Victor L. Yu, M.D.
Special Pathogens Laboratory
1401 Forbes Avenue, Suite 207
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Yu is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. He performed his
internship and residency at the University of Colorado and his senior residency
at Stanford University. He did his postdoctoral fellowship in infectious
Diseases at Stanford University. He has received numerous honors including:
Distinguished Research Award for
Legionnaires' Disease, National American Legion, 1982.
Research Award, Health Research and Services Foundation, Outstanding
Contribution to Health Research, 1984.
Divisional Lecturer, Nosocomial Infection, American Society for Microbiology,
Miami Beach, 1988.
Malia Memorial Lectureship, Southside Hospital, Pittsburgh, 1992.
National Institutes of Health Service Award, Board of Scientific Counselors
(1987 1992) (Chairman 1990 1992). National Library of Medicine. NIH, Bethesda,
Barnett Berris Lectureship, Mt. Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto,
Gold Medal Award: Outstanding Contribution to Science, Federal Executive Board,
Citation of Merit. Awarded for public health contributions as a member of the
County Health Department Task Force on Legionella, 1993.
Irving Rubin Memorial Lectureship, Berkshire Area Health Education Center, MA,
Outstanding Speaker Award, OSAP Research Foundation, 1995.
Who's Who in the World, 1995 2003; Who's Who in America, 1995-2003; Who's Who in
Science and Engineering, 1995-2000, Marquis Press.
Best Doctors in America, 1996-2003, Woodward White, Inc., Aiken, S.C.
Top 10% of Reviewers, Annals of Internal Medicine, American College of
Sir Macfarlane Burnet Award for Outstanding Achievement in Infectious Diseases,
Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases, 2003.
Dr. Yu's research interests include antibiotic resistant bacterial infections,
community-acquired pneumonia, and ENT infections. However, his research group is
best known for their contributions to the microbiology, epidemiology, and
disinfection strategies regarding Legionnaires' disease. He has published 300
peer review publications, 60 book chapters, and 2 textbooks (Infectious Diseases
and Antimicrobial Therapy of the Ears, Nose, and Throat, W.B. Saunders, 1997 and
Antimicrobial Therapy and Vaccines, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 1998).
He has accepted over 200 invited lectureships and has accepted over 100 visiting
professorships to major universities throughout the world. He has mentored 30
graduate students in engineering, microbiology, pharmacology as well as 13
infectious disease fellows and numerous other physician-academicians in the
areas of ophthalmology, otolaryngology, general internal medicine and medical
informatics. 95% of his students and fellows remain active in academic medicine