Medical Director and Advisor to Hilary Rodham Clinton to Speak at College for 17th Annual Biomedical Lecture  

Release Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2010

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Dr. Thomas Yun, director of the Medical Foreign Service and medical director for the Department of State, will present the lecture, “Medicine in the Foreign Service” on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 4 p.m. in the East Parlor, St. Joseph Hall.   


Dr. Thomas W. Yun, a member of the Senior Foreign Service, was appointed Medical Director of the Office of Medical Services in April 2008. As the senior medical officer for the department and medical advisor to the U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Yun is responsible for promoting the health and well being of the American diplomatic community.

Prior to assuming his current position, Yun was the deputy medical director. He joined the Foreign Service in 1990 and served as the regional medical officer in Dhaka, Beijing, Jakarta, London, and Singapore. At the last two posts, he oversaw medevac operations. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, he served overseas in Japan and Turkey as a U.S. Air Force officer. Dr. Yun received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia, a master’s degree from the University of Georgia, and a M.D. from Eastern Virginia Medical School. He is board certified in family practice and completed his residency in Anderson, South Carolina.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Dr. Lakshmi Atchison, biomedical lecture series director at or call 215.248.7159