Yumi Ando, M.D., MPH
Yumi Ando, M.D., MPH, grew up in New York City. Dr. Ando majored in East Asian Studies at Harvard University, where she graduated magna cum laude. She received her master's degree in international public health at the University of Michigan before pursuing a career in medicine.
Dr. Ando graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine in 1996 and completed her residency in internal medicine at Stanford in 1999. During both medical school and her residency, she received awards for excellence in patient care. She practiced medicine at the Menlo Clinic in Menlo Park before moving to Washington, D.C. to pursue a lifelong dream of working on international health issues.
For two-and-a-half years, Dr. Ando worked at the U.S. State Department, where she received a Meritorious Honor Award for her coordination and oversight of refugee health programs. During this time, Dr. Ando kept her clinical skills current by serving as a primary care physician at a clinic that provides care for medically underserved patients in Washington, D.C. and as an urgent care physician at Inova Urgent Care Center in Virginia.
In 2005, she returned to the Bay Area and joined the Palo Alto Medical Foundation after deciding to return to full-time patient care and establish meaningful long-term relationships with patients.
Dr. Ando has recently pursued training in acupuncture and is now Board Certified with the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine. She is also exploring an interest in Functional Medicine.
Dr. Ando lives with her husband, who is a physician at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto, their 2 sons and 2 dogs. Her hobbies include running half marathons and knitting.
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