Kathy Yu, M.D., M.P.H.
Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology
Surgery of the Head and Neck
Allergy and Audiology
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Dr. Yu was born in Hong Kong and immigrated to the United States at the age of 3. She grew up in Manhattan Beach, California. She attended the University of Notre Dame and graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in pre-professional sciences. She then ventured to New Orleans to attend Tulane University School of Medicine where she received both a Medical Degree and a Masters of Public Health in International Health.
Dr. Yu joined the Department of Surgery at UNC-Chapel Hill in 1998 and completed two years of general surgery residency followed by four years of residency training in Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery. She won several research awards as a resident; a listing of her publications can be viewed below. She is board-certified in Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery.
Dr. Yu actively participates in charitable medical work in third world countries. She has traveled to Vietnam, Jamaica and Haiti on several occasions. Past experiences include running medical clinics, treating over 400 patients in one week, and performing surgery for thyroid goiters, sinus disease and cleft lips. She is committed to bringing medical care to children and families in destitute areas where health providers are scarce. For an update on the most recent trip, please click on the Humanitarian Work link in this website.
Personal interests include running, tennis, traveling, and classical piano.
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B, Yu K. “Cochlear Implantation in Children with Congenital Inner
Ear Malformations” Laryngoscope 114(2):309-16; Feb 2004.
Becker M, Shores C, Yu K, et al. “Molecular Assay to Detect Metastatic
Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma” Archives of Otolaryngology
– Head and Neck Surgery 130:21-27; January 2004.
Yu K, Mukherji S, Carrasco V, et al. "Molecular Genetic Advances in
Semicircular Canal Abnormalities and Sensorineural Hearing Loss: A Report
of 16 Cases" Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery 129:637-46;
Yu K, White DR, Weissler MW, Pillsbury HC. “NonTraumatic Atlanto-Axial
Subluxation (Grisel’s Syndrome): A Rare Complication of Otolaryngological
Procedures” The Laryngoscope 113(6): 1047-1049; Jun 2003.
Yu K, Zanation A, Moss J, et al. "Familial Head and Neck Cancer: Molecular
Analysis of a New Clinical Entity” The Laryngoscope, 112(9):1587-1593,
Madan AK, Yu K, Beech DJ, “Alcohol and drug use in victims of life-threatening
trauma” Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection and Critical Care,
47(3): 568-71, 1999 September.
Madan AK, Yu K, Dhurandhar N, Cullinane C, Pang Y, Beech DJ; “Association
of hyaluronidase and breast adenocarcinoma invasiveness”; Oncology
Reports; 6(3): 607-9, 1999 May-June.
Teplitzky S, Sabates B, Yu K, Beech DJ, “Melanoma during pregnancy:
a case report and review of the literature”, Journal of the Louisiana
State Medical Society, 150(11): 539-43, 1998 November.