Natalie Yip, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center
Associate Director, Medical Intensive Care Units and Medical Critical Care Service


Dr. Natalie Yip is the Associate Director of the Medical Intensive Care Units and the Medical Critical Care Service, and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center. She earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and her MD from Columbia University College of P&S. She completed her residency and fellowship training at Columbia University Medical Center where she served as chief fellow. With a particular interest in the role of information technology in improving patient care, Dr. Yip serves as the Critical Care IT Liaison for the hospital and is very involved in multiple hospital committees and initiatives with a global focus on improving quality of care in the ICUs and beyond. Additionally Dr. Yip continues to devote much time on education and is also actively engaged in critical care outcomes research.

Education and Training

A.B. in Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 1995-1999
Medical School:
Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, 1999-2003
Internal Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, 2003-2004
Internal Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, 2004-2006
Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, NewYork-Prebyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, 2006-2009

Selected Honors and Awards

  • 1999 Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Iota of Massachusetts at Harvard College
  • 2003 Drs. Robert A. Savitt and George H. McCormack Award, “For the person who exemplifies Dr. George McCormack’s medical skill, consideration, understanding, and compassion”
  • 2003 Exemplar of Outstanding Humanism and Compassion, Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honors Society, Class of 2003
  • 2003 Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Class of 2003
  • 2006 Clinic Resident Award, NYPH-Columbia University Medical Center
  • 2008-2009 Chief Fellow, Pulmonary & Critical Care, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
  • 2011 Patient Centered Care Physician Champion Award, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, Milstein Hospital

Other Experience and Professional Membership

  • American Thoracic Society
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Chinese American Medical Society
  • COPD Foundation – Educational Review Working Group
  • Critical Care IT Liaison for NYP-Columbia


For appointments: 

To initiate a transfer request, physicians should call 1-800-NYP-STAT which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


  • Pulmonary Disease Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine

Clinical Expertise

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • General Pulmonary Medicine
  • Acute Respiratory Failure
  • Mechanical Ventilation

Clinical Centers

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine Diplomate, 2006
  • Pulmonary Disease Diplomate, 2008
  • Critical Care Medicine Diplomate, 2009


Research Interests

  • Quality improvement in COPD
  • COPD epidemiology
  • Quality improvement in critical care

Selected Funding

  • Health Practice Research Pilot Award (6/1/2016-5/31/2017) (Irving Institute / Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) “An integrated electronic clinical decision support tool to optimize mechanical ventilator management” Role: PI

Selected Publications

  1. Wahab R, Yip NH, Chandra S, Nguyen M, Pavlovich KH, Benson T, Vilotijevic D, Rodier DM, Patel KR, Rychcik P, Perez-Mir E, Boyle SM, Berlin D, Needham DM, Brodie D. The Implementation of an Early Rehabilitation Program is Associated with Reduced Length of Stay: a Multi-ICU Study. Journal of the Intensive Care Society. 2015, Sep (Epub ahead of print).
  2. Yuzefpolskaya M, Uriel N, Flannery M, Yip N, Mody K, Cagliostro B, Takayama H, Naka Y, Jorde UP, Goswami S, Colombo PC. Advanced cardiovascular life support algorithm for the management of the hospitalized unresponsive patient on continuous flow left ventricular assist device support outside the intensive care unit. European Heart Journal of Acute Cardiovascular Care. 2015, Mar 4 (Epub ahead of print).
  3. Yip NH, Yuen G, Lazar EJ, Regan BK, Brinson M, Taylor B, George L, Karbowitz SR, Stumacher R, Schluger NW, Thomashow BM: Analysis of Hospitalizations for COPD Exacerbation: Opportunities for Improving Care. Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. 2010; 7:85-92.
  4. Yip NH, Lederer DJ, Kawut SM, Wilt JS, D'Ovidio F, Wang Y, Dwyer E, Sonett JR, Arcasoy SM: Immunoglobulin G Levels Before and After Lung Transplantation. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2006; 173(8):917-921.
  5. Danial NN, Losman JA, Lu T, Yip N, Krishnan K, Krolewski J, Goff SP, Wang JY, Rothman PB: Direct interaction of Jak1 and v-Abl is required for v-Abl induced activation of STATs and proliferation. Molecular and Cellular Biology; 1998; 18(11):6795-6804.
  6. Yang J, Dzierba AL, Bakker J, Muir J, Brodie D, Yip NH. Evaluation of Delirium Monitoring in a Medical Intensive Care Unit. (Abstract Presented at the Society of Critical Care Medicine 45th Critical Care Congress, February 2016
  7. Chen J, Wahab R, Cunningham J, Connolly K, Boerem P, Brodie D, Baldwin M, Yip NH. Outcomes Comparison of Medical Intensive Care Units Staffed by Acute Care Nurse Practitioners / Physician Assistants Versus Medical Residents. (Poster Presentation at the American Thoracic Society International Conference on May 20, 2014)

*Please see CV for complete list of publications