A native of Los Angeles, Dr. Michael Yeh received his BS degree in biology with honors and distinction at Stanford University. He then received his medical degree at Harvard Medical School, graduating cum laude.
Dr. Yeh trained in general surgery at the University of California San Francisco, where he was inspired to enter the field of endocrine surgery by his mentors Dr. Orlo Clark and Quan-Yang Duh. Dr. Yeh then traveled to Sydney, Australia, to complete the prestigious T.S. Reeve international fellowship in endocrine surgery under the mentorship of Drs. Leigh Delbridge, Stan Sidhu, and Mark Sywak. The specialized skills gained during this year abroad served as the springboard for Dr. Yeh to launch a new center for the treatment of endocrine diseases in Los Angeles.
In 2006, Dr. Michael Yeh was recruited to UCLA by chair Dr. Ronald Busuttil with the charge of founding and developing a center of excellence for the treatment of thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal conditions to serve a local population of 10 million people. At that time, no such center existed in Southern California. Under Dr. Yeh’s leadership, UCLA Endocrine Surgery rapidly became the highest-volume specialty center for endocrine surgery in Los Angeles. In 2015, Dr. Yeh established the multidisciplinary Endocrine Center at UCLA, creating an integrated service line to provide comprehensive care to patients with the entire spectrum of endocrine tumors, including recurrent and metastatic endocrine cancers.
Today, the UCLA Endocrine Center evaluates thousands of patients annually, at the flagship Westwood location and 7 satellite centers spanning 3500 square miles throughout Southern California. More than 1000 major endocrine operations are performed at UCLA annually, making UCLA Endocrine Surgery one of the highest-volume specialty centers in the nation and in the world. Dr. Michael Yeh is the Medical Director of the Endocrine Center at UCLA Health.