As Associate Dean for Admissions, Dr. Yee provides administrative oversight for the medical student admissions process and works to develop new initiatives to improve admissions strategies and initiatives. He works closely with the Assistant Dean of Admissions and Admissions Committee members to ensure a fair, unbiased, and inclusive admissions process. Dr. Yee is responsible for assuring ongoing compliance with the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) standards and elements related to admissions as well as maintaining relationships with local, regional and national pre-med organizations, participating in student recruitment activities, and assisting with pipeline program development.
Dr. Yee is an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Emergency Medicine. He was the interim co-associate dean of admissions in 2017 and had been the vice chair and chair of the School of Medicine’s Admission Committee prior to that. In addition, he was the clinical course director for the Body and Disease class in the School of Medicine from 2009 to 2019. He is also the Asian Pacific American Student Association (APAMSA) faculty advisor and leader of the student faculty show band.
Dr. Yee graduated from the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine and did his residency in pediatrics at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Before joining Duke in 2007, he worked at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children in Honolulu, Hawaii, at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California, and at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, California.