Dr. Timothy Yau is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the division of nephrology at Washington University School of Medicine. He completed his undergraduate and medical school training at St. Louis University between 1997-2005. He went to Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL where he completed internship and residency in general internal medicine. He was selected to be chief resident for an additional year, and also stayed at Rush for his Nephrology subspecialty training. After completing his fellowship in 2011, he became a faculty member at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
In Addition to busy clinical duties in the nephrology division, Dr. Yau has committed his time and effort to medical education at the student, resident, and fellowship level. He serves as the Practice of Medicine course director for the 1st and 3rd year medical school students. This involves coordination of clinical skills, clinical knowledge, and humanities content throughout those years, which involves overseeing approximately 200 hours of in-class time. He also directs a clinical mentoring elective for 4th year students with an interest in education.
In addition to his institutional work, Dr. Yau is the Social Media Editor for the American Journal of Kidney Disease, a faculty member of the Nephrology Social Media Collective, and the creator of the Washington University Nephrolofy Web Episode series. He has won national awards for innovative education and has been the recipient of a distinguished teaching award at Washington University 4 times in the past 5 years.
Lastly, he balances his time between his passions for nephrology and education with his family and other hobbies. Somehow he also still finds time to play video games and is an avid multi-instrumentalist with a preference for learning traditional Irish music.