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About Me

I was born and raised in Huainan, Anhui, China and immigrated to Sacramento, California at the start of high school. As a first-generation college student and English learner, my journey to higher and medical education has always been challenging, but my curiosity and passion for healthcare helped me persevere and become the physician I am today. I am always looking for ways to give back to those who have supported my journey and the communities beyond.

The field of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences (OBGYN) offers me the most breadth and depth of medical practice. While I like to perform surgical procedures to yield immediate medical solutions, I also enjoy serving as the primary care provider to instill a sense of belonging within my patients in this complex healthcare system. Furthermore, OBGYN allows me to advocate beyond individual care to the level of public health, as well as to advance women’s and gender-diverse health as a society.

I am grateful and excited to be training at UCSF, where diversity and hardships are valued as a part of excellence. With my unique multicultural background and a wide range of professional experience, I am determined to fully utilize the resources at UCSF to provide compassionate and excellent health care to all of my patients.

Outside of medicine, I enjoy cooking, baking, and boba tasting. Call me Marie Kondo 2.0 because I love home and office organization. I will also never say no to a good dance or karaoke session.

Derek Song, MD, MPH, MS
Resident Physician - PGY 1

[email protected]

If you are a patient, please do not contact a physician by email without their prior expressed consent due to confidentiality concerns.

Main Address

UCSF OB/GYN&RS Residency Program
490 Illinois Street
10th Floor, Box 0132
San Francisco, CA 94143

Location Office Phone Fax
Mission Bay (415) 476 - 5192 (415) 476 - 1811
Mount Zion (415) 353 - 9240 (415) 353 - 9509
San Francisco General Hospital (628) 206 - 3061 (628) 206 - 3112

Research/Clinical Interests: Reproductive justice, health equity, culturally-congruent care, medical education, reproductive health for LGBTQ+, and global health.

Education/Training

Year

Institution Degree Field of Study
current University of California, San Francisco Residency Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
2022 Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine MD Medicine
2021 Yale School of Public Health MPH Applied Biostatistics and Epidemiology
2016 Tulane University School of Medicine MS Pharmacology
2015 University of California, San Diego BS Human Biology

Research & Professional Experience

Year  
2018-2022 Co-Founder – Students for Structural Change & Health Justice Co-op, OHSU
2017-2022 Admissions Liaison – Medical Student Council & Undergraduate Medical Education Admissions Committee, OHSU School of Medicine
2017-2022 Chapter Chair, Regional Director, Alumni Liaison – OHSU & National Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)
2021 Student Researcher – West Hartford-Bloomfield Health District & Yale School of Public Health
2020 Surrogacy Patient Navigator, Portland OR
2017-2018 Central Lead – Health Care Equity Fair, OHSU
2016-2017 Senior AmeriCorps Team Leader – City Year Sacramento
2014-2015 Student Researcher – UCSD Pacific Rim Experiences for Undergraduates (PRIME) & Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
2013-2015 Research Associate – UCSD Faculty Mentor Program & Department of Emergency Medicine
2013-2015 Resident Assistant – UCSD Revelle College

Achievements & Recognition

Year Major Honors
2021 Outstanding Medical Student Scholarship, OHSU School of Medicine
2021 Alpha Omega Alpha, OHSU School of Medicine
2020 Annual Awards for Excellence Scholarship, OHSU School of Medicine
2020 Horstmann Merit Scholarship, Yale School of Public Health
2020 Gold Humanism Honor Society, OHSU School of Medicine
2020 & 2019 Forging the Way Award, OHSU Flame Award
2019 Western Regional Conference of the Year, APAMSA National
2019 Leadership in Student Service Award, OHSU Flame Award
2015 Outstanding Residence Life Staff Member Award, UCSD Revelle College
2015 Cum Laude & College Honors, UCSD

Poster Presentations

Song Y, Guertin-Davis K, Cloutier R. Why Not OHSU: Reasons Admitted Applicants Decline Admissions Offers. Oregon Health & Science University Scholarly Project Capstone. Virtual. March 2022.

Song Y, Mischkot B, Fitch K, Garg B, Hersh A, Caughey AB. Obstetric Outcomes Among Women with Chronic Hypertension by Hospital Location, Teaching Status, and Volume. Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine 2022 Annual Meeting. Virtual. February 2022.

Song Y, Fitch K, Mischkot B, Garg B, Hersh A, Caughey AB. Obstetric Outcomes Among Women with Gestational Diabetes by Hospital Location, Teaching Status, and Volume. Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine 2022 Annual Meeting. Virtual. February 2022.

Song Y, Li HJ, Cho Y. Racial Disparities in Access to Diagnostic Laparoscopy for Endometriosis: Diagnostic Delay, Pre-Surgical ED Visits, and Pre-Operative Indications. American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists 2021 50th Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery. Virtual. September 2021.

Song Y, Khan L, Le K, Nguyen N, O’Toole T, Gorman P. Addressing Misconceptions of Health Care Access: A Cross-Sectional Study on a Community Health Fair. American Public Health Association 2021 Annual Meeting and Expo. Virtual. June 2021.

Song Y, Pham K, Uchupala P, Ichikawa K, Haga J. Implementing Hadoop in a Virtual Screening Workflow. University of California San Diego Pacific Rim Experiences for Undergraduates Research Symposium. La Jolla CA. January 2015.

Song Y, Rafi N, Ly B, Tomaszewski C. Comprehensive Drug of Abuse Screens in Emergency Psychiatric Patients. University of California San Diego Faculty Mentor Program Research Symposium. La Jolla CA. June 2014.

Oral Presentations

Li HJ, Song Y, Taylor HS, Cho Y. Racial Disparities in Surgical Management of Endometriosis: Pre-Surgical ED Visits, Pre-Operative Indications, and Fertility-Sparing Surgery. Society for Reproductive Investigation 69th Annual Meeting. Denver CO. Oral Presentation by Howard J Li, MD. March 2022.

Song Y, Guertin-Davis K, Cloutier R. Why Not OHSU: Reasons Admitted Applicants Decline Admissions Offers. Oregon Health & Science University Research Week 2021. Virtual. May 2022.

Khan L, Song Y, Le K, Nguyen N, O’Toole T, Gorman P. Challenges to Health Care Access Despite Health Insurance: Lessons from a Community Health Fair. Oregon Health & Science University Research Week 2020. Virtual. June 2020.

Song Y, Pham K, Nguyen A, Uchupala P, Ichikawa K, & Haga J. Deployment of Virtual Clusters on a Commercial Cloud Platform for Molecular Docking & Elasticity and Fault Tolerance. Nara Institute of Science and Technology Division of Information Sciences Research Meeting. Osaka, Japan. August 2014.

Publications 

Meyer JP, Price CR, Tracey D, Sharpless L, Song Y, Madden L, Elwyn G, & Altice FL (2021, Sep). Preference for and Efficacy of a PrEP Decision Aid for Women with Substance Use Disorders. Patient Preference and Adherence, 2021(15), 1913–1927. PMID: 34511887.