The UAB Department of Psychiatry is pleased to announce that Yesie Yoon, M.D., Assistant Professor in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, has been appointed as the Director of Child Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison and Integrated Care Services for the Department of Psychiatry. In this role, she will continue developing integrated care clinics in the Child Psychiatry Division and will continue to hold key roles vital to patient care and training missions in the Department.

Dr. Yoon joined UAB in 2016, where she has worked on inpatient medical units across UAB and Children’s of Alabama with physicians, nurses, and families to provide evidence-based clinical care. Her efforts to optimize service provision include creation of the Outpatient Psychopharmacology Consultation Clinic (OPCC) at Children’s Behavioral Health where she works in collaboration with primary care providers to provide recommendations on diagnosis, medication and outpatient treatment options. “Since joining UAB, Dr. Yoon has drawn upon her many skillsets to enhance the presence and reputation of the Psychiatry Consult service,” said Dr. Meador-Woodruff, Heman E. Drummond Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry.

Dr. Yoon received her M.D. from Yonsei University College of Medicine, and completed her residency training at Cincinnati Children's Hospital and University of Cincinnati in Pediatrics, Adult Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  She served as chief resident in 2015-2016 before joining UAB as Assistant Professor in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry with a secondary appointment in General Pediatrics.