Bio – Yu, Mihae


Mihae Yu, M.D., F.A.C.S.


Title:   Professor and Associate Chair of Education, Department of Surgery
Specialty:    Surgical Critical Care / General Surgery

Dr. Mihae Yu is Professor of Surgery and Associate Chair of Education at the University of Hawaii. She also holds appointments as the Program Director of the ACGME-accredited, University of Hawaii Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program, which she established in 1992, and which has received multiple, maximum accreditation cycles with commendation; and she is the Medical Director of the Surgical Critical Care Unit at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Dr. Yu graduated magna cum laude with her Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College, in Northampton, Massachusetts, and received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Hawaii, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. This was followed by General Surgical Residency training at the University of Hawaii, where her PGY-2 year was completed at the Massachusetts General Hospital via an invitation from Dr Ronald Malt, Chief of Gastrointestinal Surgery, and finally, by a Fellowship in Surgical Critical Care at the University of Miami, in Miami, Florida.

Dr. Yu conducts research in shock and shock resuscitation, tissue oxygen monitoring, and in the measurement of intra-vascular volume. She has presented her work or served as an invited speaker or faculty member at both national and international-refereed scientific venues. Moreover, she has been a Guest Editor or a Reviewer for nine peer-reviewed journals, she has successfully obtained continuous extramural funding to conduct her research, and she is a member of numerous professional organizations dedicated to the disciplines of surgery and critical care. She is one of the three editors to the critical care textbook, Civetta-Taylor-Kirby Critical Care which has been one of the popular textbooks both nationally and internationally.

Dr Yu is also extremely prolific in the field of General Surgery, where she has an active surgical practice in abdominal surgery, hernia’s, robotic surgery, breast surgery, and enjoys teaching residents and students in the operating theater. Dr. Yu has mentored many students, residents, and fellows, and has been the recipient of countless teaching awards, and she has been recognized by Best Doctors of America for nearly 20 years.