William Yi, MD

William Yi, MD

Program Director, General Surgery Residency Program

College of Health Sciences


William Yi, MD FACS MSEd is originally from Los Angeles, CA. He received his BA in English and Biology from Washington University in St. Louis and his MD from Vanderbilt School of Medicine. He is a graduate of the general surgery residency program at Medstar Georgetown-Washington Hospital Center.  He also holds a Masters in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. Consonant with this focus, Dr. William’s research interests lie in the innovation and development of educational programs for GME and UME. His current research efforts center on the development of virtual and augmented reality platforms for medical education.

These appointments reflect Penn’s commitment to VinUni as we move to this next phase of our residency programs – one of paired leadership and mentorship. You will recall that we previously announced the appointment of Dr. Tuyet (VinUni) and Dr. Paul (Penn) as co-PD of the Internal Medicine Residency program. Our primary goal in this effort is to nurture VinUni faculty of Vietnamese heritage into leadership positions, this to maintain the highest standards of quality while simultaneously fostering long-term sustainability of VinUni’s education programs.