Dr. Yen grew up in Los Angeles, California and completed medical school and internal medicine residency at the University of Southern California. Her mentorship, research, and clinical opportunities led to her developing an interest in infectious diseases, concentrating on healthcare epidemiology and the growing field of diagnostic stewardship. To build on these interests, she went to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to complete her clinical infectious diseases fellowship. She was then invited to stay and complete an additional year of healthcare epidemiology training. During her fellowship training, she also finished the Program for Clinical Effectiveness certificate course and was accepted into the Harvard Medical School Masters of Bioethics program. Dr. Yen looks forward to bringing her interests in diagnostic stewardship, hospital-acquired infections, and the application of bioethical frameworks to antimicrobial stewardship decision to UTSW. Outside of work, Dr. Yen enjoys cooking, scavenger hunts, gardening, and listening to podcasts on walks.


Medical School
USC Keck School of Medicine (2015)
University of Southern California + LAC (2018), Internal Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2021), Infectious Diseases

Research Interest

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Central-line Associated Bloodstream Infections
  • Clinical Ethics
  • Diagnostic Stewardship
  • Healthcare Epidemiology


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Infection prevention measures in acute care settings based on severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 transmission patterns and risk: a review.
Yen CF, van den Berg P, Pepe DE, Curr Opin Infect Dis 2021 08 34 4 346-356
Case Report: Refractory Cryptosporidiosis after CAR T-Cell Therapy for Lymphoma.
Trottier CA, Yen CF, Malvar G, Arnason J, Avigan DE, Alonso CD, Am J Trop Med Hyg 2021 Jul
Intravenous cephalosporin versus non-cephalosporin-based prophylaxis to prevent surgical site infections in colorectal surgery patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Bowder AN, Yen CF, Bebell LM, Fernandes AR, Ann Med Surg (Lond) 2021 Jul 67 102401
QT Interval in Patients With COVID-19-Reply.
Yen CF, Shim DJ, Gold HS, JAMA Cardiol 2021 03 6 3 358
The Limit of Detection Matters: The Case for Benchmarking Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Testing.
Arnaout R, Lee RA, Lee GR, Callahan C, Cheng A, Yen CF, Smith KP, Arora R, Kirby JE, Clin Infect Dis 2021 Feb
Risk of QT Interval Prolongation Associated With Use of Hydroxychloroquine With or Without Concomitant Azithromycin Among Hospitalized Patients Testing Positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Mercuro NJ, Yen CF, Shim DJ, Maher TR, McCoy CM, Zimetbaum PJ, Gold HS, JAMA Cardiol 2020 Sep 5 9 1036-1041
Reducing Clostridium difficile Colitis Rates Via Cost-Saving Diagnostic Stewardship.
Yen C, Holtom P, Butler-Wu SM, Wald-Dickler N, Shulman I, Spellberg B, Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018 06 39 6 734-736
Case report: herpes simplex encephalitis in cancer patients.
Yen CF, Patel MS, Chu P, Yen Y, Chen W, Biosci Trends 2009 Feb 3 1 38-40


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Honors & Awards

  • Teaching Fellow of the Year Nominee
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2019)
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society
    University of Southern California (2018)
  • Resident of the Year
    University of Southern California (2018)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Dallas County Medical Society (2021)
  • Texas Medical Association (2021)
  • Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (2019)
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America (2018)