Christina Yen, M.D.

  • Internal Medicine - Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine
  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Applied bioethics


Christina Yen, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in diagnostic and antimicrobial stewardship and applied bioethics.

Dr. Yen earned her medical degree at the University of Southern California, where she also completed a residency in internal medicine. She gained advanced training through a fellowship in infectious diseases at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

She joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2021.

Dr. Yen is the Associate Director of Microbial Stewardship at William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital. She's a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the Massachusetts Infectious Diseases Society, the Texas Medical Association, and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.

Her research interests include antimicrobial stewardship, central-line associated bloodstream infections, and clinical ethics. She has published and presented widely in her areas of expertise, with recent publications featured in high-impact journals such as Clinical Infectious Diseases, JAMA Cardiology, and Antimicrobial Stewardship and Healthcare Epidemiology.

Personal Note

Outside of work, Dr. Yen enjoys cooking, scavenger hunts, gardening, and listening to podcasts on walks.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - USC Keck School of Medicine (2011-2015)
  • Residency - University of Southern California + LAC (2015-2018), Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2018-2021), Infectious Diseases
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • Massachusetts Infectious Diseases Society
  • Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
  • Texas Medical Association
Honors & Awards
  • Jonathan Freeman Scholarship 2021, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA)
  • Teaching Fellow of the Year Nominee 2019, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Resident of the Year 2018, University of Southern California
Books & Publications
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Central-line Associated Bloodstream Infections
  • Clinical Ethics
  • Diagnostic Stewardship
  • Healthcare Epidemiology

Clinical Focus

  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Applied bioethics
  • Diagnostic stewardship

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