“NY Med” follows the irascible, compassionate and, at times, cocky attending surgeons who try to change the trajectory of lives by relying on sheer medical brilliance and a healthy dose of old fashioned good luck. The eight-part series takes a candid look at how cutting edge medicine often makes the difference, although even the best surgeons can find themselves flirting with disaster. The raucous ER staff trades jibes with strong-willed New Yorkers in moments that can be poignantly heartbreaking or off-the-hook hilarious. These doctors spend far more time with each other than with their families, developing complicated and intertwined personal relationships.
Debbie Yi is a Korean-American ER doctor with a rapid fire, no-nonsense delivery and a mischievous sense of humor.
Debbie graduated from Brown University concentrating in International Relations and Economics. When she graduated from college, she was an investment banker with a dream of financing health care clinics in developing countries. It wasn’t until her sister suffered a serious subway accident, ultimately losing her leg, that she realized her passion was medicine. She realized she not only wanted to open health care clinics, she wanted to care for the patients herself. She graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and was a chief resident in Emergency Medicine at New York-Presbyterian Hospital – Columbia and Weill Cornell Medical Centers – in New York City. Debbie is currently a Neurocritical Care fellow and an Emergency Medicine attending at the Hospital for the University of Pennsylvania.
For more on Debbie, please visit www.debbieyi.com