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Diana H. Yu


Interventional pulmonologist
Critical care specialist

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Dr. Diana H. Yu is an interventional pulmonologist who specializes in performing minimally invasive procedures to diagnose and treat conditions of the airways, lungs and pleura (tissues covering the lungs). She is also a critical care specialist who sees patients in the intensive care unit. Her expertise includes minimally invasive bronchoscopic and pleural procedures to address complex pleural diseases and airway complications of lung transplantation.

In research, she is interested in evaluating noninvasive bronchoscopic approaches to treating chronic bronchitis and lung cancer. She also pursues translational research (which seeks to apply relevant lab findings to patient care) to find the mechanism underlying airway strictures (areas that are abnormally narrowed).

She earned her medical degree at Rush Medical College and completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of California, Irvine. She completed a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles and a fellowship in interventional pulmonology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She earned her undergraduate degree in molecular cell biology and music at the University of California, Berkeley.

Before joining UCSF, she served as director of interventional pulmonology research and associate director of the interventional pulmonology fellowship program at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. She has also been a Stanford Medicine faculty member in the division of pulmonary, allergy and critical care medicine.

She is a member of the American Thoracic Society, American College of Chest Physicians and American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology.

  • Education

    Rush University, MD, 2010

  • Residencies

    UC Irvine, Internal Medicine, 2013

  • Fellowships

    UCLA, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, 2016

    Johns Hopkins University, Interventional Pulmonology, 2018

  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Assistant professor

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    87 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 03, 2023
    Dr. Yu gives clear explanations and answers to questions. She makes sure you understand whatever she is saying. Concise and to the point.
    Oct 17, 2023
    Dr. Yu explained things very clearly was patient made sure I understood and encouraged questions. Based on my impression of her I'm very glad that she is performing my procedure.
    Sep 26, 2023
    Very impressed with Dr. Yu
    Sep 23, 2023
    Telling me the good and bad side and recommendations
    Aug 03, 2023
    Dr. Yu is very thorough & very competant. Listened & answered all my questions
    Jul 27, 2023
    I came to UCSF because you guys are the leaders. I felt listened to and understood. You met and exceeded my expectations. Thank u!
    Jul 24, 2023
    Dr. Diana Yu is a fabulous doctor! Thorough knowledgeable Intelligent and a great listener. Has taken wonderful care of my problems.One of the best doctors I have ever seen. Ever!
    Jun 01, 2023
    Excellent care and concern shown at all times
    May 12, 2023
    Excellent service. Wonderful caring people
    Jan 25, 2023
    All good brilliant
    Dec 22, 2022
    Dr. Diana Yu was excellent. She listened carefully; she took her time and explained test results clearly; and she answered all my questions. Dr. Yu is a fantastic doctor and I would recommend her without reservation.
    Oct 28, 2022
    Dr. Yu has been the best doctor that I have ever had an appointment with. She was very nice seemed to really care about helping me seemed very interested in learning about me and the symptoms I have had. Was extremely thorough and never once made me feel like I was being an inconvenience or asking dumb questions.
    Oct 22, 2022
    Dr Yu is most impressive. In every way she was the best doctors I've ever experienced. She is knowledgeable a great listener and clear communicator. She is warm friendly and caring. I feel that throughout my experiences with her she was deeply committed to giving me the best care possible.
    Aug 20, 2022
    Doctor amazing!! Very respectful of my health problemsshe explained to me.some things I was told totally speak on but will keep in touch with the test I need is completed. Doctor the test I needed moved up which is very important with want I needed to have doneshe said that she wouldit made me feel better about what's going on .
    Aug 03, 2022
    Dr. Yu was suburb absolutely excellent in all areas.