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About Benjamin D. Yu, MD, PhD

Benjamin Yu, MD, PhD, is a board-certified dermatologist who practices general dermatology. He provides diagnosis and treatment for common skin conditions such as skin cancer, acne, psoriasis and eczema. Dr. Yu has a special interest in precision medicine, health technology and human genetic variation.

As a dermatologist at an academic medical center, Dr. Yu instructs medical students, residents and fellows. From 2012-14, he served as an associate professor in the Department of Dermatology at UC San Diego School of Medicine. His research interests are in genomics, population health technologies, bioinformatics and software development.

Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Yu had been in practice for more than 15 years at UCSF, San Francisco General Hospital (now Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center).

Dr. Yu completed a residency in dermatology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where he was selected for his clinical and leadership abilities to serve as chief resident. He also earned his medical degree and doctoral degree in immunology from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Dr. Yu is board certified in dermatology.

He is a member of the Biocom Big Data Committee and former member of the UCSD Institute for Genomic Medicine.

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UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • Washington University, School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Doctoral Degree

  • Washington University, School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Residency

  • Washington University, School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Gender

  • Male

Date Joined Staff

  • 2006-07-01

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted