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Julie Yu

Title: Staff Physician, Department of Anesthesia & Pain Medicine
Designations: MD, FRCPC
Pronouns: she/her
Phone: 416-813-7445
Fax: 416-813-7543
U of T Positions: Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesia & Pain Medicine

Research Positions

Project Investigator, Department of Anesthesia & Pain Medicine


Dr. Julie Yu completed her residency training in Anesthesiology at the University of Saskatchewan, and her pediatric anesthesia fellowship at SickKids. She has previously worked as an anesthesiologist in London Health Sciences Centre, and at Timmins General Hospital, prior to her present appointment with the University of Toronto. She joined SickKids as a full-time staff physician in 2022.


Dr. Yu has a passion for clinical informatics and how it is transforming medical practice, particularly in how physicians are educated in informatics competencies, how clinical decision support tools are assessed, developed, and promote improved patient outcomes, and how technological tools influence clinical professional development.

Education and experience

2020–present: Masters of Science Candidate - Health Information Science, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC

2019–2020: Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship, University of Toronto (SickKids), Toronto, ON

2014–2019: Anesthesiology, FRCPC, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK 

2010–2014: Doctor of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON 


2019: Convocation Address Speaker - Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Ottawa

2019: Resident Award for Excellence in Clerkship Teaching - University of Saskatchewan


  1. Zhu DA, Jackson B, Lee R, Sniderman J, Yu J. Severe macroglossia after paediatric posterior fossa tumor surgery in the prone position: a case report. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia. 2022 Mar;69(3):387-388.
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