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Yuri Shindo, MD

Associate Physician

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Academic Profile

Dr. Yuri Shindo attended college at the University of California, Los Angeles for her undergraduate degree in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics. She obtained her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University where she found a passion for serving the medically complex and underserved population of Cleveland, Ohio. She stayed at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland VA Medical Center for her residency training in internal medicine where she served as Chief Resident. 

Dr. Shindo's interests include medical education, quality improvement, and addiction medicine. She is a preceptor at the UCSD Free Clinic where she teaches residents and provides primary care to the local underserved community. She also serves as the Medical Director of the Union of Pan Asian Communities, a Country-contracted drug and alcohol treatment program. 

When she's not working, she loves spending quality time with her husband and young daughter. She also enjoys jogging and tending to her houseplant collection.

Representative Publications

Shindo, Y., Antenucci, C. Improving access to medication-assisted treatment among patients with opioid use disorder in an outpatient substance use treatment program [abstract]. In: Health Resources and Services Administration Primary Care Training Enhancement; 2021 Aug 19; virtual. 

Harris, A., Shindo, Y., Mauro, J., Vehovec, A., Campbell, T., Singh, M., McNamara, M., Falck-Ytter, C. A new triple aim for resident quality improvement curricula: aligning resident education, institutional priorities, and meaningful clinical improvement [abstract]. In: Society of General Internal Medicine; 2020 May 6-9; Birmingham, AL. 

Chan, M., Blum, A., Chandar, A., Kieber Emmons, A., Shindo, Y., Brock, W., Falk, G., Canto, M., Wang, J., Iyer, P., Shaheen, N., Grady, W., Abrams, J., Thota, P., Guda, K., Chak, A. Association of sporadic and familial Barrett's esophagus with breast cancer. Diseases of the Esophagus, April 2018. 

Shindo, Y., Frakes, C., Dacek, A., Chang, S., Knighton, S., Spanos, P., Singh, M. Increasing the use of the after visit summary in a Veterans Affairs primary care resident clinic [abstract]. In: Institute for Healthcare Improvement Scientific Symposium; 2017, Dec 12-14; Orlando, FL. 

Shindo, K., Shindo, Y. An Interview with Dr. Robert M. Ricketts, published 2016.

Awards and Honors

2019   Scholarship in Teaching Award, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine 

2016   Resident Teaching Award, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine 

2015   Outstanding Graduate Medical Student Award, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine 

2012   Children's Hospital Los Angeles Oncology Research Fellowship, Children's Hospital Los Angeles 

2011   Helen Moss Foundation Oncology Scholarship, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine 

2010   Undergraduate Research Scholars Program, University of California Los Angeles 

2010   Wasserman Scholar, University of California Los Angeles

I am proud to be a part of UC San Diego Health Hospital Medicine because I get to work with colleagues from all walks of life who are coming together for our common goals: to provide high-quality patient care and teach the upcoming generation of physicians.