YiDing Yu

YiDing Yu

United States

2018 CWI Laureate & Chief Medical Officer, Olive

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Dr. YiDing Yu is an international keynote speaker, practicing physician, published researcher, and serial healthcare technology entrepreneur dedicated to helping patients access care. 

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Dr. YiDing Yu is a practicing physician, published researcher, and serial entrepreneur. YiDing is the founder of Twiage, a life-saving early response platform for first responders and emergency departments. Leading the company as CEO, YiDing scaled Twiage to 911 first responders across the United States, and was named the Cartier Women's Initiative Award Laureate for North America in 2018. Her groundbreaking work has been recognized by top innovation prizes from the American Medical Association, the American Heart Association, and the Cleveland Clinic.

After Twiage, YiDing led Verata Health as Chief Medical Officer, where she oversaw marketing, client operations, and payer partnerships across the organization. Verata Health, founded in 2017 and acquired by Olive in 2020, was a leading venture-backed, healthcare AI company that automated prior authorization so that patients receive better, faster care. Today, YiDing serves as Chief Medical Officer at Olive, a $1.5B healthcare AI company transforming the business of healthcare for providers and payers. 

Prior to her entrepreneurial journey, YiDing served as Chief Innovation Engineer at Atrius Health, where she led the development and delivery of innovative healthcare models for the $2 billion health care practice. Under her tenure, YiDing launched telemedicine services across an organization with 700 physicians and 650,000 covered lives. Today, YiDing continues to see patients, providing care in private practice as well as to American veterans through the Veterans Health Administration. 

An inspirational and eloquent speaker, YiDing has spoken at numerous national and international conferences with the American Medical Association, American Heart Association, Elle Magazine, and the Aspen Institute. She was published in peer-reviewed medical journals by age 30 and the recipient of numerous awards in medical research and innovation, including the Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship from the University of Pennsylvania, the Diane Becker Award for Clinical Epidemiology Research from Johns Hopkins University, and the President’s Prize for Value-Based Healthcare from Partners HealthCare.