Katherine Yun, MD, MHS

Katherine Yun, MD, MHS

Katherine Yun MD, MHS, is a pediatrician with Primary Care, South Philadelphia and the Refugee Health Program at CHOP, and a faculty member at Policy Lab at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)


Katherine Yun, MD, received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 2006 and completed her residency in pediatrics at Yale University in 2009. Between 2009-2011, she was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar and earned her Masters in Health Sciences Research from the Yale University. While at Yale, she was the supervising physician in the Yale-New Haven Hospital Pediatric Refugee Clinic, a co-recipient of Connecticut’s Myra M. Oliver Award for going “above the call of duty” to help refugees and immigrants.

Dr. Yun is currently an assistant professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and an attending physician in the Division of General Pediatrics and the Refugee Health Program at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Her primary interest is refugee and immigrant health, specifically the well-being of children in immigrant families in the United States. Her work has focused on the prevalence of chronic, non-communicable conditions and insurance coverage among refugees in the US, as well as differences in primary and dental care utilization by children in different types of immigrant families. She is concerned with equity in access to health care and in documenting the impact of health policies on immigrant children and families.


Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA


Pediatrics - Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital, New Haven, CT


Pediatrics - Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital, New Haven, CT


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Board Certification


Graduate Degree

MHS - Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Education Coordinator, Refugee Health Program

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services




Yun K, Hebrank K, Graber LK, Sullivan M-C, Chen I, Gupta J. High prevalence of chronic non-communicable conditions among adult refugees in a clinic-based sample: implications for practice and policy. Journal of Community Health. J Community Health. Epub 2012 Mar 2. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22382428. Read the abstract

Yun K, Fuentes-Afflick E, Desai MM. Prevalence of chronic disease and insurance coverage among refugees in the United States. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. Epub 2012 Apr 22. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22527741. Read the abstract


Yun K, Lurie N, Hyde PS. Moving mental health into the disaster-preparedness spotlight. N Engl J Med. 2010 Sep 23;363(13):1193-5. Epub 2010 Aug 11. Cited in PubMed; PMID 20860498. Read the article