Victor L. Yu, M.D.

Professor of Medicine,

University of Pittsburgh



Special Pathogens Laboratory

1401 Forbes Avenue, Suite 207

Pittsburgh, PA  15219

TEL: (412) 434-8488

FAX: (412) 281-7445




             Dr. 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, Maryland, 1992.

Barnett Berris Lectureship, Mt. Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 1993.

Gold Medal Award: Outstanding Contribution to Science, Federal Executive Board, 1993.

Citation of Merit. Awarded for public health contributions as a member of the Allegheny

County Health Department Task Force on Legionella, 1993.

Irving Rubin Memorial Lectureship, Berkshire Area Health Education Center, MA, 1994.

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 Physicians.

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 and research.