Dr. Yu received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology at the University of the Philippines in 1987. He received his medical degree from the University of the East RMMC School of Medicine (Philippines) in 1991. He completed pediatric residency training at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee) in 1996. After residency, he practiced primary care pediatrics in South Carolina until 2001 and then he moved to Birmingham to practice pediatric urgent care medicine at The Children’s Hospital of Alabama. In 2005, he completed the NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) postdoctoral fellowship in health services research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education. By 2006, he received Masters of Science degrees in both health informatics and public health from the UAB. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics, and a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS) as well as a Fellow of the Health Information Management Systems (FHIMSS). Dr. Yu is also board certified in the medical subspecialty of Clinical Informatics.