Christine Yu, MD

Christine Yu, MD, is assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Chicago. She is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Her research background includes studies in the role of copressors and PPARgamma in adipogenesis, cloning variants of the estrogen receptor, and cloning and sequencing the U8 snRNA gene in Xenopus. She has been widely published in medical journals including Hormone Research in Paediatrics, the Journal of Biological Chemistry, and the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Yu has presented research projects nationwide and also is a widely experienced teacher and lecturer. She was a member of the physician staff, and an attending physician, at the American Diabetes Association Triangle D camp for children with diabetes. She also is the recipient of numerous research grants.

Clinical Interests

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Endocrinology

Medical School

University of Michigan

Internship and Residency

University of Chicago Medical Center

MacNeal Hospital


University of Chicago Medical Center


The Endocrine Society

Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society

Awards and Honors

Endocrine Society Presidential Poster Prize, 2009 Endocrine Society meeting in Washington, D.C.

National Research Service Award

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