Stephen Yau, MD

503-297-3778
Areas of Focus: 
Obstructive Lung Disease
Sleep-Disordered Breathing
Lung Nodules
Interstitial Lung Disease

About Me

I prepare ahead of time and will always give an honest opinion. I'm an advocate for my patients and I love doing my job!

- Stephen Yau, MD

Dr. Yau has a background in pulmonology and also specializes in lung disease and sleep-disordered breathing. He completed two separate fellowships in pulmonary/critical care and sleep medicine at Rush University Medical Center and Oregon Health & Science University, respectively. Because Dr. Yau has training in both fields, he has a well-rounded perspective on breathing-related health issues as well as sleep disorders.

Dr. Yau is passionate about learning new things, and medicine always affords him that opportunity. He enjoys reading and studying about medicine and putting that knowledge into practice to help those with health problems feel better.

Other Interests: 

Outside of work, Dr. Yau likes to stay active outdoors and also travel to new areas when he has the time.

My Work

Hospitals Served: 
Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Areas of Focus: 
Obstructive Lung Disease
Sleep-Disordered Breathing
Lung Nodules
Interstitial Lung Disease

Education & Honors

Board Certified: 
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine
Education & Training: 
  • Fellowship, Sleep Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2017
  • Fellowship, Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 2017
  • Resident, Internal Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 2014
  • MD, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO, 2011
  • BA, Biology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO, 2007
Honors: 
  • ABIM Internal Medicine Board Certification
  • ABIM Pulmonary Medicine Board Certification
  • ABIM Critical Care Medicine Board Certification
Publications: 
  • Jeganathan N, Yau S, Ahuja N, Otu D, Stein B, Fogg L, Balk R. The Characteristics and Impact of Source of Infection on Sepsis-related ICU outcomes. Journal of Critical Care, 41: 170-176, 2017 May.
  • Jeganathan N, Ahuja N 2 , Yau S 2 , Otu D 2 , Stein B, Balk RA. Impact of End-Stage Renal Disease and Acute Kidney Injury on ICU Outcomes in Patients with Sepsis. Journal of Intensive Care Medicine, 32(7): 444-450, 2017 Aug.
  • Melson J, Desai V, Greenspan M, Yau S, Abdalla M, Dhanekula R, Mobarhan S, Shapiro D, Losurdo J, Jakate S. Negative Surveillance Endoscopy occurs frequently in Patients with Short- Segment Non-dysplastic Barrett’s Esophagus. Diseases of the Esophagus, 28(7): 660-5, 2015 Oct.
  • Billinger J, Yau S, Gilbert A, Singh A. Results of eConsult Program in Academic Sleep Medicine. American Academy of Sleep Medicine Annual Meeting, June 2-6, 2018; Baltimore, MD.
  • Yau S, Dubosky M, Kaplan C, Vines D. Impact of RASS scores and Elapsed Time from SBT on Extubation Success in the ICU: A Retrospective Study. American Thoracic Society Annual Meeting, May 13-18, 2016; San Francisco, CA.
  • Yau S, Dubosky M, Kaplan C, Vines D. Impact of RASS scores on Extubation Success in the ICU: An Update. Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Meeting, January 21-25, 2017; Honolulu, HI.
  • Yau S, Abdalla M, Rhanekula R, Jakate S, Melson J. Management of Undetected Surveillance Biopsy in Barrett’s Esophagus Patients. American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific eeting, October 19-24, 2012; Las Vegas, NV.
Other Activities: 
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • American Thoracic Society
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American Medical Association