Dr. Abene began his road to medicine at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, where he graduated with honors before continuing on to Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, where he graduated in 1994, also with honors. At Georgetown, he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He then completed a five-year residency at the University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The next three years were spent with the Air Force and included assignments in Germany, the Azores, and the Persian Gulf. He received several decorations during this time, including both the Army and Air Force Commendation Medals. During this time, he was also appointed as a clinical professor in surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Additionally, he obtained his MBA in Health Care Administration from Touro University in Cypress, California while still on active duty.
After an honorable discharge, Dr. Abene spent a year in a sports medicine fellowship at Stanford University, working side-by-side with Drs. Dillingham and Fanton, learning cutting-edge arthroscopic techniques. The fellowship allowed him to work with world-class athletes, including those at Stanford and Santa Clara Universities on the collegiate level and the 49ers and Giants on the professional level. This has led to my clinical focus in sports medicine. Currently, he provides care for Division One athletes at San Jose State University, the San Jose Barracuda and the San Jose Sharks.
Originally from Birmingham, Michigan, Dr. Yu studied Psychology and Biological Sciences at Stanford University, receiving AB and MS degrees in 1996. After moving from the Bay Area to New York City, he attended medical school and business school at Columbia University, graduating with MD and MBA degrees in 2001. After working as a McKinsey healthcare consultant and then as a hospital operations consultant at GE Healthcare (employing Six Sigma and LEAN methodologies at multiple hospitals), Dr. Yu completed his emergency medicine residency at the bi-campus New York-Presbyterian Hospital, the University Hospitals of Columbia and Cornell. He stayed on for two years as an attending physician and Instructor in Medicine at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College, a Level I trauma center, before returning to the Bay Area where he joined Kaiser Permanente in 2010 at the Santa Clara Homestead location.
Dr. Yu's medical interests include ED operations, quality and patient safety, evidence-based emergency medicine, and wilderness medicine.