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Taechin                        Yu

Taechin Yu MD

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Clinical Associate Professor, Residency Program Director

Specialty/Research Focus

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Professional Summary:

As a generalist, I provide a full spectrum of care. I take care of patients from late adolescence to post-menopause. I see patients who need contraceptive management, preventive healthcare exams, and menopausal therapy. I also encourage other non-traditional modalities to treat common conditions affecting females such as PMS/PMDD and menopausal conditions like hot flushes and night sweats. I monitor patients throughout their pregnancy. I enjoy taking care of patients with twins and co-morbid conditions that affect their pregnancy like chronic hypertension, pre-gestational and gestational diabetes, and endocrine diseases like hypothyroidism.

My research focus is on quality and health outcomes. I am a paid quality consultant to one of the local HMO’s and serve on the Quality Board of one of the largest health insurance companies in the region. I want to see how developments like the electronic health record affect patient care and quality. I am attending the Harvard University School of Public Health to earn a Master’s of Science in Health Care Management. This will enable me to use my knowledge and experience to help patients and provide better outcomes and quality.

As the residency program director, I am ultimately responsible for the successful promotion and completion of residents so they can enter the work force as competent obstetrician/gynecologists. I am in charge of 36 residents and I supervise them in their continuity clinic, bedside rounds, and on labor and delivery. I also give didactic presentations and hold regular meetings to go over any issues regarding their professional development. I hold out of hospital/work gatherings to get a sense of their concerns and expectations. My hope is that when a residents graduate, they are competent medically and surgically, and more importantly show compassion and empathy to the patients they serve.

Education and Training:
  • Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology, New York Methodist Hospital (1998)
  • MD, Doctor of Medicine, New York Medical College (1994)
  • BA, History and Preprofessional Studies, University of Notre Dame (1989)
  • Medical Director, Family Planning & OB/GYN, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Erie County Health Department (2015-present)
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University at Buffalo (2012-present)
  • Division Chief, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University at Buffalo (2012-present)
  • Residency Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University at Buffalo (2012-present)
  • Private Practice, Northown OBGYN (2002–2012)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University at Buffalo (1998–2012)
  • Medical Student Clerkship Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University at Buffalo (1998–2002)
  • Associate Residency Program Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University at Buffalo (1998–2002)
Awards and Honors:
  • Dean's Award (2013)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award (2001)
  • Excellence in Academic and Clinical Teaching (1999)
  • Brokenshire-Forsythe Memorial Award (1998)
  • George C. Lewnes, MD Memorial Award First Prize (1998)
  • Prize paper: Presented at the Brooklyn Gynecologic Society – Residents’ Night (1998)
  • Best Resident, PGY-, New York Methodist Hospital (1995)

Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • January 2013
    Indications for early term inductions of labor at 37 to 38 weeks and their effect on neonatal morbidity
    Role: Co-Investigator

Journal Articles:

Professional Memberships:
  • University at Buffalo Faculty Senate (2014–present)
  • Governing Board, UBMD (2014–present)
  • Buffalo Ob/Gyn Society (2009–present)
  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2001–present)

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Contact Information

Women & Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo
219 Bryant Street
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-7870
Fax: (716) 888-3833

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