Rachel Yan, MD
I studied biomedical engineering at the Unversity of Texas at Austin and then got my medical degree from Texas A&M University College of Medicine. Now I am completely thrilled and honored to be able to continue my training here in Fresno at Valley Children’s!
Why I Chose Valley Children’s Pediatric Residency Program:
Caring supportive learning environment, large vast catchment area. Knowing that I will come out of training experienced and knowledgeable. Being within 1-2 hours from Yosemite, Sequoia, snow and ski parks, AND even the beach. Not having to deal with traffic but still having all my essential needs here in town.
Out of shape runner, hiking and being outside, live music aficionado, wanna-be world traveler, and proud fur-parent to a Siberian Husky.
Advocacy, Interests and Research Accomplishments:
I am interested in immunotherapeutic research, medical entrepreneurship/start-ups and working with children with high acuity illnesses and complex medical needs.
I went through my own medical problems as a teenager that resulted in lung surgery. I came out of the experience with a curiosity in medicine. That has rapidly progressed into a passion in my life. I love the optimism, creativity and resilience that children have, and I feel very honored to be working in a field where I am continuously inspired and motivated by my own patients.