Dr. T.F. Yeh was born in Taiwan. Following his medical education in Taiwan, he went to United States and completed pediatrics and pediatric neonatology training at Cook County Children’s Hospital and University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Yeh subsequently joined the faculty in the Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, University of Illinois in Chicago. He became professor of pediatrics, University of Illinois and director of NICU at Cook County Children’s Hospital in 1985. In 1991, Dr. Yeh moved back to Taiwan and took the position as chairman of pediatrics and vice president of the National Cheng Kung University Hospital, in charge of medical education and research. In 1992 he was granted a Ph.D. of Medical Science from National Nagasaki Medical University in Japan. In 1998, Dr. Yeh became the president of the National Cheng-Kung University Hospital in Taiwan. The hospital has 1500 beds, 30 departments and 350 faculty members. In Feb 2003, Dr. Yeh was appointed as President of the China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan, the largest medical university in Taiwan. In 2006 Dr. Yeh retired from the presidency of the university and currently is an Endowed Chaired Professor of pediatrics at both the China Medical University and Taipei Medical University..
In the past 20 years, Dr. Yeh had played a major role in the development of academic pediatrics in Taiwan. He is the founder of the Society of Neonatology and Society of Pediatrics Pulmonology in Taiwan and currently is serving as honorable president of both societies. He was the president of Taiwan Pediatric Association in 1999-2002. He was the Asian representative at large of International Congress of Pediatric Pulmonology and the consultant for many international pediatrics organizations. He is a member of Society of Pediatrics Research (SPR) and an honorary member of American Pediatric Society (APS) in U.S.A. He is an honorable Professor in many Chinese and Japanese universities. He was awarded as Best Pediatrician in Asia by Asian Congress of Pediatrics in 2000.
Dr. Yeh has published more than 200 research papers and many chapters in the peer-review journals and books, most of them in United States. He has edited two books, “Drug therapy in neonates and small infant” and “Neonatal Therapeutics” published by Year-book and Mosby Publisher.. Among his research, Dr. Yeh has focused, in the earlier days, on pharmacological closure of Patent Ductus Ateriosus and on energy balance and temperature regulation, and in the past 15 years, on strategies of prevention of Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in premature infant, particularly in the use of glucocorticoids for prevention of BPD. His recent research using a new therapeutic regimen for prevention of BPD is worldwide recognized