UC Irvine Health neurologist and stroke specialist Dr. Wengui Yu

Wengui Yu
, MD


Vascular Neurology, Neurocritical Care, Neurology

Clinical Interests

Intracerebral hemorrhage, Ischemic stroke, Subarachnoid hemorrhage, Traumatic brain injury

  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, Neurology
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, Vascular Neurology [Neurology]
  • United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties, Neurocritical Care [UCNS]
  • English
  • Mandarin
Medical School
Jiangxi Medical College
University of Missouri - ColumbiaInternal Medicine
University of Missouri - ColumbiaNeurology
UCSF School of MedicineStroke and Neurocritical Care
Professional Positions
  • Clinical Professor — Department of Neurology
  • Vice Chair — Department of Neurology, Hospital Affairs
  • Director — UC Irvine Health Comprehensive Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center
  • Member — American Academy of Neurology
  • Member — American Neurocritical Care Society
  • Member — American Heart Association
  • Member — American Stroke Association
Awards and Recognition
  • 2013 Outstanding Contribution award — Tiantan International Stroke Conference, Beijing, China
  • 2010 Honorary Award for International Exchange & Cooperation — Ministry of Health, People's Republic of China  
More Information

Dr. Wengui Yu is a boarded-certified neurologist, neurointensivist and vascular neurologist who sees patients at the UC Irvine Health Comprehensive Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center in Orange. He specializes in treating severe strokes and complex cerebrovascular disorders.

Yu earned his medical degree at Jiangxi Medical College in China, followed by a PhD in experimental medicine from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He also completed a residency in neurology at University of Missouri and a fellowship in neurocritical care and stroke at the University of California, San Francisco. Yu directed neurocritical care programs at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles before joining UC Irvine Medical Center and the UC Irvine School of Medicine.

Yu's research interests include outcomes for severe stroke and traumatic brain injury, intra-cranial atherosclerotic stenosis, cervical arterial dissection, cerebral venous anomaly and inflammation of the central nervous system. He is the author or co-author of numerous peer-reviewed publications.

His goal is to make the Comprehensive Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center one of the best in the nation.

UC Irvine Health Gottschalk Medical Plaza
1 Medical Plaza Drive
Irvine, CA 92697
Phone: 949-824-8600
Fax: 855-209-8413
UC Irvine Health Neurology Services
101 The City Drive South, Pavilion 1, Bldg. 30
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-7720
Fax: 855-209-8413