care, quality improvement, whole family care, and advocacy. Whereas the old-fashioned family doc was a master at caring for patients at different ages and stages of life, as a modern-day family physician, I am committed to researching ways to do so more effectively and efficiently. Although varied, each of my roles is deeply rooted in my family physician and teacher identity, and I work tirelessly to do an exemplary job in each.

What are your personal hobbies and interests?

Playing the piano, photography, scuba diving, reading medical memoirs, adventure travel (all the more adventurous with my husband & three children in tow!), baking, and spending time with family and friends.

If you could wave a magic wand and change one thing about graduate medical education, what would it be?  

My genie in the bottle wish would be that GME programs would emphasize the importance of diverse primary care workforce training & recruitment – through appropriate allocation of GME funds (accessible to programs at the local level) that rightsize the number of positions of primary care trainees and that incentivize them to continue caring for communities who are most in need.

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