Dr. Yu has recently joined the academic faculty of the University of Alberta. She completed her BSc (Hon) in Physiology here at the U of A in 2002. She went on to complete her medical training with the University of Calgary, including graduating with her MD in 2005, and completing her residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2010. During her time in Calgary, she developed a keen interest in medical education, and has maintained an active teaching portfolio ever since.
Dr. Yu was previously in community practice in Kelowna, B.C. and a clinical faculty member of the University of British Columbia from 2010 – 2016. She maintained a busy general physiatry practice, seeing patients across the spectrum of neuromusculoskeletal conditions. During her time in Kelowna, she also held various academic and administrative leadership roles, including the Faculty Development Director for the Southern Medical Program (2011-2012), and the Kelowna General Hospital Rehabilitation Program Medical Director (2014-2016).
With her return to the Edmonton area and the University of Alberta, Dr. Yu will continue with her clinical practice focusing on neurorehabilitation, with particular interest in management of post-stroke, spasticity, and neuromuscular populations. In addition, she will continue to be an active member of the teaching faculty, and further develop her interest and role in the scholarship and research of health and medical education.