Photo of Elizabeth Yu, M.D.


Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition


San Diego County

3020 Children's Way
MC 5030
San Diego, CA 92123


Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition


Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


Medical School

Brown University School of Medicine


UC San Diego


UC San Diego


UC San Diego

Board Certifications

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatrics




Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) Yu is a pediatric gastroenterologist at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and an assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

She graduated with honors from Brown University, where she also earned her medical degree at the Warren Alpert Medical School. She then moved to the West Coast and completed her internship and residency in general pediatrics, followed by a fellowship in gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at UC San Diego.

During her fellowship, Dr. Yu was a Pediatric Scientist Development Program-sponsored research fellow and was involved in basic science research at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. She continues to pursue clinical research. Her main clinical and research interests include pediatric obesity and molecular mechanisms in fatty liver. She is also involved in the IBD center at Rady Children's.


Prevalence of Elevated ALT in Adolescents in the US 2011-2018.
Mischel AK, Liao Z, Cao F, Dunn W, Lo JC, Newton KP, Goyal NP, Yu EL, Schwimmer JB

The Prevalence of Elevated Alanine Aminotransferase Levels Meeting Clinical Action Thresholds in Children with Obesity in Primary Care Practice.
Wu SJ, Darbinian JA, Schwimmer JB, Yu EL, Ramalingam ND, Greenspan LC, Lo JC

Hepatic Steatosis is Negatively Associated with Bone Mineral Density in Children.
Chun LF, Yu EL, Sawh MC, Bross C, Nichols J, Polgreen L, Knott C, Schlein A, Sirlin CB, Middleton MS, Kado DM, Schwimmer JB

Epidemiology of Pediatric Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease.
Yu EL, Schwimmer JB

Dairy Fat Intake, Plasma Pentadecanoic Acid, and Plasma Iso-heptadecanoic Acid Are Inversely Associated With Liver Fat in Children.
Sawh MC, Wallace M, Shapiro E, Goyal NP, Newton KP, Yu EL, Bross C, Durelle J, Knott C, Gangoiti JA, Barshop BA, Gengatharan JM, Meurs N, Schlein A, Middleton MS, Sirlin CB, Metallo CM, Schwimmer JB

Prevalence of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Children with Obesity.
Yu EL, Golshan S, Harlow KE, Angeles JE, Durelle J, Goyal NP, Newton KP, Sawh MC, Hooker J, Sy EZ, Middleton MS, Sirlin CB, Schwimmer JB

Clinical Practice Approach to Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease by Pediatric Gastroenterologists in the United States.
Shapiro WL, Yu EL, Arin JC, Murray KF, Ali S, Desai NK, Xanthakos SA, Lin HC, Alkhouri N, Abdou R, Abrams SH, Butler MW, Faasse SA, Gillis LA, Hadley TA, Jain AK, Kavan M, Kordy K, Lee P, Panganiban J, Pohl JF, Potter C, Rudolph B, Sundaram SS, Joshi S, Proudfoot JA, Goyal NP, Harlow KE, Newton KP, Schwimmer JB

Liver toxicity of anabolic androgenic steroid use in an adolescent with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
Awai HI, Yu EL, Ellis LS, Schwimmer JB

Acute hepatotoxicity after ingestion of Morinda citrifolia (Noni Berry) juice in a 14-year-old boy.
Yu EL, Sivagnanam M, Ellis L, Huang JS

See the full listing of this physician's publications on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

PubMed is a third-party website and not affiliated with Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego.

Rady Children's updates the Doctor Finder annually. We are not responsible for omissions or errors. Prior to making an appointment, please be sure to check with your health plan to confirm coverage. If you see an error or omission on a physician's profile page, please contact us at