Kim Yu, MD, FAAFP

Director of Quality and Performance, Ambulatory and Urgent Care Division, Vituity, Emeryville, California

Dr. Yu earned her medical degree at King’s College London School of Medicine and Dentistry in the United Kingdom. Following her intern year, she completed three years of research in family medicine, geriatrics, and internal medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor. After family medicine residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, she was employed by a hospital-owned practice for two years and then worked in solo private practice for more than ten years.  Dr. Yu is a former chair and president of the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians, and she was awarded the chapter’s Archie Award of Excellence for her work with minority populations in rural China. A former convener for the AAFP’s National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL), she has served on multiple AAFP commissions, including the Commission on Health of the Public and Science’s Subcommittee on Health Equity, the Commission on Membership and Member Services, and the Commission on Continuing Professional Development. In addition, she has served on the American Medical Association (AMA) Commission to End Health Care Disparities. Currently, she serves on the Health Equity Team for Family Medicine for America’s Health and is the co-convener for the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) Special Interest Group on Health Equity. In her position at Vituity, Dr. Yu oversees more than 23 urgent care centers across the United States, leading collaborative programs between urgent care and emergency departments. She is also a national and international speaker and moderator whose interests include health equity, workforce diversity, minority health, advocacy, missions, physician well-being, social media (@drkkyu), and global health, as well as living to #inspirecreatelead. She is the creator and main administrator for the Facebook groups Physician Moms in Family Medicine, Urgent Care Physician Moms, Physician Health and Wellbeing, and FMHealthEquity. After Hurricane Maria, she spearheaded disaster relief efforts for Puerto Rico, raising more than $102,000 and coordinating shipments of medical supplies and aid from the mainland United States to the island.