Grace Yu, MD
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
After receiving her undergraduate degree from Princeton University, Dr. Yu attended medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. She continued and finished her training as a plastic surgery specialist at the University of Southern California (USC) and the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Institute.
Dr. Yu loves the challenges and creativity that the field of plastic surgery presents. “It actually matters who you are. Because you bring in your own individual touch and artistry.”
One turning point in Dr. Yu’s life was when she was reading a magazine interview of a man who had something surgically removed from his face. He was grateful to be alive, but he was heartbroken that his family saw him as disfigured. “Life isn’t just about being alive; it’s about being better and being happy.”
“Seeing people I care about happy, that makes me happy”
When not working, Dr. Yu and her husband are foodies, frequently going from restaurants to donut shops or street vendors in search for something interesting. Although life has gotten busy with two young boys, Dr. Yu also enjoys drawing and painting, playing the piano and viola, and reading (but now, she mostly reads children’s books). As a family, they have a cat named “Doc.”