Chun Yip, M.D.

Clinical Professor of Medicine

Bio

Dr. Chun Yip is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center and has been in full-time faculty practice for over 30 years with a tremendous depth of clinical expertise in the wide range of pulmonary medicine. He has been consistently recognized in “Top Doctors” lists and was honored with the Distinguished Practitioner Award from Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center’s Society of Practitioners. He is a well-respected clinician educator for the medical school, residency and fellowship training programs, and his outstanding teaching accomplishments have been recognized with the Ewig Clinical Education Award from the Department of Medicine at Columbia University. In addition to being engaged in clinical research, he is also Chairman of the Medical and Dental Advisory Committee and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center.

Education and Training

Undergraduate:
B.S in Biology, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY, 1968-1972
Medical School:
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, 1972-1976
Internship:
Internal Medicine, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY, 1976-1977
Residency:
Internal Medicine, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY,1977-1979
Fellowship(s):
Pulmonary Medicine, New York University, Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, NY, 1979-1981

Selected Honors and Awards

  • Duns Scotus Honor Society (College)
  • A.O.A. Honor Medical Society
  • Fellow of American College of Physicians
  • Fellow of American College of Chest Physicians
  • 1991-1997 Member of Board of Directors of Chinese American Medical Society
  • Honorary Member of Chinese American Medical Society
  • 2005 Scientific Award, Chinese American Medical Society
  • 2007-2012 Member of Board of Directors of Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, New York City
  • 2007-2012 Chairperson of Medical and Dental Advisory Committee, Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, New York City
  • 2005-2012 Member of Medical and Dental Advisory Committee, Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, New York City
  • 2005 President of Society of the Alumni of The Presbyterian Hospital in the City of New York
  • 2006 Ewig Clinical Education Fund Award for Outstanding Teaching, Department of Medicine, Columbia University
  • 1998-2000, 2008 One of “The Best Doctors in New York in Pulmonary Disease”, New York Magazine
  • 2009 Distinguished Practitioner Award, Society of Practitioners of the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center

Clinical

For appointments: 

Herbert Irving Pavilion
161 Fort Washington Avenue, Suite 311
New York, NY 10032

P: (212) 305-8548
F: (212) 227-2117

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease Medicine

Clinical Expertise

  • COPD
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Pleural Diseases
  • Lung Nodule Evaluation

Clinical Centers

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine Diplomate, 1979
  • Pulmonary Disease Diplomate, 1984

Research

Research Interests

  • Lung volume reduction for emphysema

Selected Publications

  1. Yip, C.K., Epstein, H., Goldring, R.M.: Relationship of Functional Residual Capacity to Static Pulmonary Mechanics in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Am. J. Med. Sci. 287 (3): 3-6, 1984
  2. Peterson, M.W., Austin, J.H.M., Yip, C.K., McManus, R.P., Jaretzki, A., III: CT Findings in Transdiaphragmatic Empyema Necessitatis Due to Tuberculosis. J. of Computer Assisted Tomography 11 (4): 704-706, July/August, 1987
  3. Grewal, R.G., Yip, C.K.: Intralobar Pulmonary Sequestration and Mediastinal Bronchogenic Cyst. Thorax 49: 615-616, 1994
  4. Becker, M.D., Berkman, Y.M., Austin, J.H.M., Mun, I.K., Romney, B.M., Rozenshtein, A., Jellen, P.A., Yip, C.K., Thomashow, B., Ginsburg, M.E.: Lung Volumes before and after Lung Volume Reduction Surgery: Quantitative CT Analysis. Am. J. Resp. Crit. Care Med. 157: 1593-1599, 1998
  5. Lederer, D.J, Thomashow, B.M., Ginsburg, M.E., Austin, J.H.M., Bartels, M.N., Yip, C.K., Jellen, P.A., Brogan, F.L., Kawut, S.M., Maxfield, R.A., DiMango, A.M., Simonelli, P.F., Gorenstein, L.A., Pearson, G.D.N., Sonett, J.R.: Lung Volume Reduction Surgery for Pulmonary Emphysema: Improvement in the Body Mass Index, Airflow Obstruction, Dyspnea, and Exercise Capacity Index after 1 Year. J. Thorac. Cardiovaxc. Surg. 133 (6): 1434-8, 2007
  6. Ginsburg, M.E., Thomashow, B.M., Yip, C.K., DiMango, A.M., Maxfield, R.A., Bartels, M.N., Jellen, P., Bulman, W.A., Lederer, M.D., Brogan, F.L., Gorenstein, L.A., Sonett, J.R.: Lung Volume Reduction Surgery Using the NETT Selection Criteria. Ann. Thoracic Surg. 91: 1556-1561, 2011

*Please see CV for complete list of publications