Sophia Yen, MD

  • “I take care of the entire patient, from head to toe.”

I chose pediatrics because I am all about prevention. Let's catch things early. Let's treat potential problems before they become big problems. One of my goals is to ensure that teenage girls and boys have access to comprehensive sexuality education and confidential reproductive health care. I also enjoy teaching patients and families how to prevent and treat diseases, pregnancy, and obesity.

The first visit might be the longest visit your child has ever had, but it will also be the most thorough. I like to take care of everything in one visit, so you don't have to keep coming back. Patients receive cutting-edge, up-to-date, evidence-based care at our clinic and, because we are an academic center, we can take more time with our patients. Our multi-disciplinary team also includes nutrition and social work.

I take care of the entire patient from head to toe, including the psychosocial aspects, including the unique challenges faced by teens such as acne, menses, and puberty. I want each patient to leave knowing that we have made sure all aspects of their health have been checked and their questions answered.


Adolescent Medicine

Work and Education

Professional Education

UCSF School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA, 1997


Children's Hospital Oakland, Oakland, CA, 1998


Children's Hospital Oakland, Oakland, CA, 2000


UCSF Adolescent Medicine, San Francisco, CA, 2003