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Veronica Yank



Dr. Veronica Yank is an internal medicine specialist who provides primary care.

Areas of Yank's research include Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, chronic kidney disease, diabetes and family caregiving. She examines the role of primary care in preventing and managing chronic conditions, particularly those associated with health disparities, an elevated risk of heart disease or a heavy burden of family caregiving. She has particular expertise in behavioral change and self-management support for patients and families, use of technology and marketing strategies, and the effective translation of research findings into practice. She collaborates on research endeavors with experts in physical activity and nutrition, caregiver and family dynamics, medical anthropology, social work, medical advertising, health systems operations, and biostatistics and implementation science.

Yank earned her medical degree from UCSF. She completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Washington and a research fellowship in chronic disease prevention at Stanford University School of Medicine.

In her free time, Yank enjoys having dance parties and reading aloud with her two daughters and husband. Their dachshund loves getting in on the fun.

  • Education

    UCSF, MD, 2003

  • Residencies

    University of Washington, Internal Medicine, 2006

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor