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Madeline Yung


Ophthalmologist and refractive surgery specialist

About me

Pronouns: She | Her | Hers

Dr. Madeline Yung is an ophthalmologist who provides comprehensive eye care. She specializes in cataracts and conditions of the cornea, and also treats common conditions such as dry eye syndrome, glaucoma and macular degeneration. She performs refractive surgery, including LASIK and PRK, to correct or improve vision problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.

Yung's research focuses on conditions that affect the cornea, including corneal infections and limbal stem cell deficiency (a lack of the stem cells key to maintaining eye health). In 2021, she received a grant from the Eye Bank Association of America to study the antimicrobial effects of andrographolide (a plant-derived chemical) on donated corneas to prevent infection. With a passion for medical education, she also studies ways to better equip the next generation of ophthalmologists and other doctors to care for patients' ocular health.

Yung completed her medical degree and residency in ophthalmology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, where she received the Excellence in Teaching With Humanism Award for her mentorship of medical students. She completed a fellowship in cornea, external disease and refractive surgery at the University of California, Davis.

In her free time, Yung enjoys reading and snowboarding.

  • Education

    UCLA, MD, 2016

  • Residencies

    UCLA, Ophthalmology, 2020

  • Fellowships

    UC Davis, Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery, 2021

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    276 Ratings
    About our process
    Dec 01, 2023
    All but the receptionist had very bad attitudes
    Nov 07, 2023
    Dr Yung is incredible!!!!!!
    Oct 24, 2023
    Dr never reviewed medical info sent from my opthalmitrist or reviewed her own tech's assessment. The wait time and inefficiency of this appt was poor after waiting 2 months for this appt
    Oct 19, 2023
    The care provider was helpful in explaining my options but I never understood why a particular procedure was off the table. I should though have asked but I was trying to get out of there because it had been 3.5 hours. In addition I could tell she was very busy and frustrated because so many patients were waiting but I became uncomfortable because she snapped a bit in front of me when the staff member did the wrong thing and I heard her express her frustrations in the hallway. These two things combined with the late start wait time being unclear as to who I was seeing (nurse resident attending doctor) comments about being understaffed made me not recommend this department of UCSF.
    Oct 12, 2023
    Note again Dr Yung never called. She did not correct my vision as we had discussed. She had a resident call me finally and who misquoted me on the AVS. He was dismissive of my concern that the vision in my right eye did not match the vision in my left eye which I told Dr Yung that that was what I wanted.
    Sep 27, 2023
    I would highly recommend Dr. Yung to family and friends for her expertise.
    Sep 18, 2023
    I feel I'm in good hands.
    Sep 09, 2023
    The Doctor was professional and informative and friendly.
    Aug 31, 2023
    Dr Yung is a 10 on a five point scale ! She heard my concern by messenger got a quick response via resident. Was familiar with scheduling and got me through the gauntlet of the system quickly and diagnosed me for best appropriate treatment and cleared me for international upcoming travel . Eased considerable blood sweat and tears in the process. Please clone her ! Reward her and get her any support she requires to optimize her clinical and treatment time . She is a treasure! Don't burn her out (my fear - not hers.) only problem is more berkeley hours (selfish) and not enough clinicians (like dr Yung.)
    Aug 22, 2023
    I've been other places this is the best!
    Aug 10, 2023
    Dr. Yung listened to me and made me feel at ease with my first surgical experience. She is competent and very smart. Gave clear instructions.
    Jul 06, 2023
    Good this time
    Jul 02, 2023
    Very professional
    Jun 18, 2023
    I would recommend her but the scheduling is obviously very poor for the patient-it may be good for the bottom line
    Jun 10, 2023
    I really love my doctor. She goes the extra mile and I felt so cared for. Also the assistant was terrific.
    May 27, 2023
    May 17, 2023
    Excellent experience
    May 13, 2023
    Dr. Yung was so kind to fit my urgent need into her busy schedule. She took the time to examine my eye health which was a reassurance to me. She also took out my ingrown eyelash with terrific skill and explained everything that she was doing. My eye Is healing so well and looks totally normal. I am so grateful for the kindness and professionalism of this entire team.
    Apr 28, 2023
    I am still puzzled by not having all the tests I needed-the doctor told me to come back in six months for "the other" retina test which will involve dilation. I thought I would be getting a comprehensive exam (with dilation) at this appointment.
    Apr 26, 2023
    Very Professional but efficient and pleasant throughout.
    Apr 24, 2023
    Dr Wang is exemplary. Excellent !
    Apr 12, 2023
    The provider provided me with excellent care information options and was definitely caring and understanding and compassionate
    Apr 08, 2023
    Dr. Yung is an exceptional doctor. She is incredibly knowledgeable yet humble. She is approachable and makes you feel like you're her only patient of the day. She listens intently and remembers your care journey. She always makes me feel heard and empowered by my visits. I could not recommend her more highly-which I do often! And feel she should have as many opportunities as possible to train interns and fellows. She is exceptional!
    Apr 04, 2023
    Very pleased with my Dr. Yung
    Mar 30, 2023
    I would recommend the provider but warn about the long long wait times even with a scheduled appointment
    Mar 28, 2023
    Dr. Yung communicates very well and succinctly.
    Mar 21, 2023
    I would recommend the care provider but not this clinic. This is the second visit with the opthalmology clinic and the wait has gotten worse although it was bad the first visit
    Mar 09, 2023
    Dr. Wang Yung was great!
    Feb 02, 2023
    I didn't catch the name of the resident who first examined me. She was also first class!
    Jan 12, 2023
    Jan 09, 2023
    Dr. Yung is very professional as well as a nice kind person.
    Dec 22, 2022
    The wait is crazy both times late seeing me
    Dec 14, 2022
    Dr. Yung is very attentive informative warm and fabulous MD
    Nov 20, 2022
    No problems. Everything went very well.
    Nov 19, 2022
    Was not told ahead of time how many tests would be done and how long it would take. First appyfor tests was scheduled for 30 min and appointment with the doctor another hour so one hours from 2:30 until 5:15 over 21/2 hours. Due to traffic I did not get home until 7:45pm. I also was not told another eye exam would be done without my contact lenses including eye dilation. Could see nothing on the way home. Good thing I was not the driver. Instructions should be given before appointment. Was almost tears after the appointment
    Nov 13, 2022
    Very good the exams the care and all the information about all concerns
    Nov 12, 2022
    Never got to see her after 2 hours.
    Nov 08, 2022
    Oct 06, 2022
    Both the MD and the resident were excellent
    Oct 06, 2022
    Dr Yung is very personable. I have had problems since my surgery and it has been very difficult to get assistance.
    Sep 19, 2022
    I appreciate that the doctor was willing to accommodate me for the surgery considering all my circumstances the same for the post and follow up appointments.
    Sep 16, 2022
    Slow update of After Visit SummaryParticularly meds frequency
    Sep 09, 2022
    For the 3d time great people great care.
    Sep 01, 2022
    Only issue I had with the care provider and the outpatient clinic is that they do not have staff on hand to assist you if you're disabled and have a mobility issue with wheelchair assistance they do have wheelchairs but what if you are by yourself and have no one to assist you They do not lie look they do not look like they want to help by pushing you in a wheelchair to your appointment or to your x-ray of bloodwork and that's not right I was fortunate to have someone with me but she was hobbled by her injury as well so they do need more people on hand to provide wheelchair assistance
    Aug 16, 2022
    Would recommend the MD not the process or the office
    Aug 03, 2022
    Warm caring and professional
    Jul 27, 2022
    Excellent experience. That is why UCSF is the best choice for me.
    Jul 22, 2022
    Very thorough and professional. Good bedside manner.
    Jul 19, 2022
    Everything was great The two doctors were very nice; kind and patient as well as explaining things to myself and my girlfriend.
    Jul 08, 2022
    One of the best surgery experiences I have had and I've had plenty. Hahahahahahaha
    Jun 05, 2022
    Dr Yung has given me excellent care. I very pleased with the outcome of my cataract surgeries and the post-surgical visits have all gone very well. I will definitely recommend her to others.
    May 29, 2022
    Very informative and friendly.
    May 23, 2022
    Dr. Yung is very thorough and gentle.
    May 19, 2022
    The best?
    Apr 25, 2022
    Dr. Yung was very patient in answering all my questions about my upcoming surgery. She was professional yet approachable.
    Apr 21, 2022
    Provider left me waiting for too long at the examination room while seeing other patients. Offered no apology.
    Apr 18, 2022
    Dr. Wang is very professional and explained everything in a clear and concise manner.
    Apr 16, 2022
    Dr. Yung is so good. UCSF is fortunate to have her.
    Apr 01, 2022
    The doctor was incredible. She contacted me and scheduled an appointment with her. I'm so thankful for her!
    Feb 24, 2022
    Dr. Yung is the epitome of the competent caring phyisician surgeon UCSF is known for.