Dr. Natalie Yip is the Vice Chair of Clinical Operations for the Department of Medicine, Associate Director of the Medical Intensive Care Units and the Medical Critical Care Service, and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. She earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and her MD from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. 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 with a passion for invasive mechanical ventilation. She is also actively engaged in research related to health care implementation and delivery.
Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated
- Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
- Critical Care Pulmonary
- Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
- Intensive Care
- Mechanical Ventilation
- Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
- Respiratory Failure
- Associate Professor of Medicine at CUMC
- Vice Chair of Clinical Operations, Department of Medicine
- Associate Director of Medical Intensive Care Unit & Medical Critical Care Services
- NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
- NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital
- NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital
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- Great West (National)
- Medicare Managed Care
- Essential Plan
- Medicaid Managed Care
- Medicare Managed Care
- Select Care (Exchange)
- Local 1199
- Traditional Medicare
- Special Needs
- Compass (Exchange)
- Empire Plan
- Medicare Managed Care
Credentials & Experience
Education & Training
- Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
- Internship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
- Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
- Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
- Pulmonary Disease Medicine
- Critical Care Medicine
- Internal Medicine
Honors & Awards
- Columbia University VP&S Academy of Clinical Excellence, Inductee, 2022
- Distinguished CHEST Educator, 2021
- Medical Housestaff Teaching Award, 2019
- Daniel V. Kimberg Junior Faculty Teaching Award, 2015
- Ewig Clinical Education Award, 2014-16
- NYP Patient Centered Care Physician Champion Award, 2011
- Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 2003
- Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honors Society, 2003 Phi Beta Kappa, 1999
- COPD epidemiology
- Quality improvement in COPD
- Quality improvement in critical care
- Role of Clinical Decision Support in improving health care implementation and delivery
- Use of big data to inform hospital operations
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Yip N, Parvez F, Kinney P, Ahsan H, Chillrud S, Foronjy R, D'Armiento J. Spirometry and PM2.5 Concentration in a Biomass-Exposed Population in Bangladesh: presented at American Thoracic Society International Conference for a mini-symposium on May 19th, 2008.
- Yip NH, Taylor B, Brinson M, Lazar E, George L, Stumacher R, Melamed M, Hurewitz A, Sachs P, Schluger N, Thomashow B. Association between Comorbidity and Readmission and Discharge to Skilled Nursing Facilities in COPD Exacerbation. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Apr 2009; 179:A1458.
- Yip NH, Taylor B, Brinson M, Lazar E, George L, Stumacher R, Melamed M, Hurewitz A, Sachs P, Schluger N, Thomashow B. Comparison of the Management of Patients Hospitalized for COPD Exacerbation in Urban vs. Community Hospitals. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Apr 2009; 179:A2926.
- Yip NH, Ahmed FS, Hoffman EA, Vedal S, Smith LJ, Barr RG. Overlap of Quantitatively-defined Emphysema, Chronic Bronchitis, and Airflow Obstruction in a Multiethnic Cohort. The MESA-Lung Study. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Apr 2009; 179:A6197. (Poster Discussion Presentation at American Thoracic Society International Conference on May 20th, 2009.)
- Yip NH, Ahmed FS, Austin JHM, Henschke C, Pearson GD, Shiau M, Yankelevitz DF, Barr RG. OPE, NOPE and NEAL: Pulmonary Emphysema, Airflow Limitation and Respiratory Symptoms in Older Smokers. The EMCAP Study. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, May 2010; 181:A4120. (Poster Discussion Presentation at the American Thoracic Society International Conference on May 18th, 2010)